(English) Threadlifts: The Lowdown
1. Does it hurt?
For most people, it barely hurts. Before the procedure, your doctor or nurse will apply numbing cream to your face, and will also inject local anaesthetic. Resultantly, your skin and any tissues involved will not be able to feel much.
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2. Are there cuts made?
Unlike treatments such as facelifts, which are heavily invasive, threadlifts are only slightly invasive and are inserted through needles. That’s why cuts are necessary. However, any cuts made are extremely small and will not be very noticeable. There may be some bruising around the cut, but this issue should resolve with a little bit of time.
3. How long is the downtime required?
You might experience some swelling or bruising for the next few days, but this also depends on what kinds of threads are being used. For example, fine Infinity InstaLift threads will bring about very little swelling, and it’ll be about 3 days before you can head back to your normal routine. For other threads such as Silhouette Soft, which utilize cones for stronger anchorage and lifting, one might experience skin puckering. However, this will disappear in a couple of days.
4. Do the effects of the Threadlift last?
The longevity of any Threadlift depends on the type of threads used. Silhouette Soft threads have effects that last anywhere from a little less than a year to two years. The latter’s longevity is due to the material of the thread being used. Modern polydiaxone (PDS) threads stimulate the creation of collagen after being inserted, and preserves the lifting effect for a longer period of time.
5. Can I get the results of a facelift by using more threads?
While Threadlifts are extremely effective and a good alternative to facelifts, it might not be possible to get results that are completely similar, not even if more threads are used. This is especially true if your face is aging to the point of heavy jowls and sagging skin. But this is definitely not to say that Threadlifts won’t work for you. They’ll just have slightly different results from a facelift.
6. Are there any risks involved?
Like all other procedures, there are risks such as some swelling, bruising, puckering (which will usually resolve on its own), and imbalance. In general, most doctors are keeping away from threads that don’t disintegrate on their own, as any scarring from such threads might lead to puckering of the skin that never resolves itself. In fact, carrying out this procedure wrongly could injure structures such as your nerves. Your best bet is to seek out a doctor who has vast experience in Threadlifts in order to get the best result and minimize the risks.
7. How much does a threadlift cost?
This depends on the threads and the surgeon. The type of thread and number inserted will change the price accordingly, and surgeons with more knowledge and experience may charge more. Usually, the cost of threadlifts range from $2,000 to $10,000.