What is thread lifting?
Thread lifting is a minimally-invasive procedure that is used to treat the signs of ageing and sagging skin in areas of the face.
It is sometimes called the ‘non-surgical facelift’. Unlike more invasive, surgical face lifting procedures, it is performed using a local anaesthetic and has a much quicker recovery time.
Most procedures can be completed in less than an hour, and you will be able to leave the clinic and carry on with your day shortly after. Thread lifting is considered a popular ‘lunch-hour facelift’ treatment for this reason.
What areas can be treated with thread lifting?
Thread lifting is an effective treatment for ageing in the skin.
Ageing skin is characterized by loss of volume and tone, and the signs of increasing fine lines and wrinkles. This is due to the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, which is an inevitable factor in the natural ageing process.
Together with the equally natural loss of fat on the face, the upper cheeks may start to appear hollow and the skin grows loose around the jaw line and chin. This leads to the appearance of jowls and ‘marionette lines’, and can leave the face with a tired, aged and even sad look.
Thread lifting can effectively slow down or reverse the signs of ageing in the skin by:
lifting sagging jowls and marionette lines
enhancing cheek volume and definition
redefining the jaw line and
tightening the neck.
How does thread lifting work?
The procedure involves inserting very fine sutures, using a fine needle, just under the skin of the area being treated.
The sutures have a dual effect. They grip onto and lift the soft tissues in the skin, helping to reduce sagging and the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
The sutures also stimulate the body to natural produce collagen in the skin in that area, leading over time to the fuller appearance that gives more volume to the skin.
The sutures are biodegradable, and will be fully absorbed by the body naturally over a period of about 12 to 18 months.
The results can be seen immediately, but will continue to improve for up to 18 months.
During the initial consultation, Dr Mohamed ElAssal will meet the patient and discuss whether or not the treatment would be right for them. He will then ask about the patient’s areas of concern and what he or she is looking to achieve through Contour TRL treatments. Next, he will perform an examination and review the patient’s medical history and routine medications to ensure that the patient is a good candidate for this treatment or if a suitable alternative will be more effective.
Types Of Threads
Spring field threads