Facts about thread lift you need to know

Facts about face thread lift


A face thread lift or facelifting is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to lift and tighten sagging facial skin. Biodegradable threads are inserted under the skin to pull and tighten it and bring it into position. 

The thread lift stimulates collagen production in the skin and improves skin elasticity and firmness. 

Types of face thread lifts

Commonly used types of face thread lifts include

Polydioxanone or PDO thread lifts:  PDOs are biodegradable material, promote collagen production, and provide a lifting effect to the skin. The collagen production helps maintain the skin elasticity while the threads gradually dissolve.

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) thread lift: Similarly to PDO threads, PLLA stimulates long-term collagen synthesis, improving the skin’s texture and quality.

Polycaprolactone (PCL) thread lift: PCL face thread lifts provide immediate lifting effects, stimulate collagen production, and have a prolonged action duration.

Advantages of a face thread lift

 Some of the benefits of a facelift include:

  • Reduce Wrinkles and Sagging: Facelifts reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.
  • Restore Facial Contours:  A facelift helps restore defined facial contours of cheeks, jawline, neck loss, and facial volume by repositioning and tightening the underlying tissues and giving a more youthful profile. 
  • Improve Jawline and Neck Appearance: Facelift lifts Jowls, double chin, and loose skin in the neck area, which results in more defined jaw lines and a smoother, firmer neck.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Facelift provides a durable, youthful appearance. 

Who is a candidate for a face thread lift?

 Here are some considerations our experts take for determining if you are the right candidate for face thread lift:

Method: It is best for those looking for a non-surgical approach to fight against signs of aging in the face and neck.

Signs of Aging: If you have sagging skin, fine lines, or skin volume loss, you may go for face thread lifting.

Realistic Expectations: Goals and expected outcomes are previously discussed to ensure that they align with what can be realistically achieved with a thread lift.  

Skin Quality: Face lifting tightening effects rely on individual skin’s ability to respond to the lifting. Adopt other if you have remarkable skin laxity, poor skin elasticity, or severe sun damage. 

Procedure for face thread lift

Face thread lift is a simple daytime procedure. The following steps are involved in face thread lift: 

Consultation: It consists of discussing your goals, concerns, and expectations for the process. It involves evaluating face anatomy, skin condition, and medical history and deciding whether you are a suitable candidate for a facelift.

Anesthesia:  Local anesthesia will numb the treatment area to ensure your comfort during the thread insertion process.

Thread placement: Our experts will make small incisions on the targeted treatment areas. With the help of a needle or cannula, biodegradable threads such as PDO thread are inserted into the skin. 

Thread adjustment: The tiny barbs, or cones, anchor into the skin and provide lift. By gently pulling the skin upward, the medical professional will adjust the threads to the desired position to achieve the desired lifting effect. They trim the excess threads and close the incision.

Care after face thread lifts

Instructions for post-procedure care:

Follow medical instructions: The expert will give you personal guidelines based on specific procedures and individual needs; listen carefully. Follow their advice, including recommendations for wound care, avoiding strenuous exercise or facial massages, and proper medication.

Clean and dry incision: Proper wound care prevents infection and promotes healing. Use a mild cleanser or saline solution for cleaning the incision area.

Apply cold packs: Applying ice packs helps in reducing the swelling. Also, keep in mind the timing and duration of cold pack application.

Avoid UV rays: Cover your face outdoors to avoid exposure to UV rays, which lead to pigmentation changes and a slow healing process.

Avoid energetic activities: Avoid heavy lifting and excessive bending or straining during the initial stage of recovery. 

Risks of face therad lift

Risks associated with face thread lift:

Infection: The punctures or incisions in the skin cause infection if proper hygiene and post-operative care are neglected. 

Bruising and Swelling: The candidate experiences temporary bruising and swelling after the face thread lift.

Thread Migration: Facelift thread may move from its original place or become visible under the skin; other procedures are required to correct it.

Nerve Injury: Nerve injury may occur, causing temporary or permanent changes in sensation or muscle weakness in the face.

Even after some risks persist, there’s a huge difference in the appearance of thread lift before and after. It is a non-surgical and quite safe procedure.

Consult BellaPhi Sharjah for face thread lifts.

BellaPhi in Sharjah is a cosmetic clinic advanced in cosmetology and dermatology treatments. The skin specialists are experienced professionals and primarily focus on enhancing and restoring natural beauty using state-of-the-art techniques and non-surgical procedures.

Alongside face thread lift it offers skin and hair care services comprising Fotona laser treatment, fillers, botox, laser hair removal treatments, plasma therapy, regeneration, and more. 

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