A thread lift is a procedure where temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visable ‘lift’ in the skin. Areas of the face, such as the cheeks, jowls and neck can be suspended with the suture material. By pulling the skin back slightly, the face can be lifted and tightened. In addition to lifting the skin, threads provoke the body’s ‘healing response’ and causes the body to produce collagen in the treated areas. Post treatment, many clients notice a gradual improvement in their skins tone and firmness. Threadlifts are best suited for patients with mild to moderate signs of skin laxity.
Compared to a surgical facelift, the advantages of having a thread lift include a lower risk of bruising, bleeding and infection; reduced recovery time from the treatment due to the minimally invasive technique used and use of local anesthetic; less pain and downtime post treatment and it is more cost effective. Unlike a surgical facelift, thread lifts will lift the face by a few millimeters, resulting in a more natural look.
Overtime, the threads will be absorbed by the body, with results lasting anywhere between 2-4 years. Repeat procedures can take place once the previous threads are absorbed by the body.