Thread Lifting / Non-Surgical Face Lift
Threads are a technological innovation offering men and women what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple and minimally invasive way: a reshaped face and restored volume by means of a 30-minute treatment. Sometimes referred to as the “lunchtime facelift” this quick, limited pain procedure has minimal downtime, mitigating the need for actual surgery and allowing the patient to quickly return to their full social life.
Combatting the signs of ageing means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also providing a more youthful shape to the face. To meet this dual requirement, thread lifting combines two effects: lifting and regenerating.
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing the tissue and elevating the skin at the time of implanting the suture. After inserting the suture, your doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.
The regenerating effect is gradual: the composition of the threads initiate a healing response that improves the skin’s overall quality. By resorbing the suture, the threads act on the deeper layers of the skin and stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This action, which continues over time, helps increase the volume of saggy areas and restores shape to the face.
Common areas treated:
- Facial contours
- Eyebrow lift
- Lower jaw and jowls
- Neck sagging
- Nasolabial folds
- Lip and mouth contours
- Nose augmentation (non-surgical rhinoplasty)
- Ear reshaping (non-surgical otoplasty)
- Body procedures include: breast lift, tummy tuck, buttock lift, lifting of inner surface of the arms and lifting of the inner thighs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the procedure performed?
A medical professional will insert threads made of polydioxanone (PDO), polylactic acid (PLA) or polycaprolactone (PCL) into the skin using a fine needle. The threads are then pulled tight, lifting the skin and stimulating collagen production.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients experience only minor discomfort during the procedure, and local anaesthesia can be used to numb the treatment area if necessary.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes depending on the number of threads used and the treatment area.
Is there any downtime?
There may be some redness, swelling, bruising and puckering of skin in the treatment area for a few days after the procedure, but most patients can return to their normal activities immediately.
How long do the results last?
The results of thread face lifting can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of thread used and the individual patient.
Are there any risks or complications?
As with any medical procedure, there are some risks and potential complications associated with thread face lifting, such as infection, bleeding, and thread migration. However, these risks are generally low when the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced medical professional.