Causes of Skin Folds
A Skin Fold, also known as Intertrigo, is commonly caused by frictional forces that are often associated with being overweight and when the skin is heated. If one is obese, areas of their skin will begin to rub against each other, especially in delicate areas such as the armpits and groin.
Similarly, breasts and areas of excess skin can cause friction when someone is active, and when combined with humidity or heat, skin folds begin to form. People with skin folds often complain of redness, burning, itching and soreness.
Collagen Thread Lifts for Skin Folds
Collagen Thread Lifts are able to provide the skin with exceptional rejuvenation during the process of collagenesis. Collagen being the main component of this treatment, it goes without saying that skin folds are banished through a natural lift and new collagen regeneration that smooths out the surface and keeps it tight.
These thread lifts use smooth threads as opposed to barbs because although they still achieve a lifting effect, their main purpose is to re-ignite the skin with the structural protein of collagen; ensuring that skin counteracts such issues as skin folds.
As the threads are made out of a protein-based substance, they relax the tendons and muscles. The blood flow is then improved on while the body begins its natural healing process. During healing, fibroblasts are produced, which in turn, generate new collagen cells.
However, this new collagen production is carried out over several months. The fibroblasts work to cover the new cells, causing them to be banked. Banked collagen is the name given to the process of new collagen being kept in the dermis of our skin, rejuvenating the surface and helping it strengthen. This process usually takes up to six months when optimum results are generally met.
We recommend thread lift procedures to everybody, no matter their walk of life. However, due to the nature of such treatments, we do ask that people under the age of 30 choose a less dramatic approach to gaining rejuvenated skin. If you want to ensure that you’re entirely suitable for a Collagen Thread Lift, we can determine this during your consultation.
Amidst your visit, a consultant will thoroughly assess your skin to ensure that its condition and type is suitable for a thread lift. This also gives you the perfect opportunity to voice any concerns or questions that you may have. During your experience with us, we will endeavour to make you feel reassured and confident throughout as we are aware of how important this decision is for you.