Thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, the cosmetic surgeon simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it
Thread Lifts are recommended for people who are looking to combat signs of Aging caused by reduced collagen production. A Thread Lift is a great alternative to surgery and gives long lasting results, from 12 to 18 months, and can be combined with anti-Aging injections too.
Thread Lifts aren’t suitable for everyone, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who suffer from anti-coagulation or auto-immune conditions.
TYPES OF THREAD LIFTS
- SURGICAL THREAD-LIFTING
Surgical thread-lifting can be compared to a face lift and procedures fall into two categories. FREE FLOATING THREADS are inserted beneath the skin under a local anaesthetic and pulled into place, creating a lift that usually lasts between one to two years. FIXED THREADS, attached to the skin’s underlying structures, are capable of delivering a more radical, face-lift type result and are often combined with excess skin removal for best results. These last from two to four years. Recovery, for any swelling or bruising to go down, takes from 7 to 14 days, so if you do go ahead build in a week off.
- NON-SURGICAL THREAD-LIFTING?
Non-surgical threads are the middle way. The discreet and subtle option best suited for 35 to 55-year-olds, they rev up collagen production, are less radical than the surgical option, but do have lifting benefits significant enough to make a noticeable difference. Again it is highly advisable the procedure is completed by a cosmetic surgeon, aesthetic doctor or qualified medical practitioner. Usually four to 16 threads are applied in a treatment, requiring a local anaesthetic, that can last from 20 minutes to an hour. Expect mild to moderate swelling, but recovery time is on average one to two days.
- BEAUTY THREADS
This is the treatment becoming most widely available, and with the most potential for client confusion and disappointed expectations However beauty threads do have benefits for younger skin and can make the most of other procedures. Getting good advice beforehand about what is being used is crucial, most materials have a similar effect so don’t be bamboozled into thinking one type is superior to another.