Signs of aging often show on the face first. This includes the development of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sagging skin. When we get older, it is normal for collagen production to decrease, which can mean our skin loses firmness and natural elasticity.
A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure that is used to combat these signs of aging. It is a treatment used instead of a full face lift for subtle changes. This includes softening the appearance of wrinkles and raising the eyebrows, cheeks and neck to combat facial sagging. Using barbed thread threats, new collagen production can be encouraged, which can support the skin. Men and women can benefit from a thread lift, especially between the age of 40 to 60 years old.
Before having a thread lift, patients will meet with a professional in the Gold Coast or Brisbane. The consultation process will allow the professional to decide whether the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. The skin will be examined and patients can ask any questions they have about receiving a thread lift.
The results from a thread lift can last between 18 months to two years. This will depend on the individual patient. This will mean that additional treads may be needed to achieve the best results. These can be inserted at any time and this will be discussed during the consultation process.
In addition, this treatment can be combined with anti-wrinkle and dermal filler injections. This is something that can be discussed with a professional.
Thread lift treatment is classed as a minimally invasive procedure. This means that patients will receive a local anaesthetic prior to receiving a thread lift. This can make sure everyone is comfortable during the treatment.
Small incisions will be made and a threaded needle will be used underneath the skin. The barbed threads are made into patterns that will raise the skin and lift facial structures. This procedure lasts around 60 minutes.
The recovery time from a thread lift is minimal. Patients can normally return to their daily activities the day after the procedure. There are no visible scars, however, swelling and bruising can be expected. This will subside within a few days.
Our patients from Brisbane and Gold Coast have achieved modest and natural results with a thread lift. This procedure can smoothen out facial lines and wrinkles, as well as create a more youthful appearance.
It is important to remember that the results of a thread lift are individual to the patient. Everybody’s reasons for choosing this procedure are different, which means that the results you can expect will also vary.
In addition, the amount of time that threads will last depends on the patient’s skin and some may require more sessions than others.
During the consultation, a professional will be able to advise you on what you can expect from a thread lift.
If you would like to find out more about a thread lift, you can speak to one of our Esteem specialists today.