Description of a modern rejuvenation procedure - softlifting or facial contouring. Indications and contraindications. The effect of the procedure and the price of services.
Many people notice that their complexion becomes "papery", does not look fresh, loses its shape. This is a natural aging process. However, this does not mean that you have to give up and suffer from the visible signs of the times. The answer to these problems is mild softlifting using hyaluronic acid, aimed at combating the aging process of the skin, without the use of dangerous methods and a scalpel.
What is softlifting or facial contouring?
Softlifting, also called soft facelift (volumetric facial contouring or 3D rejuvenation), is a modern method of modeling the shape of the face without using a scalpel using hyaluronic acid.
This procedure is very popular with American celebrities. Fortunately, thanks to the latest advances in aesthetic medicine, today everyone can feel like a star on the big screen. It is important to note that the procedure comprehensively solves the problems of skin aging and allows you to achieve an effect previously available only for invasive aesthetic medicine procedures. The effect of the treatment is visible immediately and lasts for a long time.
Treatment consists of applying filler to areas that require correction. This filler is hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in the human body that has anti-aging properties. For the introduction of the drug, several punctures are made with a thin needle. Just two punctures are enough to accurately place the drug in the selected part of the face.
Softlifting: gentle rejuvenation - visible effect
The natural aging process is that the skin loses its natural youthful appearance with age. Wrinkles and grooves begin to appear on the face, fatty tissue disappears, the oval is blurred, the nasolabial folds deepen, the corners of the mouth begin to descend. As a result of these changes, the face takes on a sad or even "angry" expression. The condition of the skin is also negatively affected by hormonal changes, as a result of which the skin produces less collagen and fibers that connect tissues. Environmental factors such as frequent skin exposure to sun, wind or frost accelerate skin aging and build up cavities. Diet, stimulant use, and genetic predisposition are also important.
The softlifting procedure allows you to suppress or even reverse the aging process of the skin in a non-invasive way. A gentle facelift enriches the structure and shape of the face, the face ceases to look tired and sad. Patients feel that their skin has become more hydrated and elastic. Makeup is easier to apply and looks much better on a restored and nourished complexion.
What are the features of hyaluronic acid used in softlifting procedures?
Hyaluronic acid is called the "elixir of youth" for a reason. It is an excellent substance that slows down the aging process of the skin. Over time, its content in the skin decreases, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. Fortunately, modern aesthetic medicine can make up for its shortcomings. The only effective way to fill these gaps is to inject hyaluronic acid into the dermis. Since it has the ability to bind water, the skin becomes firm, supple and properly hydrated. Wrinkles become smaller, and the face gains elasticity and firmness.Hyaluronic acid is a completely safe substance. Does not cause allergies and has no side effects. It is used in aesthetic medicine as an alternative to more invasive treatments.
Who is hyaluronic acid softlifting for?
Softlifting is intended for people who want to improve the appearance of their face and at the same time want to have a natural look without a period of recovery or surgery. Face softlifting is intended for people who want to model the chin, cheeks, reduce fine wrinkles, model the oval of the face, and recreate the correct proportions and symmetry of the face. Especially recommended for patients with dry skin, after excessive sun exposure, in need of refreshment and increased tension. The treatment can be used by both women and men. The drug can be applied not only to the face, but also to the neck, décolleté and arms.
Contraindications for the procedure
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- decompensated diabetes;
- autoimmune diseases;
- skin infections, open wounds;
- known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid;
- a tendency to develop hypertrophic scars.
What does preparation for softlifting look like?
The treatment is preceded by a consultation with a doctor of aesthetic medicine, during which a thorough assessment of the proportions of the face is carried out.
- about 2 weeks before the procedure, stop taking aspirin and drugs that worsen blood clotting;
- avoid large temperature fluctuations on the day of the procedure;
- the day before the procedure, you must not drink alcohol.
How quickly will the effect appear?
Immediately after the procedure, patients enjoy a smooth, well-groomed face with reduced wrinkles, improved hydration and a noticeably improved mood!
What can be achieved after using hyaluronic acid:
- improvement and modeling of the oval of the face;
- smoothing of wrinkles and furrows;
- reduction of so-called "hamsters";
- thin face;
- improving skin tension and hydration;
- raise the saggy corners of the mouth;
- no "mask" effect.
The first effects are visible immediately after treatment. The skin immediately becomes more radiant and smoother. However, you should wait about 4-6 weeks for the full effect.
How long does the softlifting effect last?
The effect of the treatment lasts for about a year. Over time, natural degradation of hyaluronic acid occurs, so the volume of the drug gradually decreases. In addition, when the drug is absorbed, it will still nourish and moisturize the skin, so usually, even after a year, the skin is in better condition than before the treatment.
How many softlifting procedures do you need to carry out?
For optimal results, it is recommended to perform a series of treatments (approximately 3 treatments at intervals of 3-4 weeks). At each subsequent stage, smaller volumes of the drug will be injected. To maintain the effect, softlifting can be done once a year.
Recovery period and recommendations after the procedure
Swelling and slight redness of the skin may appear immediately after the procedure. These symptoms usually disappear 3-6 days after the procedure. You can return to your daily activities immediately after therapy. For advice after treatment, remember to avoid sun exposure for about 2 weeks and do not use the sauna or solarium. This is done in order to avoid resorption of hyaluronic acid and to consolidate the effects.
The cost of a softlifting procedure (face contouring)
The price of softlifting depends on the number of drugs (fillers) that may be required to correct certain areas of the face and the degree of their severity. Another advantage of this technique is that it can be performed in stages, i.e. in several steps.
The approximate cost of facial contouring can be estimated by the following indicators (taking into account bilateral correction when using the drug Stylage, France):
|Cheekbone correction||32,000 - 64,000 rubles.|
|Correction of the nasolacrimal groove and periorbital area||20,500 - 41,000 rubles.|
|Correction of nasolabial folds||28,000 - 56,000 rubles.|
|Lip Correction||18,500 - 37,000 rubles.|
|Correction of the corners of the mouth||RUB 25,000 - RUB 50,000|
|Wing correction||RUB 25,000 - RUB 50,000|
|Chin correction||RUB 25,000|