Non-surgical facelift using threads

A non-surgical facelift using threads is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to lift and tighten sagging facial skin. This innovative technique has gained popularity as an alternative to traditional surgical facelifts because it offers several benefits, including less downtime, fewer risks, and natural-looking results. Here’s an overview of what a non-surgical facelift with threads entails:

Thread Types: There are various types of threads used in non-surgical facelifts. The most common threads are made of PDO (polydioxanone), a biodegradable material widely used in medicine. PDO threads stimulate collagen production, which helps improve skin texture and elasticity over time.


Consultation: Before undergoing a thread lift, patients typically have a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. During this consultation, the patient’s facial concerns, goals, and medical history are discussed to determine if they are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Procedure: The actual thread lift procedure is performed in a clinical setting and often takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of treatment. Local anaesthesia or numbing cream is applied to ensure patient comfort.

Thread Insertion: The surgeon uses a thin, hollow needle to insert the threads beneath the skin. The threads are strategically placed to lift and reposition sagging tissues, such as the cheeks, jowls, or neck.

Immediate Lift: As the threads are inserted, they lift the skin and provide immediate results. Patients can often see a noticeable improvement in their facial appearance right after the procedure.

Stimulating Collagen Production: The PDO threads gradually dissolve over the following weeks and months, but their effects persist as they stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. This collagen production further enhances skin firmness and texture.

Recovery: Non-surgical facelifts with threads typically have minimal downtime compared to traditional facelift surgery. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, or mild discomfort, which usually subsides within a few days to a week. Most individuals can return to their regular activities fairly quickly.

Results: The results of a thread lift are usually subtle and natural-looking, with a more lifted and youthful appearance. While the duration of results can vary from person to person, they generally last around 12-18 months. Some patients may opt for touch-up treatments to maintain the effects.

In summary, a non-surgical facelift with threads offers a minimally invasive way to rejuvenate the face and achieve a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery. It is important for individuals considering this procedure to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon to determine if it’s the right option for them and to ensure a safe and effective outcome.

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