3 Tips to Your Best Thread Lift Recovery
Thread lifts are one of the most exciting innovations in the world of cosmetics, and we’re delighted to offer them here at Baltic Beauty Centre. They offer many of the aesthetic enhancements of a traditional facelift, but without the need for invasive surgery or extended recovery times.
Below we outline three tips that can help you get the most from your thread lift and ensure optimal recovery.
Thread Lift Overview
A thread lift is a minimally-invasive procedure. It involves inserting tiny, biodegradable stitches under the skin that selectively pull on tissues in your cheeks, helping to change the shape of the face to make it more youthful.
The technique – first introduced in South Korea in the 1990s – diminishes issues such as skin sagging and laxity. A thread lift may be an alternative to invasive surgery with long recovery times – one of the reasons that we use it at the Baltic Beauty Centre
While the sutures eventually dissolve and absorb into the body, the results last up to two years. Evidence from research and clinical practice suggests that inserting stitches under the dermis encourages collagen production, improving skin quality even after they degrade.
3 Tips for Thread Lift Recovery
So, what is our advice for making your thread lift recovery even faster?
Avoid Rubbing Your Face
We recommend that you avoid rubbing your face for the first few weeks following the procedure. Abrasive action on the surface of the skin can disturb the sutures, leading to less-than-optimal results. If possible, you should also try to cut down on excessive facial movements to allow the stitches to settle correctly.
Avoid Specific Sleeping Positions
Some sleeping positions are better than others when recovering from a thread lift. Try to avoid sleeping on your side for the first few weeks. Instead, sleep on your back with your head slightly raised on a pillow.
Avoid High-Intensity Workouts for a Short Period
Extremely vigorous physical activity may disturb the delicate healing process that takes place under the skin following a thread lift. For that reason, you should avoid high-intensity interval training, circuits, sprints, or other intense exercises for about a week.
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Am I a Candidate for a Thread Lift?
If you would like to improve the appearance of your face, but don’t want a full face lift (with the associated recovery time), then a thread lift could be the perfect procedure for you.
Thread lifts are not permanent and cannot stop the aging process. They last around one year. However, they can provide you with a boost and you can have them performed multiple times throughout your life.
You may be a good candidate for the procedure if:
- You have sagging skins around the jowls
- You want to improve the shape of your cheeks
- You want to reduce lines and wrinkles around the eyes and brow
- You want to improve the appearance of your under-eye area