Thread lifting is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck. It is an alternative to traditional facelift surgery, offering a less invasive option with minimal downtime.
How Does It Work?
During a thread lift, dissolvable sutures or threads made of materials such as polydioxanone (PDO) or polylactic acid (PLA) are inserted into the skin using a thin needle. These threads have small barbs or cones that anchor into the skin and provide a lifting effect when they are gently pulled.
What areas can thread lift treat?
The threads are strategically placed in areas of the face or neck that require lifting or tightening, such as the cheeks, jowls, jawline, brows, or neck. Once inserted, they can be tightened to lift and reposition the skin, addressing sagging or drooping areas.
What are the benefits of thread lifting?
Thread lifting offers several benefits, including:
- Non-surgical: Thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require incisions or general anesthesia, making it a lower-risk option compared to traditional facelift surgery.
- Immediate results: The lifting effect of the threads is noticeable immediately after the procedure, providing a more youthful appearance.
- Collagen stimulation: The threads stimulate the production of collagen in the treated areas, which helps improve skin elasticity and firmness over time.
- Short recovery time: Compared to surgical facelifts, the recovery time for thread lifting is relatively short. Some temporary bruising, swelling, or mild discomfort may occur, but most individuals can resume normal activities within a few days.
The effects of thread lifting usually last for a year to 18months, as the threads gradually dissolve and the natural aging process continues.
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