Tel: 6235 3325
Happy me got to try Happy Lift by the experienced Dr. Elias Tam of EHA Clinic, Orchard. Dr. Elias Tam has decades of experience with dermatology and hair-care, aids with beauty medical research, trains doctors on newest beauty technology, gives interviews on radios and is on the panel of judges for Miss Singapore Universe pageants. I am honoured to be working with him on my skincare needs.
Now, back to the topic at hand. What is Happy Lift exactly, and what does it do for us beauty-loving females (and males, too)?
Let's see. In the past, whenever we hoped to achieve a sharper chin, sharper nose or to simply look younger with firm-looking skin, we would immediately think of surgical facelift. These days, Threadlifts have been the up and coming trends, offering natural and subtle-looking lifting results which are minimally invasive, and without the downtime of a facial surgery.
There are many types of Threadlifts out there, and Happy Lift is a breakthrough beauty technology using special, absorbable threads made of Poly-Lactic-Caprolactone. It is able to rejuvenate the skin without altering any facial features, and does not leave any scars. One session of this can last 1 - 2 years, depending on each individual's unique skin type.
What are the areas that Happy Lift is suitable for?
- Post-traumatic or congenital paresis of facial nerves
I chose to try this treatment for my jaws area, in the hope of attaining a sharp-V jawline. The entire procedure took only about 1 hour, including numbing cream's waiting time.
How does Happy Lift work?
1. Step One: Pre-Treatment
Advised to limit / avoid caffeine and nicotine products, as well as fruits / supplement rich in anti-oxidants to prevent bruising.
This treatment requires local anaesthetics to lessen the pain, therefore anaesthetics is usually administered 15 - 30 minutes before the procedure, depending on each individual's pain tolerance level.
3. Marking Out of Areas to be Sutured
Areas close to the hairline will be marked as the entry and exit points for the threads.
4. Implantation of Threads Into Skin
The injection of the threads take place, inserted into the sub-dermis layer of the skin though pin-pricked sized punctures. I felt a slight piercing sensation as the threads entered, and Dr. Elias gently threaded it along my jawline. I understand from the nurses here that different patients have different reactions - some found it to be painful, whereas others thought the agony to be subtle. I did not even furrow my brows though-out the session.
Dr. Elias expertly explained each step as we went along, and chatted with me so that I felt comfortable and assured of the safety of this procedure. There might be a little bleeding but nothing to be alarmed about.
5. Cutting of Whiskers
The threads have safely threaded through my face, and I understand that the barbs along these threads provide new support scaffolding for the surrounding soft facial tissues, lifting them and holding them firmly in place.
Dr. Elias set to cutting the threads that protruded from my cheeks, making me look like I had whiskers. Cute, but I could not move those whiskers.
The local anaesthetics slowly wear off, so slight swelling and aching were experienced. There was no scarring as promised, but very tiny lumps where the entry and exit points were (those disappeared within days). I was advised not to go for any facial massage for the next 8 weeks (around 2 months).
Over time, the sutures are slowly absorbed into the body over the next 8 -12 months, stimulating collagen growth so that not only chin is sharper, but skin would appear smoother as well.
Overall, I enjoyed this session of Happy Lift, and am thankful to be able to try it out, under the care and expertise of Dr. Elias and team at EHA Clinic. It is my very first thread lift, and I actually look forward to enhancing more of my features with this safe and effective treatment. Thank you Dr. Elias Tam and EHA Clinic for Happy Lift = happy me!