Thread Lift

As we get older, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen which leads to loss of volume and reduction in skin thickness. This is a major factor in the creation of excess skin and wrinkles. The shape and appearance of face changes due to age-related alterations in facial skin strength and elasticity along with fat, bone, and cartilage loss. As the skin grows weaker, it’s no longer able to support the tissues beneath it adequately, and gravity pulls it downwards and stretches it. If the skin of the face is infused with fresh collagen when the signs of skin laxity are still mild can help to both reduce looseness by thickening and hydrating the skin and prevent it from getting worse by strengthening the skin.

What is Thread lift?

A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce immediate visible lift in the skin. Here, specialized surgical threads are used to lift and regenerate sagging skin on the mid-face, jowls, and neck, giving a tighter, younger appearance. The skin is pulled back slightly thereby lifting and tightening the face. The threads also provoke the body’s “healing response” by causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas as collagen plays a vital role in aging process.

How does face thread lifts work?

After administration of thread, face thread lifts gradually to stimulate collagen production over time to revive facial volume and smooth deep lines and wrinkles. Most people do not even feel their sutures once the skin has healed around them. The threads are inserted with the help of needle without any incision under the skin to elevate the loose or sagging tissue in ageing areas. A thread lift generally lasts from one to three years.

Core areas of Thread Lift

⦁ Hollow cheeks – Loss of volume from cheeks is one of the most prominent signs of ageing but a thread lift can even fill the hollow after triggering collagen production.
⦁ Jowls – With growing age and gravity, jowls can form round the jawline and may create the effect of excess skin. This can also be corrected with threadlift.
⦁ Sagging cheeks – The mild to moderate sagging of cheeks is caused by the ageing process but are often rectified by thread lift treatment.
⦁ Deep wrinkles – Due to loss of fat pads in your face owing to age, folds round the nose and chin deepens which can also be rectified by the threadlift procedure.
Ideal Candidates for Threadlift• The ideal thread lift candidate is usually in his/her late thirties to early fifties. But thread lifts can provide a facelift alternative for older patients who cannot undergo surgical facelift due to medical reasons.
• Patients with realistic expectations. While thread lifts certainly produce visible changes, they will generally only lift the face by a few millimetres.

What are the advantages of thread lifts?

Thread lift treatment can treat various flaws of skin and have many benefits:
⦁ The greatest advantage of thread lift is reduced recovery time. Recovery is fast as thread lift is performed under local anaesthesia. While some patients will experience a little bit of soreness, redness and swelling after having a thread lift, most can return to work immediately.
⦁ As thread lifts are much easier to perform than facelift surgery, they are much more affordable.
⦁ Best suited to patients who are dealing with mild to moderate, rather than severe signs of skin laxity.
⦁ Patients can immediately associate themselves with the final result.

Precautions while healing

⦁ Avoid vigorous rubbing of face while cleansing or applying moisturizer for one week after placing of threads.
⦁ Don’t try to prop your head up slightly so that you don’t roll over directly onto your face while sleeping.