Sagging skin is a sign of aging. Sagging skin is considered not to be harmful to your health, but what about your confidence? With the advancement of technology, new techniques to solve facial skin laxity problems, such as drooping cheeks, and so on, have become available. Previously, the only way to have had this done was through facial surgery.
There are other forms of skin treatments that are possible, but once you have loose skin, a surgical procedure is the only way to completely remove it.
A thread lift is a non-surgical skin tightening technique. The procedure uses a dissolvable suture that tightens and lifts your skin. Polydioxanone (PDO) face lift threads are the types of sutures used in thread lift treatment procedures. These threads use a biodegradable suture that triggers your skin to produce more collagen, which is a protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity. Collagen is very helpful in healing our wounds and keeping our skin strong and flexible. As we get older, the body produces less collagen, which leads to the skin losing its volume and strength.
The loss of strength in the skin leads to the creation of wrinkles. The skin is no longer able to support the tissues that are underneath it and the skin will tend to stretch downwards. When fresh collagen is infused into the facial skin while the skin laxity signs are still mild, it will help to thicken and hydrate the skin and strengthen it too. It is possible to attain progressive rejuvenation of your facial tissues through this thread lift procedure.
The body will readily respond to the presence of sutures as the skin will want to heal. Because the sutures were used to tighten the skin, the result is a firmer skin tone and firmness. The polydioxanone (PDO) threads under the skin are so small that the patient does not feel them once the skin has completely healed. PDO thread lifting is an effective way to lift drooping skin for a better-looking experience.
Thread Lift Advantages
One of the greatest advantages of having a thread lift is the short recovery time as compared to facelift surgery. Facelift surgery requires a patient to be heavily sedated, which leads to a patient requiring assistance to drive back home from the hospital. Surgical facelift patients require assistance from a caregiver for a few days after surgery as they get through their healing process.
Recovery is Quick
It is comparatively easy to recover from a thread lift than from a surgical lift. Thread lifts can be performed under local anesthesia, making it easy for a patient to take care of themselves immediately after the procedure. Although some patients may experience some discomfort due to redness and swelling in the treated areas, most of them can return to their normal routine immediately. Hardly will you need strong pain medicine, making the procedure ideal for those with children that need care or those with very demanding jobs.
The thread lift procedure is not as intensive as the surgical process. The risk of severe bruising, bleeding, and scarring is rare. In rare instances, some patients experience complications such as irritation, visible sutures, or even infection. If this happens, then the sutures can be removed and the patient’s skin will revert to its prior look.
PDO thread lift can be combined with other anti-aging procedures such as dermal filler treatments, neurotoxin treatments, and other kinds of thread lift techniques. This provides a comprehensive approach by enhancing and improving the appearance of your skin. Undergoing a surgical procedure is no longer the only effective way to have better and rejuvenated skin.
Thread lifts can be performed under local anesthesia, which is suitable for patients who have age-related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular health problems.
Lastly, performing a thread lift is much easier than a surgical facelift. This makes it very affordable.
As much as the thread lift procedure has its advantages, a patient must have realistic expectations. The procedure will have visible changes and create a more natural result as compared to a surgical facelift. Thread lifts are suitable for patients who are experiencing mild to moderate laxity of their skin.
It is of great knowledge to understand that no lifting procedure produces permanent results. Facial surgical lifts have longer-lasting results than thread lifts. The results of a surgical facelift can last for even a decade, as compared to a thread lift, which will last for up to three years. Moreover, the thread lift is a low-risk procedure, and patients who prefer its results will choose to have another similar thread lift procedure.