From sagging skin to dropping eyelids and wrinkles around your mouth and eyes, there are several common signs of aging that cannot be avoided. You may be considering a facelift but want a less invasive treatment that will still provide you with amazing results. A thread lift is a great alternative that can give you a more youthful appearance in a matter of hours with less post-procedure downtime. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions you might have about thread lifts.
What Exactly is a Thread Lift?
During a thread lift surgery, very thin threads are implanted under the top layers of the skin. The threads gently lift the skin and during the procedure, very small punctures are made that stimulate collagen growth. Eventually, the skin and collagen grow around the threads, making them impossible to notice.
After several months, the threads are absorbed into the skin. The type of threads used by your dermatologist will be dependent upon several factors, including the part of the face or neck you will be lifting. The threads can even be placed on your stomach, upper arms, or thighs to give them a more youthful, lifted appearance.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Thread Lift?
The best candidates for a thread lift are both men and women who are showing early signs of wrinkling and sagging. A patient who also wants to have amazing results but is not ready for a facelift is also an ideal candidate. Additionally, the individual should be in general good health and has realistic expectations for the results of the procedure.
Will I Feel the Threads Under My Skin?
After the procedure, you will experience some minor discomfort and swelling. During this time, you might be able to feel the threads under your skin, simply because of the swelling. As the collagen and skin begin to grow around the threads, the threads will be far less noticeable. Within a few weeks after the procedure, you will not be able to see any signs of the procedure and will not be able to feel or notice the threads at all.
What Is the Recovery Like?
The thread lift will not take long to complete, and you can return to your work and everyday activities the next day. You can reduce any pain and swelling by taking over-the-counter medications and icing the affected area.
Thread lifts are a great alternative to traditional face lifts. If you have any more questions, contact a dermatology clinic in your area such as Desert Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists.