Part of the work to tackle signs of aging is finding a way to tackle unwanted sags and folds. The facial threadlift has been hailed as a low downtime treatment for men and women that gives visible lifting results, while completely side stepping the downtime associated with traditional facelifts.
For those who have not heard of threadlifts, this is a procedure done by a trained medical professional where thin, almost invisible, fine threads are inserted under the skin. These bio-degradable threads have tiny anchors that “catch” soft tissue beneath skin. When placed in aesthetically flattering vectors, they result in a natural skin lifting effect.
There are different types of threads available, and success often comes with deciding on the right thread (with the right doctor, of course).
The most common threads used are:
Polydioxanone (PDO, Infinity V-Lift, Infinity Instalift, V-petit) – made of material commonly used for stitching in surgeries. These procedures use threads that can place sagging skin in a more flattering position, and also help to stimulate collagen production in your skin, providing the architectural structure for skin firming long afer threads are gone.
Bear in mind that there are some otherPDO threads which do not cause a lifting effect – these are normally used to subtly improve skin firming. If you want a specific lifting effect, remember to communicate this to your doctor.
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.
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER IT IT?
Non-surgical lifting such as the above are best for those who want mild to moderate lifting results and an improvement in skin vibrancy. Threads come in different lengths which work well for different parts of the face for the best results. Threadlift procedures can be combined with fillers for highly successful rejuvenation outcomes.