Thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive facelift technique using sutures which are commonly referred to as threads. The threads are inserted beneath the skin to reposition sagging skin or plump up wrinkles and lines, resulting in a semi-permanent lifting effect. Apart from skin regeneration benefits from collagen synthesis and skin tightening, it also brings about overall improvements to the skin tone and skin quality.
There are two main types of thread lift for skin and face rejuvenation. Depending on the skin laxity and the desired outcome, our surgeon will recommend the thread lift that is suitable for your skin condition.
Thread lift is recommended for individuals who:
Dissolvable thread lift uses FDA-approved PDO threads that will be broken down naturally by the body’s enzymes. Commonly used to regenerate collagen and elastin fibres vital for anti-ageing, it helps to improve wrinkles, and firms and lifts the skin for a slimmer V-line effect. PDO thread lift results can last for approximately 1 year or more depending on the individual’s lifestyle and habits.
The dissolvable threads for a moderate lift comes with mini barbs for better grip and also allow skin tissues to adhere better. It produces better lifting results and is a good option for those who want more dramatic facelift results without the down-time. Both thread and barbs will eventually be broken down by the body’s enzymes, and new collagen and elastin fibres will fill in and the skin will feel tighter and more lifted. Moderate thread lift can be used to achieve similar effects to brow lift, facelift and neck lift surgeries.
Depending on one’s expectations, the surgeon will recommend the number of threads to achieve the desired results. A moderate lift can last for approximately 3 years or more depending on the individual’s lifestyle and habits.
Treatment begins with the application of a topical numbing cream. Patients are left to rest until the numbing cream takes effect. Threads are inserted using fine needles into the dermis of the skin to plump and regenerate cells around the treated area. Depending on the treatment area, the entire procedure takes between 15 mins to an hour. Patients also have the option to have the procedure done under sedation.
Individuals may experience slight swelling and bruising post-treatment, which will subside within a day or two. There is no downtime for this treatment and patients can resume their daily activities after treatment.
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