The Thread Lift has become one of the cosmetic surgery industry’s most popular trends over the past several years, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to tighten the skin, decrease natural signs of aging, and boost collagen production all without having to go under the knife? There are many benefits of thread lifts that women (and men!) are raving about. From celebrities to stressed out moms to seniors looking to maintain their youth, this nonsurgical facelift is proving to be a safer, more cost-effective option for anyone interested in the perks of a facelift.
What is a Thread Lift?
Years ago, the only way to tighten up loose skin of the face, neck, cheeks, and jowls was to get facelift surgery. Unfortunately, not everyone wants to get surgery– and the truth is, not everyone can.
Enter the Thread Lift: a nonsurgical procedure where PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are carefully injected underneath the skin to create a lifting effect. There is no cutting, removing, or stitching of any skin tissue during a lift.
PDO threads are thin, medical-grade strands often used in other types of medical procedures. They are made of proteins and dissolve naturally over a span of several months. The threads relax tendons and muscles surrounding it, resulting in smoother facial skin. They also initiate the body’s natural healing response, encouraging new collagen production! Which means firmer, plumper skin.
Effective for various aging concerns– it works on areas other than the face!
Quick Recovery Time
With a traditional face lift, the standard downtime for recovery is about one month. It’s a full medical process where the patient must be fully sedated, have a caregiver for the first several days post-op, and necessary time taken off work. Sometimes the initial recovery phase lasts a few weeks until the individual is ready to return to daily activities.
With thread lifts, the procedure is done in the matter of one to two hours. The patient is fully awake, often sitting in a chair, and guided through the whole process step-by-step. A simple local anesthesia is used so the areas of skin are temporarily numbed.
This minimally-invasive procedure is often nicknamed “The Lunchtime Facelift” because you can return to work and normal everyday tasks immediately after your appointment. You can even drive yourself home after receiving a treatment.
Firm and Rejuvenated Skin
Following your technician’s guidelines and aftercare instructions, you’ll experience the immediate firming, lifting, and youthful benefits of thread lift. In a matter of months, the threads will begin to dissolve, while your body continues producing collagen.
This is great because one of the keys to antiaging is plump skin with plenty of healthy collagen. This boost smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, restores some elasticity, and tightens any loose, sagging trouble areas.
As mentioned before, the method in which threads are inserted into the skin allow for an instant tightening and glowing complexion. The PLAA (poly-L-lactic acid) threads naturally get dissolved by the body over time. Facial thread lifts secure into the points of face where the technician carefully measures the injection. Then, the thread is lifted slightly upwards, causing a instant “facelift”.
No Scarring or Noticeable Side Effects
After the thread lift process, you’ll be comfortable knowing you won’t need to worry about any scarring, stitches, harsh bruising, or damage to facial tissue. Side effects are minimal and often include mild swelling or pain. Additionally, you will have no need for any prescribed pain relief medication or heavy bandages.
One of the favored benefits of thread lift treatment is the price! You’re looking at the starting cost of hundreds of dollars, compared to thousands of dollars upfront with facelift surgery. Not only are threads financially more realistic for many people, it also affords you more time, energy, immediate feeling of confidence, and ability to go about your life without waiting for healing to begin.
Not only are the results of a thread lift instant, they’re also long-lasting. Compared to injections such as Botox or fillers, you can enjoy the benefits of thread lift injections to last. What’s even better is that many times, the results improve over time as the body’s natural healing response works around the threads. You can expect the lift results to last on average for nearly one year.
Since there are no sutures or incisions of the skin, the procedure is low-risk of any scarring, infection, or inflammation. Although complications can still happen in some cases, they are very rare. To avoid complications, it’s crucial to find a reputable, medically-run company with trusted technicians. Professional standards are of the utmost value. This is your skin we’re talking about, so make sure you find a fully-licensed medical spa you can trust.
Can You Combine Other Facial Treatments with Thread Lifts?
Yes, you can combine other treatments and still benefit from thread lifts. Since threads are so low risk, many people choose to combine it with other types of treatment such as fillers, laser treatments, botox, radiofrequency, or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).
Actually, thread lifts can be effective on other areas of the body for anti-aging and rejuvenation purposes. The areas most commonly treated with thread lifts include:
Lips and mouth
Anywhere that needs some tightening or lifting.
Is a Thread Lift Right for Me?
If you’ve been experiencing signs of aging, sagging, loose skin, or wrinkles in facial skin, a thread lift might be just what you need when it comes to cosmetic procedures. You can feel a difference without worrying about making multiple appointments with plastic surgeons. Thread Lifts are also a great options for anyone who feels anxious about having a surgical procedure or who is unable to physically go under general anesthesia.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our thread lift technicians today at Wake Up Beautiful Spa. We’d be happy to make you happy by enhancing your skin with the amazing benefits of thread lifts!
Our goal is for you to Wake Up Beautiful and look and feel your very best. At our unique concierge-style center, we use many innovative modalities to holistically address the aging process and your personal concerns. We offer a wide variety of injectable, resurfacing, plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments–including the revolutionary, no down time, non-surgical Wake Up Beautiful Lift. We are known for our minimally invasive approach and our commitment to personalized care. It's our privilege to help your outer self reflect your inner vitality and beauty.