The thread lift delivers natural results, with minimal downtime. It has two main effects- an instant lifting action, and a collagen stimulating action. The procedure creates a youthful profile, defining and lifting the facial structure of the lower face and leaving the patient feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Patients who are seeking for facelift results, but are not ready to undergo surgery, are excellent candidates for the non-surgical thread lift procedure. This procedure focuses on specific trouble spots, such as;
- Sagging eyebrows
- Asymmetric brows
- Sagging cheeks and jowls
- Drooping skin on the mid and lower face
- Wrinkles due to premature skin ageing
- Early jowls and mid-face drooping
What is skin deterioration?
Skin deterioration is a reflection of the dynamic, cumulative effects of various internal and external factors, unique to each individual over time.
Changes include a reduction in blood supply; a loss of collagen, elastin and other vital structural components which allow the skin to take on a dull, dry and rough texture, as well as developing pigmentation, fine line, wrinkles and sagging.
How can skin be rejuvenated?
As there are several options to considers, these should be discussed in consultation with your dentist as they can assess all aspects of your condition and help you to determine the most appropriate choices for your circumstances. Options include:
- Use of scientifically proven home skincare products
- Active skin resurfacing and reconditioning therapies, for example, laser, chemical peels, and micro-needling.
- Anti-wrinkle injections.
- Volume adding injections, such as dermal fillers.
- Skin tightening devices, such as Radiofrequency (RF), High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and PDO threads.
- Surgical repositioning of the skin and underlying structures, such as a Surgical Face-Lift and Blepharoplasty.
- Use of autologous blood concentrate (CGF/PRP)
Facial thread lifting and skin reconditioning
“Threads” are fine synthetic fibres made of a material called Polydiozanone (PDO), which has a long history of safe and reliable use in surgery as “stitches” to close wounds. This material will dissolve over time and be completely eliminated from your body.
Traditionally, the only reliable treatment available for loose skin or skin laxity issues was to wait until the problem was serious enough to undergo a surgical “facelift” operation.
To traditional surgical facelift procedures as having the potential to improve the condition of the skin. The treatment objective depends on the type of thread being used:
- Mono threads: Skin rejuvenation, tightening and reconditioning. For example, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and improvement in texture by stimulating collagen.
- Cog threads: Reduction of mild-moderate skin laxity by providing mechanical support and physical lifting sagging tissues.
What to expect during the procedure
After diagnosing the condition, the number and position of the thread placement can be determined and a local anaesthetic admitted to the skin. The PDO thread is then placed in the skin with a disposable cannula or micro-needle which should be completely painless.
Treatment time varies but is generally between 30-60 minutes, after which you will be able to resume your everyday activities.
Collagen production takes time to show results will continue to improve over the following 2-3 months up to 2 years depending on the nature of the treatment. The thread itself will dissolve completely after 6 months.
What to expect after treatment
Immediately after the treatment, the area will still be numb for several hours and you should not eat, drink or manipulate the treatment area until you regain sensation.
After the anaesthetic wears off, there may be some transient pain and discomfort, especially a tight pulling feeling if you have had a lifting procedure. These feelings usually ease within a week and can be controlled with medication.
A full list of post-treatment care instructions will be provided.
AADFA trained dentist
With unparalleled levels of practical skill and anatomical knowledge of the facial region, dentists are the very best people to be providing facial rejuvenation therapies to the public in a safe and hygienic clinical environment for both aesthetic and therapeutic needs.
AADFA trained dentists are the only practitioners who combine dental and facial treatments under one roof, in the same appointment, making treatments less painful, more convenient and comprehensive.