WHAT IS IT?
Thread lift procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. Thread lifts claim to tighten your skin by inserting medical-grade thread material into your face and then “pulling” your skin up by tightening the thread.
Who need it?
- Flabby skin
- Omission of eyebrows, lateral (outer) third
- Wrinkles in the eye area
- Nasolabial folds, “puppet” wrinkles
- Ptosis of the cheek-malar area
- Asymmetry of the face
- Signs of aging
- Changes in skin relief (irregularities, atrophic manifestations)
- Double chin
- Laxity of the hands (triceps zone), signs of aging on the hands
- Laxity of the abdomen
- Problems in the knees and hips
How does a thread lift work?
The thread lift procedure works in two ways.
The first is fairly straightforward. By threading thin, dissolvable sutures underneath your skin, your doctor is able to pull your skin tight around your forehead, neck, or torso.
Invisible, painless “barbs” grab on to your skin and make sure that the thread grips your underlying tissue and muscles as the thread is pulled tight.
Once a barbed thread is inserted, your body’s healing response is triggered. Even though you’re not injured by the threads under your skin, your body detects a suture material and stimulates collagen production in the affected area. Collagen can fill gaps in sagging skin and restore a more youthful elasticity to your face.
Thread lift procedure
The procedure for thread lift may be slightly different depending on the area you’re targeting as well as your provider’s preferences. The basic technique is usually the same.
You’ll be asked to recline in the room where your procedure is being performed. Alcohol, as well as topical anesthetic, will be applied to your skin as it’s prepped for surgery.
A thin needle or cannula will be used to insert the threads underneath your skin. Inserting the threads can take 30 to 45 minutes.
After the threads are inserted, the method of insertion will be removed. You may feel light pressure or tightening under your skin.
Within a few minutes of the needles being taken out, your procedure will be complete and you’ll be free to go home.