We can't stop getting older, which is a sad fact. Over time, the skin on our face and neck loses its fullness and elasticity, making it lose and saggy. Wrinkles and fine lines also show how much time has passed. It is just simple science, though. As we get older, our bodies make less collagen. Collagen is the protein to keep our skin strong, flexible, and healthy. Also, as we age, we naturally lose fat from our faces, especially in the cheeks, mouth, jawline, chin, and under-eye areas. It makes our skin more likely to sag, which we don't want.
Without a little help, keeping your skin from looking old, tired, and patchy can be hard. Facelifts have been a solution for the rich and famous for a long time, but the surgery is expensive, painful, and dangerous. Thread lifts are a safe, affordable, and non-invasive alternative to major surgery for people who don't want to or can't afford to go through with it. Keep reading to learn about the targeted areas for a thread lift, the side effects of thread lifts, and more.
What Are Thread Lifts?
A thread lift is a minimally invasive method that can lift and tighten the skin on the face and neck to fight the visible signs of aging. Because of this, the skin looks younger, smoother, and healthier. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads, which break down over time, are put safely under the skin, tightened, and then pulled back. It lifts parts of the body that have sagged. It gives the skin a toned, refreshed, and lifted look.
Thread lifts are a cosmetic procedure used on almost any part of the face, including the brows, cheeks, jowls, jawline, and neck. This procedure is best for people between the ages of 30 and 50 with skin that is just a little bit or a lot lost. Patients who can't have surgery because of their health may be able to get a thread lift instead, which only needs local anesthesia instead of general and is done in its place. Thread lifts are a fast, effective, and painless way to see results right away and in a short amount of time.
How Do Thread Lifts Work?
Many people ask, "how do thread lifts work?" Here's the answer.
- Your doctor will find the places where your skin is sagging and mark where each thread will go.
- A local anesthetic is put on the treatment area to make it painless and comfortable.
- Your doctor or nurse uses a cannula to put PDO (Polydioxanone) threads under your skin. These threads are very thin and have small structures that look like cones all along their length.
- Before the threads are pulled back and tightened, they are shaped and bent into place. The cone-shaped structures hook onto skin tissue and lift areas that are sagging.
- The threads are then cut so they are secure and can't be seen from the outside.
Targeted Areas For A Thread Lift
- Marionette Line
- Frontal Wrinkles
- Crows Feet
- Jaw Line
- Tear Trough
Benefits Of Thread Lifts
1. Instant Lift
As soon as you leave the room where the treatment is performed, you will be able to see a difference in the appearance of your skin before and after the surgery. The process gives the appearance of an instant facelift. Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, you will not be left with scars on your face that will require time to heal.
2. No Downtime
As a result of the procedure's low level of invasiveness and short recovery period, you will be able to get back to all of your regular activities very quickly.
3. Long Term Effects
Because it also stimulates the body's natural healing process and sends signals to the body to keep depositing collagen in the treated areas, a thread lift produces long-term effects in terms of skin tightening and making your skin look younger. It is one of the reasons why all of the effects continue to last for a very long time after the treatment has been completed.
4. Short Duration
The treatment known as the thread lift is extremely risk-free and efficient. It can be completed in approximately 30 to 45 minutes and does not require much time.
Side Effects Of Thread Lifts
Most thread lift side effects happen in the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure and usually go away quickly. Some of the possible problems could take weeks or even months to fix. Some possible side effects are infection, bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, and a slight difference in shape (small unevenness). Sometimes, a stitch will also show up just under the skin.
After Treatment Care For Thread Lifts
Some people who get a thread lift might feel sick because of the effects of the anesthesia or the procedure itself. If this happens, they can sip small amounts of clear liquids until the feeling disappears. Also, icing the area for 30 minutes, 4-5 times a day for the first 5 days can help, especially if your skin tends to swell or bruise.
Otherwise, don't move your face for 24 hours, don't use facial creams or makeup for 48 hours, don't drink with a straw, and keep your head elevated at a 45-degree angle for 5–7 days (including bending lower than heart level), eat soft foods or drink liquids for 7–10 days, don't chew gum for two weeks, don't do heavy work for 2–3 weeks, and don't massage or pull on your face for three weeks.
Even though recovery from a thread lift is fairly quick because it is a non-invasive procedure. Having a general idea of when you can return to your normal daily activities is still helpful. You can get an idea from the list below, but you should always follow your surgeon's instructions if they are different.