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If you are not fully aware of it, our faces come in several shapes, such as round, oval, heart, rectangular, or square. A round face has a softer jawline, while rectangular and square ones have wider and box-like jawbones. A slender, angular jawline and a sharp, well-defined chin characterize the oval or heart shape, commonly referred to as a V-shape.
Among all these, a V-shape face is what most women would like to have.
A V-shape face connotes sophistication and exquisiteness. This face makes a woman look young, classy, and fresh. However, not all are gifted with a V-shape face. For those who are lucky enough to be born with this much sought after face shape, they soon realize that as we age our skin begins to sag. The jawline they once had may no longer be well defined because of the skin that hangs from each side of their jawline.
There are two ways to attain a V-shape face. These are through aesthetic procedures that are surgical and non-surgical. There are several kinds of non-surgical treatment available, but in this article, we give you the facts about one procedure for achieving a V-shape face: Ultra V Lift.
Difference between Traditional Face Lifting, traditional thread lifting, and Ultra V Lifting
It is best to set the records straight first. Traditional face lifting is an invasive procedure that involves surgery on facial features that need treatment. This procedure carries greater risks, downtime, and side effects.
Traditional thread lifting, on the other hand, uses threads that are inserted under the skin and tugged by the doctor to tighten the loose skin. It is a non-surgical treatment that is limited only to certain areas of the face.
Ultra V Lifting is a minimally invasive treatment that also incorporates threads as well as a method called “parallel vector technique.” The difference between this treatment and the traditional thread lift procedure is the threads used. Ultra V Lift goes for Polydioxanone threads that are ultra-thin (.012mm). It can be applied on the face and some parts of the body.
What is Ultra V Lift?
Ultra V Lift is a facial procedure developed in South Korea that sticks with Polydioxanone (PDO) threads. This is an ultra-thin synthetic monofilament thread made of a biocompatible protein. When it is injected into the skin, the body is able to absorb and dissolve it over time.
Ultra V Lift procedure tightens and lifts the sagging skin to contour the face into the desired V-shape. Likewise, it stimulates collagen production, which helps in improving the skin’s elasticity.
What areas of the body can Ultra V Lift treat?
Ultra V Lift treatment can be used for tightening of the skin on the abdomen, face, forearms, and neck. It is most popularly used to enhance the following facial features:
- Corners of the eyes
- Nose bridge
What are the benefits of Ultra V Lift treatment?
Ultra V Lift is a non-invasive and safe treatment that can be administered to improve sagging and loose skin. Some of its benefits include brightening of skin, collagen stimulation, lessen dark eye circles, tightening of pores, smoothen wrinkles, and reduction of wrinkles. The procedure is also highly effective in lifting the skin, hence it is very efficient in slimming down your face.
How is the Ultra V Lift Treatment done?
An Ultra V Lift treatment starts with a doctor’s consultation. During this phase, the doctor will evaluate the patient’s face and recommend the areas for treatment. Once the areas have been determined, the patient is prepped for the procedure. The areas for treatment are thoroughly cleansed. After which, a topical anaesthetic is applied on to the skin to ease discomfort during the injection of the PDO threads. As soon as the anaesthetic cream has taken effect, the doctor injects the threads using fine needles into the skin of the target areas. No incision is needed for this step.
Pain will be tolerable, thanks to the topical anaesthetic. The procedure is a quick 30 to 60 minutes. There is no downtime for this treatment, so patients can resume their daily activities right after stepping out of the clinic.
What results can I expect after the Ultra V Lift treatment?
You can expect to see immediate results as soon as the Ultra V Lift treatment is completed. Your skin will appear tightened and rejuvenated. Likewise, the skin tone and structure of the skin will be enhanced. As for face contouring, the structure will look sharper and a much-defined V-shape will be noticeable. Mild skin bruising and swelling may be present in the treated areas, but this will only be temporary.
Since the Ultra V Lift treatment is a non-surgical procedure, results are reversible.
Are the results temporary or permanent?
The results from the Ultra V Lift procedure are temporary. Patients can enjoy their V-shape face for at least 1 to 2 years after the treatment.
A touch-up may be done yearly to keep a youthful appearance.
Will there be side effects?
The PDO threads used for Ultra V Lift treatments have been tested and proven as a safe material to use in the aesthetic field for over 30 years. They are suitable for people with different skin conditions. The threads’ components, when dissolved in the body, are broken down into carbon dioxide and water.
Are there post-treatment guidelines to follow?
After the treatment, patients should avoid massaging the areas that went through the procedure. A cold compress may be placed on parts punctured by the needles to avoid possible redness and bruising. Patients are also advised not to take hot baths at least 2 days after the treatment.
How many treatments are needed for the best results?
Normally, only one treatment is enough to achieve substantial results.
Am I a suitable candidate for an Ultra V Lift treatment?
Anyone who desires to achieve younger looking skin or a V-shape face is a perfect candidate for an Ultra V Lift treatment. Generally, patients who have undergone the treatment in Singapore start at around the age of 25. This is the time where the skin begins to age drastically and the collagen production in the skin become gradual. Because of this, wrinkles and fine lines on the skin may be visible, especially along the sides of the lips and corners of the eyes. This is in addition to sagging skin by the jowls and unwanted fats under the chin (double chin).
In addition to this, Ultra V Lift may not be suitable for patients that may be under or have the following conditions:
- Present skin infections or inflammations
- Patients taking anticoagulant medicines
- Patients who have autoimmune or blood-related diseases
It is vital to disclose these very important details to your doctor during the consultation.
How much does the Ultra V Lift cost in Singapore?
Cost for Ultra V Lift may vary per patient and doctor. Factors that affect the cost of Ultra V Lift may include the number of areas for treatment and the price of the product to be used during the procedure, as well as the doctor’s skill and expertise. This can be determined during a patient’s consultation with the doctor.
What do I look for in a doctor who can handle my Ultra V Lift treatment?
Ultra V Lift is a procedure for facial rejuvenation that uses a specific technique during its administration. Look for doctors who are trained and licensed to do the face-slimming treatment. During your search for the right doctor, you can always ask for some proof of their work (before and after photos of previous patients) to be able to see whether they have the right skills for the procedure.
Does HIFU slim the face?
HIFU stands for high intensity focused ultrasound and its main role is to tighten or lift the skin. This may help to make the facial contouring appear slightly V-shaped. The good news is that the treatment does not involve surgery. Of course, it’s worth noting that it was not meant to burn fat like Ultra V-lift.
Can chewing gum get rid of a double chin?
Chewing helps to exercise the muscles lodged in your jaw and chin, and you know that training your muscles tightens them over time. So, the best thing it will do is burn a few calories. However, it’s not likely that you lose the fat in that area, as much as you hope for it. There are no fast cures.
Can you get surgery to change your face shape?
Yes. And it doesn’t refer exclusively to changes made in the jawline. In fact, it can involve the nose, cheekbones, lips, and chin depending on the goal. If you are wondering what the difference between the non-knife and surgical procedures is, it’s how much you can actually alter. The operation allows for more options. It may involve cutting or chipping your bone to achieve the end result. Respectively, the downtime and healing are longer as compared to the minimally invasive treatment, but everything comes at a price, you know.