What is a Thread Lift?

What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of the skin on your face and neck. It can provide similar results to a traditional facelift without having to undergo a risky and invasive surgery. A thread lift can provide a younger appearance to your face by tightening sagging skin on the cheeks, jowls and neck. In addition to lifting the skin, thread lifts also work to add volume and contours to the facial skin.

A thread lift works best if you are only experiencing minor skin issues. If you need to have excessive skin removed from your face or neck, then you will not see the best results from a thread lift. While this procedure can be performed on any healthy adult, most people over the age of 60 will not get great results from the procedure because of extremely saggy skin.
During a typical procedure, pieces of special thread will be inserted into the skin through tiny incisions made on each marked area. These threads are attached to the skin tissues and can easily be tightened to lift and smooth your facial skin.

The entire thread lift procedure will take no more than two hours to complete. Minor cases can be treated in an hour. Unlike a traditional facelift, there is virtually no recovery period for a thread lift. You will be awake throughout the entire procedure, so you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after it is over.

Due to the nature of the procedure, the results of your thread lift will be seen instantly. While you are going to look amazing as soon as your procedure is completed, the results are only going to get better. The special threads used in this cosmetic procedure actually help to promote the growth of collagen. It may take approximately two months for the new collagen to improve the appearance of your facial skin.

Since it is impossible to stop the aging process, the results of your procedure may only remain for up to five years. Your skin will start to sag again over time, but you will be able to easily restore your look with another thread lift. The great results and lack of serious side effects make a thread lift the perfect choice for someone looking to correct minimal signs of aging on their face and neck.

Located in Adelaide and Sydney Dr. Matthew Holman specializes in Anti-Ageing treatments including thread lifts. This simple procedure may be all that you need to look and feel years younger. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.