Aging is a life process that everyone will definitely go through. As we grow older, signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging, fine lines become more and more visible. With the advancement in aesthetic medicine, now we can tackle these signs of ageing without going through invasive surgery!
Face thread lift is a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift surgery. It is a procedure where doctors insert medical grade threads into your face under the skin to help “pull” up the sagging skin.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is a low risk procedure with short recovery time, common temporary side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising which last around 1-2 weeks time.
The threads used are medical grade threads which will be completely dissolved within 1-2 years time. As the threads dissolve, they stimulate collagen which provides better support to our skin, thus help in firming up the skin.
Who is suitable for face thread lift?
Since face thread lift is a simple and minimally invasive procedure, it is suitable to most people. Generally typical candidate for a thread lift is people in their late 30s to 50s, when they start to notice signs of ageing or wish to have something done to slow down ageing process.
Some people are not good candidate for surgical facelift due to medical conditions that make general anesthesia risky may also consider a thread lift as a safer alternative.
How is the procedure like?
Just like any beauty procedures, it starts with a consultation with the doctor to determine types of threads and number of threads needed for your condition.
The doctor will administer local anesthetic first, and once the local anesthetic kicks in, the doctor will insert threads under the skin. Then, the doctor will pull your skin tight to ensure the barbed threads grip to your tissue strongly to give the best lifting effect.
The thread lift procedure is fairly fast, time taken for the insertion varied depending on number of threads required. In general, a thread lift procedure can be done within an hour time.
How long it can last?
Face thread lifts generally last between 1-2 years time, for better and longer lasting results, doctors will usually recommend combination therapy with some fillers, or HIFU.
Which area is suitable for face thread lift?
Common areas for face thread lift are areas of the face that “sag” over time:
Jowls and Jawline
What to expect after a thread lift?
Downtime for thread lift is quite minimal, you might experience some swelling, redness and bruising but most people can go back to normal routine right away. Tightness or some pulling sensations after face thread lift are common too, usually will resolve within a month after procedure.
Doctors will also advise you to avoid strenuous exercises and saunas for the first week after the thread lift procedure.
Results should be apparent right after the threads are put into place, but you may notice more in the days and weeks right after they are inserted, as swelling and bruising starts to subside.