Non-surgical facelift treatment that reshapes facial contours, restores volume and reduces wrinkles
Absorbable sutures are inserted under the skin using a fine cannula to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in sagging skin. The sutures also encourage the body’s production of collagen, leaving your skin naturally fuller over time, even after the sutures have dissolved.
– Soften nasolabial folds
– Define jawline
– Lift Eyebrows
– Reshape cheeks and cheekbone
– Improve neck sagging
Who is the ideal candidate for threads?
It is ideal for individuals with normal skin thickness who have slight sagging in the cheeks, jowls, neck or brows. If you notice some droopiness in your face and you would like to lift it a bit, you could qualify for this procedure. Normally, this procedure is perfect for men and women aged 35 to 65 years old.
What to expect during the procedure
Threads can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other aesthetic treatments.
The area to be treated is marked and local anaesthetic is first gently injected to make sure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Following that, you’ll feel a light tugging on the skin as the suture is inserted with a cannula. Slight pressure is applied on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother. Once the desired effect has been reached, the long end of the thread is then cut off.
The whole procedure will last less than 30 minutes for a result lasting 12-18 months. The sutures are completely bio-degradable, meaning they will not need to be removed.
Aftercare and recovery:
Downtime after a thread lift treatment is minimal, however patients may experience slight bruising, swelling or rippling in the days following the procedure and some mild tension in the areas that have been elevated. Limited activities should be done for at least 24 hours.
During the week after treatment patients should:
– Avoid any dental surgery or excessive mouth opening
– Avoid facial massage and beauty treatments
– Avoid excessive exercise and strenuous activities
– Follow diet restrictions (soft foods)
– Sleep on their back and slightly elevated (using two pillows) during recovery and they must be gentle when cleansing their face.
What results can be expected?
The suture gently lifts and repositions tissues, resulting in a shapelier, younger looking face. Hollow cheeks are given a more full appearance, while sagginess is lifted and wrinkles are eased. The regenerative effect of the threads is gradual and perfectly natural.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is safe. It is a simple treatment to perform. Complications are rare, and are less likely when the procedure is performed by an experienced and trained doctor.