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THREAD LIFT

TREATMENT INFORMATION

  

Thread lifts are a non-surgical alternative to a face lift. Thread lifts are ideal for treating loosening or sagging skin or for a tighter and more youthful appearance. The two types of threads which we offer are PDO and Silhouette Soft.

What are PDO Threads?

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are medical grade threads made of protein which are absorbed into the body resulting in the stimulation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. As well as the long term benefits, PDO threads also provide an immediate lift to the skin resulting in a youthful, fresh appearance.

What are Silhouette Soft Threads?

Silhouette Soft threads are similar to PDO as they also are absorbed into the skin, providing instant lift of sagging tissue as well as stimulating collagen to replace lost facial volume. Though unlike PDO, the main component of Silhouette Soft threads are Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA) which contains cones that hold the threads in place.

Which thread is right for me?

Depending on the result you wish to achieve and your skin type, our experienced practitioner will select which thread lift can meet your desired goals.

Benefits of a thread lift
• Immediate lifting effect
• Restoration of the body’s own lost collagen
• Resorbable suture
• Non-surgical technique
• Minimally invasive procedure
• Minimal recovery time
• Natural looking effect of the skin.

What areas can be treated?

• Cheek Lift
• Eye lift
• Neck lift & Jowls
• Under eye
• Butt tightening
• Elbows/Knees
• Jawline Tightening

What happens during treatment?

Topical anaesthetic cream is applied following which threads are introduced into the skin through a fine needle into either the skin itself, the muscle, or the subcutaneous fat. The treatment results in an immediate improvement in appearance but the results will improve over ensuing days and weeks as the threads stimulate collagen production in the skin.

What results can I expect?

Thread-lift treatments result in an instant and natural looking improvement in the appearance of the skin. A process of natural protein synthesis then begins after about 10-14 days. Over the subsequent weeks results will continue to improve, peaking at around 6-8 months and lasting for up to 18 month as your own body produces collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Making this form of non surgical facelift a very long lasting treatment. The thread itself is completely biodegradable and dissolves within 12 -24 weeks, after which new collagen has formed around the thread to continue to support results, maintaining a smooth and supple texture of the skin.

Aftercare

  • For 48 hours post treatment, you can apply a cold compress on the treated area if required
  • No pressure is to be exerted on the face for 2 weeks
  • Avoid excessive laughter & large facial expressions for at least 24 hours post treatment
  • Elevate the treated area when sleeping, and sleep on your back - do not sleep with pressure on your face
  • Apply tape as instructed by your practitioner for 24 hours after treatment (or longer if advised). A gentle cleanser/ oil can be used to help remove tape without tugging on the skin.
  • Antibiotics may be necessary after your treatment, your doctor will prescribe an appropriate treatment for you. Please take the medication as required
  • Drink plenty of fluids, avoid very hot drinks & alcohol for 24-48 hours post treatment
  • It is recommended to eat soft foods to avoid excessive chewing for 48 hours post treatment
  • Avoid smoking
  • No strenuous exercise for 10 days post treatment, light exercise (walking) is okay.
  • No sauna or steam room use for 10 days post treatment
  • Avoid any activity where the treated area may get contaminated(ie. gardening, cleaning etc)
  • Make up should be avoided for 24 hours post treatment, and thereafter, a breathable foundation such as Oxygenetix should be used.

Please note: It is completely normal to experience swelling, bruising and some discomfort after the treatment. You may also experience a tight, pulling feeling in the treated area.