What Is Thread Lift?
Thread lifting is a simple solution for those difficult to treat areas. The procedure brings about natural, long lasting and immediately visible results for our patients allowing them to feel better about themselves. It helps to rebuild, lift, tighten and rejuvenate areas that are otherwise difficult to treat using other means. Some of the common areas that benefit from this line of treatment include saggy jawline, the neck region which is also called as turkey neck and the décolletage which is often damaged due to excessive sun exposure.
What To Expect?
The procedure involves, firstly mapping the treatment area on the skin. Vectors are drawn in so as to aid the lifting process. The area to be treated is then anesthetized with an anesthetic cream and disinfected. We only use threads that can be broken down by the body and are biocompatible, ruling out any allergic reactions from patients. The threads themselves consist of polydioxanone (PDO), which has been used for soluble suturing in surgery for internal injuries for decades. The number of threads to be used depends on the surface area that is being treated. The lifting effect will be immediately visible.
After treatment, minor redness and swelling may occur, but will disappear again after two days. The results are effective for up to two years and can easily be repeated as and when required.
To sum up for those wanting to opt for this treatment these are the following benefits:
- The benefits of thread lifts can be summarized at a glance
- Natural results without radical change
- No recovery time or side effects
- Results last for up to two years
- Little or no pain
- No surgery or anesthesia
Frequently Asked Questions
Thread lifts, such as Silhouette InstaLift and Novathreads, can benefit both men and women who wish to rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing major surgery, injections, or lasers. This minimally-invasive technology is specifically made to lift sagging skin.
Silhouette InstaLift sutures are made up of glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), a polymer that is tolerated well by the body, making it an ideal substance to use in medical devices. The Instalift sutures are fully absorbable, and are created with bidirectional cones to provide lift and anchoring to tissues.
Novathread sutures are made of Polydioxanone (PDO) is a strong synthetic monofilament fiber consisting of one solid fiber of thread which has been used as a cutaneous and subcutaneous suture material in plastic surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, trauma surgery, & gynecological surgery for over thirty years.
Both Novathreads and Silhouette InstaLift threads are FDA-cleared sutures.
Thread lifts are a minimally-invasive option to lift the deeper layers of skin to enhance facial contours. This procedure can help transform your aging, sagging skin for a more youthful appearance.
This procedure to treat the mid-face and cheek regions of the face, increasing volume and restoring contours as well as the brow, jawline, neck, upper arms and knees.
The thread lift procedure is done in-office by thread lift pioneer, Dr. Berger. He will start by marking the treatment areas on the patient. A needle or a cannula will then gently be inserted and the threads placed into the subcutaneous tissue, lifting the skin. Because the Instalift sutures have bidirectional absorbable cones, and the Nova threads have tiny barbs that grab the tissue the threads are easily held into place. Treatments commonly take about 45 minutes.
Silhouette InstaLift results last from 1 to 2 years. Novathreads lift last 6 to 12 months.
Yes, when indicated. However, this is generally unnecessary and happens infrequently.
The threads stimulate collagen production, and are replaced by a thin rope of collagen, providing ongoing lifting and long-lasting results.
No general anesthesia is used during this procedure. Instead, Doctor will use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort before inserting the sutures.
Treatment fees vary from practice to practice, and are dependent on each patient’s individual’s goals and the number of sutures required. For information on pricing, contact Musk Clinic today.