Long Lifting Threads
A thread lift is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure which is aimed at both lifting and tightening the skin of the face and neck. Long threads can be made from Polydioxanone (PDO) which is a widely utilised compound in surgical applications. The “thread” is actually a PDO monofilament with small barbs to act as tissue anchors under the skin.
Threadlifts are best described as a “two-phase” lift. The initial lift in the skin is achieved through the traction of the threads and provides immediate results in elevating the tissues. The second phase results from a process called neo-collagenesis, where the thread is slowly dissolved by your body and replaced with a healthy dose of collagen. This collagen acts initially to secure the thread in place and then over time replace volume and definition to the facial tissue.
As we age our skin progressively loses collagen. Threadlifts are best utilised when you start to notice the signs that this is occurring. This may be dropping in the brow, cheeks, jowls. You may also notice deepening of the lines around the mouth and nose which are all able to be addressed as part of this procedure.
This type of thread lift is ideal for those who are looking for a natural and long-lasting result. The thread technique targets ‘vectors’ or lines of tension. Using this principle, these threads can have a significant effect on problems areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, jaw line definition, cheek and neck to name a few.
A minimum of 4 threads per side of the face is required- but can be completely customised depending on the amount of lift and areas treated. They can also be paired with other treatments such as dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers for maximum benefits.
Long threads last around 1 year at which point a repeat treatment is required. This allows your result to be adjusted according to the ageing process.
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