As we get older one of the most noticeable giveaways of ageing, is skin that’s beginning to sag. This less than desirable appearance of sagging skin is caused by a combination of declining collagen and elastin production as we get older. One of the ways to reverse this process is by opting to get thread lifts.
A non-surgical cosmetic procedure, thread lifts involve using biodegradable sutures to reposition skin and give your face a more youthful appearance. Safe and effective, they also stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen to boost firmness and elasticity. To help you understand more, we’ve got the rundown on thread lifts below.
1) How Do Thread Lifts Work
Unlike facelifts, thread lifts are much less invasive as they use temporary sutures. Sutures, also known as stitches, are sterile surgical threads used to hold tissues together. During a thread lift procedure at an aesthetics medical clinic, the sutures are inserted into the skin through a small incision, and are gently pulled to lift and tighten your face. As the threads dissolve, they stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, which helps to improve the texture and elasticity of the skin.
2) What Are The Benefits?
The immediate and most obvious benefit of thread lifts come from the effect it has on lifting and tightening sagging skin. They can improve the look of the cheeks, jowls, neck, and brow area. They can also be used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Overall, a thread lift done by a qualified professional can turn back the clock to make a big difference to your physical appearance. A side-benefit for patients is the confidence boost they receive after a thread lift. While this can also be achieved via other cosmetic procedures, thread lifts have the advantage of being minimally invasive and quick. In fact, a thread lift can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.
Thread lifts in Singapore last for typically 1 to 3 years and can be repeated once the results begin to fade off. This also means they may be more cost-effective than other procedures which might need to be redone every few months. Finally, their collagen boosting properties also have a host of benefits as your skin may become more plump and smooth.
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3) Who Is It Suitable For
Thread lifts are generally low risk procedures and are therefore suitable for most men and women who are experiencing early signs of ageing. They are most effective on individuals who have mild to moderate skin laxity. They are not recommended for individuals with severe skin laxity, as they may not be able to achieve the desired results.
Not all patients may be suitable for a thread lift so it’s best to check with a qualified medical professional before making an appointment and committing.
You will be allowed to go home immediately after a thread lift. It’s best to avoid touching or rubbing the treatment area for at least a week. Participation in high-intensity physical activities may also be discouraged.
You may experience some swelling in the first few days which is perfectly normal. To reduce the swelling you can sleep with your head elevated and use a cold compress to reduce discomfort. Avoid makeup or skincare products for at least 24 hours after the procedure and decrease your exposure to sunlight for the best results. You may also be given further instructions by your doctor which should be followed closely.
Thread lifts are renowned for their safety, simplicity, and ability to instantly improve the aesthetics of your face. Compared to other minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, they have long lasting results and can be used for areas of the body such as the chest, arms, abdomen, and thighs.
You can even have thread lifts done on your nose to change its shape to suit your face better. Their ability to increase natural collagen production is yet another intrinsic benefit they provide to patients which makes them an even more viable choice.
As an aesthetic doctor in Singapore with years of experience, Dr Kenneth Lee is a strong believer in enhancing your beauty from within by stimulating and replenishing collagen levels. He is also trained in procedures such as thread lifts, dermal fillers, and laser treatments. Contact our clinic today to find out more and make an appointment with us.