June 26, 2018

Thread Lift – Is This The New Facelift?

Molly Peters
June 26, 2018
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Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the body? It helps maintain the skin’s strength and elasticity, however, its natural production decreases with age. Something I’m sure we’re all acutely aware of.

Fortunately for those wanting to fight the signs of ageing without the need for surgery, there are plenty of options. One treatment, in particular, has become increasingly popular at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine. It’s called the “thread lift” or sometimes referred to as, a “lunchtime facelift”, largely due to the fast procedure time and little to no downtime.

This minimally invasive, two-stage treatment provides an immediate repositioning effect of sagging skin and a regenerating action for gradual and natural looking results. Your trained and trusted physician can treat the following areas under local anaesthetic:

  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Foreheads (brow lift)
  • Jawline, Neck
  • Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
  • Marionette lines (corners of the mouth)
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen

The Thread Lift works by softly elevating tissues to their desired location and stimulating the production of natural collagen. Your physician will implant a thin (think fishing line size), absorbable polydioxanone threads (similar to those used in medical suturing) under the skin using tiny needles. These threads then stay implanted in the skin resulting in micro-injuries that stimulate collagen production and tissue contraction. After about six months, the threads will be fully absorbed into the body leaving new collagen in their place.

Results are visible immediately and although uncommon, recovery time after treatment can be up to one week for some patients. Others may find they can return to daily activities immediately after treatment. Find out the possible side effects here. So with all of this said, it’s important to acknowledge that the thread lift cannot replace a surgical facelift and won’t provide the same results. Rather, it’s a treatment best used to give a refreshed, more youthful look with subtle tightening and improved skin quality. The Thread Lift is a viable, FDA–cleared second choice for those looking for an anti-aging solution that isn’t costly nor requires lengthy downtime.

To date, there have been more than 150,000 patients treated with this type of facial rejuvenation treatment worldwide. At 12 months post Thread Lift, patients enrolled in a study were asked: “How many years younger do you think you look compared to your actual age?”. The overall response was almost 4 years younger!*

The ideal Thread Lift patient must have good skin quality; not too thin, not too thick. Find out if you qualify for this treatment by booking a consult with Dr Targett at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine on 0403 690 031.

*More information via https://silhouette-soft.com/

NOTE: results may vary from patient to patient. Please consult your healthcare professional to determine if this treatment is right for you.

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