When it comes to anti-aging solutions, we offer the very best and latest non-surgical techniques. Thread lifts are rapidly rising in popularity due to their effectiveness at providing a tighter, more youthful look. If this is something you’re considering for yourself, here’s all the information you need about thread lifts and how they work.
WHAT ARE THREAD LIFTS?
A thread lift is an anti-aging procedure that offers a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. It is particularly suitable for people aged between their 30s and 50s who are experiencing signs of fine lines, wrinkles and drooping skin. As its name suggests, a thread lift works by using sutures to provide a more youthful facial appearance.
Instead of the sagging skin being removed surgically, as it would be in a full facelift, portions of the skin are simply stitched into new positions. This results in a 'lifted' look with fewer wrinkles and a tighter jawline.
The benefits of a thread lift are not just caused by the stitches. The procedure also stimulates the production of collagen in the treated areas. Collagen is the substance naturally produced by our bodies, which keeps our skin more supple and elastic. As we age, we lose collagen, which is one of the reasons we develop wrinkles and our skin starts to sag. A thread lift can help to reduce these signs of aging by increasing collagen production as we heal from the procedure.
HOW LONG DO THREAD LIFTS LAST?
A thread lift instantly makes you look fresher and more youthful. You will see the difference as soon as the procedure is complete and your skin starts to heal. In general, the improved appearance from your thread lift will last anywhere between one and three years, but it can be combined with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments to provide a more long-lasting result.
ARE THREAD LIFTS SAFE?
A thread lift does not involve surgery, so it is far safer and less invasive than a facelift. The procedure does not require anaesthetic and is usually complete within 45 minutes. Recovery time is minimal — you could have a thread lift in your lunch break and go back to work for the afternoon!
You might experience some redness, bruising or swelling at the points where the cannulas have entered your skin, but this usually fades within 48 hours. You should only take gentle exercise and avoid saunas for a week or so following your thread lift.
ARE THREAD LIFTS TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT?
As we have discussed earlier, a thread lift is temporary, with results usually lasting one to three years. The threads are dissolvable and will gradually be absorbed into your body, just the same as other cosmetic treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers.
Find out more about thread lifts
If you are considering a thread lift and would like to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure, please contact us at (03) 8845 5400. Our specialist team will be happy to discuss everything with you.