Previously, the only way to fix sagging skin was with surgery. Now there is a way to lift the skin back to its original position without the use of a scalpel.
How Do Lifting Threads Work?
Similar to smooth threads, lifting threads are a non-surgical method of giving the skin a younger appearance. The threads are made of the same material used for dissolving sutures, which has been used for decades by dentists and surgeons, and they have small barbs on them. After they are injected under the skin, they are pulled tight and the sagging skin is tightened with them.
While some results are seen immediately, the difference becomes even more noticeable over time as the body increases its production of natural collagen around the threads and further lifts and smooths the skin. This gradual lifting is more natural than the drastic results of plastic surgery, and the results generally last one to three years.
Are Lifting Threads Right for Me?
If you want to tighten the skin on your face without the potential dangers and long recovery of plastic surgery, lifting threads may be the answer. They are most effective on patients between the ages of 35 to 55, whose skin has just started losing elasticity because the collagen is breaking down.
The procedure takes one to two hours, and patients are able to drive themselves home afterward. Many even return to their regular schedules the same day. Some patients experience mild soreness, redness, or swelling, but the discomfort is usually manageable with an over-the-counter pain medication, such as Tylenol or Advil.
How Much Do Lifting Threads Cost?
Because the procedure is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia, lifting threads are much more affordable than plastic surgery. Contact our office and schedule a consultation to determine if lifting threads are right for you and to get a quote on the cost.