Everything You Need to Know About Thread Lifts
Thread Lifting is the latest technology to assist with facial retightening. This treatment helps to create desired facial contour and lift through the action of resorbable sutures (resorbable sutures are safe medical threads commonly used to hold, mould and seal epidermis / dermis skin tissue).
How does thread lift work?
The thread used in this procedure are made of a polylactic acid resorbable suture (thread), and moulded cones made of lactide / glycolide.
The suture (thread) acts as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft skin tissue. The cones hold the suture (thread) in place.
The components of the suture (thread) and cones are totally reabsorbed by the body and in time stimulate the body’s production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume, which diminishes with age.
The doctor specialised in performing Thread Lifting applies a local anaesthetic to the face, once the area is sedated the doctor injects the Thread Lift suture (thread) under the skin using a fine needle.
After inserting the suture (thread), the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin and achieve the immediate lift.
Thread Lifting can be carried out on a variety of areas of the face with long lasting results.
Benefits of Thread Lift
Thread Lifting is a new and highly specialised cosmetic procedure that lifts and redefines the facial contours without the need for invasive surgical procedures.
The benefits to Thread Lifting include minimal downtime due to minimally invasive procedure and natural looking result without the tell tale signs of plastic surgery.
A Thread Lift procedure is an accessible treatment that does not require lengthy hospital stays and can be performed in a specialised treatment room at Quay Aesthetics and Spa by Dr Jardel Malek Aesthetic Doctor.
The Thread Lifting procedure will deliver long lasting results and will lift the eyebrows, jawline, cheeks, malar area and neck naturally and effectively.
Who is thread lift best for?
A Thread Lift procedure is suited to those that wish to lift and redefine the contours of their jawline, cheeks, malar, eyebrows and neck.
A Thread Lift procedure helps to tighten and lift areas that have been affected by the laws of age and gravity. Although a Thread Lift is not a substitute for surgical procedures such as a face lift, it is a suitable and viable option for those in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s looking to slow down the ageing process.
A Thread Lift procedure may not be suitable for those with excessive skin laxity or extensive ageing of the face and neck.
What are the side effects of a Thread Lift treatment?
You may experience side effects including: bruising, swelling, redness, slight pulling or mild pucker of the skin where the thread is placed, this is normal and will subside within 2 weeks.
What is the ideal age to undergo a Thread Lift treatment?
The ideal age bracket to have this treatment is anywhere between 30 to 60 years old, without excessively loose skin or severe ptosis (sagging/dropping skin of the upper eyelid).
What happens to the suture (thread)?
A Thread Lift is a non-invasive treatment, once the suture (thread) is injected into the face the thread is broken down and absorbed into the skin over time, living behind a seamless tightened finish.
How long does a Thread Lift treatment take?
A Thread Lifting procedure takes just 30 minutes under local aesthetic
How long does Thread Lift last?
The Thread Lift treatment lasts up to 12-24 months.