Should you do a threadlift? | SW1 Clinic

Should you do a threadlift?


Isn’t it ironic that when we were younger, we couldn’t wait to grow up, and now that we are older, we wish we could turn back the hands of time, especially when signs like crepey necks, saggy jowls, a disappearing jawline and depressed-looking nasolabial folds are all  pointing to an aging face.

If you’re not too keen on going under the knife but still looking for a quick age reversal, a threadlift might just be what you’re after.

What is a Threadlift?

Consider the threadlift a renovated version of the surgical facelift which is done by doctors to tackle sagging skin and folds. The facial threadlift is a non-invasive procedure as it doesn’t require surgery, incisions or manipulation of deep tissues. What it does do is it allows the doctor to improve one’s looks by repositioning skin back to its youthful appearance.

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Why do a Threadlift?

First of all, we should all agree there’s absolutely nothing wrong in getting old and / or older but we must admit that most of us do aim to age well and with grace; we want to match how we feel on the inside with how we would like to like to look on the outside. A harmonious balance of the inner and outer being would inevitably allow us to be happier, healthier, sexier individuals.

What can I expect from a Threadlift 

A threadlift undeniably gives you an instant and visible improvement to your face. As mentioned above, it is a non- invasive procedure compared to traditional surgical facelifts. Barbed, dissolvable threads made of the same material as surgical sutures are placed strategically under the skin in vectors which will help to improve the jowls, jawline and deep nasolabial folds.

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What is the downtime?

A surgical facelift will generally give you  an approximate 2-week downtime and studies have shown that results last around 7 years. The downtime of a threadlift procedure is less – 1 or 2 days since there is no cutting of the skin – making this procedure a lot more appealing to many patients. The threads used today are dissolvable and are more compatible with the body. Results from threadlifts are also more predictable, and expected to last up to 12 months.

What kind of threads are used for a Threadlift?

Some of the threads currently used:

Polydioxanone (PDO, Infinity V-LiftInfinity InstaliftV-petit) – these are commonly used for stitching in surgeries. They also help to stimulate collagen production in your skin, and work well to provide the architectural structure for skin firming long after the threads have dissolved.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA, Silhouette Instalift– there are made using the same material as Sculptra, and is even more effective at stimulating collagen and can last up to 2 years. Collagen production continues for a few more months even after the threads have dissolved.

Polycaprolactone (PCL) – this is another material used for surgical sutures, but this can last up to 3 years. These threads are infused with Vitamin C which is slowly delivered to the surrounding tissues to further prevent pigmentation and provide an anti-aging effect.

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