Skin changes are a fact of life, but that does not mean you have to live with those changes. Jowls, loose skin around the neck, and wrinkles can disappear with a thread lift. Minimally invasive, thread lifts are an effective option for those who want to retain their natural beauty and smile at a rejuvenated reflection. At DrSkin, our kind yet meticulous specialists are here to help.
What is a Thread Lift?
Did you know that there is an alternative to facelift surgery that gives you gorgeous results? Introducing the thread lift. The procedure is designed to use medical grade thread to lift areas of your face that have begun to show signs of aging. Local anesthetic is used for the procedure, but there is a minimal chance of downtime and scarring, unlike a traditional facelift.
Plus, you get to enjoy results that get better with time. After the thread lift, your skin is encouraged to boost collagen production, ensuring that your skin looks naturally younger.
How Do Thread Lifts Work?
The thread lift procedure may sound complicated, but that is because it happens in two phases. The first part is rather straightforward. During the procedure, a technician takes a thread of dissolvable sutures and puts them under the skin. Those threads are then pulled taut in the regions being treated.
On the threads are little barbs—you don’t feel them, don’t worry—that grab onto the layers of skin to keep the skin tight. The barbs activate the healing response in your skin. Even though you are not being harmed, your body’s natural response is to try and heal the area. The result? Stimulated collagen. The collagen will plump up the regions when the skin has started to sag, leaving your face looking more youthful, even after the threads dissolve.
Benefits of a Thread Lift
If you are looking for a minimally invasive way to lift your facial features and your spirits, the thread lift is a sound option. Here are some of the benefits:
- Minimal downtime, since it is less invasive than other cosmetic surgeries
- No cuts or incisions
- More affordable when compared to a surgical face or neck lift
- Threads dissolve naturally
- Treatment can be applied to neck, brows, forehead, marionette lines, knees, and cheeks
- Results improve over time
- Collagen production is stimulated post-treatment
- You can combine your thread lift with other services, including injections, microneedling, and skin resurfacing
What To Expect During a Thread Lift
A thread lift procedure is sometimes called a lunch time lift, because it can be done in a short amount of time. This is good news, because you can have your thread lift done then continue on with your day—with some post-treatment aftercare to consider. The overall procedure is much the same, but our technicians may have to customize some of the steps to meet your needs.
- On the day of your procedure, we will check you in and get you comfortable. In the office, you will be sat on a reclining chair. A topical anesthetic is used to prep the area being treated for the thread lift.
- Most patients feel little to no discomfort during the procedure, but this depends on your tolerance.
- Using a thin needle or cannula, the DrSkin technician will carefully insert the threads beneath your skin. This often takes 30 to 45 minutes.
- With the threads inserted and pulled tight, you may feel some pressure in the area. This is light and should not linger.
- Shortly after the needles are removed, your procedure will conclude and you can go back home to return to work.
Are There Any Side Effects or Risks?
One of the wonderful things about the thread lift is that there is little to no downtime. Being that procedure is minimally invasive, there is a very low chance for any scarring, pain, or infection. While these can happen, most complications can be treated and corrected right away.
After your thread lift, the treated area may feel a little irritated or painful. It is not uncommon to experience some swelling or bruising. We recommend acetaminophen and ice packs to relieve the pain and swelling. Our team will give you an aftercare plan to ensure that you bounce back quickly, but feel free to call us anytime you have questions or concerns. We are here for you.
How Long Do Results Last?
You will notice right away that your skin looks a little tighter and more lifted. However, the initial tightening is only the first phase of your results. It takes a few months for collagen production to become noticeable, but the effects of the boosted collagen are long-lasting.
Within 6 months, the threads disappear from under your skin, leaving you looking vibrant and youthful.
Who is a Candidate for a Thread Lift?
Generally, those who would like to combat early signs of aging (those in their late 30s and early 50s), such as sagging or the loss of skin elasticity are the best candidates.
However, due to the low risk and minimal invasiveness of the thread lifts, this is an option for those who cannot undergo surgery for a variety of reasons.
Get Uplifting Results With DrSkin
Aging is inevitable, but your skin does not have to show it! Thread lifts are an effective way to combat skin laxity. Say goodbye to jowls and sagging. Thread lifts are minimally invasive and have little to no downtime. You are going to love the way you look. Book your consultation or give us a call with your questions. You’re in good hands with the amazing team at DrSkin.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Rohit Jaiswal
Dr. Rohit Jaiswal, M.D., is a highly skilled and board-certified cosmetic physician at DrSkin Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona. With his extensive expertise in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Jaiswal is dedicated to helping patients enhance their natural beauty and achieve their desired aesthetic goals. His commitment to patient care is reflected in his personalized approach, ensuring that each individual receives tailored treatments that address their unique needs and concerns.
Dr. Jaiswal’s passion for staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in cosmetic procedures allows him to offer cutting-edge treatments and deliver exceptional results. With his gentle demeanor and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Jaiswal consistently provides a safe and comfortable environment for his patients, making their experience at DrSkin Med Spa truly exceptional.
Dr. Naomi Placella
Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Naomi Placella NMD, is a Top Naturopathic Doctor and leader in Integrative Medicine. She blends the best of modern medical science with traditional, natural approaches to not only treat but restore health and maintain optimal wellness.
Dr. Placella has 10 years of experience in medicine and seven years of aesthetic experience performing injections of Neurotoxins, Fillers, Sculptra, Radiesse, and much more. She is also fluent in PDO Threads, PRP/PRF treatments for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration, and treatments that will tighten and tone the skin. Dr. Placella also offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, IV therapy, and weight-loss management.
Dr. Placella’s holistic approach to aesthetic medicine aligns seamlessly to DrSkin Med Spa’s bespoke approach to treatment because human beings are a complex network of interrelated systems, not just a symptom or sum of symptoms, and as a result need custom-designed treatment protocols to address the multi-facets of our entire being.
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