As we age, many patients wish to turn back the clock to restore their once youthful appearance. Facial imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin can cause a person to look older than they are. It can also make them feel self-conscious about the way they look. While some patients look into undergoing extensive procedures like facelift surgery, others would prefer a non-surgical solution. A thread lift is a safe and low-risk treatment that can address sagging and other signs of aging to restore youthfulness to your face.
Candidates for Thread Lift
Ideal candidates for thread lift must be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. You will also be asked to quit smoking a few weeks before and after your treatment. Dr. Tran will thoroughly examine your medical history and the condition of your face to determine which technique will best suit your aesthetic needs. However, a thread lift can only reverse the early signs of aging. If you are suffering from significant facial sagging and drooping skin, you may be better suited for traditional facelift surgery. Thread lift surgery requires no downtime and can address issues in the face, neck, cheeks, and jawline as well as provide you with the following benefits:
- Youthful contours
- Increased collagen production
- Improved skin texture
- Natural-looking results
Thread Lift Procedure
Your thread lift will be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and can take between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. During your treatment, Dr. Tran will carefully insert the threads underneath your skin and into the subcutaneous layer of your face. Then, the threads will lift and tighten the underlying tissue to address the treated area that has been impacted by the natural effects of aging. Once the threads are inserted and positioned, they will also produce new collagen into the skin to create a more beautiful and rested facial appearance.
You will be able to return home immediately following your thread lift treatment. You may experience some swelling and bruising, but this should resolve after a few days. Your face will also experience some temporary soreness and redness. Be sure you do not touch or rub your face for at least one week. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight and use plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin.
After your thread lift treatment, you can expect long-lasting results for up to one year that will make you look and feel younger. It will also boost your overall facial appearance and confidence. Your final results will become apparent approximately four weeks after your thread lift treatment.