The above aged photo foretells how I may look like when I’m 65. I think I might turn out to be quite a a cute little old lady! LOL!
Of course, I must keep in mind that this portraiture is inaccurate and areas besides my skin will age too. I’m sure my hair wouldn’t be as thick and shiny, the hands on my hands more wrinkled, the twinkle in my eye diminished.
Nah, here's the ang moh version. Lol.
Do You Look As Young As You Feel?
"You're as young as you feel" - that’s what people who wholeheartedly embrace aging say to encourage those who are more concerned about whether they appear old.
Once such person would be Julie Andrews, my favorite actor and singer growing up.
Mary Poppins and Sound of Music were and are still my favorite musicals. 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious', 'Chim-Chim Cher-ee', and 'A Spoonful of Sugar' from Mary Poppins; and 'The Hills are Alive', 'Do-Re-Mi', and 'The Lonely Goat Herd' are my favorite songs. My friends and I watched the musical version of the Sound of Music at MBS last year and I realized that these songs will never be the same without Julie Andrew's pure and crystal clear voice.
The signs of aging are apparent but she takes it all in her stride and I think that's beautiful too. 🙂
For us mere mortals though, personally I think it’s hard to feel young and upbeat when the reflection staring back at you shows wrinkles, jowls, saggy skin that wobbles when you nod or shake your head… all these, visible markers of being old rendered by time and gravity.
‘青春就是美’ - Youth and beauty are synonymous. That’s why seeing an aesthetician is as common as seeing a GP nowadays.
We all age, yes. Intellectually we appreciate the wisdom amassed over decades, but how about looking as BEST as possible at that age at the same time?
Question: Which Compliment Do You Prefer?
A: ‘You look fantastic for your age! I couldn’t tell!’
B: ‘You look wise, the wrinkles on your face tell stories’
If you chose A, read on.
If you chose B, read on too coz you will choose A at the end of this post. BAHAHA.
I’d be happy if I really looked like that in 2049, but for now, let’s retard the aging the process a little bit, shall we?
Since the beginning of time, women have always been concerned about their appearance. To put it flatly, our sense of appearance is associated with our functional status.
Unless you belong to the small breed of people who bask in perfect isolation (in which you not be reading my blog anyway), we all want to feel wanted, validated, invited, welcomed, and looked upon.
Therefore, despite the surgical risks involved, women opted for facelifts that required making a cut in the hairline, down past the front of the ears and then up into the hairline again behind the ears.
The skin is carefully separated from the underlying tissues, followed by removal of the excess fat, or tightening the muscles or surrounding tissues in your face. The final step is to lift your skin, pull it back and trim off any excess skin, which is then stitched back to the line where the cut was made.
Afterwards, the face is wrapped in bandages.
I don’t know about you, but all that sounds extremely PAINFUL and DANGEROUS and TROUBLESOME! All for a little lift of the face. I would NOT risk my life like that.
We should feel fortunate that while aging is inevitable, technology is always advancing and there are more procedures now than ever which are less invasive, takes less time, with less downtime, and provides better results!
What Is Silhouette Soft®?
At the workshop conducted by The Sloane Clinic at Grand Hyatt, Dr Chua Han Boon shared with us about Silhouette Soft®, a thread facelift that is a safer and more convenient alternative to the traditional facelift surgery.
Meiting, Evonne and I probably don't need it this year, but probably a few more years down the road.... YES, PLEASE! Haha.
Silhouette Soft® was designed to be minimally invasive to achieve effective results like reduction of sagging around the cheeks, jawline, eyebrows, cheekbones, and neck more quickly and with less risk than the conventional approach.
No tearing or sewing or cutting of skin. No need for general anesthesia.
Get Young Over Lunch
Why people call Silhouette Soft® a lunchtime fix is because it takes just about that amount of time for the entire procedure.
Here’s how it works:
A suture is inserted and the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area to compress and elevate the tissue. This reshapes the surface of the skin, making it visibly smoother and more youthful-looking.
The lifting effect is held in place by the sutures, made of Poly-L-lactic Acid and which stimulates the production of collagen. These threads that are strategically placed under the skin are also bio-absorbable after 6-8 months.
This means that the polymer stays in the body long enough to do its job of redefining the face, restoring volume and reducing wrinkles, and then it quietly leaves behind its legacy. Haha.
No incisions are required and there will be no scarring or folded skin behind your ears (often seen as a result of traditional facelifts).
There is minimal downtime involved; you can apply makeup immediately and resume daily activities. Of course, seeing that this is a facial procedure, don't be a gangster and go for a facial massage.
Silhouette Soft® Results
What Silhouette Soft® does is that it provides a lifting effect as soon as it is applied for an immediate and discreet result. Like you want people to think you just came back from a wonderful, well-rested vacation. Of course, it is up to you how ‘lifted’ you want to look with the number of sutures used.
Look at these amazing before-after comparisons!
A DECADE has been shaved off this man's face. Look at the reduction of jowls, lifted cheekbones, less frown lines, softer nasolabial folds, a more defined face structure, plumper skin. I don't know him but I feel happy for him! 😀
There is everyone else, and then there is Aaron Kwok, who is 50 this year but looks nothing like it. It is obvious that he must have had some procedures done, but really, nobody cares. Everybody just looks at him and drools over his hotness.
Candidates For Silhouette Soft®
The best candidate for Silhouette Soft® is someone who is experiencing sagging skin. I’d say anyone ranging from their 30s to 60s. Stop trying to celebrate your 29th for the seventh time birthday already. LOL!!
It is recommended for people who are beginning to experience sagging in their face or neck but do not have excessively loose skin or drooping facial areas that might require more rigorous facelift surgery, where in this case Silhouette Lift® might be more appropriate.
Silhouette Soft® provides a gradual and natural lifting and definition of the face, so you still look like you, but much younger and refreshed. Depending on the individual's response to the threads, the visible benefits of Silhouette Soft® can last up to 18 months.
It is safe to combine Silhouette Soft® with other procedures such as Ultherapy, Thermage and Botox.
Silhouette Soft® Price
1-4 Silhouette Soft® threads may be placed per area, depending on the lift that you desire. Silhouette Soft® is priced from $1605 per thread. Prices are inclusive of prevailing GST.
Now, I shall leave you with words of wisdom on how to defy aging.
How To Defy Aging
Unless you find the Fountain of Youth to bathe in or The Elixir of Immortality to consume, there is no way to stop aging. BAHAHA.
What we can do is try to make the transition smoother and the effects less pronounced by eating healthier, exercising, drinking more water, using sun protection, staying young at heart, and letting amazing technologies like Silhouette Soft® work their magic.
The Sloane Clinic
As one of the leading aesthetic clinics in Singapore and Malaysia, The Sloane Clinic™ has constantly been at the forefront of new technologies, being one of the pioneers in Southeast Asia region to offer Ulthera®, Fraxel® Restore Laser, Mixto MicroResurfacing and ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant.
Here are The Sloane Clinic Branches in Singapore:
CitySphere – 30 Raffles Place #03-01 Chevron House S(048622) Tel | +65 6533 2522
VillageSpace – 43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-66 Chip Bee Gardens S(278115) Tel | +65 6471 1108
ION – 2 Orchard Turn #03-14A ION Orchard S(238801) Tel | +65 6509 8108
Plastic Surgery Centre – 10 Sinaran Drive #08-35 Novena Medical Center S(307506) Tel | +65 6397 6848
Call them for a consultation on Silhouette Soft® for a tailor-made non-surgical facelift! 🙂
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a technological innovation offering women what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple way: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment at their doctor’s, for a result lasting up to 18 month.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones. It is made in the United States and its development is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.