The facelift is a famous surgical procedure that will tighten up your facial tissues. This is one of the well-known options known for a face tightening.
But, is surgery the only way to do the facelift?
Not. There are better ways to do your facelifting procedure without any surgery.
The method is known as thread lift. A threaded facelift can be performed in the least amount of time without any surgery involved. It also has a minimum of downtime. The total time for the thread lift is only 45 minutes. That’s awesome, right? You can look young in just 45 minutes.
You surely might want to know more about the thread lifting like what is it? We will not only see what does thread lifting means but w will also cover all the questions that are hovering in your mind right now.
What is Thread Lift?
Thread lift is the best method one can use to tighten the facial tissues. It uses special medical threads which are then inserted in your face. The main work of this medical thread-like material is to pull up your skin.
It is the best alternative to surgical facelift surgery. You can easily fix your sagging skin and get the lighted skin with ease. The threads used here are PDO (Polydioxanone) barb thread. There are many such threads inserted in the different areas. All these threads will volumize the area of your skin and tighten the facial tissues.
As a result, you will get natural and better results.
Why Natural? Well, that’s because of the material used in a thread. It will also include collagen which will build in the areas where the thread is placed. Collagen is a protein in the human body that is responsible for holding the tissues together. So, it will help you keep your face tissues in the same position.
How Thread Lifting is Performed?
Now, let’s see the procedure of thread lifting. We already have you some overview of the treaded face lift and how it works. Here, we will see the same thing in depth.
- First, you need to lie down in a comfortable place in the treatment room.
- Your skin will be made smooth and prepped for the tread lift by applying alcohol and anaesthetic
- Now, there is a needle attached to the medical thread.
- The threads will be inserted in your face. It takes 30 to 45 minutes depending on your face and laxity.
- The needle is just used to insert the tread and will be taken out in just a few minutes.
- That’s it. Once the needle is out and the threads are inserted, your treatment is completed.
- You can take rest for a couple of minutes if you want and then you can go home with younger-looking skin.
Working of Thread Lift Method
It’s not just the thread that keeps your face tight. Here is the complete working of the method. This will give you a better idea about what you can expect here.
At first, the thread will pull your skin and get your face is the lifted normal position. It tightens your facial tissues. Now, the barbs come in. It will grab on to the skin and will help the thread to hold the skin tissues. Don’t worry, it is completely painless. You will not even feel slight pain due to this.
That’s not it. Now, due to the barbs, the body starts healing. It will increase collagen production which will help you in keeping the skin in the same position. So, it will feel up the gaps in the sagging skin. As a result, you will get better skin.
You might have got more questions now. Let’s answer all of them one by one.
Can Anyone get Thread Lift?
Not everyone but most of them you can. If you are not having more skin laxity on the face or neck, you are eligible to go through the thread lift procedure.
Now, there is no proper way to find this on your own but we can surely use age to determine which one is perfect for you.
For most people who are below 30 years, chances are you can go through other treatments and get your face lifted. 30 to 55/60 years age is where the skin laxity is moderate. So, you can go through the thread lift here. However, for the people who are more than 55 years or 60 years of age, you need to go through the surgery as the laxity might be high.
However, you can always consult the doctor and see which one is perfect for you. It changes from person to person.
Is Thread Lifting Painful?
You might face a little bit of discomfort.
As seen in the procedure, you might have gotten an idea about how the treatment works. As an adult, you won’t even feel the pain too much. Not to mention, the doctors apply anaesthesia on your face. So, it will make the entire procedure painless. However, once the needle is out, you might feel a little discomfort for a while.
Is Thread lift safe for your skin and health?
Yes, thread lift is one of the safest ways to get your face tissues uplifted.
If it is too easy, you will surely start to think about the safety of your skin. There is a green light here. It is completely safe for your skin. It is not a new treatment and has been around for decades.
But there couldn’t be any medical treatment which has zero side effects, right? Well, there are some side effects that you might observe. The side effects are very uncommon in this treatment.
However, depending on the skin, people might see bruising and small bleeding sometimes. There is less than a 20% chance that you will see these side effects. Even if you see one of these side effects, it will not take much time to recover from these. None of these side effects will last for a long time. So, we can say there are almost no side effects for most people.
Cost and Time
It hardly takes 30 to 45 minutes for the entire procedure to be completed. The procedure is painless and doesn’t require more time. Once the procedure is completed, you can rest for a while if you want else you can directly go home. As soon as the procedure is completed, you will see the younger-looking skin. In simpler words, you will see the lifted face instead of the lousy ones. The results are directly viewable as soon as the procedure gets completed.
The cost is less than the facelift method where the entire surgery is performed. It depends on your face, age, and the area you live in. Depending on this, you will get the pricing. However, it is not costly. The reason why it is less popular is that it is not covered in most of the insurance. So, that is the issue that you need to keep in mind. Other than this, pricing will not be an issue for you. You can take an appointment and see what will be the cost.
Long-term Results or Just for a While?
This is a common question that people want to be answered. Is thread lifting a long term procedure or it is only for a while?
The results can anywhere between 2 to 3 years. In some cases, it lasts less than 2 years.
It won’t just vanish directly. When the procedure is done, the skin will appear more tighten and structured. After a while (in 1.5 years), you will see the effect. The threads are normally dissolved in 6 to 12 months of period. Thereafter, sutures will start to dissolve and as a result, you will see that your skin is getting a little loose. However, it will take a lot of time for the effect to be visible. So, you can expect the threaded face light effect for around 2 to 3 years.
Areas Covered with Threaded Face Lift
In this section, we will see the areas that are covered in threaded face lift. All the areas that look sagged are covered here.
- Jowls as well as jawline
- Under-eye area
- Sagging skin around your neck
- Smile and laugh lines
This includes almost all the parts of your skin which you want to lift. So, there is nothing to worry about the areas covered here.
It is surely not an all-in-one solution for your skin. There are many other places other than face where one can apply thread lift. A thread lift is also used to tighten breasts after pregnancy or weight loss. However, here we are focusing on threaded face lift, so we will continue with that.
The above mentioned are the areas you can get fixed. Other than this, if you feel any other facial tissues need to be lifted, you can consult the doctor and they will help you out with your query.
Thread Lift vs Facelift
Here is the last question that people have. Which one is better, whether you should get a threaded face lift or the traditional face lift.
We will see the main things that matter here.
Time Duration: Facelift lasts longer than thread lift. The duration of a facelift is longer. Of course, you are also spending less money.
Side Effects: Facelift comes with many side effects whereas threaded face lift has a minimum number of side effects (close to zero).
Cost: The pricing of thread lift is much less than that of a facelift.
Downtime: Threaded facelift has the minimum recovery period. All the bruising and swelling will go out in less than 24 hours. It will take a maximum of 72 hours to get complete recovery. The facelift downtime is way more. It takes roughly 10 days to 2 weeks to recover.
Back to Normal: Now, here is the thing. If you are not happy with results, it will take a lot of time to get back to normal when you go with a facelift. You will have to do another invasive procedure to get back. Whereas, you can just wait for things to get normal in case of thread lift.
So, the final choice is yours to make. Depending on your situation, you can go with one of the methods. Both of them are effective and working.
Preparing yourself for Thread Lifting
If you have made up your mind, it’s time to be prepared for the thread lifting.
When you consult your doctor, they will surely inform you about all these things. However, here are some things that you need can do.
- Make sure you inform the doctors about the medication you are taking. If you are having any of the skin diseases, make sure you tell it your doctor before the treatment. In this way, they can make changes if needed.
- Do not take the stress. It’s a small treatment.
- If you get inflammation by any of the food, avoid them at any cost. Try to eat healthy before the treatment.
- Don’t take alcohol at least before 24 hours of the treatment.
- Never take any of the blood-thinning medication. If you are undergoing any of the blood-related medication, consult the doctor before you make the final appointment.
Other than this, choosing a good doctor is also an important thing. So, this brings us to the last question.
Don’t you want to be Young Again?
The last thing that you need to do is consult the doctor. This was all the information you need to know. Now, you can surely take one step ahead and consult the doctor. The treatment is fast, safe, and affordable. It won’t last forever but 2/3 years is a lot of time. You can always take dermal fillers and other therapies if you want to make it last longer. The doctor will be able to guide you better according to your situation.
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