As if these pandemic times aren’t challenging enough: Waking up every day to the visible signs of ageing can add to that depressing, defeated gloom. This is the time to do something about it.
I don’t think there’s anything more defeating than waking up every morning to see a stranger in the mirror. Who is that grey, saggy bear staring back at me? Is it the ghastly bathroom lighting? Is it the harsh tropical morning? Is it waking up to another day of sad Covid-19 statistics and the reality of working from home? And although this is 2020, unfortunately they haven’t developed flattering Zoom filters that you can apply to your face in real life.
Good for you if you have gazillion followers and virtual colleagues who only know you by your entirely Photoshop-ed and made-up face. But unless you are the Phantom of the Opera, you will need to unmask yourself ever so often and (God forbid) reveal yourself to REAL people. Before you sally forth and scare innocent bystanders, do consider your options carefully.
Unfortunately, unbidden wrinkles, lines, and loose skin that make you look like a melting candle, are the perverse symptoms of growing older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. No one (least of all me!) really wants to look their age, let alone older than how you really feel inside. And there’s only so much that lashings of serum can do. I heard of Tempsure, said to be an effective treatment for eradicating signs of ageing, and through word of mouth found Dr Isaac Wong (previously known as Dr Israr Wong) at The Artisan Wellness, who provides this treatment. Needless to say, a consultation speedily followed and this is how I started on the path to rejuvenation and uplift.
What Is Tempsure?
In ancient history, a brave race of dinosaurs turned to surgical facelifts to address the problem of scaly jowls; Fast forward to recent times, and quite startling innovations in cosmetic medicine have led to a wide array of skin tightening treatments, of which the very latest is Tempsure. You don’t have to accept the ravages of old-timer technology: bodily risks are obviously involved in invasive/surgical procedures. Wise and pain-sensitive people would avoid surgery (not to mention general anesthesia!) at all costs; they would choose a groundbreaking facelift procedure that requires no cuts, incisions, or injections – which essentially is what Tempsure is.
How does Tempsure work?
At the consultation, I learn that collagen and elastin, produced naturally by your body, are the proteins that provide your skin’s structure and elasticity. As you age, your body naturally slows its production of these proteins, which leads to the familiar sagging, wrinkles and troughs.
Tempsure is a machine (which looks like something out of Star Wars!) uses radio frequency energy to penetrate the layers of the skin and reach the deepest thermal layer, the one responsible for skin renewal. Apparently these blasts of energy “tricks” your body into believing that the skin has been damaged, triggering a reaction that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
As new collagen and elastin are created, they reintroduce the younger structure and elasticity to your skin, reducing wrinkles and tightening that loose skin. This is how Temsure restores, rejuvenates, and revitalizes your appearance – basically your skin is ageing backwards. Thanks to The Artisan Wellness and Doctor Isaac Wong, the doctor who decided to put the TempSure machine at the medispa – making it them the only ones in Singapore and Malaysia to offer this facelifting treatment.
The Tempsure Experience – Facelift without Pain and Needles
If you’ve ever had any cosmetic procedure done, you probably already know the drill like a recurring nightmare. Firstly, it must be noted that the Artisan Wellness, on the 14th floor of the Paragon Medical Centre, is sleekly renovated and spacious, and this is where you go for TempSure and all the other non-invasive procedures. You fill up your personal and medical details on an Ipad thing, and then you also sign a consent form. And then (horror!) clinical ‘before’ photos have to be taken – you must not look at the photos because they will not be kind.
All this fumble can take a good long while, so resist the instinct to bolt. After what seemed like an age, I was escorted to the treatment room by a kindly senior therapist whose manner was so gentle, patient and reassuring that I felt quite at ease. As I lay down on a pristine bed, her chatter about her long experience in “this line” and how many Tempsure treatments she administers daily makes me feel I’m in safe hands (literally). If you don’t like wearing sundry hairbands you should bring your personal one, and put it on at this moment. As Tempsure is switched on and therapist begins fiddling with the dials and knobs, do tell her how sensitive you are to pain because no numbing cream is offered. Instead a cool gel is slathered on the treatment areas and then the handpiece applied with some pressure in straightening strokes, a bit like pressing out a linen shirt. It feels very warm, and even hot, on some areas of your face and isn’t truly painless for me as advertised: There were definitely “squeak” moments when the hand piece was trained on my jaw and brow. But it’s worth those momentary shocks because you see some results right away. The jaw is firmer at once, the nasolabial lines less obvious, and the eyelids less droopy. I put the hand mirror away and was promised optimal results over the next three weeks. My skin will become smoother, tighter, and more vibrant. And then I was done! I was sent off with instructions to avoid the sun, and drink plenty of water, and religiously apply the little tub of “recovery cream” which the clinic provided.
TempSure, the facelift treatment of the year!
Tempsure is often marketed as a lunch-break treatment; Apparently it has no down-time – IMHO this isn’t strictly true. Yes, I did stagger around the supermarket and did some errands right after but I was conscious that I had my face was glowing red, as if I was drunk. This redness subsided in a day, but it was there. The residual feeling of heat under the skin also remained throughout the night and was vaguely uncomfortable, and reminded me of a time out at sea when I had forgotten the time and was badly sunburnt.
The treatment itself too only about 20 minutes tops, but you need to budget the time for all the protocol of treatment. Any way, it’s silly this cliché of dropping in on your lunch hour and heading right back to work after. Who wants to live like this?
On the plus, Tempsure really is noninvasive (your skin is never pierced or broken), and there is very little pain. Recovery is swift, as on the following day, redness had subsided and instead a glow. I felt that there was a marked improvement after just a that one single Tempsure procedure and the therapist had said results could last for up to a year. The Artisan Wellness however may recommend that you return for a series of treatments to see optimal results.
Three weeks later, and I am pleased to note that Tempsure did deliver on its skin-tightening promise. I don’t look strange; Instead I look like the me of three years ago. I look more awake as my eyelids aren’t quite as heavy as before and I actually look slimmer as the jaw is less slack and the cheeks look quite firm. I have aged backwards.
If you are looking to do address your skin concerns which are similar to mine, you can contact The Artisan Wellness to request for a consultation with Doctor Isaac Wong.
For more information please visit:
Tel: +65 9818 7887 | Address: 290 Orchard Rd, #14-09 Paragon Medical Centre, Singapore 238859.
Results from TempSure Envi are generally noticeable almost immediately. Most patients of Optima Medical Spa observe a renewed tone and tighter looking skin after just one session. However, results will vary from person to person depending on their age, skin type, and skin condition.How long does TempSure firm results last? ›
It is recommended to keep up with maintenance treatments every 3-6 months for optimal anti aging prophylaxis.How many TempSure treatments do I need? ›
HOW LONG DO TEMPSURE TREATMENTS TAKE? Great news — TempSure Envi only takes 30-60 minutes per session, depending on the area you're treating. Most patients we recommend four (4) soothing treatments every 2-4 weeks.Does TempSure ENVI tighten skin? ›
TempSure Envi is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to firm up loose skin on the face and body. This non-invasive treatment can also minimize facial wrinkles & fine lines, improving the appearance of cellulite.What is the best skin tightening treatment for face? ›
Laser resurfacing This is the most effective procedure for tightening loose skin.Is TempSure better than Ultherapy? ›
What is the difference between Ultherapy and TempSure Envi? Ultherapy is the only HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) system in the world. TempSure Envi is the latest and the gold standard RF (radiofrequency system) currently on the market. It is the most powerful at 300 Watts.Is TempSure FDA approved? ›
TempSure® Envi is an FDA-approved skin tightening device created to address laxity in the face. It works through the use of concentrated, high-frequency radio heating.Can RF tighten jowls? ›
At Essential Aesthetics, we offer both RF skin tightening and microneedling to help diminish the appearance of the jowls. First, the RF skin tightening applicator is used to heat the skin and contract the muscles, creating a tightening effect that is immediate.
Like all medical procedures, not all patients are suitable for TempSure Vitalia. Practices may elect to have patients sign a consent form that they are aware of the indications and potential side effects. This is an elective procedure and not covered by insurance or eligible for flexible spending account reimbursement.Does TempSure melt fat? ›
TempSure Firm is a radiofrequency-based treatment that melts fat, tightens the skin, and performs cellulite reduction—all at once. It helps to improve fine lines and wrinkles, shrink large pores, correct tissue texture abnormalities, and treat sagging skin.
What should I do to prepare for my first TempSure treatment? *Drink plenty of water at least 48 hours prior to each treatment for optimal results. *Discontinue Retin-A, Isotretinoin, and Glycolic or Salicylic acid at least 1 week prior to treatment.What is the best laser treatment for skin tightening? ›
When it comes to the best laser skin tightening treatment, Thermage and IPL are both excellent options that can provide for firmer, younger looking skin with little to no side effects and zero recovery time.How long does thermal skin tightening last? ›
How Long Does RF Skin Tightening Last? In most cases, patients can expect RF skin tightening treatments to last over 12 months with proper maintenance and skincare.Does infrared help with sagging skin? ›
It also stimulates fibroblasts to repair skin cells and produce new collagen. This helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and gives long-lasting firmness to sagging skin. Because the NIR light energy only heats the deeper layer of skin that contains collagen, it leaves the top, surface layer unaffected.What treatments do celebrities use for skin tightening? ›
The Morpheus8 skin tightening treatment is gaining traction thanks to a few celebrity endorsements. Stars like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson have praised the results from their procedures.What is the best treatment for sagging jowls? ›
Neck Lift. Neck lift surgery (platysmaplasty) is the most effective, but also most invasive, treatment for jowls. It may be the only option available to patients with severe jowls or substantial laxity.What can permanently tighten skin? ›
- Firming creams. A good choice for a firming cream is one that contains retinoids, says Dr. Alyson Wells, owner and medical director, Valley Plastic Surgery and Medi-spa. ...
- Supplements. ...
- Exercise. ...
- Lose weight. ...
- Massage the area. ...
- Cosmetic procedures.
TempSure Envi is a monopolar radio frequency treatment that penetrates heat deep into the dermis. Older monopolar radiofrequency treatments like Thermage are much more painful and expensive than TempSure Envi.Does Ultherapy tighten jowls? ›
Ultherapy treatments stimulate the skin from the inside out to smooth and tighten many areas, including the face, jowls, eyes, and brow. Ultherapy is also effective for lifting the skin on specific areas of the body, including the neck, chest, knees, and stomach.Which is better for jowls Thermage or Ultherapy? ›
Ultherapy leads the way when it comes skin tightening across the face. It is ideal to lift sagging jowls and brows while improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles across the face. Thermage can also minimise the appearance of wrinkles across the face.
Radiofrequency skin tightening is considered safe and effective. The FDA has approved it for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Effects. You may start to see changes to your skin right away.When did TempSure ENVI come out? ›
It was released in the first quarter of 2018 and Dr. Avaliani was the first provider on the N. East to have it for her patients and we and our patients love it. Which areas can TempSure™ Envi System by Cynosure treat?What kind of laser is TempSure? ›
TempSure Envi is a radiofrequency treatment that minimizes wrinkles and fine lines, tightens skin* and improves the appearance of cellulite. It's safe for all skin types and levels of sun exposure, so it fits perfectly into any beauty maintenance routine, any time of year!Can you reverse sagging jowls? ›
There are several options for treating sagging jowls or reducing how saggy or droopy they appear. Surgical procedures, such as neck lifts, can tighten your skin and make it look less saggy. Nonsurgical procedures, such as thermage, lasers, and peels, can change the composition of the collagen in your skin.What is the best laser treatment for sagging jowls? ›
The ultrasound treatment, more commonly known as Ultherapy, can treat a sagging neck and jowls. Ultherapy is the only device, of which I am aware, that penetrates deeply enough, tightens subcutaneous tissue, and lifts the neck and jaw area.Will collagen get rid of jowls? ›
Where collagen is a protein that's responsible for the skin's firmness and suppleness, peptides work to stimulate collagen production. As such, collagen peptides are a no-brainer for jowl treatment.Is TempSure envi a laser? ›
TempSure Envi is a non-invasive laser treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten loose skin on the face and body. * This treatment can also minimize facial wrinkles & fine lines and improves the appearance of cellulite.Do celebrities get Ultherapy? ›
But Ultherapy is one treatment even A-listers are happy to admit they've tried—and love. Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley, Vanessa Williams, and Paulina Porizkova are just a few of the stars who use Ultherapy as their go-to alternative to old-school facelifts.What is TempSure for eyes? ›
What is TempSure Envi? TempSure Envi is a radiofrequency (RF) treatment that safely and effectively treats baggy and dry eyes for a smoother, healthier-looking appearance. Meibomian Gland Disease (MBD) is the leading cause of dry eye and ocular discomfort, and it is now treatable with radiofrequency!Can HIFU make you look older? ›
Can HIFU make Age spots worse? HIFU uses focused ultrasound and is not a light-based treatment. Melanin does not absorb ultrasound, so any colouration in the skin, like age spots, will not be affected.
The TempSure® Firm system is an excellent choice for ridding your body of cellulite. Targeted areas include the thighs, buttocks, hips, and abdominal area. The Firm uses radiofrequency technology to smooth your skin and give you the cellulite-free appearance you're looking for.Is Ultherapy a waste of money? ›
Worth the Price
However, although it can cost over $4,000 for a full-face treatment, the price can be lowered depending on the specific area or areas you want treated. Most patients who undergo Ultherapy are so satisfied by the results that they don't consider the cost a waste of money.
- Avoid a heavy meal and fatty foods 1 hour before treatment.
- Avoid caffeine 2 hours before treatment.
- Avoid any alcohol 24 hours before treatment.
- Avoid having any laser treatments on the area 2 weeks before treatment.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure (sun burn) on the area 2 weeks before treatment.
Patients usually need at least five sessions to start seeing any changes in the skin. The waiting period between Forma treatments is minimal since there is no downtime. We usually ask patients to schedule treatments at least 2-3 days apart minimum to be safe.What should you not do before secret RF? ›
Avoid direct sun exposure, self-tanners, tanning beds, and always use sun protection for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.Is 60 too old for a facelift? ›
Can Someone Be “Too Old” for a Facelift? There is no age at which an individual is too old for any cosmetic enhancement, so long as they are healthy enough to undergo the rigors of surgery, anesthesia and recovery from the procedure.What is the best facelift without surgery? ›
For example, PDO thread lifts and liquid injectable lifts are two such non-surgical options. However, the most effective non-surgical alternative is currently a treatment simply known as Profound.How much younger do you look after a facelift? ›
According to a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking at an average of 12 years younger after facelift surgery.Do skin tightening devices really work? ›
Although at-home skin tightening machines are less powerful than those found in your dermatologist's office, they provide an effective and convenient anti-aging method. Skin tightening machines serve as a stopgap measure between other beauty products and the more expensive and intense procedures and surgeries.Is TempSure ENVI FDA-approved? ›
TempSure Envi by Cynosure is an FDA-approved, non-surgical skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to create firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Does it work? The limited amount of research that we have on noninvasive skin tightening treatments would suggest that these treatments do work. While the results are not as dramatic as microdermabrasion, laser therapy, or surgical methods, these studies indicate that people do experience tighter skin.Is TempSure FDA-approved? ›
TempSure® Envi is an FDA-approved skin tightening device created to address laxity in the face. It works through the use of concentrated, high-frequency radio heating.What is the best skin rejuvenation device? ›
- Bondi@home Laser. ...
- SwearBy Skin LookLit LED Mask. ...
- SKN Rehab Facial Ice Globes. ...
- Foreo BEAR Mini Facial Toning Device. ...
- TriPollar STOP CLASSIC Facial Skin Renewal Device.
Adding emollients and hydroxy acid cleansers to your skin care routine not only helps keep your skin from becoming crepey, but it also helps prevent further damage if your skin is already lax. Dr. Kassouf recommends retinol topical creams to help reduce that crepey look.What laser is best for sagging skin? ›
When it comes to the best laser skin tightening treatment, Thermage and IPL are both excellent options that can provide for firmer, younger looking skin with little to no side effects and zero recovery time.Can collagen reverse sagging skin? ›
Are collagen supplements a good option for tightening loose skin? A: Collagen supplements aren't the best option if you want to improve the appearance of your skin. That's mainly because there's no evidence-based science to prove they work ― or that they're safe.