If you're dealing with the appearance of jowls, drooping cheeks, or other skin laxity, thread lifts are a cosmetic dermatology service you should consider.
A thread lift is a less invasive alternative to a facelift that provides a comparable "lifting" effect to skin on the face.
"A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible "lift" in the skin. Instead of removing the patient's loose facial skin surgically, the cosmetic surgeon simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it. This has the effect of pulling the skin back slightly and therefore lifting and tightening the face. In addition to being ideal for lifting the skin, threads combat aging in another way: by provoking the body's "healing response" and causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas. This is important due to the vital role collagen plays in the aging process." Source: Plastic Surgery Match - Ask a Surgeon
A thread lift gives a visible lift to facial tissue, with a far less demanding recovery than a facelift. You will see results immediately after the procedure, and the appearance of the skin around the lift will continue to improve as it heals, thanks to the effect of collagen. Thread lifts tend to have minimal side effects (most patients report slight swelling or redness around the lift site that goes away in a few days), so you should be able to return to your normal routine much sooner than if you'd had a facelift.
Results from thread lifts last 1-3 years, depending on how long it takes your body to absorb the temporary sutures placed there during the lift. However, since it is a minimally-invasive procedure, and people are rarely ineligible for thread lifts, patients frequently get thread lifts every few years to maintain their great results. And an added benefit: because it is a less demanding procedure than a facelift, it is much more affordable for patients.
If you're ready to improve areas of the face where skin is dropping or sagging, make an appointment with us today to discuss thread lifts with your dermatologist.