What Is Facial Thread Lift?

Thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that offers a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. Thread lifts tightens your skin by inserting medical-grade thread material into your face and then “pulling” your skin up by tightening the thread. This procedure is noticeable right from the beginning as it lifts the skin up with the thread that eventually dissolves. Thread lifts have been around since the 1990’s but innovations in the material used for thread lifts have led to an increase in popularity in recent years.

Thread Lift Procedure

The process of thread lift may varies from the area you’re targeting. But the basic technique is usually the same.

1. You’ll seat in a recliner where you will get the procedure. Alcohol, as well as topical anesthetic, will be applied to your skin as it’s prepped for surgery. In some cases, you may need sleep anesthesia.

2. A thin needle or cannula will be used to insert the threads underneath your skin. Inserting the threads can take 30 to 45 minutes.

3. After the threads are inserted, you may feel light pressure or tightening under your skin.

4. Procedure is completed and you are ready to be discharged on the same day. 

Who’s The Best Candidate for Thread Lift?

The best candidate for a thread lift is in their late 30s to early 50s. A person who is generally in good health but just starting to notice the signs of aging may benefit the most from the subtle impact of a thread lift. The best candidate for this procedure would be someone who wants an immediate V line and someone who suffers from saggy skin. Immediate lift is also good for someone who wants to get rid of wrinkles.

Targeted Areas For Thread Lift

Many people choose a thread lift for facial areas that “sag” or look less tight over time. These areas include

  • Jawline
  • Brow line
  • Under-eye area
  • Forehead 
  • Cheeks

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

A thread lift is considered a low-risk procedure with minimal recovery time. This procedure is quick and you can leave the clinic right away. However, there are side effects and a risk of complications. You may experience bruising or slight pain where the thread was inserted, as well as swelling, bleeding are also possible side effects.

Final thought

This procedure is for those who already have a sagged skin that wants immediate result. It doesn’t last life time and it typically lasts about 2-3 years. For more information, please feel free to contact us. We can guide you the areas where you may need thread lifting as well as providing you with realistic results. You can ask for a before and after pictures of other patients who have visited the clinic so you can get a glimpse of what to expect. You may need to inform us any allergies or medications you are taking currently as well for the best results.

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