MystLift vs. Skin Tightening Treatments: A Guide to Anti-Aging Solutions
And here they are. The signs of aging skin. Dreaded by so many. After all, aging happens to all of us. If you, like many of our patients, want to reverse the signs of aging and restore your younger and fresher appearance, you may have already considered different treatments to help you achieve that.
Among the many options available, two popular choices are skin tightening treatments and the ever-so-popular MystLift™. Are you wondering which of the two is the proper treatment? Then let’s look at both options and help you make an informed decision.
At Skin Technique, we always Honour Your Beauty in every treatment we perform. Whether you are looking for a treatment plan to age gracefully or would like to enhance your best features, our team of highly trained physicians, nurse injectors, and medical aestheticians can give the most natural yet impactful results. In that respect, we only perform safe and results-driven treatments, giving you peace of mind throughout your skin journey.
We know you are excited to learn more about skin tightening and MystLift™, so we’ll jump in!
What Are Skin Tightening Treatments?
Skin tightening treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures that aim to tighten and firm up the skin, reducing laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines. These treatments use different technologies that trigger the body’s natural response to produce more collagen and elastin fibres. Collagen and elastin are the two proteins responsible for keeping our skin firm and elastic, but their production decreases with age, leading to sagging and wrinkles.
Different types of skin tightening treatments are available, each with unique advantages. Have a look at a couple of particularly popular examples:
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy and microneedling to improve skin texture and tighten sagging skin. Radiofrequency waves heat the skin and stimulate collagen production, while microneedling involves puncturing the skin’s surface with tiny needles to trigger its natural restorative processes. This treatment has been popular with celebrities alike and for a good reason. While the treatment results in skin tightening, it also addresses texture, tone, scars, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and overall complexion.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that leverages the benefits of ultrasound technology. During your treatment, an ultrasound device is placed on the skin’s surface that emits high-frequency waves. These waves heat the skin and stimulate collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness. Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is no downtime to the treatment, and you can go back to your daily activities right after. You can even celebrate a social event immediately after if you’re up for it!
Threads, also known as thread facelifts, is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure involving polydioxanone (PDO) threads to safely lift the mid-face, giving you an instant and natural lift that could last for a year. The threads are made of a material absorbed by the body over time, so they do not leave any foreign material in the skin that could cause blockages. These threads continuously stimulate collagen production, improving your skin texture and quality.
Skin tightening treatments can be very effective in reducing the signs of aging. Depending on the severity of your skin laxity, you might need multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Some patients book regular maintenance sessions to preserve the results. How many and frequently these sessions are required depends on each patient’s needs and lifestyle.
What Is A MystLift™?
MystLift™ or Soft Lift is a cosmetic treatment that combines dermal fillers and neuromodulators, such as Botox, to address different facial aging signs. This treatment aims to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and improve the skin’s overall appearance. Dermal fillers are injections used to fill in wrinkles such as the marionette & smile lines and add volume to areas such as the cheeks and lips for profile balancing. Several types of dermal fillers exist, but they are typically made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps to maintain skin volume and elasticity.
Neuromodulator injections relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. A small dose is injected into the target muscle, blocking neurotransmitters that cause it to contract. Neuromodulators are typically used to treat dynamic wrinkles caused by facial expressions such as frowning or squinting. They are a convenient and effective way to achieve a youthful appearance without surgery or downtime.
At our clinic, we have a wide variety of dermal filler treatments – also called Liquid Facelift, that not only address sagging skin and wrinkles but can also address subtle enhancements to create a rejuvenated look, address any asymmetry, or produce a more contoured look. Such as JowlFix™ to lift and contour the lower face and the MystLift™ and TiredEye™ for subtle enhancements to make you look well-rested and rejuvenated.
A MystLift™ is a quick and relatively painless procedure that can produce immediate results. It’s also a customized treatment tailored to your individual needs, goals, and unique anatomy. The effect of this treatment lasts 6-12 months, though neuromodulators will need a sooner touch-up of 3-4 months.
Which Treatment Is the Right One For You?
Deciding between skin tightening treatments and MystLift™ can be challenging, as both options have unique advantages.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive solution to tighten and firm up your skin, skin tightening treatments might be the right choice. These treatments can produce gradual and natural-looking results without invasive surgery or downtime.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a quick and customizable solution that can address multiple signs of aging, MystLift™ might be the better option. This treatment can produce immediate and very visible results.
Ultimately, skin tightening and MystLift™ treatments complement each other to create the most natural rejuvenation treatment for aging skin. With skin tightening, we stimulate natural collagen to revive youthful skin, while MystLift™ treatments add instant volume to address fine lines, wrinkles, and asymmetry.
Book a Consultation at Skin Technique
The correct procedure for you will depend on your needs, goals, and skin condition. Luckily, you won’t have to make this decision on your own. Feel free to contact us for a consultation. One of our qualified and experienced skin experts will evaluate your skin and discuss your health history and aesthetic goals.
Together we can devise a bespoke skin treatment regimen that best fits your skin and lifestyle.