Thread facelifts are a non-surgical alternative to surgical face or neck lifts. It is a minimally invasive procedure used to lift the brows and cheeks, as well as the neck and jowls, and to soften lines around the mouth and nose. This technique has recently evolved, providing patients with results comparable to a traditional facelift but without the associated recovery and downtime.
The thread lift procedure can give many patients a relaxed, refreshed appearance while preserving and enhancing the natural contours of their faces. The thread lift procedure can provide you with a subtle, natural-looking solution that redistributes volume for a more youthful appearance, smoothes premature aging skin, and lifts drooping soft tissue of the mid and lower face. Verve Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney offers a threat lift procedure.
The thread will be looped beneath your skin with a fine needle. This is done in a transverse pattern, allowing the skin to be raised and adjusted to the desired and discussed position during your consultation. This procedure should leave no scarring because only small openings are used, which are usually near the hairline. A thread lift usually lasts between 1.5 and two hours.
Unlike a surgical facelift, there is no need for a general anesthetic. A local anesthetic is used to ensure that patients are as pain-free and comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.
Though there are few side effects, there may be some slight swelling, bruising, and minor redness immediately after the procedure, all of which should go away within a few days and should not worry the patient.
Normal activities such as walking or sitting at a computer can be resumed within an hour of the procedure, though facial movement may be restricted for two to three weeks
The effects of a thread lift are often visible right away, but they generally improve over a three to six-month period as collagen encapsulates and ‘bunches’ over the threads to fill in the face. These effects are permanent, but they can be used as a treatment for further aging in the future.
A thread lift will require some downtime, but it will be significantly less than that required for a surgical facelift. Patients typically take one week off work to recover and allow any swelling or discoloration to fade. To aid in the recovery process, thread lift patients should avoid strenuous exercise or activity for about five days.
Those in good physical condition with reasonably normal skin thickness are the best candidates for a thread lift. If you are experiencing drooping skin and wrinkles, as well as loss of volume on your face as a result of aging, this procedure may be just what you need to regain a more youthful appearance. If you have previously had a surgical facelift but are still experiencing sagging skin, you may be a good candidate for a thread lift.