Thread lift procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. Thread lifts claim to tighten your skin by inserting medical-grade thread material into your face and then “pulling” your skin up by tightening the thread.
They are polydioxanone threads, a biocompatible and resorbable material that, once placed under the skin using needles, in a practically painless procedure, stimulates the production of collagen that, in addition to redensifying the dermis, exerts a discrete tightening effect for each thread placed.
Although not all people, depending on their problem or features, are candidates to be treated with threads, employed in the right cases and with the correct indications, the results are spectacular. One of the indications is the treatment of the flaccidity of the skin of the neck and the sagging of the double chin, where few therapeutic weapons apart from the threads offer us the results of these.
There are three types of PDO threads:
Smooth that exert little or no immediate tightening effect, and are used as collagen generators, and discrete filler generators.
Traction spiculates, these in addition to re-collagenizing, have spicules that hook into the tissue and pull, making an immediate lifting effect with induced collagenogenesis.Thread lift procedure
The procedure for thread lift may be slightly different depending on the area you’re targeting as well as your provider’s preferences. The basic technique is usually the same.
You’ll be asked to recline in the room where your procedure is being performed. Chlorhexidine, as well an topical anesthetic, will be applied to your skin as it’s prepped for surgery.
A thin needle or cannula will be used to insert the threads underneath your skin. Inserting the threads can take 30 to 45 minutes.
After the threads are inserted, the method of insertion will be removed. You may feel light pressure or tightening under your skin.
Within a few minutes of the needles being taken out, your procedure will be complete and you’ll be free to go home.
Targeted areas for a thread lift
Many people choose a thread lift for facial areas look less tight over time. These areas include:
- jowls and jawline
- brow line
- under-eye area