An ageing face can manifest itself in several ways; sagging, wrinkles, loss of volume and thinning of the skin. These are some indications we might expect to see good results with thread lift. The loss of elasticity can change the shape of the face and its support structure.
FACE Thread Lifts
Thread lifting is an effective anti-aging treatment that helps to restore our facial contours by lifting sagging tissues and repositioning facial volumes to achieve a more youthful look.
Thread lift is a versatile and virtually non-invasive procedure that can reduce the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkling and sagging, particularly in the lower part of the face where nasolabial lines start to deepen.
What Face thread lifts do?
A soft thread lift can improve the appearance of ageing skin through a series of injections in which PDO threads are introduced to the skin, creating a lifting and tightening effect.
Face and neck
Before and after
The biodegradable threads work to lift and contour the face and tighten sagging skin through stimulating the body’s natural regenerative process.
Barbs along the thread act as cogs to grasp, lift and suspend a relaxed facial area. These barbs open like an umbrella to form a support structure that elevates the sagging skin.
The process elicits the growth of new collagen which surrounds the filaments, giving the skin a rejuvenated appearance, which progressively enhances over time.
- A quick procedure that requires virtually no downtime
- Enhances skin tone and minimises pores
- Induces collagen production, tightening and lifting the skin
- No scarring and minimally invasive
- A tailor-made treatment which can be adjusted at any time
The result of thread lifting is instant and it is even more noticeable with time as it continues to stimulate collagen production over the next several months. For PDO threads, full absorption usually takes place in 12 months, but the effects of the lift can be further maintained for another 12 to 16 months due to the collagen stimulating characteristics of the threads used, and also depending on individual factors like genetics and lifestyle. Since collagen degradation happens with age, a maintenance procedure is normally recommended annually.
The downtime of face thread lift treatment is dependent on the number and type of threads used for the treatment. The small threads which are inserted in most of the skin areas for stimulating collagen production and tightening skin does not have much downtime. These threads are especially popular among young clients who wish to maintain their young and youthful features.
The longer threads referred to as ‘Cogs’ are inserted into the skin using blunt cannulas for lifting sagging and loose skin similar to that of surgical facelift treatment. These cogs dissolve in skin in almost 9 months and the results lasts for almost 3 years.
You should notice an immediate improvement to your appearance, which will continue over several months as your body produces new collagen and the rejuvenating effects develop.
The duration of results depends largely on the age of patient and how much sagging and loose skin the patient has which needs improvement. In majority of the patients, lasts for almost 2-3 years. With absorption of threads in the skin, the natural production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin is stimulated that improves the texture and tone of skin while tightening it.
It is surprisingly comfortable – patients describe a stinging sensation, similar to acupuncture. If required, the procedure can be carried out using a local anaesthetic.
Treatments at Cleo clinic are always made as comfortable as possible according to the treatment and the individual’s personal requirements. Ice is used as a topical anaesthetic. If necessary, a block anaesthetic may also be used. Painkillers are also available on request.
The procedure is suitable for most clients from the age of around 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing (thinning tissues due the breakdown of collagen and elastin) start to become apparent. Thread lift is an ideal treatment for those that are looking for a longer-lasting alternative to fillers. Fillers can treat fine lines and sagging to a certain extent, but for those that are starting to see early signs of mild to moderate jowling, deepening of the nasolabial lines, or loss of support in the cheeks, thread lift may be the best form of treatment.
Dr. Raimie Bin Rahmad
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) – MMA
Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine
Specializes in non invasive aesthetic treatments including dermal fillers , thread lifting and anti wrinkles treatments.
Dr. Tan Choy Ling
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) – MMA
Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology in Clinical Practice – University of South Wales, UK
Professional Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine – AAA
Specializes in non invasive aesthetic treatments with an interest in skin diseases and acne treatments.