Threads used in a thread lift procedure are anchored to the skin and underlying tissues, providing lift and tightening effect. Over time, the threads dissolve and are absorbed by the body while collagen production is stimulated, which can help maintain some of the lifting effects. However, threads do not permanently stay in place after they have dissolved.
How does the thread lift procedure work?
The thread lift procedure is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves the use of sutures or threads to lift and tighten sagging facial skin. During the procedure, the threads are inserted under the skin using small needles, and then pulled tightly to lift droopy areas of the face, such as jowls or eyebrow ptosis. The threads are anchored in place, and over time they stimulate collagen production for further firming and tightening of the skin. The results can last up to 2 years depending on the type of threads used. There may be some temporary side effects like mild swelling, bruising or soreness which typically resolve within a week after treatment. It is important to consult with an experienced medical professional who has expertise in performing thread lifts to determine if it is a good option for you based on your individual needs and concerns.
Are threads used in the thread lift absorbable or nonabsorbable?
Threads used in thread lift can be both absorbable and nonabsorbable, depending on the type of material they are made of. Non-absorbable threads provide longer-lasting results as they do not dissolve over time, while absorbable threads gradually dissolve and stimulate collagen production for more natural-looking results.
Does the thread lift provide immediate results?
Yes, a thread lift procedure can provide immediate results. This is because as soon as the threads are inserted into the skin, they begin to lift and tighten the tissues. However, full results may not be visible until any swelling or bruising subsides after a few days.
What are the potential risks and complications of a thread lift procedure?
Thread lift procedure is generally considered safe, but there are some potential risks and complications associated with this cosmetic treatment. These include:
1. Infection: As with any invasive procedure, infection can occur at the insertion site of the threads.
2. Pain: Patients may experience mild to moderate pain or discomfort after the procedure, which can last for several days.
3. Nerve damage: The threads may cause temporary or permanent nerve damage in rare cases, leading to numbness, tingling, or weakness.
4. Visible threads or puckering: Depending on the technique used and patient’s skin type or condition sometimes sutures become visible through the skin surface.
5. Asymmetry & Irregularities could be caused by loose tissue incorporated into threads that don’t hold strong enough stitches throughout time or poor quality material used on the thread itself
It is important for patients to fully understand these risks before undergoing a thread lift procedure and discuss them with their doctor beforehand.