What is a Thread Lift?

A practitioner should not suggest a thread lift as an alternative to a surgical facelift. A thread lift is not a Facelift, and the patient could be disappointed if it is not clearly said upfront.

The fact Thread lift attracts patients is because it is a less invasive procedure than surgical procedure (45 minutes) with minimal downtime, rapid recovery, and an immediate visible result.

It is a fantastic temporary procedure to slow down ageing process. It is why it is essential to assess correctly the degree of skin laxity of a patient to offer the correct advice and treatment plan. Often Thread lift needs to be combined with other procedures such as filler injection and Botox to get the best outcome.

The ideal candidate for a thread facelift is someone who has mild sagging or loose skin. It could be as well a patient with more severe sagging skin laxity.

The ideal candidate for a thread facelift is someone who has a mild sagging or loose skin. It could be as well a patient with a more severe sagging skin laxity as long as they understand the limitation of the procedure.

A thread lift is not limited to only lifting and adding volume to sagging cheek but can treat different areas:

  • Elevate sagging brows                                                                                                             
  • Elevate and refresh marionette lines and nasolabial folds                                              
  • Create fullness in the lips                                                                                                       
  • Support and revitalise the neck area                                                                                   
  •  Correct asymmetry of the brow and face                                                                           
  •  Revitalise and lift the jowl area                                                                                           
  •  Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

How many threads will I need for a Thread facelift?

The answer will not be the same for each patient according to the degree of skin laxity.

For some patients, three threads per side will be more than enough; for others, five will be preferred when laxity is more severe. It allows us to have a more even distribution of the weight of the tissues between the threads, a better lifting effect, and a more lasting result.

Also, the exit point of the thread in the scalp fascia rather than on the face allows us to have a better anchorage to reinforce and prolong the lifting effect over time. It needs to be considered when choosing the method used for the thread lift.

I also often recommend to my patients to combine treatment with Botulinum toxin ( Botox). Done two weeks before the Thread insertion. It relaxes the muscles and avoids muscle movement to potentially destroy part of the effect of the threads.

To increase as well the threads lifting effect, I like to recommend to my patient to have a course of mesotherapy or PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma )  2 weeks after the thread insertion to help improving skin quality.

Optimal results will be apparent at the three-month review following the secondary neo collagenases action of the sutures.

Starting to think it could be what you are looking for?

I will guide you to select the correct threads and thread lift method to ensure you will get the best outcome. Call the practice, and my assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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