Treatment Time: 60 minutes
A thread facelift is a convenient, less invasive alternative to traditional facelifts, designed for people experiencing early signs of aging, such as minor facial sagging. This innovative facelift procedure can be performed in just one or two hours, often without anesthesia. During a thread facelift, the cosmetic surgeon inserts thin threads into the face through tiny incisions made in the targeted area. These threads attach to the skin tissue and are then pulled back to lift and smooth the face. Almost immediately, treated areas will be raised slightly, eliminating sagging and giving patients a rejuvenated appearance. Because patients usually remain fully conscious during the procedure, they can approve the look of their thread lift while the surgeon works. Once the threads are knotted, they become hidden within the skin itself, and any scarring that results will be virtually invisible.
One type of thread variation (SMOOTH THREAD) can be put into the skin to create a mesh-like pattern (sort of like a #) and the skin then builds new collagen around this mesh. Or, threads with small cones, as described above, can also be inserted individually and used to grip and tighten the skin as needed.
THREADLIFTING is used treat:
- Mild to moderate sagging and laxity of skin in cheeks, eye or brows, jowls and neck
- Effects of a previous face-lift or neck-lift wearing off
- Younger patients with cheek sagging caused by weakened muscles or collagen loss
- Patients with realistic expectations for the outcome of their thread-lift treatment
What is the average amount of threads I will need per treatment and where?
This will vary from one client to the next. We require a full consultation to devise your treatment plan. Desired results may require additional services and aftercare.
Can I combine THREADLIFTING with other treatments ?
All types of threads can be used together or in conjunction with other treatment modalities for the best effects. Indeed, using barbed and cogged threads in combination with dermal fillers or fat grafting will give superior results by addressing the issue of volumetric change. Use of threads in conjunction with radiofrequency or microneedling for superficial rhytids will give improved results, as it may help to tighten excess skin to a limited degree. THREADLIFTING cannot address the issue of excess skin or volumetric change alone, although multiple monofilament threads can also give a degree of skin tightening.
Who is a good Candidate for THREADLIFTING?
The best candidates for a thread facelift are in their 30s to 60s and have relatively good skin tone. Most are beginning to experience sagging in their face or neck but do not have excessively loose skin or drooping facial areas that might require more rigorous facelift surgery. If signs of aging are relatively minimal, a thread lift may be a good way to make cosmetic enhancements while avoiding facelift scarring and other potential side effects, which sometimes occur after more intensive surgical procedures.
How long will my results last?
Depending on how your collagen reacts to the suture, the results of a thread lift will typically last four to six months as the skin naturally regenerates itself around the suture. Combine your treatment with our Alastin Skincare to prolong your results and aid in the assisting of building the new collagen and tightening the skin at the same time. Consider combining THREADLIFTING with the other services previously mentiond for optimal results.