A Thread Facelift is a safe, convenient procedure that reduces sagging around the cheeks and jawline. Special, clear threads are used to inconspicuously re-position and hold skin and facial tissue in place.
Many people choose a thread lift for facial areas that “sag” or look less tight over time. These areas include: jowls and jawline. brow line.
The results of facelift surgery can last up to a decade, whereas a thread lift will generally last from one to three years.
The procedure involves injecting threads under the skin at various points in the face and neck and then pulling them, marionette-style, to lift the jaw and neckline.
The area that needs treating (jowls may need repositioning and require 6-8 cog threads per side). The number and shape of thread needed (1 PDO cog thread is longer and has had more costly engineering than 1 short smooth mono), so 4 cog threads will cost more than 10 smooth monos.
Complications: Although thread lift is considered minimally invasive, some sutures and cuts are required. There is still a risk of complications such as bruising, thread breakage, thread extrusion, fever, and infection.
The cost of the thread lift starts from $3500 or $30 per week. The actual cost of your procedure varies depending on how many threads you require, and the areas in which you need to be treated. Individual consultation is required to determine the exact cost of your procedure.
There are several options for treating sagging jowls or reducing how saggy or droopy they appear. Surgical procedures, such as neck lifts, can tighten your skin and make it look less saggy. Nonsurgical procedures, such as thermage, lasers, and peels, can change the composition of the collagen in your skin.
When the sutures begin to dissolve, it is likely you will notice the gradual return of sagging features. However, there is evidence to support that collagen is produced in the tissues surrounding the threads, which can lead to a longer lasting effect.
If the thread has become extruded it may be possible to simply remove it, otherwise you may have to have it surgically removed, possibly through a facelift incision.
In essence, if you want more drastic and quicker results- threading is the option. If you want longer lasting results, improvement in skin quality, and non-invasive procedure- go with Ultherapy.
For many people, a thread lift is ideal for their needs. Some pros for opting for a thread lift include: Since there is no incision, people experience less scarring and easier recovery with a thread lift as compared to a Facelift. A thread lift is quicker than a facelift often taking around one hour.
An average of 10 threads per area (cheek or jawline, for example) are used.
It Provides Long-Lasting Results
Most thread lifts last 18 months or longer, and once the effects wear off, you can schedule another treatment to maintain beautiful, youthful skin.
Jowls develop as the skin becomes less elastic with age because of elastin and collagen loss. Jowl development is also affected by various other factors including certain lifestyle choices and facial movement habits, genetic predisposition, exposure to sunlight, and chronic stress.
One of the main benefits of microneedling is that it can help stimulate collagen production, which can lead to firmer, smoother skin. This can in turn help reduce the appearance of jowls. Microneedling is usually performed in a series of treatments, spaced out over several weeks or months.
Thread lifts generally last between 12 and 18 months. However, this is dependant upon the individual patient and their age, lifestyle, skin type and how quickly their body breaks down the sutures. The procedure itself delivers immediate results.
A thread lift is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. They involve using specialised threads to help lift the skin on the face and reduce the appearance of jowls.
During a thread lift procedure, you receive local anesthesia, so you don't feel any pain. After the procedure, you may experience some pain, discomfort and soreness. You can take an over-the-counter or prescription pain reliever for several days until the discomfort goes away.
Longevity: Facelift Vs Thread Lift
The results of a facelift last far longer than those of a thread lift. In fact, a facelift can provide some level of improvement to skin quality for a full decade! A thread lift will probably need redoing after only 18 months at the most. In some cases, they can last less than a year.
In the absence of complications, thread lifts look and feel relatively undetectable. In some cases, people have reported being able to feel the thread after it's inserted or noticed bumpiness at the surface of their skin, says Dr. Lee. Realistically though, some results can only be achieved with a surgical face-lift.
For those who want to return immediately to their busy, active lifestyles, BOTOX injections may be the best bet. For clients who are seeking a longer-lasting solution for facial aging, a thread lift is a more appropriate procedure.
Ultherapy treatments stimulate the skin from the inside out to smooth and tighten many areas, including the face, jowls, eyes, and brow. Ultherapy is also effective for lifting the skin on specific areas of the body, including the neck, chest, knees, and stomach.