Threadlift, a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment, allows you to achieve an instant, natural looking lift to your face. By gently lifting the skin, this minimally invasive procedure lifts and tightens the face.
Designed to address signs of facial aging seen in skin laxity or loss of facial volume, the procedure helps redefine the facial contours for a more youthful appearance.
Using micro-suspension technology, Threadlift is able to create an immediate lift to the face. Thin dissolvable threads or sutures are placed under the skin after using local anesthesia. By gently pulling on the threads, the skin is subtly lifted. These threads stimulate the body to produce more collagen, improving the skin’s strength, tone and firmness. Increased collagen production gradually restores facial volume and repositions skin in the mid-face area. The results are subtle and effective.
A Threadlift procedure is ideal for someone with early signs of aging seen in mild to moderate laugh lines or facial joweling. This procedure does not replace a facelift, which lifts underlying facial muscles and tissue. For someone with severe laxity of facial skin and neck, a facelift would be a better option. A brief 15-minute consultation with our Aesthetic Injection Specialist will determine if a Threadlift will achieve your goals.
Threadlift is noninvasive, low risk procedure, approved by the FDA. There is little chance of scarring, severe bruising or bleeding following the procedure. Recovery is relatively easy as only a local anesthetic is used. Patients should be able to drive home after the procedure.
Before the procedure begins, our Aesthetic Injection Specialist will assess and mark your face to identify where the sutures will be placed. The area is numbed with a local anesthetic. Using a thin needle, dissolvable sutures are inserted into the skin and gently pulled in the direction the lift should occur. Each suture is interspersed with tiny “cones” that will subtly gather and lift the facial skin. The sutures are small, absorbable and cannot be felt once the skin has healed around them. The number of sutures used varies, depending on the skin laxity. The procedure lasts about 60 minutes.
Because a local antiesthetic is used, the procedure is not painful. Some mild discomfort may occur after the procedure. This can be treated with acetaminophen as directed.
After the treatment, there may be some mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising. Small ice packs can be used to help with swelling. Acetaminophen, used as directed, can help with any mild pain. We recommend sleeping with your head elevated on pillows for the first three to five days. Avoid aggressive massaging or washing of the face for the first 5 days. High impact activities should also be avoided for the first two weeks after the procedure.
Initial results from a Threadlift are immediate. The presence of the sutures stimulates the healing response and the production of collagen. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to a loss of strength and volume in our skin. By stimulating collagen production, a Threadlift will gradually improve the skin’s tone and firmness, restoring lost facial volume in the first three to four months. Overall results of a Threadlift last eighteen to twenty-four months.