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Thread Lift Treatment

Is your skin letting you down?
Are you not feeling confident enough?
Has your self-esteem taken a hit because of your wrinkles?

Your troubles end here. There are various thread lift procedures that can be used to manage your skin problems and get your confidence back. Read further to know which suits you more.

What Is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift, also known as a “lunchtime lift,” employs absorbable, barbed sutures to provide a tighter, more youthful, and natural appearance to the face and neck. Rather than surgically removing your loose facial skin, your cosmetic surgeon simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it.
This minimally invasive procedure works by stimulating collagen production in your skin to produce healthier, firmer skin. It can also mechanically lift tissues where barbed sutures have been inserted.book free consultation

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What Areas Can Be Treated With a Thread Lift?

Many people choose thread lifts for facial areas that have begun to "sag" or appear less taut over time. These may include:

  • Forehead
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Under-eye area
  • Breasts

What Are The Advantages of a Thread Lift?

Thread lifts have now replaced major surgeries like facelifts because of their advantages like:

  • Reduced recovery time
  • Can be performed under local anesthesia
  • Minimally invasive
  • Low risk
  • Easy to perform
  • Affordable
  • Ideal for mild to moderate signs of aging
  • Promotes natural collagen production

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Why Should You Consult a Dermatologist For Thread Lift?

Your dermatologist can assist you in determining the cause of your skin problem and can also help in assessing if a thread lift is right for you or not. Your dermatologist can then develop a treatment plan that is right for you. That one visit could make a significant difference in your quality of life for years to come. However, given the delicate nature of the procedure, it’s best to work with a board-certified dermatologist that can ensure the process is safe and effective.

If you and your dermatologist agree that procedure is the best choice for you, your dermatologist will devise a tailor-made treatment plan exclusively for you. Your dermatologist will consider a variety of factors when developing this plan, including your main cause of skin problem, location, severity, etc. If you have taken any kind of previous skin-related treatment, be sure to tell your dermatologist about that before the treatment begins.

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What Are The Different Types of Threads For Thread Lift?

Following are the types of thread that your doctor can use for thread lift procedure:

  • Polydioxanone (PDO) thread: It uses a biodegradable polyester suture to lift. They are best suited for skin rejuvenation, whereas some newer thread lifts are better at lifting sagging skin. They're made of colorless polyester, which degrades in your body after about 6 months. PDO threads are further classified into three types:
    • PDO Monofilament threads: Sutures that are smooth and stimulate collagen production to help rejuvenate your skin. Smooth sutures are frequently placed in strategic locations such as the corner of your mouth or along your brows to target common problem areas where the signs of aging become particularly visible.
    • PDO Cog threads: To provide support and lift parts of your face, these threads have barbs that latch into your skin like small fish hooks. Barbed sutures, on the other hand, are used to gently pull back your skin and lift the cheeks and jowls near your hairline.
    • PDO Screw threads: These are made of one or two intertwined threads and are used to restore volume to sunken areas of your skin. Screw threads help to reverse sunken areas and give the face a non-surgical facelift when creating a V-shape face.
  • Polylactic acid (PLA) thread: They are made of a biocompatible polymer derived from lactic acid, which has been used in a variety of applications, including orthopedic pins and sutures. PLA threads are biodegradable and regenerate collagen for a longer period of time than PDO threads. PLA threads use cones to hook to the tissue and increase the volume of saggy areas, helping to restore shape and lift to the facial area. PLA threads take about a year to absorb.
  • Polycaprolactone (PCA) thread: They are bio-absorbable, synthetic monofilament suspension threads made up of caprolactone. They function by regenerating collagen for a longer period of time that supports your skin, tightens it, and keeps it from sagging. The lifting and stretching action will continue even after the threads have been resorbed due to the fibrotic reaction caused by the threads. The skin that results is more moisturized, revitalized, and firm, with a long-lasting effect. It takes around 12-15 months for the PCA threads to get absorbed by your body.

How Is Thread Lift Done?

The thread lift procedure may differ slightly depending on the area you're targeting as well as your doctor’s preferences. The fundamental technique is usually the same.

  • Your skin will be prepared for the procedure and a topical anesthetic is applied.
  • The threads will be inserted beneath your skin using a thin needle or cannula. Threading the needles can take 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Needles will be removed once the threads have been inserted. You may feel some tightening under your skin.
  • Your procedure will be completed within a few minutes of the needles being removed.
  • As swelling and bruising subside, the results of a thread lift will reveal a smoother, better-defined jawline and the surrounding region, as well as a more rejuvenated appearance.

What Are The Results of Thread Lift?

After a few weeks, the results of a thread lift will be visible. While this surgery is usually painless, there may be some swelling or bruising. In most cases, patients can be presented to the public within 3-5 days. However, the final healing process may take several weeks.

While a thread lift can be expected to correct certain conditions, you will naturally age. Ongoing sun protection will aid in the retention of your results.

It is critical to follow your post-operative instructions if you want your surgery to be a success. During the healing process, it is critical that the surgical area not be subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion. Avoid sleeping on the treated side for a few days.

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What Are The Risks And Complications Associated With Thread Lift?

A thread lift carries minimal risk, but there are a few risks of complications that may occur. These may include:

  • The risk associated with anesthesia
  • Trouble opening your mouth (usually temporary)
  • Thread extrusion
  • Infection
  • Pain that may last a long time
  • Sensitivity for sunlight
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Unfavorable outcome

Dermal Fillers Vs Thread Lift

Which is the most effective? That depends on your condition and expectations. If you are seeking non-surgical rejuvenation enhancement techniques, you will have the same concerns as those seeking surgical facelifts. Let's take a look at how each of these top two techniques performs.

Parameter

Dermal fillers

Thread lift

Why is it done?

To volumize specific areas

To tighten and lift a specific area

Time taken

10-15 minutes

40-60 minutes

How long will the results last?

6-12 months

1-3 years

Recovery time

No downtime

Caution for a week

How soon are results visible?

Almost immediately

After a week

Nature of results

Temporary or permanent

Temporary

The severity of side effects

In rare cases can affect other organs

Little redness and bruising is there

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What is The Cost of a Thread Lift at Allure Medspa, Mumbai?

The cost of getting a thread lift depends on the type and severity of the skin condition you have and if additionally PRP is needed for the faster and better healing of the skin condition. Single session cost can vary from INR 25,000to 1,00,000  depending on what is being treated.

Allure Medspa which is renowned for its state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed services offers affordable and cost-effective cosmetic procedures. To know more about the cost of your procedure requests a consult by filling the form below. Your consultation is your chance to ask questions about skin peeling treatments and put your mind at rest. Our surgeons and cosmetologists will be there to offer full explanations and answers to all of your queries.

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Why Should You Choose Dr. Shweta?

If you are wondering which treatment works best for your skin problems, a dermatologist can assist you in making that decision as their in-depth medical knowledge could help in determining which procedure would give promising results. With all procedures, side effects are possible. In the skilled hands of a board-certified dermatologist, side effects tend to be minor and temporary.

Dr. Shweta is one of the most renowned names in cosmetic treatment in Mumbai serving thousands & thousands of patients happily, including Bollywood celebrities and many patients from out of the country. Treating various skin conditions requires deep medical knowledge and years of experience as these lesions look similar to lots of other conditions. Dr. Shweta’s credentials are your best option for getting a correct diagnosis followed by a customized treatment plan.

As you have read, there are lots of options for the treatment of various skin conditions. Different faces need different sets of options and only a well-seasoned doctor could identify what set of treatments could work for you. She has expertise in solving the issue of skin that needs cosmetic attention. She has extensive experience and expertise in performing cosmetic procedures like laser therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, CO2 laser, and many more with delivering optimum results with 110% patient satisfaction every single time.

Why Allure Medspa, Mumbai For Your All Skin Problems?

We at Allure Medspa in India, have world-class facilities in place to cater to your every need when it comes to cosmetic treatment. Here we have dedicated ourselves to give you the best results. If you have decided upon undergoing stretch mark treatment, here we have a wide range of procedures including surgical treatments for stretch marks under one roof to cater to all your needs.

To learn more about stretch marks treatment and find out if it’s right for you, call our clinic:

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FAQs for Thread Lift

Q: Is a thread lift painful?

A: Thread lift is done under local anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. However, once the anesthesia wears off, you might experience some mild pain and discomfort within the first 24-48 hours that will gradually diminish each day thereafter. Normal activities can be resumed as tolerated.

 

Q: How do you sleep after a thread lift?

A: Sleeping on your side, or even on your stomach, puts pressure on your face. You should avoid this for about a week following your thread lift procedure. To reduce swelling after a thread lift, try sleeping on your back with your head propped up on a pillow.

 

Q: What should you not do after a thread lift?

A: There are a few things you should avoid after your thread lift to get the best results. These are:

  • Sleeping on your stomach or side
  • Wearing makeup
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Making extreme facial expressions
  • Receiving facials and facial massages
  • Vigorous exercise
  • Rubbing your face

 

Q: Can a thread lift be reversed?

A: Thread lifts are a safer alternative because they are completely reversible and dissolvable. The results of your thread lift are immediately visible and will continue to improve over the next 6 months as they induce collagen production.

 

Q: How many times can you have a thread lift?

A: To maintain your results, get a thread lift every 18 months or so. Your skin begins to produce more of its own natural collagen around the cones as the threads gradually dissolve. This increase in collagen helps to maintain the lifted appearance even after the threads are removed.

 

Q: How long does a thread lift last?

A: Thread lift results usually last between nine and twelve months, depending on your body's ability to process and eliminate the absorbable PDO sutures. Some patients experience results that last for more than a year, though this is uncommon.

 

Q: Is a thread lift better than fillers?

A: Both fillers and thread lifts are minimally invasive procedures to manage your skin problems. While they both carry their own pros and cons, it depends on the condition of your skin for selecting the procedure. For example, there are some areas like the neck and jawline where dermal fillers are not appropriate but PDO thread lift is the ideal solution for sagging skin.

 

Q: Who can perform thread lifts?

A: PDO threads should only be used by a medical professional who has been specifically trained in thread lifting techniques, such as a cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist.

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