CelsiaMediSpa is thrilled to offer absorbable Thread Lifting procedures to our clients. Threadingcan safely and instantly lift up loose skin on the face, neck and the body with minimal downtime.
Thread Lifting is a very effective way to lift loose skin on your face without surgery. As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable on our faces, especially as our facial support structure weakens and we lose facial fat. The areas that are generally affected are the eyebrows, areas around the eyes, the cheeks, the jowls and the neck. The result is a longer, more square-shaped and older-looking face.
Traditionally, most people would look into plastic surgery, however, threading is a new way of rejuvenating and pulling the skin up so you have a refreshed look without the downtime of surgery.
How Does Threading Work?
PDO Threads are hypodermic needles preloaded with a synthetic PDO absorbable suture. PDO (polydioxanone) sutures are surgical sutures used for surgery. All sutures are FDA-approved and PDO sutures are one of the safest materials that can be used in the body. Your skin will fully absorb the threads within 4 to 6 months without leaving any scar tissue.
While the sutures are underneath the skin, however, your skin gently reacts to the skin creating a “selective inflammatory response” to produce collagen to create a longer-lasting result. Our skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the threads underneath the skin to lift the loose skin, the skin will heal itself by creating new collagen naturally.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Threading?
For the right candidate, the Threading can provide a pleasing, natural rejuvenation of the face with the benefit of no general anesthesia, rapid recovery and very minimal cost compared to a facelift or a neck lift. Thread Lift may be combined with other, more minor surgical procedures, such as Botox, Injectable Fillers, RF Microneedling,or skin resurfacing lasers. Another option is using smooth threads that are smaller and smooth, meaning no barbs on the thread. Smooth threads are placed under the skin vertically and horizontally to create a “mesh”. This serves as the foundation for new collagen production in the skin. The results appear naturally and gradually to improve fine lines and to firm the skin.
Ideal candidates include:
People with minimal signs of aging who need just a small lift. Good candidates are those patients who are starting to see some droopiness of the brow, cheeks, jowls and/or neck and would like to see a lift effect, but do not want the risk, scars, or recovery of a real browlift, facelift, or other operations.
People who have had some relapse from a previous plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift or neck lift.
People who do not wish to undergo a surgical facelift or neck lift for various reasons such as not wanting a prolonged recovery or do not wish to spend money on an expensive facelift.
What Is the Recovery?
Pain can be usually managed with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or ibuprofen (Motrin). You may have mild swelling and bruising for few days. Icing the treated area as well as arnica is recommended for the first few days. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity for few days.
What Kind of Results Are Expected After Threadsand How Long Do the Results Last?
The result of the Thread Lift is immediate and even more noticeable after 1-2 weeks when all the swelling and potential bruising has resolved. The results will continue to enhance as your skin produces even more collagen over the next several months which will also make the results of the thread lift last longer than the life of the threads. More threads can always be inserted at later time to continue to improve the results and prolong the results even more. If you choose to have a more intensive surgical procedure or facelift at a later point, this can be done without any problems as the PDO sutures will be absorbed completely without leaving any kind of scarring.