A threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure used to redefine the face, restore lost volume and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in men and women through the natural process of ageing.
The treatment uses Silhouette Soft Threads to effectively rejuvenate the appearance of fine lines and loss of facial volume, creating a more youthful appearance. This treatment is a non-surgical alternative to a full facelift where the patient’s loose facial skin is not removed surgically, rather, it is suspended, lifted and stitched up, by repositioning facial tissue and stimulating the gradual regeneration of collagen. This creates the effect of pulling the skin back slightly, and as a result, lifts and tightens the face. As well as lifting the skin, the threads combat ageing by stimulating the body’s “healing response” causing the body to produce collagen to the area – which is what makes the skin appear youthful and plump.
As a result, this procedure can improve the facial contours along the jawline, cheeks and eyebrows, providing a more youthful, regenerative effect for the patient. Ideal candidates for a threadlift procedure are patients over the age of 30.
A threadlift procedure is classed as a minimally invasive treatment where temporary sutures are used to create a subtle but visible “lift” effect in the skin. Small injection-like incisions will be made into patterns which raises the skin and lifts facial structures.
There is minimal recovery time associated with a threadlift procedure. In most cases, patients are able to return to their daily activities the day after their procedure. There are no visible scars as a result of a threadlift, however, the patient may experience some swelling and bruising post procedure. This will subside within 48 hours.
Patients will receive a local anaesthetic prior to receiving a threadlift. The procedure takes approximately 60 minutes.
Results of a threadlift procedure may be seen immediately, with continued progressive improvement as the body naturally produces increased levels of collagen to the treated area. Final results may be seen between 6 weeks – 6 months after the procedure and can last up to 18 months.
Results may be enhanced and extended if combined with Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle injections.
If you would like to find out more about a thread lift, you can speak to one of our Esteem specialists today.