Non-Surgical Threadlift

How long does Thread lift treatment take?

The treatment itself will take thirty to forty five minutes depending on the site of the threads and the number of threads the doctor is using.. Prior to that, the doctor will apply a numbing cream on the face to reduce pain during the procedure.

What are the side effects of thread lift?

Side effects are minimal and rarely lasts for more than a few days. A common side effect post-treatment is facial soreness that lasts around three to five days. Before the treatment, your doctor will apply local anaesthesia to numb your face so that the procedure is more comfortable. You may also experience minor bruises on your face which will resolve itself.

Other unwanted results include visible knots on the skin or dimpling of the skin. In the hands of experienced practitioners, this will not be an issue. Ensure that you enlist the services of an experienced doctor.

How long does thread lift last

Several factors affect how long the effects of the treatment will last. The factors include your age, genetics and how healthy your body and skin is. The process of sagging will eventually take place as this treatment doesn’t stop the processes that lead to wrinkling and folds.

The results usually last between six months to two years.The biodegradable threads will be be dissolved in between six to nine months. However, to maintain the results even longer, more threads can be inserted later on.

What is the difference with thread lift and facelift

The thread lift is less invasive as it involves using threads to lift up the skin. The traditional facelift method, formally known as rhytidectomy, involves the doctor creating an incision to manipulate the contours of the skin to give the face a revitalized look. The muscles underneath are lifted and tightened and excess fats can be removed.

Due to the more invasive nature of the traditional surgical facelift, the recovery time will be longer and the timing might not be suitable for those who have trouble fitting that time in their schedule. Although the thread lift offers many advantages especially with regards to convenience and comfort, the traditional facelift is still the gold standard for results especially for excessively loose skin. Speak to your doctor for advice to choose the appropriate treatment for you.

A person who wishes to undergo the conventional facelift method will need to be assessed for suitability. Some of the factors that are looked at include a person’s skin elasticity, his/her bone structure, general health and a their needs and expectations.

What is the recovery time for thread lift?

You can immediately return to your daily activities after the procedure. However, you are advised to avoid strenuous work or heavy exercises over the following two to three weeks to allow full recovery.

What are the results after thread lift?

The thread lift treatment will lift sagging skin folds and manipulate the contours of the face to rejuvenate your facial appearance immediately after the procedure. The skin will also continue to undergo more improvements as the collagen remodels.

This technique is most effective for those whose face have begun to show signs of aging such as mild wrinkles. Excessive wrinkling and bigger folds may get more satisfactory result from a traditional facelift.  The thread lift is also for those who want to avoid a more intensive surgical intervention. Always speak to a doctor to get the right advice.

What are the possible complications with thread lift?

The risks of the thread lift treatment is minimal and the risks is greatly reduced when the procedure is done by an experienced practitioner.  The common complications include bruising, swelling, slight pain and discomfort. There is also a very small risk of infection. The doctor will take very care to ensure that the equipment used and environment is sterile. In most cases, the complications will self-resolve over time.

Other complications that may happen due to surgery include a reaction to the anaesthetic. Some may feel nauseous after receiving anaesthesia. A haematoma is a rare complication. This is where there is a collection of uncontrolled bleeding causing a swelling. More common and much less serious are bruises.