A cosmetic procedure that lifts and realigns sagging tissue while adding definition to facial contours by using absorbable ‘threads’. This procedure helps to reposition sagging cheeks, lift eyebrows, correct the marionette line, support the neck and improve facial features.
How do they work?
Due to the unique design of the specially designed soft barbs or cogs of the threads, the surrounding tissues act to hold the threads in place without the need for visible scars.
Threads are ideally suited for younger and middle-aged patients whose skin tone has started to become lax with time or sun damage and who don’t want or are unable to have a traditional face-lift. Patients are assessed individually for their suitability.
The procedure is safe and effective when performed by a medical practitioner who has been trained in these types of procedures. Threads can be used alone or to complement other procedures such as Injectable Dermal Fillers.
What are the possible side effects / adverse reactions?
You may experience swelling, discomfort/pain, bruising, ‘pulling’ or ‘tightness’, puckering/dimpling of the skin, scarring, infection, the shorter effect of the expected duration of correction, thread breakage. However, these rarely occur and in most cases will resolve.