Is thread lift an answer to sagging skin and skin folds?
Thread lifting is a procedure that works to tackle sags and folds. The procedure is becoming more popular than ever before, as demand grows for skin care where less is more. Hailed as a solution for both women and men that side-steps the commitment and healing time required for a face lift, invisible fine threads placed in the skin can get to places on faces that other procedures cannot reach.
While thread-lifting’s touch may comparatively be light, it’s not to be undertaken so lightly. Doctors of Aesthetics at Ree Age, have narrated this procedure to take you through the key things you need to know from the outset, so when you get it first time, get fair value for what you pay for. Before even booking an appointment, get to grips with what the treatments involve. That will give you confidence and put you in a much stronger position to judge whether what you are offered is what you are looking for! So, don’t be misled by the term either.
BEFORE BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT, GET TO GRIPS WITH WHAT THE TREATMENTS INVOLVE
However, in this procedure, one type of thread definitely does not suit all, so being able to decide what is the right one for you with the right doctor is vital. A successful outcome and investment well spent, comes down to matching a client’s concerns about ageing and their expectations.
MUST DECIDE WHAT DO YOU WANT
You must be able pin point what result you want; knowing what result you want will help guide you as to what thread-lifting procedure is best. You must decide whether you need skin rejuvenation to look fresher or skin lifting to remove noticeable lines and folds.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN THREAD-LIFTING
There are three different procedures known generally as:
1. Surgical thread lifting,
2. Non-surgical threat lifting
3. Beauty threads.
While all treatments are used mainly for the face, they can sometimes be applied on the neck, cleavage and even body areas too. All three procedures will stimulate the production of collagen (the protein that gives our skin its youthful appearance), restoring firmness. This means beauty threads, which do not lift, can result in a subtle increase in firmness in patients aged 30 to 40, the result of the skin’s condition improving. All types of threads will tighten the surrounding tissues and increase blood supply which in turn can lead to healthier, firmer skin. It’s essential that whoever treats you is properly qualified and has thread- lifting experience. At Ree Age we have medically qualified and experienced team of thread lifting specialist who will look after patients.[since it is a medical procedure we call them patients who undergo this treatments.
Remember: some practitioners, who may unable to offer surgical and non-surgical options, may suggest beauty threads instead of other two. Remember this does not mean this is the correct course for you. A thorough consultation can reveal what you are expecting and what they are offering; both should match to get desired results. Experts take account of a client’s biological age, but even more relevant is their ageing profile and relevant factors such as diet and previous illnesses etc.
Each thread-lifting procedure can be applied individually, and sometimes a combination is the right course. They can also be used with other techniques such as fillers.
WHICH TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU
1. SURGICAL THREAD-LIFTING
To be completed by a cosmetic surgeon or an aesthetic doctor. Surgical thread-lifting can be compared to a face lift and procedures fall into two categories. FREE FLOATING THREADS are inserted beneath the skin under a local anesthetic and pulled into place, creating a lift that usually lasts between one to two years. FIXED THREADS, attached to the skin’s underlying structures, are capable of delivering a more radical, face-lift type result and are often combined with excess skin removal for best results. This lasts from two to four years. Recovery: for any swelling or bruising to go down, takes from 7 to 14 days.
Non-surgical threads are the middle way. The discreet and subtle option best suited for the people aged 35 to 55. They rev up collagen production, are less radical than the surgical option, but do have lifting benefits significant enough to make a noticeable difference. (Again it is highly advisable that the procedure is completed by a cosmetic surgeon, aesthetic doctor or qualified medical practitioner in this area.) Usually 4 to 16 threads are applied in this treatment, requires a local anesthesia that can last from 20 minutes to an hour. Expect mild to moderate swelling, but recovery time is on average one or two days.
The threads, which come in different lengths, are pulled up to create the lift and can be successfully combined with filler and other treatments. The results last from 10 to 18 months, however the collagen boost goes on for longer and can be followed by top-ups. While all treatments are used mainly for the face, they can be applied to other areas too.
2. BEAUTY THREADS
This is the treatment becoming most widely available, and with the most potential for client confusion and disappointed expectations. However beauty threads do have benefits for younger skin and can make the most of other procedures. Beauty threads work by prompting the skin into producing collagen. Getting good advice beforehand about what is being used is crucial, most materials have a similar effect so don’t be bamboozled into thinking one type is superior to another. Beware also any claims that these threads can drastically reduce fat.
In younger skins this means they will prolong its youthful radiance, but they will not produce a lift in the conventional sense, no matter what age the patient is. However because beauty threads create collagen, the skin does appear more firm and tighter. They also do boost the effectiveness of other procedures. Beauty threads are shorter, typically five centimeters or two inches, and are placed in multiples, sometimes up to 100 in a session that will involve a local anesthetic. This takes about 10 to 30 minutes where a grid is built up. Bruising and swelling do occur depending on the number of threads used. The benefits can last up to year or 18 months.