Thread Lift Treatment and Facelift
The increase in noninvasive procedures has shifted the aesthetic culture. Patients now are going for less invasive, less painful, less costly procedures with shorter recovery times. Thread lifts are one of the most recent approaches to nonsurgical facial tightening. It is a cosmetic procedure that aids in contouring lose or sagging skin and efficiently tightens and lifts up loose skin. The threads used in the process are made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The procedure deals with these skin areas:
- Eyebrow Lift
- Skin folds from nose to lips
- The lines at corners of the mouth
The thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates collagen in a skin that helps the skin to retain volume and hydration making it looks young again. The threads used in the treatment are dissolvable which reduces the chance of infection as bacteria have no foreign material to grow on.
The thread lift procedure is done under local anesthesia. The surgical thread (PDO) is worked upon the skin using a cannula (micro-needle).
Thread lift surgery is categorized into three types; surgical, non-surgical and beauty threads.
Surgical thread lift: It can be compared to a facelift and done in two ways;
Free-floating threads: inserted beneath the skin under local anesthesia and pulled into place, creating a lift.
Fixed threads: are attached to the skin's underlying structures that give a thorough face-lift and are often combined with excess skin removal for best results. The recovery time may be from 7-14 days.
Non-surgical thread lifts: These are the middle way between surgical and beauty thread treatments. It is suitable for people who want minimal to normal lifting. The method also changes the skin tissues in terms of increased collagen creation. These are less radical in the skin but give a noticeable lift to the face. The result lasts between 10 to 18 months.
Beauty threads: The treatment acts by stimulating collagen productions in the skin. Increased levels of collagen make the skin tight and firm giving it a youthful glow. Beauty threads are relatively short, about and are usually placed in multiples. The result lasts about 12 to 18 months.
After the procedure, you may get swelling or little bruising in the treated area that goes away in a few days.
A facelift or Rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgery to get a more youthful appearance to the face. It reshapes the lower half of your face by eliminating excess facial skin and tightens loose, hanging skin in the region of the jawline. It may also remove deep folds around your mouth and nose, and extra hanging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck. It may also tighten the underlying tissues, and it can be combined with other surgeries to improve the forehead, cheeks, brows, and eyelids.
The surgery is generally done as an outpatient practice. It can be done under local anesthetics and sedatives or general anesthesia.
The procedure may take from 2 to 4 hours, and the patient can usually go home on the same day after surgery. The incisions for the facelift are based on the techniques that will be used and the patient's choices. Options are:
Traditional face-lift incision: It begins at your temples in the hairline, goes down and around the front of your ears and ends at the back of your ears in your lower scalp. An incision can also be made under your chin to enhance the appearance of your neck.
A limited incision: Comparatively shorter incision that starts in your hairline just on top of your ear, wraps around the front of your ear but does not expand all the way into the lower scalp.
Neck lift incision: begins in front of your earlobe and continues about your ear into your lower scalp. A small incision is made below your chin as well.
- Thread Lift