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In this modern age of social media and constant oversharing, it is all too easy to be subjected to a barrage of information on what society considers conventionally attractive. Everyone is built differently, but the one factor that catches up to us all is time. There’s no shying away from the fact that we will all age, but there are ways to slow down the appearance of it on our faces and bodies.
Being happy with your appearance can do wonders for self-confidence, but not everybody wants to go under the knife to achieve their physical ideal. The expert aestheticians at iPro+ and Sau San Tong let us in on a way to reverse signs of ageing in the skin, without having to undergo surgery.
As the largest organ in the human body, our skin is the most exposed to the environment around us and is affected by both intrinsic and extrinsic ageing factors. Intrinsic ageing is an inevitable process; everyone will experience their skin growing thinner and drier, along with wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Extrinsic ageing, however, is egged along by external factors. Studies have long shown how sun and UV exposure, smoking, poor nutrition, air pollution, and other factors have a detrimental effect on the skin. Apart from cosmetic vanity, ageing skin can also be more prone to infection, external trauma, tears, and pressure ulcers. Fortunately, the extrinsic type of ageing is something that we can control to an extent.
Here are some essential ways in which to slow down extrinsic skin ageing.
Most of these may sound like generic health advice, but it’s important to understand that if you are healthy as a whole, then your skin, being a major organ, with naturally follow suit as well. There are also plenty of oral supplements on the market geared towards skin health, generally containing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory vitamins and plant extracts, but whether or not these are effective in combating skin ageing remains unclear.
Of course, there are also more extreme and invasive ways to retard the appearance of skin ageing, such as systemic hormone replacement, or surgical procedures like skin lifting, fillers, and injections.
Thankfully, with much research and development focused on the beauty and self-care markets, we now have sophisticated modern technology to help with cosmetic concerns of all kinds. A great example of this is Thermage.
Because wrinkles, sagging, and loosening are largely a result of collagen break-down, Thermage works to target and stimulate collagen production in the skin. Using patented mono-polar capacitive radiofrequency technology, this treatment delivers heat safely and uniformly into the skin layers to renew collagen.
Want to tighten your skin back up, or have your facial contours look more defined? Thermage is your answer, and all without having to undergo surgery of any kind. Its effects can also last for 12 months—better than having to do multiple sessions of HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) for the same effect but with decreased lasting power!
Thermage is the best non-invasive way of face-lifting and collagen-boosting. It can firm up loosened skin, tighten the skin over contours, soften wrinkles and fine lines, and also make the treated skin smoother and brighter overall. Don’t assume that this is only for the face though, because Thermage can be applied to just about anywhere that requires a bit of firming up, including around the mouth, eyes, forehead, and knees.
The pain-intolerant needn’t be squeamish either. This is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for using on the upper and lower eyelids. If Thermage can be used safely on the eye area—the most delicate skin among the entire body—then you definitely won’t feel anything when it’s used elsewhere. If you’ve ever wanted to lift drooping eyes, flatten out crow’s feet and laugh lines, or fix those eye bags, then this is a great way to do so safely.
iPro + is a medical skincare specialist which uses top-tier technology to provide customers with speedy, safe, and effective skincare services, including Thermage. With three accessible locations across Hong Kong’s busiest districts, it can’t be easier to pop into their well-appointed centres for treatments anytime.
Aside from thinking about equipment and accessibility, choosing a trusted clinic is also important. Some unscrupulous beauty centres may reuse their Thermage treatment tips to cut down on expenditure, but the fact is that each tip is only effective for two hours, after which its effects are rendered invalid. iPro+ guarantees that each patient is issued with a brand-new treatment tip for each Thermage session. Customers can even verify its barcode number on the official Thermage website for extra peace of mind. They also use the new treatment tip 4.0, which reaches a penetration depth of 80 percent in the skin to stimulate more collagen production and increase tightening effects by more than twice!
From now until 31 December, iPro+ are giving Localiiz readers exclusive discounted rates on some of their treatments. Experience any three of their nine signature treatments for just $990! The nine choices are as follows:
This is a great opportunity to try iPro+’s services for yourself, so seize the chance to experience the benefits of high-tech skincare, without the need for invasive surgery at all! Click here to see the full details of this exclusive discounted offer.