Optimised anti-aging with the PyramidMD FaceLift Programme©
As we hit our 30s, we start to lose collagen in our skin and gradually start to notice the onset of the aging process. This process speeds up quite quickly and starts to become visible with the appearance of fine lines, gradual loss of volume in the face (noticeable around the jawline first from a loss of volume in the middle part of the face), a change in the texture of the skin and increased pigmentation in the form of sunspots.
The Pyramid FaceLift has been created to deliver a customised solution to help reverse this process in the skin, with significant lifting and tightening in the face and neck. It is Dr Kim’s favourite treatment option for management of lax skin around the eyes, neck and jawline, and in those who prefer to avoid the use of dermal fillers for replacing lost volume in the face.
What is the Pyramid MD FaceLift Programme©?
The treatments work best in conjunction with optimised skin nutrition and clinically proven skincare ingredients, so I prefer to conduct the treatments alongside a bespoke skincare and nutrition programme. These adjuncts ideally start 2 to 4 weeks in advance of the skin treatments. You should ensure that you are using the recommended ingredients for at least 10 days prior to your first treatment. These ingredients may be contained in products you are already using, or else you will be given products during your consultation.
How does the PyramidMD FaceLift Programme© work?
In advance of a course of treatments, I will conduct a thorough skin assessment and consultation. I need to understand what you aim to achieve, your current skin care regimen, your lifestyle and general nutritional status. If you decide to proceed with a course of treatments, I may recommend certain skin care ingredients, and lifestyle modifications that have been demonstrated to improve results of a course of collagen-induction treatments. If the Pyramid MD FaceLift Programme© is the appropriate for you, skincare products with the optimum levels of clinically proven ingredients for your particular skin concern are included as part of your programme.
Your practitioner will start with a LipoFirm FaceLift, a gentle non-invasive facial treatment proven to tighten and tone the skin and muscles on the face. Tripollar RF energy generates thermal energy, penetrating the deeper and outer layers of the skin, with instantaneous collagen contraction (for immediate skin tightening) and stimulation of production of new collagen and elastin in the dermis. This is combined with Dynamic Muscle Activation (DMA) to tone the muscles and deliver a lifting effect in the face.
The next stage is VoluDerm RF-microneedling: micro-pins penetrate the skin, delivering more direct stimulation of both the mechanical needling action and the RF energy to the dermis. This has been shown to generate increased hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen, replacing volume in the dermal layer and resulting in firmer, plumper skin. This is a popular treatment in those who prefer not to do injectable dermal fillers. The treatment is very tolerable at the lower and even medium settings, but as results are maximised at higher settings, you may prefer to use a topical numbing cream in advance of the treatment.
TriFractional micro-ablative RF energy rejuvenates the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, by creating micro-channels in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing cascade, removing older and damaged skin cells and activating production of healthy new skin. The treatment is particularly effective in improving the appearance of scarring and fine lines, and improving uneven skin tone.
For optimal results, we recommend a course of 3 Pyramid FaceLifts, preferably conducted 2 weeks apart, with maximal results after around 12 weeks.
Do I need to prepare for a Pyramid FaceLift?
Results are always improved by preparing your skin for a course of collagen inducing treatments. If you are lacking in some of the essential ingredients needed to build collagen, then the treatments are not going to as effective. 2 of the essential vitamins needed to enhance collagen production are vitamin C and zinc, so deficiencies in these vitamins should be corrected prior to starting your course. I like patients to prepare their skins with a customised skin regimen in advance of a course of treatments and to continue using products with carefully researched ingredients post-procedure.
For those undergoing the PYRAMID MD FACELIFT PROGRAMME©, these products will be provided as part of your course, as well as lifestyle recommendations and selected recipes to ensure that your skin health is optimised.
Will I have any downtime?
Some patients will experience redness and sensitivity in the treated areas for a few hours after a treatment. This is more common at higher settings, or in more sensitive skins. Your skin may appear flushed the following day, lasting up to 48 hours, but this should be easily covered with your usual foundation. We don’t recommend the use of foundation immediately post-procedure, so it’s best to do the treatment on a day where you don’t have evening plans. If required, we can apply a medical post-procedure foundation before you leave the clinic, so please let your practitioner know if you have plans later in that same day. You will find that your skin feels rough for up to a week after your treatment, and a gentle skin peel or GLOW exfoliation treatment helps to smooth your skin in this case.
Before and after Images:
Results in acne scarring after a course of 3 treatment
Anti-aging results after 3 treatments
Anti-aging treatments after 3 VoluDerm treatments
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