THREAD LIFT SALT LAKE CITY/ST. GEORGE
Thread Lift in Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah
As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable. In the face, the supporting tissues of the cheeks weaken, facial fat is lost, the jawline that used to be firm and tight forms jowls, corners of the mouth drift downwards, and the lower face and neck sags. We offer minimally invasive thread lift procedure to patients who are suitable for this technique of facial rejuvenation.
The permanent nature of threads meant that they were not absorbed by the body and remained in the tissue indefinitely, causing all sorts of problems in the long term.
Absorbable Thread lifting is a new technology compared to the older style permanent threads. How does this technology work?
Invention of absorbable threads in the last few years has given cosmetic physicians a new and valuable tool.
Ever since its introduction to the American market, the thread lifting procedure has become more reliable with greater patient satisfaction and results and very few complications.
The procedure combines simplicity with style and delivers the desired result at a reasonable cost.
Which particular effects of aging can Absorbable Threads help to reduce?
Silhouette Soft® and Promoitalia® Revitalizing Threads can be used to:
- Lift and add volume to sagging cheeks
- Elevate sagging brows
- Elevate and refresh marionette lines and nasolabial folds
- Support and revitalise the neck area
- Correct asymmetry of the brow and face
- Revitalise and lift the jowl area.
What are various types of Absorbable Threads?
There are two main types:
- Lifting Threads
- Revitalizing Threads
As the name suggests, the Lifting Threads are used to lift the sagging facial tissue. The Revitalizing Threads are primarily used to rejuvenate and thicken the sun damaged fragile skin.
Can absorbable Threads be combined with other cosmetic treatments?
We rarely use a thread lift as a stand-alone procedure. We routinely combine Threads with dermal fillers, fat transfer and skin resurfacing procedures as part of our non-surgical makeovers.
How long will the results last?
Most patients report longevity of up to 3 years. Due to the absorbable nature of threads, more threads can be inserted at any time to maintain the results over years to come.
Am I a candidate?
Suitable candidates for a thread lift procedure are those who are experiencing mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their early to late 40’s. These patients do not want or are not ready for surgery but want something more than what cosmetic injectable or skin resurfacing/skin tightening procedures can offer.
If you have any of the following you may be a candidate for a thread lift:
- Mild – Moderate sagging and laxity of the skin in the cheeks, eyebrows, jowls and neck.
- Effects of a previous face-lift or neck-lift are wearing off.
- A younger patient with cheek and brow sagging caused by weakened tissue/ recent weight loss.
- Have realistic expectations.
Who is not suitable for this procedure?
Unsuitable candidates for thread-lift surgery include:
- Patients with very thin, fragile skin associated with advance facial ageing.
- Patients with heavy jowls, excess skin and or excess facial fat, which may require surgical removal.
- Patients with significant facial hollowing/volume loss.
- Patients who do not have realistic expectations.
- Those with any medical contraindications.
Excellent alternatives to Thread Lift procedures include:
- Liquid Face Lift With Dermal Fillers
- Mini Face Lift
- Facial Fat Grafting
Dermal Fillers and/or Fat grafting procedures can be combined with Thread Lift to deliver clinically superior results.
How is the procedure performed? Is it painful?
Absorbable thread lifting is performed under local anaesthesia as a walk-in walk-out procedure in under 60 minutes. Most patients tolerate the procedure really well and are often surprised how quick and easy it is to have it done. Threads are inserted deep under the skin using fine needles and there is no cutting or stitching involved. Threads are not visible on the skin’s outer surface.
What is the recovery like?
Most patients can go back to work the same day. However, some patients may require a supportive micropore tape applied on top of the skin to take the pressure off the threads and help them settle in place for first 3 days.
The improvement obtained with any of the threads is subtle and there are some effects that you need to be aware of. We will assess your face, jawline and neck and give you options (which always includes the option of not having anything done!). If you are comfortable with the subtle improvement that may be obtained with thread lifts, it is fine to proceed.
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