Dissolvable Thread Lift: What is it?

Pain is the first thing that comes to mind when the phrase ‘going under the knife’ is mentioned. But no one likes pain, it’s definitely not enjoyable. If only there was a way to getting firmer skin without the agony and long recovery time that followed. Lucky for you, there is! The simple solution is a non-surgical dissolvable thread lift. Overall, standard surgical facelifts give you a very overdone and too drastic look. However, non-surgical thread lifts do the exact opposite.

The procedure lifts the sagging skin naturally, without pain or leaving behind scars*. This method is able to take 10 years off your face and give it that V shape from your youth. * Those are just some reasons why thread lifts are the ideal procedure for those looking for a quick and nearly painless method to getting firmer skin. Noticed that your skin was looking older? You came to the right place for a natural looking lift. Best part is that both men and women are able to undergo this procedure.

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With all those great things being said, it is of utmost importance that you do your own research or discuss the procedure with your practitioner prior to actually doing it. There certainly is a large variety of dissolvable thread lift out there and each of them serve a specific purpose to adjust or correct a particular area of the face. Thus, it is imperative that you keep your desired outcome at the front of your mind when choosing which procedure you would like to have done.

If you are unsure or the internet does not convince you, you should schedule a consultation session with any practitioner and get their expert advice on which procedure is ideal to achieve your desired outcome.

How does it happen?
Over the years, it is natural that our faces get rounder and older. This is due to the weakening of our facial support structure. This structure is made of connective tissues found in our skin. These tissues become thinner and we also lose fat in places like our cheeks and neck. The elastic fibres in our skin breakdown and cause our face to lose elasticity and some face shaping supports. All these factors combined cause our face to wrinkle and droop.

dissolvable thread lift

A  dissolvable thread lift is ideal for people who may have experienced cheek or brow ptosis caused by their weakened face muscles. This is a common occurrence among the younger folk, but that does not mean it won’t happen to the older ones. A thread lift is also a great alternative to other procedures that are more invasive and painful. Many people want the effects of a facelift but either can’t afford it or don’t want to spend weeks on end away from their routine while recovering. The great thing about dissolvable thread lifts is that it’s a lot less costly, can be done under an hour and they last between 1 and 2 years. You could absolutely get one done during your lunch break!

However, it is important to note that this is not a form of corrective surgery. This procedure is simply a means of enhancement, it cannot fix any form of trauma or major birth defects. You would require invasive surgery for more major fixes.

Threads used.
In the procedure, there are two general categories of threads used and they are barbed and non-barbed. Most of these threads are made using polydioxanone, a material that is dissolvable and commonly used in other surgical treatments. Here are examples of barbed threads:

  1. Unidirectional barbed threads. These are fixed higher on your face.
  2. Cog threads. These threads have been modified to include barbs along them to imitate cogs and the way they lift a facial area that has been relaxed. The barbs on the thread open to form a support structure that lifts the sagging tissue under the skin. This structure creates tension on the thread thus effectively lifting the skin tissue.

These are examples of non-barbed threads:

  1. Bidirectional threads. These are inserted into a hollow needle, have no fixation points and are placed strategically so that it will not move either way.
  2. Mono threads. These are short and simple threads without barbs. Many of them are placed in a net-like style to help tighten the general face area. These threads are good as they reduce wrinkles due to collagen forming around them a month after the procedure. These threads are commonly used to complement other thread procedures.

dissolvable thread lift before and after

Dissolvable Thread Lift – Downtime
The equation goes like this: the more invasive the surgery, the more trauma is caused to the skin and more recovery time is needed. Due to the less invasive and dissolvable nature of this procedure, there is generally a lot less swelling on the face and many people have reported being able to return to normal almost instantly.