A Thread Lift is a procedure for lifting and also tightening sagging skin on the face. The procedure is not surgical, meaning that unlike a typical facelift you won’t have to go under the knife. In fact, except for the end product, there’s little to nothing to compare between the two procedures. For instance, a surgical facelift requires that a person undergo a considerable downtime to recover whereas, with a thread lift, a person may only need one or two days to recover.
What is a Thread Lift?
A Thread Lift is a procedure where a type of biodegradable and absorbable suture is put in place to strategically lift and contour the skin around the mid- and lower parts of the face. The parts of the face that benefit most from a Thread Lift are: the cheeks and jowls, and the lips and neck.
All places on the face where a person might suffer a breakdown in collagen, a loss in volume. The sutures, which are connected to tiny cone-like objects placed beneath the skin, both help to tighten these areas, but also encourage collagen stimulation through inflammation.
Is a Thread Lift a New Type of Procedure?
No, a thread lift is a type of procedure that has been around since the nineties. However, the technologies employed in those earlier procedures were slightly more invasive and, in comparison with today’s modern procedure, antiquated and limited. The sutures once used were barbed in nature, and had to be anchored to deep tissues in the scalp, temple, and brow.
Recently, the FDA approved a type of absorbable medical suture that makes the procedure viable for most all parts of the face, because the sutures do not need to be anchored to deep tissue. Modern sutures can be positioned to lift the skin in two different directions, allowing for an end product that appears three dimensional—previous versions could only be anchored in the face in on direction, which at times provided a less desirable up-and-down, two-dimensional look.
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