Thread facelifts are one of the newest innovations in treating skin laxity caused by aging skin. While skin resurfacing and fillers can address minor losses in firmness, the options become more limited aside from traditional facelift for more moderate cases. VM Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to offer thread facelifts as an option for those who do not want to undergo the extensiveness of a full facelift but need more than fillers to firm the skin around their face and neck.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does the Thread Facelift procedure involve?
The Thread Facelift procedure involves having temporary sutures placed, under local anesthesia, in strategic areas of the face, which lift the skin. Typically, patients can expect this procedure to lift the skin a few millimeters, providing a subtle but noticeable improvement in skin firmness and smoothness, helping patients to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Additionally, the placement of sutures provokes the body’s healing response, which results in surges of collagen being directed to the treated areas. As we age, we produce less and less collagen, which can lead to increasingly thin skin that cannot support the underlying tissue and results in a lax, wrinkled appearance. Collagen helps fight off some of these signs of aging, and thus the increased collagen production caused by the Thread Facelift also benefits your skin’s collagen production.
Who are the best candidates for a Thread Facelift?
Thread Facelifts are more subtle than a traditional facelift and generally recommended for those in their late 30s to early 50s. Depending on your skin’ condition and desired results,, your skin may lose too much elasticity to benefit from a Thread Facelift after the age of 55.
For those who may not be physically able to undergo surgery for a full facelift due to medical conditions or medications may be able to benefit from the thread facelift procedure.
How long does it take to recover from a Thread Facelift?
Downtime after a Thread Facelift is minimal, and most patients can return to their normal activities by the following day. Some report mild tenderness, but overall do not need to take time off work or take heavy pain medication to manage the discomfort.
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