In 2019, over 2,000 surgical facelifts were undergone, which was raised by 7% from 2018. But what isn’t spoken about is the risks and downtime that come hand in hand with a Rhytidectomy, and the many other aesthetic treatments in the industry that give even better results, without the added side effects and recovery time.
Yes, everybody desires younger-looking skin, but at what cost? And what is the best way to turn back the clock on your skin? Continue reading this blog post for a comparison of The MINT Super Thread Lift VS Face Lifting Surgery. Both being so popular, you can determine which one is worth the money, and which will deliver you with results that will only exceed your expectations.
The MINT Super Thread Lift is the newest member to the PDO Thread Lift family; this treatment has been flooding Singapore and America, so we are more than proud that we too get to provide our clients with such a revolutionary thread lift treatment. With the threads’ unique design that is accomplished through the manufacturing process, the MINT Super Thread Lift is able to achieve such immaculate results that have never been seen before.
To put it simply, a thread-lift procedure is carried out by a medical professional inserting threads into the dermis of the skin in an area which needs some attention; once in place, they attach the other end of the thread to a higher point on the face, then a pulling effect takes place.
Once hooked, the body begins its natural healing process through it being traumatised by the threads being inserted. Here, fibroblasts are produced, which in turn, help to heal and protect the wound, while new collagen is being banked too. Collagen is the most significant protein of the body; it keeps the skin looking young, as well as keeping bones, joints and the skin strong too.
As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen and elastin, another protein that ensures our skin is able to support the tissue that is found beneath. Thus, gravity takes its toll and our skin begins to lose its form; wrinkles are created and our skin loosens.
Following on from the process, it is clear that collagen is a massive benefit for The MINT Super Thread Lift; being a treatment that encourages the natural production of new collagen makes it safe, reliable and very effective. The thread-lift procedure is able to achieve three-dimensional results that outdo any other thread lift in the industry.
It’s specially modified barbs that are in an ‘arrow-like’ shape in a helical order are able to hook onto a more substantial portion of facial tissue, resulting in a lifting effect like no other. Also, these medical-grade threads are made out of a new form of PDO- one that is much stronger, thus a thread lift that lasts longer than others.
The MINT Super Thread Lift can achieve such a unique configuration through its patented moulding press technology that allows for a mechanical effect that’s utterly seamless. Once inserted, the barbs continue to work their magic while the banked collagen continues to improve on the skin’s surface. Clients are left with smooth, plump and tight skin that compliments a natural facial shape beyond beautifully.
In comparison, a surgical facelift can also give fantastic results, but the process isn’t as straight forward as a MINT Super Thread Lift. During the surgical option, a flap of skin on both sides of the face is pulled back, and the facial tissues are surgically altered to achieve a contoured aesthetic to the face. Before these flaps are sutured closed, excess skin that has been overpowering the face is removed using a scalpel.
This, as you may already know, comes with its risks. With this type of surgical lifting, it is best to weigh up the potential benefits of your desired look and the possible complications of going under the knife. Consent forms will be administered to you before the procedure takes place so that you are fully aware of the risks that you are taking.
The risks of a surgical facelift are and are not limited to bleeding, infection, poor wound healing and skin loss, nerve injury or weakness, hair loss, fluid accumulation, numbness or other changes in skin sensation, persistent pain and suture visibility, as well as the added risk of unsatisfactory of the results.
Research suggests that five and a half years after surgery, 21 per cent of facelifts relapse; so, even if you aren’t susceptible to the risks, your results may only last a matter of months, as opposed to the ‘promised’ 10 years. In more serious cases, vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications can also be on the cards.
Although there is a chance that you will be granted with a tighter and younger-looking appearance for up to 10 years, are the risks worth a surgical facelift? Here at Thread Lift Experts, we only provide our clients with industry-leading thread-lift procedures that we KNOW and TRUST.
A MINT Super Thread Lift may only last up to three years, depending on the client, but it’s also safe, reliable and non-invasive. As opposed to a surgical facelift which carries many side effects, not to mention a lengthy recovery time of up to two weeks or further if there are complications. Post MINT Super Thread Lift procedure, you are given the opportunity to return to your daily activities, as long as you do not disturb the treated area.
So, what will it be The MINT Super Thread Lift VS Face Lifting Surgery? We hope that this blog has been helpful in your decision. If you are looking to turn back the clock on your appearance, our industry-leading thread lifts should be considered. Continue exploring our website or call us on 0151 2031393, and we will be more than happy to discuss how we can support you on your journey to youthful skin.