How Does a Thread Lift Work?
A thread lift offers a minimally invasive option with no recovery time for people with moderate loose skin around the cheeks, jawline, under the chin, and around the neck. For people considering a facelift but not sure if they feel ready or need one yet, a thread lift may give them the results they want. By using medical-grade threads to lift the skin from beneath, a thread lift can restore the contours of the neck, chin, and jaw.
How Does a Thread Lift Work?
A thread lift requires only a few small incisions for your provider to insert the needle and place the threads. These threads, made of polydioxanone (PDO), dissolve harmlessly in the body over time. This material has been used in medical procedures for decades and established as safe.
These threads have textured sections that allow them to “grip” the skin from beneath, letting your provider lift and reposition the skin to remove the appearance of sagging and laxity. Once lifted, the threads will hold the skin in place for several months.
While the threads last a few months, the results of your procedure last considerably longer, usually about a year. The threads under the skin stimulate the surrounding area to produce more collagen, the structural support protein that gives skin its lift and firmness. Long after the threads dissolve, the new collagen network continues to support the skin and maintain your results.
Benefits of a Thread Lift
People with moderate sagging or skin laxity will see immediate lift and contouring after a thread lift, although some minor swelling may obscure the results for a few days. The threads produce a result as soon as the provider lifts the skin so that people can enjoy the benefits of their treatment right away. While many other treatments stimulate collagen, without the threads providing the initial lift, people must wait several weeks or months to see collagen develop.
What is Recovery Like With a Thread Lift?
Thread lifts require minimal recovery, and you can resume your normal activities. However, we do offer some recommendations for achieving your best results during healing. To avoid disrupting the threads, you should sleep on your back and avoid rubbing your face for the first few weeks after your procedure. You should also avoid intense workouts or other strenuous activities for a week.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Thread Lift?
If you have skin laxity around your cheeks, jaw, chin, and neck, a thread lift may be an excellent option for you. The procedure works best for those with mild to moderate skin laxity, and people with severe skin sagging may require a different type of procedure to see the results they want.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions on thread lifts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers at Baltic Beauty Centre in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida today. Call us at (954) 944-1174 or fill out our convenient online contact form.