Crepey necks, saggy jowls, a disappearing jawline, depressed-looking nasolabial folds. Did you know that signs of ageing creep up on people slowly starting from the mid to late twenties and make their assault on our skin known usually by our 40s. But even if the unfortunate eventually happens, you can change from bull-frog to fabulous with non-invasive treatments, particularly with the advent of nifty age reversal procedures such as theadlifting.
Consider the threadlift a renovated version of the surgical facelift. It is done by doctors to tackle sagging skin and folds. Unlike the surgical facelift, the facial threadlift is considered non-invasive because it doesn’t require surgery, incisions or manipulation of deep tissues. What it does is it allows the doctor to improve one’s looks by repositioning skin back to its youthful position.
Should You Do The Threadlift?
First things first, there is nothing wrong with looking older. But the desire to hide the ageing process is imbued in all of us, hence the theory of “ageing well” finding its way into beauty. People today who rejuvenate want to blossom into an ever-better version of themselves compatible with their ages, evolving into wiser, sexier, healthier and happier beings. The status quo is it is perfectly ok to age, but one should age brilliantly. This attitude is perhaps as important as genetics, exercise and diet when it comes to growing old.
1. Threadlift Results
Threadlift is a quick and easy way to get instant and visible improvement in the face. It is a much less invasive procedure compared to the surgical facelift, where barbed dissolvable threads made of the same material as surgical sutures are placed strategically under the skin in vectors which improve the jowls, jawline and deep nasolabial folds.
A surgical facelift will put you at an approximate 2-week downtime and studies have shown that results last an average of 7 years. The downtime of a non-invasive threadlift procedure is much less – only 1 or 2 days because there is no cutting of the skin – making this procedure a lot more appealing. Threads today are dissolvable and more compatible with the body, seriously changing the game for threadlifts in the past 5 years. Results are less predictable, lasting months (up to 12 months).
3. Who Has Had Threadlifts Done?
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Kylie Minogue are said to have done them before.
4. What Threads Might Be Used For You?
Some of the threads currently used:
Polydioxanone (PDO, Infinity V-Lift, Infinity Instalift, V-petit) – commonly used for stitching in surgeries. These also help to stimulate collagen production in your skin, providing the architectural structure for skin firming long afer threads are gone.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA, Silhouette Instalift) – made of the same thing as Sculptra, is even more effective at stimulating collagen and lasts up to 2 years. Collagen production continues for a few more months after the threads have dissolved. An example of
Polycaprolactone (PCL) – another material used for some surgical sutures, but this lasts up to 3 years. It is infused with Vitamin C which is delivered slowly to surrounding tissues preventing pigmentation and providing an antioxidant (anti-aging) effect.