Facelift Thread Lifting
Facelift Thread Lifting
Facelift Thread Lifting is very much an art as it is science. The recent use of biocompatible and naturally absorbable threads to reverse the signs of ageing has taken the world by storm. Thread lifting is a common lunchtime procedure in Korea, Japan and many parts of Asia. It is estimated that over 2000 clinics in Korea offer facial thread lift treatment.
Threads for facial rejuvenation and lifting has evolved over the past 20-30 years. In the past, individuals have expressed concern over non-absorbable threads. They have a risk of migration, extruding from the skin, and may be visible under facial expression. Nowadays, face thread lift technique using absorbable materials are safe and effective.
We have selected threads from Korea of the highest quality giving you a peace of mind. Every treatment that is conceived and conceptualized is tailored to the individual, with the end result already in mind. With a methodical and technical approach, we are able to consistently produce effective and natural looking results for our clients.
Why do Facial Thread Lift?
Ageing causes many effects on the skin. Collagen and elastin which are the building blocks of skin architecture gets more disorganized and is broken down at an accelerated pace due to the ageing process. The end result? Skin gets thinner, saggier, wrinkled and more folds appear.
Thread lifting reverses the effects of the ageing skin. By placing biocompatible and dissolvable threads under the skin, it stimulates collagen growth and contributes to skin tightening and anti-wrinkle face-lifting effect.
How is it different from Traditional Thread Lifting?
Traditional thread lifting procedures for facial lifting is an invasive procedure that involves an incision into the skin and dissection of tissues. The procedure typically takes about 3 hours, and is associated with significant pain, bruising and swelling following the procedure. Scarring is evident along the incision line.
On the other hand, the newer Korean V Threads, using biocompatible material and technique is minimally invasive. Using advanced principles of parallel vector technique, collagen is stimulated and skin is lifted and tightened. This lunchtime procedure lasts 30-60 minutes, pain and down time is mild and temporary, and no scarring is seen.
What types of Facial Threads are there?
There are various types of threads that are designed for specific treatment outcomes. Threads differ in their composition, thickness and design. This gives greater flexibility and option when conceptualising the best approach for you.
Threads are made from biocompatible and biodegradable materials. They are safely dissolved in the body after a few months. They act as a scaffolding for effectively stimulating fibroblast and new collagen growth. Most threads are made from poly-diaxonone (PDO), commonly used in everyday surgery for wound closure. It completely reabsorbed by the body in 6 months. Threads made from poly L-lactic acid (PLLA) and polycaprolactone (PCL) slowly reabsorb within 1-2 years.
The design of threads affects the degree of collagen stimulation and lifting. Mono (normal) threads provide the basic foundation for wrinkle reduction and collagen stimulation. Spiral threads are stronger than mono threads as they are 'double twisted' and provide a wider surface area for bio-stimulation. Cog threads contain barbs that anchor and provide a greater lifting capacity. This improves areas such as sagging cheeks and jawline.
Facelift Thread Lifting Treatment Areas
How is the procedure done?
An anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin prior to the procedure. Our approach is tailored to the best possible outcome. Markings are made on the skin to identify the best vector approach (the direction where skin is to be pulled) and placement of the threads is made via special fine needles.
The whole procedure takes under 1 hour in most cases. The procedure is painless, and you will be able to resume your normal activities after the procedure.
Who is a suitable candidate for Facelift Thread Lifting?
Individuals who being to show early signs of ageing, and those who prefer a natural looking results are the most suitable candidates for the thread lift procedure.
Facial thread lifting is effective at facial restructuring and creating a V Shaped Face. You do not need to wait until your skin has sagged and wrinkles have deepened to start treatment. Remember that ageing is a progressive process, and aesthetic medical treatments are aimed at slowing, stopping and reversing the effects of ageing.
Another popular treatment with threads is Nose Thread Lift. By placing threads under the skin, it is able to raise the nose bridge naturally and enhance the tip of the nose so that it projects more aesthetically.
Who is not suited for Thread lifting?
- Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
- Active skin infection and inflammation
- Autoimmune diseases
- On blood thinners, or existing blood clotting disorders
A consultation is arranged before any procedure is undertaken to determine your suitability and safety.
Any after treatment effects?
Some individuals may experience mild and temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising and bleeding. Most clients are able to go back to their normal daily activities, but we do advise abstaining from alcohol and environments where you may be exposed to extremes in temperatures (e.g. Sauna) for the first 48hours.
Combining Facial Thread Lift with other Aesthetic treatments?
Yes, you can. In fact, the overall aesthetic results will be enhanced and remain longer lasting by a combination approach. This is because ageing does not affect only the skin layer; the underlying fat, muscles and bone are not spared with ageing.
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