Thread Lift For The Face
Thread lifts can treat many skin conditions found on the face. Whether you’re suffering from jowls, sagging skin on the neck, hooded eyelids, baggy brows, lack of volume or ageing skin, amongst other conditions, a thread lift works to rejuvenate the surface of the skin, while also delivering a visible lift.
Each thread lift holds a specific purpose. For instance, The MINT Super Thread Lift achieves a three-dimensional lift to the skin with patented modifications to its barbs. The Collagen Thread Lift’s mission, on the other hand, is to non-invasively resurface the top layer of the skin, leaving it rejuvenated, plump and tight through the use of collagen renewal.
The other types of thread lift treatments that we offer here at Thread Lift Experts are Cog Threads, Mono Threads and Screw Threads. For further information on what each thread lift specialises in treating, continue exploring our website.
The Science of Thread Lifts
Each thread lift procedure is carried out in the same nature. What tells them apart is through their design and structure of threads. Non-barbed means that the threads are smooth and ideal for skin rejuvenation as opposed to a dramatic lift. Opposingly, barbed threads are designed to grip onto a more substantial portion of skin tissue for lifting purposes.
Before treatment, a local anaesthetic is administered into the problem area. Then, threads are inserted into the dermis of the skin using a microneedle. How many is dependent on the severity of the skin condition and how many is necessary to meet the client’s desired result.
Once inserted, they are hooked onto an ‘anchor point’ either on the scalp or face. This instantly achieves a visible lift to the skin, but it isn’t until the medical-grade threads begin to reposition the Subcutaneous tissue (fatty tissue) that is found in the layer underneath the surface of the skin that skin rejuvenation begins.
The threads cause this diverse effect to these tissues so that they are positioned back in their original state; enabling them to reunite the skin with volume and suppleness as youthful skin naturally has. These effects trigger the body to start its natural healing process, now that the dermis has had trauma caused to it.
During the natural healing process, Hyaluronic Acid, a hydrating element of the body, works alongside a new production of fibroblasts, cells that are majorly responsible for new collagen production, to heal the wound. Neocollagenesis is the name given to the process of a new production of collagen, and this process works closely with HA in wound healing.
With new collagen cells forming around the threads, they begin to rejuvenate the dermis so that the surface of the skin starts to improve in texture, quality and appearence. This continues over the course of six months, while the sutures begin to dissolve and fibroblasts have banked the new collagen cells. This means that these new cells are boosted and working to benefit the skin over a long period of time.
Why Thread Lifts?
Polyadoxonone (PDO) and Poly L Lactic Acid (PLA) are the two main materials that threads are made out of. PLA is Lactic based, and PDO is made out of the polyester poly. Both materials are dissolvable and encourage the production of new collagen. Polydioxanone is known for its tensile strength that supports wound healing greatly, whereas Poly L Lactic Acid is commonly used for facial fat loss and is an injectable.
These materials allow extreme safety for thread lifts. Being both biodegradable and biocompatible with the body, and PDO being extensively used in pharmaceutical and medical applications, they are able to deliver exceptional results, safely and reliably.
Compared to surgical procedures such as a rhinoplasty and a facelift which both come hand in hand with a hefty recovery period and several high risks, thread lifts are non-invasive and non-surgical, making them the safe alternative. As a non-permanent treatment, thread lifts still deliver results at a standard of those achieved through going under the knife.
This is very much dependent on the condition of the skin prior to treatment, as well as what maintenance has been undergone. Commonly, clients will have a top-up treatment every six to twelve months to preserve optimum results.
Immediately, clients will be left with a visible lift. How dramatic this lift is is dependent on which thread lift you have. Skin rejuvenation, however, will continue over six months when threads are fully dissolved
Thread lifts can vary in time. If a more substantial area is being treated, the longer it may take. Also, if a combination of two thread lifts is being undergone, this can also increase the time it takes. However, usually, thread lifts take up to an hour.
Unlike surgical procedures which require weeks of recovery time, most clients can resume with their daily activities post-treatment for a thread lift. But, exercise is not recommended for up to a week, unless its light work such as a walk or not effecting the treated area.
Our prices start from £1500, but this can change due to how many threads need to be used to meet desired results and if the treated area is large.