Sometimes referred to as the ‘non-surgical facelift’, the Thread Lift is a minimally-invasive treatment that lifts sagging areas of the face without the need for sedation or a hospital stay. It is performed under local anaesthetic and takes as little as 30 minutes, with patients able to walk-out and return home a short while after.
As we age, our facial skin support structure weakens and we lose facial fat, especially around the cheeks, the eyebrows and other areas around the eyes, the jowls and the neck. The result is a longer, rounder, older-looking face.
As the skin ages, the connective tissue in the skin also becomes thinner. The elastic fibres in the skin undergo a type of breakdown. Thus the face loses some of its elasticity. The lack of elasticity brings with it the loss of certain face-shaping supports. The face begins to wrinkle, sag and droop. Younger people may experience cheek and brow ptosis caused by weakened muscles as well.
For these people especially, a thread lift may be a good alternative to the more invasive procedures necessary to correct problems in older people’s faces. Threadlifts emerged recently because many people would like a facelift but can’t afford it or don’t want the long recovery time of the standard facelift. Threadlifts cost less and require less downtime for many people, as good as a “lunchtime lift or a weekend facelift.* Usually it can be performed in under one hour.