Loose hanging skin can alter your facial appearance and is a common cause for people to lose their self-confidence as they age. While some treatments remove the loose skin surgically, a thread lift treatment can suspend a few portions of it.
A thread lift treatment is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment during which a dermatologist or a trained cosmetic surgeon puts fibres under the skin to pull it back. Since it is not a surgical treatment, the recovery time following this treatment is quick.
The thread lift treatment is not just a corrective treatment for ageing signs but also stimulates the body’s healing response and triggers collagen production in large amounts. A rise in collagen fibres in the skin delays ageing, improves skin firmness, texture, and volume, and keeps it hydrated and supple.
There are different types of threads used in this treatment:
Polydioxanone or PDO threads: A PDO thread lift uses dissolvable sutures to lift your sagging skin and rejuvenate it. PLA threads : These are derived from a biocompatible material derived from lactic acid. These threads are resorbable and regenerate collagen over a more extended period of time. Polycaprolactone or PCA threads are newer than PDO threads and comprise monofilament threads of synthetic origin. These are bioabsorbable threads. This treatment can be combined with other aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers for specific skin conditions.
How Does the treatment Work?
A thread lift treatment works in different ways based on the area being treated. There are two ways by which thread lifts work:
The basic technique for a thread lift treatment is:
You will be asked to get comfortable and recline in the treatment room.
You will be allowed to go home after the treatment and return to your daily activities.
Who Needs Thread Lift?
The thread lift treatment is ideal for people in their late 30s to those in their late 50s with signs of ageing like loose, hanging or lax skin.
Though many people require facelift surgery, thread lift is a non-surgical alternative for those who do not wish to opt for a more invasive treatment or those who are advised against elective surgery.
Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon will clinically evaluate your skin laxity and take a thorough medical history to determine the best possible treatment alternative. The thread lift treatment can be used for several parts of the body, including: