As we become older, our facial skin begins to sag because of gravity and the loss of elastin and collagen, two crucial supporting elements in the skin.
Facial thread lifts, which are rapidly becoming the go-to wrinkle removal and anti-aging procedure for facial rejuvenation and lifting without the need for surgery, help in restoring sagging facial tissues by the use of special threads which includes barbed hooks attached to them and “anchoring” them on key locations in your skin to tighten and lift skin tissues, decrease wrinkles and fine lines.
What Exactly Is Thread Lift?
Thread lift is a minimally invasive, non-surgical facelift method that makes use of sutures known as threads.
Thread lift is performed using dissolvable PDO (Polydioxanone) threads approved by FDA. These come in a variety of textures and lengths. Mono threads have a smooth feel and enhance skin tightening and thickening by promoting collagen. These are typically 12 to 60mm in length.
Barbs attached to the cog threads connect to the skin. As a result, they significantly help in skin lifting. Cogs are typically 50 to 90mm long. Screw threads are made up of one or two interlaced threads that are used to redistribute face fat and repair depressed regions. Their usual length ranges from 25 to 60mm. The PDO threads absorption takes approximately a year and leaves no residues.
Threads are injected into your skin to realign sagging skin and fill out creases and lines, creating a semi-permanent lifting effect. Aside from the advantages of wrinkle removal, skin tightening, and collagen production for skin regeneration, it also improves skin quality and tone.
Because the thread lift procedure doesn’t need any incisions, it leaves no noticeable scars on your skin and has a quicker recovery period than standard lifting operations.
What Is the Process of Thread Lifting?
Threads are used as a scaffolding framework for skin tissues, allowing the new form to be effectively maintained. When there are empty areas in the skin owing to a lack of collagen, depressions form. PDO threads are layered in certain precise regions to compensate for the volume limitation in this technique. The threads lift and thicken the skin. As a result, the filled-in portions seem more lifted and smoother. As a result, these threads help to sustain the surrounding tissue. Screw threads are the most useful kind for providing mechanical lifting.
Biomechanical Lifting Effect: The thread lift method stimulates collagen formation, which aids in the acceleration and maintenance of skin renewal and tightness. In this case, the threads behave as foreign elements, causing new fibroblast cells to create increasing amounts of collagen (fibrosis). As a result, the kind of thread has no bearing on the biochemical lifting effect to happen. Compared to mechanical impact, the biochemical lasts even after the threads disintegrate because it may promote new collagen formation along the thread’s course even after absorption. As a consequence, the biochemical lifting impact contributes to a longer-lasting thread lift outcome.
The density and thickness of the PDO threads might vary. A needle is used to inject threads with little cones surrounding them into the skin. This results in a perceptible “lift” of the skin, giving you a young, radiant appearance.
How is Thread Lifting Done?
First, your cosmetic doctor would administer a local anesthetic to numb the affected areas of the face. This needs about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Then, they will horizontally inject threads into various regions of your face to generate a lifting effect. He or she may choose to implant the threads using a blunt cannula.
What Should I Expect After The Thread Lift?
The repositioning of soft tissues leads to immediate skin lifting.
Collagen is also triggered in the deep skin layers when the threads reabsorb over time, replenishing the volume lost in sagging regions.
This has the effect of smoothing the skin and improving the facial contours.