We all know that fresh and tight skin does not last forever. Whatever you do, your skin will not maintain its perfectly firm shape and will become loose and saggy. As we age, our skin starts getting thinner, and we lose all its elasticity. It makes our skin appear older and full of wrinkles.
A few years ago, facial surgery was the only option to get rid of pesky wrinkles, but not anymore. Ten times better non-surgical alternative to a surgical facelift is now available. This procedure is known as a thread lift.
We have shared some cool facts that you need to know before you undergo a thread lift procedure. But first, we need to know more about this treatment.
What is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure. It involves the use of biocompatible threads that are placed under your skin. These threads are then left inside the skin, for an instant face-lift. Usually, these threads are made of materials, such as Poly Lactic acid and Polydioxanone.
Moreover, these threads enhance collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin help tighten your skin and also give you a younger look.
Important Facts about Thread Lift Treatment
- There is No Single Procedure for Thread Lift
Two main types of thread lift procedures are:
- Nova Threads
The nova threads are made up of Polydioxanone material. These biocompatible threads take about 6 months to dissolve in your body. These threads provide just a little lift at first, but they produce more collagen. Enhanced collagen production makes face-lift results last for up to 2 years.
- Silhouette Instant Lift
Threads used in this procedure are made of Poly Lactic material. This material is also biocompatible and interspersed with cone-like structures. These threads provide more lift but stimulate less collagen. The threads remain in your body for about 12 months. The results from a Silhouette Instant lift can last for up to 3 years.
2.Thread Lift Treatment has a Short Downtime
Many people prefer this treatment because it has a short recovery time. A thread lift treatment only requires 2-3 days to recover. This recovery time is very less as compared to a surgical face-lift, which requires 3-4 weeks.
After the thread lift treatment, you can even drive home or return to work immediately. However, it is recommended that you rest for 2-3 days after the procedure.
3.Thread lift Treatment Cannot do Miracles
A surgical facelift involves the removal of excess skin, which is why it gives better results. You cannot expect thread lift treatment to remove the excess skin. This procedure can only lift your face by a few millimeters. It does not mean that a surgical face-lift is better than a thread lift.
If you are not that old and your skin has moderate laxity, then a facelift can do wonders for you. You can expect to have a youthful look if your skin is not very saggy before the procedure.
4..Thread Lift Treatment is Much Safer than Face-lift
A surgical facelift is a very high-risk procedure as compared to thread lift because:
- It is a non-surgical procedure.
- It does not involve any interruption of blood supply to the facial skin.
- Threads used in the facelift are FDA-approved.
- Mild side-effects of thread lift treatment disappear in no time.
5. Type of Thread Lift Depends upon Age Factor
We have discussed earlier that there are two main types of thread lifts. Nova Threads and Silhouette Instant lift. Nova thread lift is more suitable for younger patients with moderate laxity and heavier skin.
Silhouette instant lift is recommended for older people. This is perfect for people between the age of 30-50 years with loose and saggy skin.
After Care Instructions
- Avoid cardiovascular activities that can disturb the threads present between the skin layers.
- Don’t use make-up products and medications other than the recommended ones.
- Don’t touch or wash the treated area for at least 12 hours.
- Pain and Discomfort
- Soreness and Swelling
- Infection (in rare cases)
- Asymmetric facial skin
- Thread migration
Thread lift treatment is not very easy to perform. It is a very technical procedure so; you should be extra careful if you want to undergo this procedure. This procedure can give you instant results with minimal side effects, only if an experienced dermatologist performs it.
A thread lift can work wonders for people trying to get rid of their wrinkles. This procedure has a short down-time and must be considered as a top contender to get rid of loose and saggy skin.
If you are still unsure about this procedure, consult your dermatologist right away. He/ She will clear away your doubts about this unique and effective skin lifting procedure.