As we age, our skin changes; over time, it begins to lose its strength and elasticity. This causes sagging and wrinkles. Cartilage also becomes weaker and can't hold up the skin around it. As your skin and cartilage change, you may notice looser and droopier skin. A thread lift is one option to make your face appear younger. This minimally invasive procedure involves fibres being put under the skin to pull it back. They are less costly than plastic surgery and require less recovery. It can be used with Botox to diminish the signs of ageing.
What is a Thread Lift?
Two ways can a thread lift work. To pull the thread back or up, your doctor will first place temporary stitches under your skin. This gives the area a tighter look. The threads are textured filaments which grab your skin's underside to hold it in place. These threads instantly lift your face. The threads stimulate your body's natural healing response. Your body will treat the threads as an injury, and you will make more collagen around the threads. Collagen, the protein that gives your skin its fullness and plumpness, is what makes it appear plump. Collagen is lost as we age, leading to wrinkles or sagging.
How to do a thread lift
The procedure is completed at a clinic; the procedure usually takes around an hour. First, anaesthesia is used on the skin to numb the area. Next, tiny hollow needles, known as cannulas, are placed underneath your skin to position the threads. The cannulas will be used to guide the threads. Based on the area of your face being treated, they will determine how many threads are necessary.
Once the threads have been inserted, your doctor will remove the cannulas. Although you may experience some irritation, there will not be any scarring.
Risks of a Thread Lift
Thread lifting can lead to complications such as:
- Skin texture may change: Some people experience bumps or dimpling over the threads. This effect can fade with time.
- Redness: This may occur after the procedure.
- Stiffness: Sometimes, threads can make someone's face stiff or difficult to move
- Infection: Thread lifts are a medical procedure.
How long does a thread lift last?
The total effect of the collagen booster may take a while to show, but your skin will look younger after the tightening of the threads. As your skin produces more collagen, the improvements will continue. After six months, the threads will fall off under your skin.
Some people experience longer results due to their skin's increased collagen after a lift. Talk to our team if you're considering a thread lift in Glasgow. You can discuss your goals and determine if it is the right treatment.