It's important to understand that while no lifting technique can produce permanent results, facelift surgery will usually produce longer lasting results than a thread lift. The results of facelift surgery can last up to a decade, whereas a thread lift will generally last from one to three years.
A follow-up treatment every 12 months is the best way to maintain your results. If you're interested in having additional threads placed, perhaps to treat a different part of the body, we can make a recommendation about the timing of that treatment.
Compared to other injectable cosmetic treatments, thread lifts stand out for their long-lasting results. Botulinum toxin injections, and many dermal fillers, generally offer results that last less than a year. Results vary among patients, but thread lifts often last 18 months or more.
The thread lift may do an excellent job of pulling the jawline, jowls and chin right back up close to the bone, instead of drooping. The thread lift creates a much more youthful-looking facial profile without the need for dramatic surgery, which for the cost, can be worth it for men and women alike.
PDO threads have a very long-lasting effect on your skin.
The actual thread itself will be around for 4-6 months before it is absorbed by the natural process of hydrolysis.
The authors of a 2019 study found that a PDO thread lift caused immediate improvements in skin sagging after the procedure. However, there was a noticeable decline in results 6 months later.
The complications includes minor pain, swelling, rippling, dimpling, bruising, bleeding at the entry or exit sites, edema, asymmetry, dysesthesia, skin irregularities, and inflammatory reactions.
A thread lift will stimulate collagen whereas Botox will not. Botox works differently to a thread lift because it effectively paralyses the muscles which are used to create wrinkles. It can also be used around the eye area where threads may not be suitable.
Thread lifts have been reported to hurt 70% more than dermal fillers. Even though thread lift uses anesthetic during the procedure, clients will experience pain. Dermal fillers is less invasive compared to thread lift and has no recovery time.
Thread correction refers to low-traumatic methods and is considered a relatively painless procedure.
Results. Your final results should appear within 1-2 months of treatment. During this time, your skin should have relaxed slightly as the threads settled into your skin.
A successfully cured case of skin dimpling. A, Skin dimpling is visible 9 days after PDO thread lifting. B, Immediately after massage, the soft tissue outline basically recovered to its preoperative shape.
The thread itself is completely biodegradable and dissolves within 12 weeks, after which new collagen has formed around the thread to continue to support results, maintaining a smooth and supple texture of the skin. Treatment may not be suitable if: You have active acne/broken skin or are prone to cold sores.
Patients have noted a dramatic reduction in wrinkles and sagging, particularly in the mid-face, as well as improved firmness and elasticity. Generally, these results last anywhere from 18 to 24 months.
We are advised not to make extreme facial expressions and movements for the first 2 weeks to avoid the tiny cones being dislodged from the tissues which gives the initial mechanical lift. So I was super careful not to smile or open my mouth too much.
The results from Sculptra take time to develop and are more gradual and may be more subtle. It is also possibly less painful since Sculptra is a dermal injectable while a thread lift is minor cosmetic surgery.
A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirms PDO thread lifts do work, stating thread lifts indisputably lift and shape facial soft tissues. Another study published by the NIH indicates this therapy yields around a 90 percent success rate.
Unlike facelift surgery which uses general anesthesia, thread lift uses local anesthesia where numbing ends in a short time. You will still experience pain and swelling in the affected area, and your surgeon will recommend analgesics to help with the pain and discomfort. Take your medication as directed. Rest.
Thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that offers 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.
Sleep on your side
Sleeping on your side, or even on your stomach, results in pressure on your face. You need to avoid this for about a week after your thread lift procedure. Try to sleep on your back with your head propped up on a pillow to minimize swelling after a thread lift.
Thread lift recovery time
Patients with a strenuous career that requires plenty of activity and movement may need to take 1 – 2 weeks off for healing. Anyone with a traditional office job can return to work sooner. It is important not to push yourself too hard during thread lift recovery time.
The threads may break due to excess facial movement, rubbing the skin, or exposure to moisture. When it does happen, breakage tends to be near the ends near the incision point. The broken thread poses no threat to you.
A PDO thread lift will offer significant results straight away, and you'll notice a tightening and lifting of the skin. However, it will take around two weeks for the collagen production to start to get going, and this is when you will see an improvement of the skin's tone, texture and overall quality.
You may feel bruised over the treatment area for a few days and there may be some swelling and puckering over the skin. This is normal after such a procedure and will almost always diminish and disappear within 7-14 days.
PDO threads are excellent for defining of the jaw line as well as lifting and tightening sagging skin of the jowls. Even with slight swelling immediately after treatment, immediate results in this patient can be seen.