As we age our skin tends to lose its elasticity and starts to wrinkle and sag. This course of nature strips away that youthful bounce. However, there are many ways in which one can slow down this process and shed a few years off their skin – without having to go under the blade.
At Tamira, we offer a range of different techniques which can be individually curated to best fit your skin profile.
The principle & technology
The skin is soft and bouncy during our youth because of two protein factors found in the skin called elastin and collagen. These proteins keep the skin firm, repairs the skin and causes rejuvenation which is vital for a youthful appearance. As we age the production of these proteins slows down drastically, aiding in the skin showing signs of ageing.
The notion behind an anti-aging treatment is to stimulate and increase the production of collagen and elastin – resulting in naturally firmer, bouncy and more youthful skin. However, the body is capable of production only to a certain extent and age after which other medical-grade services come in play to produce similar results.
This one of a kind skin tightening treatment uses radiofrequency technology to heat the skin. This in turn stimulates the production of collagen and aids in repairing and rejuvenating the skin. Thermage is the most effective and widely used treatment because it aids to achieve optimal results within a single sitting. This procedure can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, revealing – youthful, bouncy and smooth skin.
The treatment may cause some redness and tenderness which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved.
A liquid facelift in essence is the combination of botox and fillers that are strategically administered taking into account one’s face shape, features and skin damage. The effects of both fuse – resulting in a pseudo facelift.
Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin obtained from bacteria. It is widely used in small quantities to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a temporary treatment that works by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles and thus results in smoother, youthful skin. This treatment can also be used to reduce perspiration, especially in cases of excessive sweating or ‘hyperhidrosis’ (commonly found in men).
Fillers on the other hand are made up of substances like; calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid etc. These dermal fillers are used to volumize and add fullness to areas like the face, neck, lips and hands. Fillers are also a temporary treatment that will need maintenance every few months. Fillers result in plump and bouncy skin which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. They can also be used to increase the size of features like the lips or used to create symmetry by balancing features of the body.
Both these methods of treatment are minimally invasive and delivered via injections. Due to the delivery method, it may cause some redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. The actual result will be shown after the swelling has subsided and the treatment is massaged into place. There is no downtime involved.
Thread lift is a fairly new and effective treatment to instantly lift the skin. the treatment involves strategically placing a dissolvable suture under the skin using a syringe, the suture tugs on the muscle below and tightens the grip. This results in firmer, lifted, smoother and more youthful skin. the best part about this treatment is its longevity, it may require follow-ups only once in a few years as the stitch dissolves naturally. At times thread lifts are also used to reduce the appearance of a double chin due to sagging.
Due to the delivery method, it may cause some redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved.
A combination treatment, as the name suggests, is predominantly an individually curated treatment that incorporates various procedures suiting your skin. The techniques used vary depending on the desired effects and damage incurred by the skin.
Combination treatments are very effective because it brings together the results of different treatments to reach the patient’s desired goal – revealing firm, lifted, plump, smooth, bouncy skin and enhances a youthful appearance.
Some popular combination treatments are:
- Liquid facelift + thread lift
- Microneedling + vampire facelift
- Vampire facelift + thread lift
These procedures typically take 2 to 4 hr to perform. They may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.
Microneedling is a new technique that is found to be very effective in repairing and rejuvenating the skin. The procedure involves using a derma roller (a facial roller with microneedles) in particular movements to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen has been known to have skin-repairing properties. This treatment reduces the appearance of large pores, acne scars, fine lines and to an extent, signs of ageing. Microneedling results in bright, smooth, plump and glowing skin. This procedure is painless and has the additional benefits of increased circulation to the face.
This procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime.
PRP facelift or vampire facelift as its popularly known is a treatment which takes advantage of the miracles in one’s own body. Platelets are known to be rich in growth factors and when used in concentration these growth factors can boost the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin naturally repairs and rejuvenates itself – revealing firmer, glowing, plump and more youthful skin.
The process involves drawing blood, using a centrifuge method to concentrate the platelets in the plasma. This platelet-rich plasma is then delivered via injections to boost skin repair. Due to the delivery method, it may cause some redness, tenderness and bruising which usually disappear within a week. There is no downtime involved.