Thread lifting

As we age, our facial structure loses facial fat and loose and sagging skin is more visible. The most affected areas generally include the cheeks, the jowls and the neck.
A thread lift might be a great option for those suffering from loose skin. Thread lifting allows to lift and sculpt the shape of you face. With thread lifting, you can expect a more youthful and tighten face, and less sagging skin
Threads also cause the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas, which is important for anti-aging process.
There are no ideal candidates for thread lifts, yet this type of lifting will give miraculous results on people with minimal signs of aging who choose a thread lift because they have begun to see, a relaxed, or sagging midfacial appearance or slight bags under the eyes or on the neck. Thread lifting can also be done on people who had some relapse from a previous plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift or neck lift.

The thread-lift is a suspension of a facial soft tissue via a thread that is inserted subcutaneously in the skin, it is a fast in- office procedure where a cone attachment or barbed or non barbed suture thread is inserted via a cannula into the skin through a small incision. The thread is hooked to the skin and with a little bit of tightening the skin is lifted and the suture is cut at the insertion point.

You should abstain from touching, wetting or washing the treated area at least for 12 hours after the procedure. When you start showering or cleaning the area avoid massaging it or scrubbing it for 3 weeks after your thread lift.

The possible targeted areas include:

• Jawline to lift the jaw line and slightly the neck
• Cheeks to reduce sagging in the cheeks and jawline
• Jowls to tighten the appearance and enhance the silhouette
• Eye brow lift to give a more youthful, bright-eyed look
• Crows feet to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• Nasolabial folds and smile lines to treat fine lines and wrinkles and enhance skin tone and texture
• Neck to restore sharpness of the jaw line and enhance volume in face
• Lips to lift the lip edges for fuller more youthful lips
Things to avoid one or two days before the treatment:
Alcohol
gingko
Omega fish oi supplements.
Chinese medicine.
Vitamin E
High intensity exercise.
Steam rooms or sauna
The possible common side effects:
Infection
Irritation
Edema
Bruising

The downtime:
You can resume normal activities the same day after the procedure if you want but usually patients take 2 to 3 days off in case little bit of pain, redness or bruising occurs and also to allow recovery time after the treatment. Avoid though and demanding activities for a few weeks if possible.

Visible results:
It depends on the body s reaction of every single patient to the threads. You may see instant result immediately after the treatment and usually it can take up from 4 to 6 months to witness full effects.
The Thread lift can last anywhere from 6 to 30 months depending on the body itself.

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