• 30 July 2021
  • Dr Masood Ansari

If you want to look younger but you don’t want to undergo plastic surgery, then a non-surgical cosmetic treatment like a thread lift may be a good option for you. The experts at My Cosmetic Clinic locations in NSW understand the desire to reverse the visible signs of aging. From correcting fine lines to mild skin laxity, this treatment can accomplish the same results as a traditional facelift without any extensive recovery time.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Thread Lift?

In general, the best candidates for this treatment are people who are experiencing early facial aging, or who are showing visible signs of mild aging. These signs can include mild to moderate skin laxity, particularly in the mid-face, and fine lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin. Most of the time, candidates for this treatment are between the age of 30 and 55.

Ultimately, the candidates for this treatment will be determined by consultation. This preliminary appointment will allow our skin experts to examine your skin to decide if a thread lift treatment is an adequate cosmetic solution for your appearance-related concerns. You may not be a candidate for this treatment if you are not near a healthy or ideal weight, you are too thin, or you have excessive loose skin.

How Does This Treatment Work?

A thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that works by physically inserting hooked threads into the sub-dermal layers of your skin to latch onto and lift your skin into a higher, tighter position. This treatment is performed by making a small incision to insert the barbed TGA-cleared polypropylene sutures into your skin. The threads will not be visible beneath your skin.

One of the most beneficial elements of this treatment is the fact that the material of the threads used for this treatment will help your body generate new collagen. The collagen will form around each of the threads inserted into your skin to help maintain the lifting results of the treatment. This element of the treatment will also help your results look natural and last longer.

Where Can This Treatment Be Used?

Just like a facelift, you can use this treatment on virtually all areas of the face to correct mild to moderate aging concerns. The most common areas of treatment include drooping eyebrows, skin laxity in the cheeks, loose jowls, or sagging skin on the neck. By lifting and tightening these areas of skin, you can take a few years off your overall appearance.

How Long Will Results Last?

Most people can expect the results of this treatment to last for 18 months to three years depending on certain factors. Your age, the condition of your skin, and the number of threads used for your treatment are all relevant factors that may impact how long your results last.

You may be able to better maintain your results if you make certain lifestyle changes. One of the most important things you can do to maintain the youthful appearance of your skin is to wear sunscreen when you are outside during the daytime. Using anti-aging skincare products may also help your results look better for longer.

How Soon Will You See Results?

You may be able to see the results of this treatment very soon after your treatment. The final results of your treatment will be visible within four to eight weeks of your treatment, which is around the time when the collagen maturation process will be complete. How soon you will be able to see your results will depend on your age and skin condition, particularly how fast your body can produce new collagen.

What Is Recovery Like?

This treatment does not have an extensive recovery period. Most patients will be able to go back to work or their usual activities within three to seven days after the treatment. There are not many restrictions during your recovery period, aside from avoiding direct sunlight, strenuous activity, and excessive heat or sweating.

During your short recovery period, you may be instructed to use cold compresses. We advise patients to sleep with their heads and shoulders elevated during the first three to four days after the treatment. Patients should avoid roughly touching or scrubbing the face during the recovery period. You may also be advised to avoid certain skincare products, like harsh chemical exfoliants or retinoids.

Why Should You Consider This Treatment?

The fact that this treatment is not surgical is one of the major motivators for why patients choose this treatment instead of a facelift procedure. Non-surgical treatments have less chance of scarring and tend to produce results that appear more natural. After your treatment, your natural features will not appear any different – you will simply have tighter, younger-looking skin.

Renew Your Beauty Without Surgery

Plastic surgery is invasive and often produces less-than-perfect results. If you really want to renew your beauty in a way that looks natural and doesn’t cost a chunk of recovery time, then a thread lift may be an ideal option for you. This procedure is perfect for those who have mild signs of early aging. Please contact any of the My Cosmetic Clinic locations in NSW to schedule your first appointment today. 

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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