Thread lifts are a minimally invasive procedure, providing an alternative to undergoing facelift surgery. This procedure helps tighten the skin by injecting medical-grade thread material into the face. Essentially these threads pull up the skin when drawn, giving the appearance of a facelift without the need for surgery.
Also, called barbed suture lift, a thread lift is a cosmetic procedure aimed to help lift and sculpt the shape of the face and breasts. Thread lifts use temporary, medical-grade suture-like materials to create stitches in the skin. The stitches are then pulled taught, creating a lift-like look on the treated area.
Thread lifts are used by those not wanting to undergo a complete surgical facelift. This treatment helps areas that sag and appear less tight due to aging. Common treatment areas include jowls, jawline, brow line, under-eye area, forehead, and cheeks. A thread lift also helps lift and tighten breasts after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
Those in their late 30s to early 50s are typical candidates for thread lifts. For the best results, the patient must be in good health and experiencing early signs of aging. Thread lifts are an excellent alternative for those who cannot have a surgical facelift due to medical conditions making the procedure risky.
Recovery from a thread lift is relatively minimal. Most experience visible swelling and bruising but can go home or return to work right away. Results appear immediately after the threads are in place and maybe more noticeable several days to weeks after the treatment when swelling subsides.
Thread lift results are not meant to be permanent and can last from one to three years. Results are not permanent because the dissolvable dermal fillers are absorbed by tissue under the skin. Non-permanent results mean treatment may need to be repeated as results begin to diminish.
Costs of thread lifts vary according to many factors, including where you live, the experience of the provider, and the number of target areas. The greater the surface area and the number of target areas increase the overall cost of the procedure. On average, a thread lift typically costs about 40 percent of what traditional facelifts cost. Some reports state thread lifts cost about $2,250 in the United States.
An experienced, trained, and licensed provider can complete a thread lift procedure within 45 minutes. Many patients return to work immediately after treatment.
Thread lifts are considered low-risk procedures but still have some side effects, including the risk of complications. Common side effects include bruising, swelling, bleeding, and pain at the injection sites.
There is a 15 to 20 percent chance of experiencing complications post-treatment. Complications are minor, easily treatable, and include:
Infection is another risk, and if experienced, patients should call their physician immediately for evaluation and treatment. Signs of infection include green, black, red, or brown discharge at the procedure site, swelling lasting more than 48 hours, persistent headaches, and fever.
Those interested in receiving thread lifts to combat sagging skin need to speak with a licensed and trained provider. The provider can discuss treatment procedures, side effects, and information on what to expect. Call today to schedule an appointment and discuss treatment options, including thread lifts.
Barb 2.5’ $180
Barb 3.5’ $220
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A PDO thread lift is a revolutionary new treatment in the world of aesthetics, but PDO threads themselves have been used safely for decades for various applications, like treating gynecological disorders or suturing incisions after medical procedures. When used as an aesthetic treatment, there are a few things you should know.
First, it mechanically results in instant skin lifting. Second, it contracts fat tissue to result in instant skin tightening. Third, it promotes collagen production and neovascularization to renew your skin at the cellular level. All of this works together to give you enhanced skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and more elastic skin.
This treatment is completely safe. It is approved by the FDA for safety and efficiency. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of treatments have been performed and there are no reports of allergic reactions,
sensitivities to the threads, or serious side effects or risks.
A PDO thread lift is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture and aesthetic goals. Depending on the area you want treated, you may receive three or four carefully placed barbed threads. Different threads are used for varying degrees of lift, skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation.
Because a PDO thread lift is so versatile, it can treat virtually any area of the face. These include the: Neck, Jowls, Jaw line, Naso jugal folds, Nasolabial folds, Crow‘s feet Undereye area, Eyebrows, Cheeks