Kim K’s done it, and so has Gwyneth Paltrow. These two aesthetic procedures are known to contour, lift or rejuvenate skin, providing youthful results with no nip or tuck needed – making them amazing solutions for those who fear going under the knife. Immediate results and minimal recovery time, we’ll admit that these procedures are hella weird but they really do turn back time swiftly and painlessly…
A solution for: those who desire a conventional face lift but fear surgery.
The perks? This non-surgical procedure is often referred to as ‘the lunchtime face lift’ (Dailymail.co.uk) as it takes less than an hour to perform and requires very little recovery time.
So how does it work?
With the use of a very fine needle, thin threads are sewn-in or inserted into the hypodermis layer of the skin, and are then pulled up in a puppeteer-like manner to lift sagging skin, leaving you with an instantly “lifted” effect.
Threading is performed on patients while conscious but anaesthesia is prescribed to desensitise pain. The procedure is usually around 45 minutes long and patients may return to work or to their normal day activities the next day.
Post-treatment side effects?
- Slight but tolerable soreness immediately after threading.
- Mild swelling and a bit of bruising that should however subside after three days.
SkinPHD offers thread lifts locally, with ‘costs ranging from R400 to R1200 per thread.’ Visit Skinphd.co.za to find your nearest SkinPHD beauty salon.
AKA ‘Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy’ is a skin rejuvenating treatment that’s been suggested to help reduce fine lines, blemishes and uneven skin tone.
How does this facial differ from the rest?
Well, your own blood is used to combat your skin issues – hence the name ‘vampire facial.’ Endorsed and approved by Kim Kardashian herself, PRP Therapy involves drawing out a small quantity of blood from a patient, similar to how an ordinary blood test extraction works, and thereafter, your blood is spun in a centrifuge (a method that assists in isolating the plasma and platelets present in your red blood cells). The now extracted blood plasma, which is known to have growth-stimulating properties, is then injected into your skin, consequently kick-starting a series of repair processes – which include: stimulation in collagen production as well as the clearing of scars and wounds.
Other celebs who swear by this treatment? Bar Rafaeli and Gwyneth Paltrow. Expect to fork out a minimum of R1500 per session at SkinPHD – however, as stated on their website, this does ‘depend on the treatment type and patient needs.’