Thread lifts are quickly becoming a popular way to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin as faces begin to show their age. This procedure provides a simple way to get a “facelift” without going under the knife. Here are four reasons to consider having a thread lift:
- The procedure is minimally invasive
- There is no downtime
- Immediate results that last up to a year or longer
- The treatment stimulates the production of collagen, creating tighter, firmer skin
What is a Thread Lift?
In a thread lift, special threads are inserted under the skin with a small needle to pull loose skin back into place. These flexible and absorbable threads are called PDO (polydioxanone) Threads. PDO Threads can be smooth, twisted, or barbed, each designed to perform different functions depending on the results desired.
Areas a Thread Lift Can Improve
Thread lifts can improve:
- Drooping eyelids
- Sagging cheeks
- Marionette lines
- Looseness of the neck skin
- Lines in the neck area
- Body areas
- Wrinkled décolletage
The versatile thread lift can also be used to improve stretch marks and acne scars as well as provide tightening of the breasts, backs of arms, and buttocks.
The Best Part About Thread Lifts
After about 6 months, the threads dissolve and are absorbed by the body. Meanwhile, the thread lift has been stimulating the production of one’s own collagen. Gradually, this increased collagen production begins to perform the work of the threads, yielding its own long-lasting results. The appearance and texture of the skin improve. Skin becomes thicker, tighter, and firmer, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The PDO threads can also cause the fat tissue to contract, increasing the skin tightening effect.
Who is a Good Candidate for Thread Lifts?
Anyone in generally good health who is starting to notice the sagging and wrinkling issues of aging may benefit the most from a thread lift. It is also safer than a surgical facelift for those whose medical condition makes general anesthesia risky. Ask our specialist if a thread lift is right for you.
Thread Lifts: Like “Instant Facelifts”
Unlike highly invasive surgical facelifts, thread lifts are minimally invasive. The procedure takes about 45 minutes under local anesthesia, in-office, and normal activities may be resumed right after treatment. Most people enjoy immediate results after a PDO thread lift with even more noticeable improvements after a week or two. Any bruising or swelling that may occur generally subsides within a few days. No pain, no scarring, no downtime, and no reason to wait any longer to look younger and more refreshed!