What are Thread Lifts?
For a long time, a facelift was the only procedure available to lift the skin and create a tighter, more youthful appearance in the face. Now, with thread lifts, patients can achieve similar results without requiring surgery. Thread lifts use dissolvable sutures, which are commonly used to close wounds, to lift the facial skin. Portions of the skin are essentially stitched to lift them higher on the face, creating a tightened appearance. As these threads are broken down and absorbed by the body, collagen production is triggered as a healing response. This produces even more cosmetic benefits, as collagen supports long-term growth and healing of the skin.
Benefits of a Thread Lift
Patients love thread lift treatments because they don’t require surgery but still produce incredible results. You can expect the following benefits from a thread lift treatment:
- No scarring or recovery period
- Affordable facelift alternative
- Reduction in wrinkles and sagging skin
- Long-lasting results
- Lifted, youthful appearance
What is a Thread Lifts Treatment Like?
Thread lifts are performed with the aid of local anesthesia to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient. During treatment, dissolvable threads will be inserted into the skin to lift and tighten it. The placement of these threads will depend on the patient’s desired results, but anesthesia ensures this process will be as comfortable as possible. In as little as one hour, the treatment is complete.
How Long is Recovery After a Thread Lifts Treatment?
The recovery from thread lifts is much quicker than that of a facelift. Patients will be able to drive themselves home from treatment and resume normal activities almost immediately. However, many patients choose to take a day or two off work, as it is common to experience mild soreness and swelling as a result of treatment. We recommend patients be gentle with the treatment area for several days after treatment, as the skin may be sensitive and it is important not to displace the threads during the healing process.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The initial results from your thread lift can last as long as 18 months, which is about as long as it may take for your body to absorb the threads. After this point, you will continue to receive the benefits of increased collagen in the skin. As a result, many patients enjoy results that last for years after their treatment. After your thread lift, additional treatments can be performed at a later date to maintain the results.
How Much do Thread Lifts Cost?
The cost of your thread lifts treatment will depend on your desired results and the amount of treatment necessary. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized plan that includes the exact cost of your treatment. As a cosmetic procedure, thread lifts are not covered by insurance providers. In order to keep this and other treatments affordable for our patients, we offer financing through CareCredit® and accept all major credit cards.