Thread Lift
What is thread lift treatment?

A thread lift is a treatment done to to correct or lift sagging skin, by tightening the skin & soft tissue from within, with the help of specialised surgical threads, by giving a person a youthful look. This is also called non surgical face lift. It is one of the most sought after treatment for the same.

Why do we need this treatment and at what age can it be done ?

Thread lift is done for people who are looking for a more youthful and a younger look. It gives a mechanical lift in the skin. Besides the lift it induces collagen synthesis in the skin. Thread lift is the best alternative one can get as it is non surgical procedure and gives long lasting results. Age is not specified but yes It can be done for people who are more than 40 yrs of age or who have sagging of the skin at a younger age.

What are the indications?
  • Sagging skin
  • Ageing
  • Jowls sagging of skin near the sides of the cheeks.
  • Deep wrinkles and lines.
  • Acne scars and open pores also become less prominent because of lifting effect and collagen induction.

Things to Know

Thread lift gives a long lasting results. One can get it done in 18-24 months depending upon the type or the quality of thread used and how ones body reacts to the threads.
There are no side effects of the treatment but it is not recommended for people who are suffering from auto-immune disorder or anticoagulation disorder. This treatment can cause redness, swelling and sometimes little bruising for a few days. Patient can have discomfort or slight pain for a few days post procedure, depending upon the site for which thread has been used or the nature of thread.
There are no side effects of the treatment but yes this treatment can be done for the maintenance and delaying ageing. Since we know that ageing is an ongoing process, which needs to be taken care of. Something done just once will not solve the problem forever. But yes even after completely stopping the treatment, still some effect persists.
One should avoid heavy exercise for a couple of days. Avoid direct sun exposure. You may apply little ice in the areas of swelling and tenderness. Smoking should also be avoided for a week pre and post procedure. One can have little difficulty in chewing depending upon the site and the thread used, so having semisolid food for some time might be a good idea.
Dr. Shail Gupta is a renowned dermatologist, with immense experience in the field of aesthetic dermatology. According to Dr. Gupta, thread lift treatment is a very gratifying treatment to cure sagging and many other issues related to ageing.
Makeup should be avoided as the injection site will be opened. Thus to prevent any reaction or any other problem one must avoid makeup.
No this treatment does not make your skin sensitive, as it is a non surgical procedure and is very much safe.
No, the treatment is minimal or not painful, but some times a person can feel a bit discomfort during the procedure.
This procedure takes around 40-45 minutes.
Sagging of facial skin, neck, breast, abdomen & droopy eyelids can be treated with this.
A prior consultation is required with the dermatologist to understand the need of the treatment. Medicines work hand in hand with the procedural treatments. Selection of the right treatment according to your needs is very much necessary. Knowing the downtime of the individual treatment and its outcome is equally important. After a thorough consultation , patient can opt for the treatment and can get it done after taking a prior appointment as per his/her availability.

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