What is Threadlift?
Threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure that is an alternative to facelift surgery. This procedure is done to tighten the skin, by using medical-grade thread, giving the skin a “lift”. Threadlift is a safer option for those who cannot undergo surgery due to medical complications, or for those who wish to sculpt their face in a minimally invasive way.
How the Threadlift is done?
Threadlift works by using thin, dissolvable sutures underneath the skin to pull it tight around the forehead, neck and torso. After this, invisible “barbs” are made to grab onto the skin, gripping the underlying tissues and muscles as well as the thread is being pulled.
How does the Threadlift work?
When the barbs are inserted, the body tries to heal it immediately and stimulates collagen production in the site. This collagen then fills up the gaps in the sagging skin, restoring its youthful elasticity.
What are the Benefits of Threadlift?
Threadlift can be used to reverse sagging in those regions of the face where skin could lose its elasticity over time, including:
- Jowls and jawline
- Under-eye regions
Threadlift can also be done for the breasts, especially in women after pregnancy or drastic weight loss.
What are the possible side effects of Threadlift?
Threadlift comes with a few minor side effects, including:
- Pain at the incision site
However, these are temporary and the procedure doesn’t lead to major complications in most cases. Do keep a look out for any of the following abnormalities, and if you happen to experience any, consult the doctor:
- Allergic reaction to the threads
- Bleeding due to build-up behind the skin
- Visible dimple formation at the site of the thread insertion
- Unwanted movement of the threads
- Pain under the skin from the threads being too tight
- Infection at the site
If you happen to develop an infection, do watch for the following symptoms. If you experience any, consult the doctor immediately:
- Discharge at the site (green, black, red or brown)
- Swelling for more than 48 hours
Who is the suitable candidate for Threadlift Treatment?
People between the ages of 30 and 50, who are in general good health and want to reverse the early signs of noticeable ageing, are suitable candidates for a Threadlift.
What are the Pre and Post-procedure requirements?
Prior to the treatment, you will be medically advised to take a few precautionary measures, including:
- Avoiding consumption of alcohol or caffeine
- Avoiding smoking for at least 1 week before the treatment
- Avoiding foods that may cause inflammation
- Avoiding blood-thinning medication at least 1 week before the treatment
- Relaxing and avoiding stress
- Listing your current medications to the doctor, so as to ensure no adverse effects occur
After the procedure is complete, you may experience some initial swelling and pain in the treatment site. This is natural and fades away over time. Patients can expect to resume daily activities in about 1-2 days post-treatment.
How long does the effect of Threadlift last?
The procedure takes complete effect over the course of the following weeks, as collagen stimulation occurs that brings about the effect of the threadlift. These effects should last about 1-3 years and could last longer depending upon your lifestyle and skincare habits.