thread lift treatment

What is facial thread lift?

Way back, facelift surgery was the only available facial cosmetic treatment, but with the developing applied science, there is already a non-invasive option called thread lift procedure.

Thread lift is one of the popular trends in the facial and skin world. Thread lift is a non-surgical facelift that helps treat sagging skin and fine lines. As time passes by and because of the aging process, facial skin loses volume and becomes lax. Thread lift claims to tighten the skin and form the shape of your face for a better and younger look.

Although the result may not be as dramatic as a surgical facelift, thread lifts have many benefits.

  • It is non-invasive and safe

There will be no cutting and reattaching involved. Since this doesn’t entail surgical procedure, the risk is very low

  • Not permanent

Threads can be easily adjusted, replaced, or removed if you are not satisfied with the outcome

  • Fast and minimal recovery

One of the biggest advantages of getting thread lifting is the recovery time is comparatively easy and fast compared to a facelift which usually takes up to two weeks. After the treatment, you can readily go back to your daily routines

  • Immediate and subtle result

Changes in the face and neck will be subtle since the skin will only be lifted by a few millimeters giving your appearance a more natural look

  • Can be performed together with other non-surgical procedures

One can undergo thread lift simultaneously with other non-surgical skin and facial procedures since the risk is low and recovery is fast. In this way, the different skin and facial procedures can complement each other, which may result in the best facial outcome.

Also called suture lift and nicknamed lunchtime facelift surgery, the thread lift procedure uses temporary threads to create a discreet but visible lift in the skin. Threads used are composed of 2 major parts, the suture and the cone. The suture acts as the frame under the skin surface to lift sagging skin tissue while the cones hold the suture in place.

Thread lifts result from compacting the tissues and suspending the skin with thread implantation. Instead of taking off the loose skin, it is elevated by stitching portions, which slightly pull back the skin and tighten and lift the facial skin.

On top of lifting facial sagging skin, threads also trigger the body’s healing reaction, causing it to stimulate a large stream of collagen to treated areas. Collagen is the one major part of the connective tissues. It has many purposes, such as giving your skin structure and strengthening your bones. The older we get, the collagen production of the body decreases, which reduces the skin thickness. As the skin grows weaker, it is unable to support the tissues under it, causing it to be pulled down by gravity. Immersing collagen while skin laxity is still mild will help prevent it from getting worse.

Thread lifts are commonly used in what area?

Thread lifts can be done to different parts of the face

Cheeks. Our cheeks will have more visible folds and wrinkles as we get old. Thread lifts will aid in lifting the sagging skin but take note that it won’t address the volume loss of the cheeks.

Eye. The thread lift procedure is done in the eye by inserting threads into the skin near the eyebrow or under the eye. Eye thread lift gives a firmer and smoother look around the eye.

Eyebrow. Thread lifts in the brow will reduce wrinkles above the eyelids and will give the eyebrow a youthful appearance

Forehead. Sagging skin between the scalp and eyebrow can have forehead thread lift procedures

Jowl. The best candidates for the threads are those with developing jaws and sagging skin, usually around the cheeks and jawline. Before, a facelift was the only option to address these face and skin concerns, but now, thread lift is already an alternative

Nose. Threads are placed along the nasal bridge for the height and septum to give the nose a projection. After injections, threads lift the bridge and tip while collagen is formed to provide supportable lift.

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    How long do facial threads last?

    Results of thread lift may last up to 24 months, depending on the type of thread to be used in your skin. It is essential, however, that you know how to properly maintain it to make it last longer.

    How much does a thread lift Cost?

    Thread lift cost usually starts at $695 but depending on the area you want to have the thread lift procedure performed, it may go up to $3695. Charges are not per thread but based on the complexity of the thread lift and the desired results that you want to have.

    Is a thread lift painful?

    Thread lift is one of the most minimally invasive skin treatments; however, you may still feel slight discomfort during and after the thread lift procedure. In addition, mild soreness and swelling may occur for a few days, which can be managed by taking a pain reliever.

    Is thread lift procedure safe?

    Thread lift is deemed low risk, so it is generally safe to have this treatment. However, like other facial treatment procedures, there may be corresponding side effects such as temporary redness, soft skin tissue swelling, and bruising.

    Despite the advanced technology at this age and time, the thread lift is not without its complications

    • Thread protrusion
    • Infection at the site of treatment
    • Pulling and dimpling on the area where threads are inserted
    • Lump or bulge in the skin caused by unintended movement of the thread
    • Pain under the skin because of awkwardly placed threads

    Can eye bags be removed without surgery?

    There are several types of non-surgical eye treatments, including dermal filler, PRP, and blepharoplasty.

    Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that fill up the trough or area beneath the lower eyelid. Typically, they are made of HA – a sugar derivative naturally found in the body and can hold 1000 times its weight in water. However, HA in dermal fillers is made in the laboratory. Its levels in our skin do change over time, and our body modifies or breaks it down with enzymes as part of our metabolic processes. Dermal fillers have been used to successfully correct tear troughs. However, it is essential to note that tear troughs can be difficult to treat with derma fillers. Overfilling the under-eye with dermal fillers can increase the appearance of tiredness.

    PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a component of your blood that contains growth factors that serve various purposes, such as collagen production, for a younger-looking appearance. For bag removal, It is injected in the eye area that you want to have cosmetically done.

    Another way to reduce bags and dark circles on the lower eyelids is through Microneedling. It works by inducing collagen by puncturing the skin with fine needles. However, this cost less than dermal fillers, lower eyelid lasers, and eyelid surgery, the effect of the treatment may take a while. The healing process is quick, and one may need six sessions spaced one month apart. This is not recommended for those who are prone to keloids and scars.

    One of the most common non-surgical eye treatments is non-surgical blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid reduction or eye bag removal. The natural aging process and excessive sun exposure cause the skin to lose elasticity, and blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and the fatty tissue surrounding the eye area. The treatment may be done using plasma resurfacing and may take longer than the usual injectable procedures. You may feel moderately uncomfortable and sensitive during your eyelid procedure since this is the area where the skin is at its thinnest.

    Plasma resurfacing is a non-laser treatment that uses a plasma pen. Plasma energy comes out of a pen-like device.

    During eyelid surgery, you will be given local anaesthesia and sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on your doctor’s assessment.

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    How long does it take to recover from a thread lift?

    Compared to other procedures, thread lift has the least recovery time. Downtime is just up to 3 days, and you may go back to work right after thread lift is done unless it requires you to participate in a demanding and difficult activity.

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      What to expect after thread lift procedures?

      • Irregularities of the skin may occur in the thread lift areas such as dimples, puckering, and bunching, but this is just temporary
      • Firmness under the skin
      • Snapping of threads, but this won’t cause unevenness. Tightness will become better after a few weeks
      • Give thread lift time to settle. You experience swelling, and some changes in the skin may occur.
      • Threads are injected underneath the skin. They are also clear and cannot be seen even if the skin is fair and thin. Threads can only be visible if placed too close to the skin’s surface.
      • Post care, try to be gentle when cleaning your face, especially on the thread lift area.
      • Right after the thread lifts, there will be swelling around the thread. It won’t be visible, but it will make the thread feel thicker, so it feels like you are feeling the threads. After the healing is completed, there are threads that you will feel due to its migration. It is like a pimple-like sensation under the skin. In many cases, it can be eliminated with an appropriate soft massage.

        What are the do’s and don’ts before and after the thread lift treatment?

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        For the safety of your well being, it is always important to strictly follow the instructions given to you by your doctor to manage side effects and avoid further complications.

        • Caffeine and nicotine should be avoided before the procedure.
        • To decrease swelling and bruising, take Arnica tablets three days prior, and continue for 7 days after your procedure
        • Refrain from taking Vitamin E, Fish oil, and green tea for 10 days before and after the surgery.
        • Avoid Aspirin, Nurofen, or anti-inflammatories for at least 2 to 3 weeks before the procedure.
        • If you are taking anti-inflammatories, anticoagulants, or blood platelet anti-aggregation drugs, please advise the Clinic.
        • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before and after the procedure.
        • You might need to have antiviral therapy for 3 days before and after surgery if you experience cold sores.
        • Vitamin C is recommended for smokers because they tend to heal slower than non-smokers.
        • Apply cold compress gently on the treated skin 48 hours after treatment. Be careful not to put pressure on the skin where threads were implanted.
        • Right after the procedure, and for at least 24 hours, reduce ‘frequent speaking’ and ‘excessive laughter. Excessive speaking and laughter can increase unwanted facial movements and affect the results.
        • Raise the treated area when sleeping. Use extra pillows and support, and sleep on your back for 7 days. Do not sleep with pressure on your face.
        • Antibiotic therapy is required post-surgery. Your doctor will prescribe an appropriate antibiotic for you.
        • Consume soft, warm food only for the next 7 days so that your mouth only opens a small amount
        • Drink plenty of fluids but refrain from using a straw because it distorts facial muscle. Avoid very hot drinks.
        • Do not pull your face down or raise your eyebrows, or smile.
        • Do not smoke if possible.
        • Avoid shaving for 10 days after the procedure (because of involuntary grimacing). After 10 days, you may shave with a new blade, allowing one to pass over the skin without contorting the face. Normal shaving may be resumed after one month.
        • Do not use makeup for 3-5 days.
        • Hold your face with your hands if crying, laughing, coughing, or sneezing to avoid excessive use of facial muscles.
        • No strenuous activities for at least 14 days.
        • Take Paracetamol or Paracetamol with codeine as needed.

        Thread lift gone wrong

        If you are unhappy with the result of your thread lift, you can always request to have it adjusted, replaced, or even removed. Thread lift is temporary, and when threads are removed, you will go back to how you looked before the lift.

        Due to genetics, advancing age, or too much sun exposure, individuals with very thin skin may not be a good candidate for a thread lift. Other facial rejuvenation treatments may be recommended for them.

        Generally, thread lift is low risk, but some non-cosmetic doctors are already offering it over time. However, it is still best to seek the services of certified cosmetic professionals who specialize in this area to prevent you from running into further complications.

        Are the procedures of all thread lifts the same?

        There are different methods done when doing thread lift based on the threads used and the technique of putting the lifting thread. It is essential that you have it performed by a highly-skilled doctor who understands the anatomy of your face to avoid serious side effects and get the results you want to have. It is also suggested to do research beforehand to ensure that you know what to expect and are confident that the treatment is the right one for you.

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        Be In The Best Care

        Dr. Pallavi Sharma is one of Melbourne’s best, well respected cosmetic doctors and aims to provide longstanding anti-aging benefits for her clients. With over 11 years experience in Performing cosmetic procedures, Dr. Sharma has lectured medical professionals regarding cosmetic treatments and is heavily involved in providing up to date cosmetic treatments to her clients and friends.

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        MEDICAL DIRECTOR, SKINCLUB

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        Skin Club’s Cosmetic Doctors are highly trained and renowned for acheiveing great results. Dr Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery in both Melbourne and Melbourne since 2012 and has a loyal patient base spanning several countries.

        He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Dr. Vi Sharma is actively involved in training doctors and nurses in aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

         

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