Thread Lift Facelift
A thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facelift procedure that uses special suture threads to “lift up” sagging skin on the neck and face, arms and other areas. The procedure is less time-consuming than a traditional facelift, and there is virtually little recovery or downtime. The end result is a more refreshed, relaxed, natural and youthful appearance.
In general, thread lift procedures are an in-office procedure taking about 60 – 90 minutes. The patient will be given a local anesthetic and will likely not feel any discomfort or pain. Patient comfort is a paramount concern for us, so we do everything possible to ensure that patients are well taken care of.
Dr. Koski will then determine the best sites to insert the “thread” in order to achieve the desired final result. Next, he will begin the process of inserting the threads. The specifics of this will depend on the desired final result and the Thread Lift product employed.
This process is repeated several times in the targeted area, in order to create the desired shape and lift, again varying due to the Thread Lift product employed. In general, the entire process takes less than 30 minutes, allowing patients to resume their normal activities in short order.
Recovery and results
Patients who undergo this procedure are usually able to resume normal activities quite quickly. There may be some bruising or swelling after the procedure, but this should subside within 1-5 days.
Some Thread Lift results will be noticeable nearly instantly.
Sagging, old-looking skin around the face or jawline
Loss of volume or structure in the face
A desire to avoid invasive surgery, either due to medical reasons or personal preference
A desire to avoid general anesthesia
Realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish
Q. Who can benefit from a Thread Lift procedure?
A. Thread lifts can benefit both men and women who wish to rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing major surgery, injections, or lasers. This minimally-invasive technology is specifically made to lift sagging skin.
Q. What can a Thread Lift do to improve my appearance?
A. Thread lifts are a minimally-invasive option to lift the deeper layers of skin to enhance facial contours. This procedure can help transform your aging, sagging skin for a more youthful appearance.
Q. What areas of the face do the Thread Lifts treat?
A. Dr. Koski uses this procedure to treat the mid-face and cheek regions of the face, increasing volume and restoring contours as well as the brow, jawline, and neck.
Q. How is a Thread Lift procedure performed?
A. The thread lift procedure is done in-office by Dr. Koski. He will start by marking the treatment areas on the patient. A needle will then gently be inserted and the threads placed into the subcutaneous tissue, lifting the skin. Because the sutures have bi-directional absorbable cones, and the threads have tiny barbs that grab the tissue the threads are easily held into place. Treatments commonly take about 45 minutes.
Q. What happens when the threads get absorbed?
A. The threads stimulate collagen production, and are replaced by a thin rope of collagen, providing ongoing lifting and long-lasting results.