Over time, changes to the shape of the face and its appearance occur due to age-related alterations in facial skin strength and elasticity together with fat, bone and cartilage loss. A thread lift is a minimally invasive, rejuvenating treatment that uses specialised surgical threads to lift and regenerate sagging skin on the mid-face, jowls and neck, giving a tighter, more youthful appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thread lifts can be used to lift the jowls and redefine the jaw line. As a result of the immediate repositioning of the tissues, long lasting reshaping of the face and neck contours is achieved.
Depending on the area being treated, the treatment usually takes up to 60 minutes. Your medical practitioner will use a local anaesthetic at the entry and exit points to numb the area completely
The rejuvenation effects will begin to be seen after 3 months, and the results can be expected to last over 1 year. The threads are completely biodegradable and will be safely absorbed by the body over ten to eleven months.
The recovery period for a thread lift treatment is minimal. Afterwards, patients may experience minor pain, swelling and bruising, common side effects with any aesthetic treatment. Slight skin depressions or tightness can also occur for a few days following the treatment.
A thread lift is more suitable for men and women between the ages of 40 and 60
You will be provided with aftercare instructions to follow once the procedure is complete. These will help to relieve any distress and help to speed up the process of healing. For the first couple of days you can use ice compresses to deal with any swelling and help to reduce discomfort. Most patients experience some mild swelling and injuries, but these are usually quick to settle. Recovery times are usually less than a couple of days although strenuous exercise should be avoided for a week.
The thread lift can be used to improve the appearance of a sagging neck, sagging cheeks and jaw line and droopy eyebrows.