Thread Lifting and Smoothing
Threads can improve skin elasticity, promote collagen production, and contour the face. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can treat fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and sagging facial tissues to give a more youthful appearance.
There are 2 kinds of threads. Mechanical threads can be used to lift the skin back to its natural position. Smooth threads are used to smooth and tighten the skin. Mechanical threads also cause smoothing and tightening of skin due to their collagen stimulating abilities.
Aging causes volume loss in the deeper fat compartments of the face which reduces the support for the overlying skin and fat. This loss of support causes downward movement ultimately resulting in jowl formation and sagging of tissues around the mouth and nose.
Threads are made from Polydioxanone (PDO) which is an absorbable suture material that has been used safely for many years. The body slowly breaks down the PDO over 6 months and the long-term effect is from collagen production around the thread. Thread treatments last 6-12 months.
Areas that can be treated:
Lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
Upper lip lines
Lip border enhancement
Under eye bags
30-60 years of age with mild to moderate wrinkle formation, eyebrow descent, deepening of nasal folds, early jowl formation, and visible marionette lines.
Sufficient fat and flexible skin on the area to be treated.
Excessively thin skin may cause visibility of the threads or bunching and dimpling of the skin after insertion.
Excessively thick skin may be too heavy to see a noticeable lift.
Significant laxity of skin may cause bunching and dimpling after insertion.
Recent facial surgery (must be at least 4-6 months post-surgery)
Patients with compromised immune system or underlying skin infections.
Pre lift Instructions:
No alcohol for 2 days before the procedure.
Stop all blook thinning medication 3 days before procedure (advil, ibuprofen, Vit E, garlic, ginko, turmeric etc.)
If you are on prescription blood thinners, please consult your prescribing physician before discontinuing any blood thinners.
Come to the appointment with a clean face with no make-up.
Post Lift Instructions:
Swelling may be treated over the first 24 hours with ice packs for 30 minutes.
Gently wash the face in the direction of the threads starting 24 hours after the procedure.
Mineral make up only after 3 days.
You may take Tylenol or Advil for discomfort.
Avoid excessive chewing, yawning, smiling for 1 month.
Do not lie down for 4 hours after the procedure.
Sleep on your back with your head propped up for 3-5 days to minimize swelling and prevent movement of threads.
Avoid any strenuous exercise for 3 weeks.
No dental appointments for 1 month.
No facial massages for 1 month.
No lasers or energy devices for 3 months.
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