Until recent advancements, the only way that you could treat a sagging face was through a surgical procedure. This shouldn’t come as a surprise; although we have been blessed with resurfacing treatments that tighten and firm the skin, the only real way of relinquishing excess skin is with a scalpel.
Due to people becoming more unwilling to go under the knife, medical professionals have been underway in evolving their methods, trying to establish a solution to a facelift that requires next to no downtime or risk of side effects. Although we can rely on injectables, these are only a temporary solution to skin rejuvenation.
Now, a middle ground has been sought. Between non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments and a Rhytidectomy, we now have Thread Lifts. Continue reading this blog to find out how you can acquire sagging skin, as well as how a thread lift works to bring your facial physique back to life.
As we age, our body begins to decline in its production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein found in the body’s tissues, joints and bones. Therefore, it is quite literally the component that is keeping your body from falling apart. Combined, collagen and elastin build the structure of the skin – collagen is responsible for the firmness, whereas elastin keeps it tight.
From as young as 25, both levels of these proteins begin to decline due to the natural ageing process. As a result, our body can no longer fight against the gravitational pull, and our skin can no longer support the tissue as well as it could before. Thus, our skin begins to sag, form wrinkles and lose its plumpness. Therefore, we are proud to be able to provide our clients with treatments that have been trialled and tested in skin rejuvenation.
Thread lifts are a non-surgical alternative to having a facelift. They work by a medical professional inserting temporary threads into the dermis to visibly lift the skin. Not only that but the insertion of the threads instigate the body’s natural healing process, causing the body to automatically produce new collagen to help heal and protect the wounds.
The threads are made out of Polydioxanone and so dissolve over time, but even after they are gone the body continues to produce fresh collagen for several weeks. The body reacts in this way naturally; when any foreign object presents itself within the dermis, the body will instantly want to counteract it. Although this sounds daunting, the threads being inserted are tiny, so the clients don’t even feel this process taking place, as well as pain post-treatment too.
It is understanding that people can be nervous about the process of thread lifts. Although it isn’t as risky as surgery, having something inserted into the skin is still something unknown and foreign. At Aesthetics of Liverpool, we are here to reassure and support all of our clients and help them understand the simple and pain-free way we carry out our procedures.
For a thread lift, a medical professional will insert the medical-grade threads above the area that a client wants to lift. Once one end of the thread is hooked onto the dermis of the problem area (cheek or jowls, for example), the other end is pulled up and hooked on at a higher area. This creates the lift which defines, tightens and firms the skin.
There are many different types of thread lifts which all create different results depending on the desires of the client. You can distinguish the threads by their materials, structure and whether they are barbed or unbarbed.
For instance, The MINT Super Thread Lift threads have arrow-like barbs that are in a helical fashion. From this design, they can lift a more substantial amount of skin tissue, thus creating an even more effective lift. Also, their specially modified form is stronger than other threads, meaning their lifting power is revolutionary. On the other hand, smooth barbs tend to be used to smooth out the skin, as opposed to lifting it. This is due to them not being as strong as barbed threads, as well as designed to raise a large portion of skin.
From the above information, it goes without saying that thread lift treatments are highly advantageous for sagging skin. They are able to lift the surface initially, but once raised, they then promote further firmness and tightness, as well as an added plumping effect from new collagen production.
These results can last anywhere between 2-3 years, and what’s better, this procedure carries barely any side effects, and clients who undergo it usually continue with their day post-treatment. These fantastic treatments are soaring in the aesthetics industry, and for a good reason too.
If you want to re-establish the facial structure that has been overpowered by sagging skin or rid yourself of those hooded eyes, thread lifts really can bring you extraordinary results that have never been seen before without surgery. You will have definition, as well as younger-looking skin indefinitely.
If you’d like further information on thread lifts for a sagging face, please get in contact with us today. Here at Thread Lift Experts, we are a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable dermatologists who are fully aware of what treatment will suit you. All you need to do is visit one of our clinics, and we will be more than happy to run through every detail of your chosen thread lift treatment, as well as assess your skin so that we can be fully confident that you have made the right decision.
Continue exploring our site for a further look into what thread lifts can do for you or contact us today on 0151 2031393 if you have any queries.