The Thread Lift is a non-surgical face-lift treatment without the use of any incisions or sedation. Anchoring sutures are inserted under the skin using a fine needle to elevate the sagging tissue and lift problem areas.
Threads are considered to be a discreet approach to achieving a fresher, younger-looking appearance, probably used by many Hollywood stars who deny having surgery but look to have defied age and remain still naturally good looking without a “done” plastic appearance.
As we age, a loss of collagen and elastin in our skin can lead to looser facial tone and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. As a result of losing this protein and a natural thinning of the face through loss of fat. This can create hollowed upper cheeks and heaviness above the jaw line (jowl) and around the chin (marionette lines).
- It uses absorbable thread placed under the skin with a fine needle (no incision required)
- In clinic procedure takes about 30 minutes
- Can be used for facial contour, jaw, cheeks and eyebrows
- It is recommended for men and women above the age of 30
- Results can be seen immediately and will improve over time
- Final results will be seen between 6 weeks and 6 months
Downtime & Post Treatment
Downtime after a Thread Lift treatment is minimal, however patients may experience some very slight bruising or swelling in the days following the procedure and some mild tension in the areas that have been elevated.
During the week after treatment patients should not undergo any dental surgery, and they must avoid facial and beauty treatments. It is also recommended to avoid any excessive exercise for two weeks after the treatment. It is also advisable for patients to sleep on their back and slightly elevated (using 2 pillows) during recovery and they must be gentle when cleansing their face.
Thread Lift Results
The suture gently lifts and re-positions tissues that have fallen into the hands of gravity, resulting in a shapelier, younger looking face. Hollow cheeks are given a more full appearance, while sagginess is lifted and wrinkles are eased.
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. After inserting the suture, the Surgeon applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the Surgeon reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.
Due to the principal component of Silhouette Soft – polylactic acid (PLA) the regenerative effect of Silhouette Soft is gradual and natural. Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and helps increase the volume of saggy areas, restoring shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.
During the procedure, thread made of polylactic acid is drawn through the skin after injections of local anaesthetic.
- lift specific parts of the face,
- acts on the deeper layers of the skin
- naturally stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen
- increase the volume of saggy areas
- restore shapeliness to the face gradually and naturally