About Thread Lift
What is Thread Lift?
It is a non-surgical procedure that can lift sagging soft tissues, rejuvenating and reshaping the face without having to do a surgery. It involves a less painful insertion of a bio-absorbable thread under the skin, which helps in lifting the tissue and skin tightening.
How does the thread lift work?
The threads inserted are microfilaments which will be absorbed by our own body. During this process, the threads elicit a fibrous capsule reaction around them which creates bands of fibrosis or “new ligaments” that produces a tightening effect.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia without sedation, and takes thirty minutes to complete. These threads are inserted with help of a very thin needle. After insertion, the needle is pulled out of the skin, leaving the thread inside. Patient could leave the clinic immediately after.
Is there any side effects?
The needle is very thin and does not cause much pain while insertion, as the procedure is performed under topical anesthesia or ice packs. Patient will experience minimal swelling which usually reduces over 2 or 3 days. The threads are absorbed by the body naturally and these bio-absorbable threads are commonly used in surgical procedures. Hence the threads as such do not cause any side effects.
What to expect after the Thread Lift?
The results are immediately visible and continue to improve further in next 2 months as collagen remodeling takes effect. The procedure can be repeated every 9 months to 1 year depending on the necessity.
The benefits of the thread lift shaping and lifting is a good option for those aged 30 to 60years, for whom gentle sagging may be apparent, but collagen induction are still enough for regeneration. It is suitable for people who expect minimal changes in facial contour without going under knife.