Specially curated by Dr Lee Mun Heng, the Cambridge Lunchtime Triple Facelift is a well-rounded programme meant to achieve a rejuvenated, younger-looking V-shaped face. It is a combination of 3 medical-grade aesthetic treatments — the Fotona 4D Face Lift, Kinetic Airjet Facelift and Face Thread Lift — specially created to work on both a macro and micro level. This combination of treatments works together to lift sagging skin to create a sharper V-shaped jawline, and at the same time, strengthens skin tone and facial texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Uses: Laser technology
Time: 30 minutes
The Fotona 4D Facelift is a 4-step laser technology to lift sagging skin and enhance facial structure. It is effective in achieving a v-shaped jawline and accentuating other features of the face. The immediate outcome of this treatment is increased collagen production, which, in turn, improves skin elasticity and smoothens wrinkles and fine lines.
This treatment is also exceptionally good for tightening the buccal fats, nasolabial and jowls with its patented SMOOTHLIFTTM mode without BOTOX and without Fillers for a more naturally defined and shapely face. Other benefits are:
Uses: Kinetic energy
Time: 15 minutes
The Airjet Facelift is a good alternative for those who are averse to heat-based devices. It delivers a subcision effect using an “energy bullet” blasted under high pressure to stimulate collagen production and thicken the skin layer. This lifts sagged areas and corrects imperfections like wrinkles and fine lines, providing effects similar to a mini facelift.
Uses: Polydiaoxanone (PDO) threads
Time: 5 minutes for the procedure, with 15 minutes numbing cream application and examination of facial structure
Face thread lifts make use of strategically placed polydioxanone (PDO) threads that lift areas for a more contoured face. At the same time, these threads stimulate collagen production to improve the structural stability and support for the skin, increase collagen and pull the skin tighter.
PDO threads are ultra-thin medical-grade threads often used in surgical sutures. These are biocompatible threads that are eventually absorbed by the body.
The face thread lift is especially useful in lifting lower areas of the face that other non-invasive procedures cannot solve. The treatable areas are:
The triple facelift programme is most suited for those with mild to moderate skin laxity who would like to lift their face, strengthen the structure of their skin and achieve a V-shaped face.
The Fotona 4D Laser Face Lift and Face Threadlift are medical-grade treatments and can only be administered by a licensed aesthetic doctor to ensure that the technology and techniques are done right. For that reason, these treatments will be performed by Aesthetic doctor and Medical Director, Dr Lee Mun Heng.
The biggest difference is that traditional facelifts are surgical in nature, which means incisions are needed and, of course, the effects last for several years. The trade-off is that more recovery time is needed with lots of aftercare, cost, and as with any surgery, there is an inherent risk of complications.
Non-surgical facelifts are minimally invasive procedures where results are more subtle, comfortable, procedure time is short, and recovery time is minimal. The cons of non-surgical facelifts are that more maintenance periods are required, about every year or so, depending on the type of treatment you opt for.
Some non-surgical facelifts have the added benefit of rejuvenating the face by working on fine lines and wrinkles by improving collagen production and smoothening the skin.
The entire programme can be done within the same day and takes no more than 60 minutes.
Rest assured, most treatments are painless, while others include topical anaesthesia (numbing cream) to ensure you are kept as comfortable as possible.
You will only have to undergo this treatment once. You may be recommended to undergo HIFU or Fotona/Airjet treatments one year later.
Skin cells get damaged with cumulative exposure to the environment and with age, this contributes to changes that we see in ageing skin i.e. sagging skin caused by increased facial laxity. This is part of ageing, and although eating healthier and going for facials may help, it can slow down but not reverse these effects.
Some of these effects, can, however, be changed (to an extent) with the help of non-surgical facelift treatments.