Thread lift treatment uses absorbable, medical-grade threads to tighten the loose facial skin and give you a youthful appearance.
What is Thread Lift Treatment?
Loose hanging skin can alter your facial appearance and is a common cause for people to lose their self-confidence as they age. While some treatments remove the loose skin surgically, a thread lift treatment can suspend a few portions of it.
A thread lift treatment is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment during which a dermatologist or a trained cosmetic surgeon puts fibres under the skin to pull it back. Since it is not a surgical treatment, the recovery time following this treatment is quick.
The thread lift treatment is not just a corrective treatment for ageing signs but also stimulates the body’s healing response and triggers collagen production in large amounts. A rise in collagen fibres in the skin delays ageing, improves skin firmness, texture, and volume, and keeps it hydrated and supple.
This treatment can be combined with other aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers for specific skin conditions.
How it works
There are different types of threads used in this treatment.
Polydioxanone or PDO threads: A PDO thread lift uses dissolvable sutures to lift your sagging skin and rejuvenate it.
These are derived from a biocompatible material derived from lactic acid. These threads are resorbable and regenerate collagen over a more extended period of time.
Polycaprolactone or PCA threads are newer than PDO threads and comprise monofilament threads of synthetic origin. These are bioabsorbable threads.
Who Needs Thread Lift?
The thread lift treatment is ideal for people in their late 30s to those in their late 50s with signs of ageing like loose, hanging or lax skin.
Though many people require facelift surgery, thread lift is a non-surgical alternative for those who do not wish to opt for a more invasive treatment or those who are advised against elective surgery.
Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon will clinically evaluate your skin laxity and take a thorough medical history to determine the best possible treatment alternative. The thread lift treatment can be used for several parts of the body, including:
How Does the Thread Lifts Work?
A thread lift treatment works in different ways based on the area being treated. There are two ways by which thread lifts work:
The basic technique for a thread lift treatment is:
You will be allowed to go home after the treatment and return to your daily activities.
How Can You Prepare For Your Thread Lift Appointment?
A thread lift treatment usually does not need elaborate preparation. Your doctor will instruct you on what you should and should not do before your session. Some routine preparatory measures that you may need are:
What to expect
Expectations/ Results after Non Surgical Thread Lift Treatment
The results of a Non Surgical thread lift treatment vary for every person and depend on several factors. You will begin to notice the initial effects of the treatment immediately after the session.
You may experience mild discomfort or redness on the skin in the first couple of days after a session, but these symptoms will resolve by themselves quickly.
Following your doctor’s post-treatment instructions and a healthy lifestyle can prolong the effects achieved by a thread lift treatment.
You must understand that these results achieved by a thread lift treatment are not permanent and usually last up to 18 months.
As per the instructions of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you must stay away from your daily moisturiser, saunas and high-intensity workouts for the first few weeks after a thread lift treatment.
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After evaluating your medical and medication history and evaluating your skin clinically, your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon will determine the most suitable treatment.
If you are a candidate for Thread Lift therapy, your doctor will instruct you on the next steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Do not perform any strenuous activity that may lead to excessive sweating
- Avoid excessive heat
- Your dermatologist may advise a cold compress to help fasten the recovery and reduce any mild discomfort that you may have.
- Sleep with your heads and shoulders elevated for the first four to five days after the thread lift treatment.
- Avoid touching, rubbing or scrubbing your face during the first week after your treatment.
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During your thread lift treatment, you will be able to see the initial results treatment immediately after the session.
A thread lift treatment is a minimally-invasive treatment that is almost painless. Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon will usually apply a topical anaesthetic to ensure a comfortable treatment. Some people may experience mild discomfort, tingling, or redness after a session.
A thread lift treatment is safe, and any adult between ages 30 and upwards experiencing signs of ageing can undergo this treatment.
You must have realistic expectations from your thread lift treatment. This treatment is not permanent, and its effects last around two years. Your dermatologist may recommend dermal fillers or other treatments to enhance your results. You can prolong the effects of your thread lift treatment if you make healthy lifestyle changes.
Thread lift treatment may take around 30 minutes to one hour.
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