What Is Thread Lift Treatment?
A Thread Lift is a completely non-invasive facelift treatment that is currently the most advanced method for a patient to restore their youthful face without having to undergo a painful surgical operation. The individual who will most benefit from a Thread Lift is anyone who has signs of gravitational facial aging, such as drooping eyebrows, necks, cheeks, and/or jowls.
If you are a suitable candidate and are interested in having a non-invasive facelift treatment without the skin damage and uncomfortable recovery period associated with a typical surgical facelift, then a Thread Lift could be the ideal remedy to help you turn back the hands of time.
A Thread Lift is a non-surgical face treatment that is done on a patient who’s received a local and topical anesthetic. This technique was developed to lift and realign loose skin in the upper brow, neck, and cheek area without the need for surgery, which means it is much less prone to complications and unexpected results than more invasive facelifts.
It basically combines a number of “threading” technologies which have been offered in clinics all over Europe for the last 10 years to provide the greatest cosmetic benefits with shorter recovery times. These safer treatments that aim to lift and tighten the skin on your face are extremely popular nowadays, and indeed brand-new treatments are hitting the clinics on a continual basis.
How Thread Lift Works?
The Thread Lift technique is a relatively recent non-invasive substitute for a classic facelift that enables people to come in during their lunch breaks and leave an hour or two later with tighter, smoother faces. A procedure like a Thread Lift enables the structure of your face to be elevated, which topical lotions and oils alone simply cannot do.
A Thread Lift procedure lifts the face with a minimally invasive series of threads and micro-stitches which have long been used in heart, stomach, brain, and cosmetic surgeries. It works by inserting these small and painless threads just beneath the skin. The threads are a lot like the ones that are commonly used to raise the deeper facial structures during a conventional facelift surgery.
After applying a local anaesthetic to your face, the provider will pass these tiny threads into the sagging part of your face with the guidance of a small needle. The threads can then attach themselves to the drooping skin and muscle tissue in this specific facial area and lift it.
Are There Any Recovery Symptoms?
A Thread Lift is performed without the use of sleeping gas and surgical scalpels, which means it leaves minimal scarring and has a fast healing period. Of all facelift techniques currently used, non-invasive methods like Thread Lifts have experienced the largest popularity increase in recent years. This rise has been partially attributed to the fact that many still-young patients are now planning to forgo significant future cosmetic surgeries to undo the ravages of time by having less invasive treatments with shorter recovery times (like Thread Lifts) on an as-desired basis.
Depending on how many areas of the face are treated, patients may see a small amount of puffiness or bruise in these spots for about one to seven days. Thread Lifts are virtually pain-free treatments, and most patients who have them done are able to return to their regular schedules and begin wearing cosmetics again after about 24 hours.
The small threads stay in place after they’re implanted and, just like most internal micro-stitches, are usually accepted very well by the human body. These threads and the results they produce can also be removed and reversed if need be, although this is very rarely the case since the effects are subtle and quite predictable.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Thread Lift results are pretty much instantaneous. People can see as much as 70% of the results that a surgical facelift can produce, and more than 90% of all Thread Lift recipients report being pleased with the effects. The results should last for about 2-3 years, and the procedure may be performed again later if desired.
A lot of Thread Lift recipients choose to combine the lifting benefits of the procedure with daily skin-firming regimens or other non-invasive treatments. Patients may even be able to successfully lengthen the tightening results of their Thread Lift by several more years, or they can choose to proceed with more invasive types of cosmetic surgery whenever they want if they’re seeking very dramatic results.
Are There Any Alternative Procedures Available?
Additional face-smoothing treatments you may want to consider include the Thermage or Thermalift procedure, which uses non-invasive RF (radiofrequency) technology to stimulate collagen growth and tighten the skin and is not quite as effective or long-lasting as a Thread Lift, and of course surgical cosmetic surgery. While surgical facelifts typically provide somewhat more dramatic lifting results, there is also a greater likelihood that the effects may be too pronounced, whereas less invasive Thread Lifts provide results that are more subtle and much easier to reverse in the very unlikely event that they are unsatisfactory.
If you feel you may be a good candidate for Thread Lift contact us right away for a consultation. It is also important to check insurance information. Some insurance companies do not cover this new technology, but it is considered on a case-by-case basis.