Do you need a silhouette threadlift?
One of the most innovative treatments today does not require any incisions, artificial ingredients, or lengthy recovery time—all it takes is a bit of your body’s own blood. Of course, we are talking about PRP. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, utilizes cells within your blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing response and achieve incredible, versatile benefits.
This is an in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. It’s safe and effective, providing a lift that is about 60% of what a full facelift could provide. It lasts 3 to 5 years. If you are wondering how it works, non-absorbable, specially made sutures are placed in your face according to where you need a lift. Brow, cheek, jowl, and neck lifts are possible. The sutures are placed just under the skin through a small incision made inside the hairline so no scarring is visible whatsoever.
we can personalize our patients’ PRP treatments to achieve a wide range of goals, from aesthetic improvements to speed-healing of injuries. During your consultation we will carefully observe your current condition and listen to your goals to determine if a PRP treatment is right for you..
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A THREAD LIFT?
The patient can achieve a tighter, more youthful and rested appearance in a short time, without being put to sleep under general anesthesia, with minimal discomfort and down time.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF A THREAD LIFT?
Some of its potential complications include excessive bruising or swelling, infection and visibility of the threads through the skin. Overall, however, the threads are considered very safe, and can be easily removed should there be complications.
CAN A THREAD LIFT ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULT AS A FACELIFT?
No. Unlike the facelift when the entire skin flap is repositioned and excess skin is removed; in a Thread Lift there no excision of excess skin. Therefore, Thread Lift is mostly suited for those with minimal facial aging and no redundancy or excess of facial skin.
WHAT ARE CONTOUR THREADS?
One of the latest forms of this relatively new tool is the “Contour Thread.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this new form of the barbed thread in 2005. It is the only FDA approved nonabsorbent thread for use in the United States. Contour Threads are non-absorbable and will not dissolve over time.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A THREAD LIFT?
The best candidates are younger to middle-age patients whose goals include lifting their brows, and diminishing “jowls” and nasolabial folds. In some cases, Thread Lift patients are those who have already had a Face Lift, and who wish to restore some of the benefits of that lift that have lessened with time.
Men and women who have a lot of excess skin, and who want a dramatic transformation, would be better served with a Facelift.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF A CONTOUR THREAD LIFT?
Results are generally immediate but limited to those with minimal facial aging and redundancy of facial skin. Complications include minor bruising and swelling, and the possibility of threads popping out. Therefore, a patient will be advised to be refraining from strenuous activities for several days after the procedure.