The skin naturally loses firmness as you age due to decreasing collagen and elastin production. As a result, we see fine lines and wrinkles, and facial folds beginning to form. Because we live in a world obsessed with youth and beauty, it is easy to wish your face was lifted more. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with aging, and there is nothing wrong with wanting to give yourself a younger-looking face. Facial cosmetic treatments like threading facelifts are more common now. Plus, they are non-surgical and non-invasive and give a great many benefits.
A threading facelift or threading utilizes threads to promote lifting. They are resorbable suspension sutures with bi-directional cones. The threads reposition and lift subdermal tissue while the bi-directional cones hold the threads of facial skin in a lifted position. Usually, threads are made with glycoside/L-lactide (PLGA), stimulating fibroblasts, and triggering collagen maturation.
The benefits of a threading facelift include the following:
The best candidates for a threading procedure are those starting to see collagen loss and who want to boost the skin’s structure. Most patients are typically 35 years or older and want to lift the middle or lower third of the face. The treatment can be performed in as little as 45 minutes and may last up to two years.
You will be given numbing medication to keep you comfortable. The thread themselves do not hurt, but you will experience some poking with needles.
Side effects include redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection sites. In addition, you may see skin puckering, but these side effects are usually short-term.
It depends on the treatment area and the location of the clinic. A threading facelift can cost about $2,000 to $8,000. Check with your provider for their cost.
As with any treatment, it is recommended to use ice to minimize bruising and swelling. Sleep with your head elevated and on your back to prevent pressure on your face. Avoid washing and touching the treated areas for at least 24 hours.
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