Thread Lift - Dr Shaista Lodhi The Aesthetics Clinic & Medical Centre

Thread Lift

A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure in which suture threads one are inserted under the skin of the face in order to rejuvenate the facial tissues, eliminate sagging, and overall achieve a “younger” look. The thread facelift is supposed to help with sagging in the brow area, under the eye, midface, jowl, nasolabial fold (between the nose and the lips), and even the neck.

What happens to our faces when we age?

Our face starts to lose volume, collagen, and fat. Gravity becomes our worst enemy. This results in face sagging and wrinkling making us look tired and old.

Face thread lift is an excellent treatment to improve this.

Face thread lift is a non-surgical facelifting procedure. It is a safe and relatively comfortable procedure with minimal downtime. Most importantly, it is an effective facelifting treatment without undergoing the knife.

WHAT IS THREAD LIFT?

Face Thread Lift treatment uses ultra-thin threads called poly-L-lactic acid and caprolactone (p(LA-CL)) threads and/or polydioxanone (PDO) threads. When placed appropriately into the treatment areas such as the cheeks, jawline and neck, these threads can give an immediate lifting effect. They then start to stimulate new collagen production from within the skin. The result is tighter and more lifted skin, effectively giving you a V shape face. The thread lift also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and folds.

WHAT ARE THE AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH THREAD LIFT?

With correct skills and techniques, threads can be used to lift areas such as:

  1. Cheeks
  2. Nasolabial areas
  3. Marionette lines
  4. Jawlines
  5. Brows
  6. Neck
  7. Nose

Treatment of more than one area of the face is usually required to achieve a desired face lifting result.

IS THREAD LIFT PAINFUL?

Thread lift is a relatively comfortable procedure with the help of numbing cream and local anesthesia injections. Most patients only experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.

HOW SOON CAN I SEE THE RESULTS?

 Most patients can see an instant face lifting result immediately after treatment. The results generally improve over the next 2-4 weeks. Results from thread lifting are very natural in comparison to surgical face-lift.

Due to collagen production over time, results from face thread lift tend to improve over time.

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

This varies from person to person. Generally, thread lift can last for approximately 1 to 1.5 year. Repeated treatment can further improve the outcome.

ANY DOWNTIME?

After the face thread lift treatment, you will feel a tight sensation over the treated areas. Some discomfort, redness, needle marks, mild skin dimpling, and minimal bruising are expected after the treatment. However, these usually resolve within 1-2 weeks.

AM I SUITABLE FOR THREAD LIFT?
Thread lift is suitable for women and men who wish to improve mild to moderate face sagging but are not ready to go under the knife.  It produces an immediate face lifting effect that gets better over time, without the potential complications from major surgery.

CAN I COMBINE THREAD LIFT WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

Thread lifts can be combined with other anti-aging treatments such as:

  1. Dermal fillers
  2. RF Tightening & Lifting Treatment