TWC DUAL PLANE™ Facelift – THE ULTIMATE NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT SOLUTION IN SINGAPORE
Dual Plane™ Facelift is The Wellness Clinic’s signature combination treatment designed to target the same tissue plane as a surgical face lift and simultaneously restore elasticity to the superficial skin structure by combining deep tissue plane tightening with Ultherapy® and upper skin structure tightening with Thermage™.
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Tissue laxity is largely the result of structural weakening in the skin’s foundation (SMAS/Platysma) at approximately 4.5mm deep.
Prior to Ultherapy®, this layer was only accessible during a surgical facelift.
The Ultherapy® procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer to non-invasively target the same deep tissue planes as a modern facelift —without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
The Ulthera® System is the only non-invasive device that allows clinicians to see where they’re treating. Using Ulthera’s patented DeepSEE® technology, the system provides real-time ultrasound visualization of the skin down to 8mm.
This “See & Treat” technology lets clinicians verify energy is being delivered at the correct tissue depth , ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
Thermage™ uses patented, FDA cleared technology that delivers heat deep into the skin to rejuvenate existing collagen and stimulate new collagen growth.
The result is a face and neck that looks and feels noticeably smoother and tighter.
Benefits of Thermage™ non-surgical face lift include:
• Smoothes and tightens skin
• Contours along the jaw line and sagging skin under the chin (i.e. “turkey neck”)
• Softens wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead
Ultherapy, Thermage, Or Both?
Thermage has been around since 2002 and Ulthera since 2009 and are widely regarded as gold-standard medical devices for non surgical face lifting – while other treatment fads may have come and gone, Ultherapy and Thermage are both proven technologies that have stood the test of time.
Both technologies can stimulate collagen, however Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology (treating inside out) and Thermage uses RF radio frequency (treating outside in).
Thermage is ideal for targeting the outer skin layers to stimulate collagen production, and treatment of bony areas with “thin skin” – eyes, forehead
Ultherapy is ideal for deep tissue tightening – it is the only proven device with a visual aide to help the treatment provided treat a precise area zone, making it ideal for cheeks, double chin, jowls.
When combined together, Ultherapy and Thermage gives us the option to customise treatment to every individual’s concerns and unique facial features.
Benefits of Dual Plane™ Facelift
Improves density and elasticity of dermis
Dual Plane™ Facelift increases skin elasticity and density by 22% within 4 weeks and up to 58% within 6 months due to increased collagen production.
Precise energy delivery
Ultrasound imaging is used for real-time visualisation of the facial structure during treatment to ensure the energy is delivered to the precise depth required to produce the best possible results.
The Dual Plane™ Facelift causes gradual tightening of the tissue through collagen stimulation, resulting in a very natural look. This can cause anti-aging results without the risks and healing issues related to surgery.
Increases skin strength and lifts sagging skin
Dual Plane™ Facelift non invasively targets the same deep tissue planes as a surgical facelift, resulting in significant reversal of age related changes: Deflation, Deterioration and Descent.
Customized to You
By combining treatment modalities, the Dual Plane™ Facelift can be tailored to your precise needs and desired results, no matter how much skin laxity you have or the specific treatment areas you want to address.
Full Face & Neck Treatment
By creating customised treatment protocols, the treatment can work on any area of the face, including the forehead, brow line, cheeks and midface, jawline and neck.
Reduces excess sagging facial fat
Dual Plane™ Facelift selectively reduces fat bulges such as eyebags, heavy jowls and double chin to sharpen facial contours and reverse the effects of gravity.
Dual Plane™ Facelift works in two different ways to achieve the face lifting you are seeking. By combining an “outside-in” and “inside-out” approach, the combination treatment targets the underlying dermal structure to constrict for immediate lifting while stimulating the skin’s production of collagen.
As collagen is produced to support the underlying layers, the skin will maintain its tighter more youthful appearance for a longer period.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the treatment work?
Dual Plane™ Facelift delivers high intensity microfocused ultrasound and radiofrequency sound wave energy precisely to target both deep and superficial skin structures at the same time. The focused energy delivery stimuates skin repair and rejuvenation, and activates healthy skin formation.
By using a combination of Ultherapy and Thermage, every patient has an individually customised treatment protocol designed to address their unique facial anatomy.
Dual Plane™ Facelift naturally regenerates aging and damaged skin to make healthy skin and promotes skin elasticity.
The treatment can also be designed to target excess facial fat (eg. double chin, jowl fat, chubby cheeks and eyebags) if a sharper facial contouring effect is desired.
How is the treatment done?
Numbing cream is first applied before starting treatment. The internal skin structure of every patient is then visualised using the patented DeepSEE® technology in order to create a customised treatment plan where parameters such as intensity and depth of the energy delivery are determined to ensure that the treatment energy is delivered to the different layers of the skin where it will be most beneficial.
Treatment is completed within 90 minutes, after which a Stem Cell Mask and Photodynamic Light Therapy is applied to immediately reduce any visible downtime.
How many times should I undergo this treatment?
To enjoy the full benefits of the Dual Plane™ Facelift treatment, we recommend a program of 3 treatments over a period of 2 years to ensure optimal results that are long-lasting and sustainable. Treatment results can then be easily maintained with single treatments done every 12 to 24 months, to continue to enjoy the skin benefits it provides.
Am I suitable for this procedure?
Dual Plane™ Facelift treatment promotes skin repair, strengthening, lifting and rejuvenation at multiple layers of the face and neck.
The treatment can also be designed to sharpen facial contours by reducing double chin, chubby cheeks, jowl fat and eyebags.
Every individual receives a customised treatment plan based on individual needs.
Dual Plane™ Facelift can benefit patients regardless of age or severity of skin laxity, as the treatment can be designed as a preventive anti-aging procedure, or to address visible signs of ageing.
Dual Plane™ Facelift TREATS:
SKIN LAXITY AND FINE LINES
UPPER EYELID LAXITY AND FINE LINES AROUND EYES
AGING SKIN WITH DEEP LINES AND WRINKLES
SAGGING JOWLS, DOUBLE CHIN AND EYEBAGS
What kind of results can I expect?
The regenerative process begins as soon as the treatment is administered and an immediate natural lifting may be seen. The full effects of the treatment will take about 2-3 months as it takes time to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
Visible improvements are the result of an actual lifting and strengthening of the skin structure and the effects are not a temporary “masking” of ageing like botulinium injections and filler. With a healthy diet and skincare regime, patients can enjoy the long lasting benefits of the treatment.
Commony seen results include:
LIFTED AND TONED APPEARANCE
BIGGER, YOUTHFUL EYES
IMPROVED SKIN TEXTURE AND FIRMNESS
IMPROVED SKIN COLOR
REDUCTION OF JOWLS, DOUBLE CHIN AND EYEBAGS