Are you looking for an easy treatment capable of perking up your appearance? Would lifting sagging skin, smoothing over lines, and refining crepey skin give you a younger, fresher look? A thread lift at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine at Dothan, AL, can do all of those things. Some patients even turn to this treatment as an alternative to a facelift. Best of all, the results will be long-lasting.
How Long Does a Thread Lift Last?
Compared to some other cosmetic treatments, a thread lift offers fairly long-lasting results. Some patients enjoy their results for 18 months or more. But the duration of the results varies depending on the patient’s age and the degree to which the skin needs to be lifted. Significant changes in the patient’s weight after treatment may also influence how long the results last.
What Kind of Improvement Can I Expect To See?
This treatment can be used to address various cosmetic concerns, and we’ll design a treatment plan just for you. A thread lift can lift be used to lift sagging skin, smooth over facial folds and lines, or rebuild volume and the natural contours of the face.
Another big benefit associated with this treatment is that your results will appear more natural than what can be achieved with a facelift. The improvement in your skin will be noticeable, but it will be natural enough that friends and family won’t be able to tell you had a treatment performed.
Which Parts of the Body Can Be Treated?
The face and neck are the most popular areas of the body to have treated. But this treatment can also be used to lift the belly, breasts, arms, and buttocks.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment involves the placement of sutures, also referred to as threads, just beneath the surface of the skin in a way that lifts sagging skin. These sutures can be used to hook and lift the skin. Their presence can also plump up the skin from below, filling in lines and folds. The sutures also stimulate collagen production long-term, further smoothing the skin.
What Happens During an Appointment?
The placement of these sutures is fairly simple. We’ll first cleanse the skin and administer a local anesthetic. We’ll then inject the suture material, creating a trail of the material just beneath the surface of the skin. That trail becomes the suture or thread. The process of injecting the threads usually takes less than an hour, and those threads will eventually dissolve into the body.
What Are the Sutures Made Of?
The sutures are made of a safe material that is frequently used in cardiovascular surgery.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
This treatment doesn’t involve much of a recovery, particularly when compared to a facelift, and patients should not expect any side effects. Patients can get back to their regular schedules within a few days. We’ll ask only that you refrain from touching or pressing the injection site.
How Many Threads Will Be Placed?
The number of threads placed will depend on the cosmetic goal you’re hoping to achieve. The shape of the threads will also vary depending on your goals.
Threads that have rough nodules on them, like barbed wire, are ideal for hooking into sagging skin and lifting it. Smooth threads injected so that they criss-cross each other can serve as a foundation for collagen to build on. And threads with a corkscrew shape are frequently used to build volume and restore facial contour. For some patients, we recommend a combination of thread types to achieve their best results.
What Benefits Are Associated With This Treatment?
One of the great things about this treatment is that it can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Unlike botulinum toxin injections, which hone in very specifically on certain lines and wrinkles, a thread lift can be performed in various ways to comprehensively renew a patient’s skin.
It Offers Natural Results
Once the threads have been placed beneath your skin and are propping it up from below, you’ll notice some immediate improvement. But your results will continue to develop over the coming weeks as collagen production kicks into high gear. The gradual onset of your results will be very natural. The results offered by this treatment also tend to be less severe than what is achieved with a facelift.
A thread lift is a convenient and easy way to refresh your appearance. The treatment is performed in the comfort of our office, requires little preparation, and involves a short recovery period.
This treatment has been approved by the FDA and has been widely used. It is an effective option for patients with all skin types and tones.
It’ll Help You Feel Great About Yourself
Aging skin has a way of creeping up on us. If you’re starting to feel self-conscious about aging skin, this treatment can help you get back on track. It can refresh your appearance, giving you a younger and healthier appearance. It can help you feel good about yourself again.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You Want To Tackle Signs of Aging
This treatment is ideal for patients who want to fight back against signs of aging. If you’re bothered by fine lines, loose skin, crepiness, and other signs of aging and you’re ready to do something about it, this treatment may be the ideal solution.
You’re in Good Overall Health
Patients who undergo this treatment should be in good physical and mental health. Individuals who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding may not be suitable candidates.
You’ve Got Healthy Skin
Although your skin may be showing signs of age, it’s important that it still be healthy. If your skin is inflamed or irritated, we may not be able to perform this treatment.
You Want a Non-Surgical Option
This treatment is a good option for individuals who may not be surgical candidates, or who prefer a non-surgical approach. This approach is less invasive and requires less of a recovery period than a facelift. It’s a no-hassle way of improving your appearance.
You Have Realistic Expectations
This treatment can noticeably improve the look of your skin, but the results usually aren’t as drastic, or as long-lasting, as surgery. The best patients understand this treatment and are realistic about the results it is capable of delivering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Will It Take for My Threads To Dissolve?
The threads usually dissolve gradually and are completely gone between six and nine months following your treatment.
Will the Threads Be Visible?
The threads are not visible when they are in place. All your friends and family will see is your healthy, younger-looking skin.
Is This Treatment New?
The concept of using threads to hook and lift skin and smooth over signs of aging has been around since the 1990s, but the early threads were designed to remain in place permanently without dissolving. Those early threads sometimes overly tightened the face and offered harsher results. The use of threads has evolved, and today’s threads offer much more natural results.
Is This Treatment Just for Women?
No. Both male and female patients are concerned about aging skin, and this treatment works well for patients of both genders.
Will My Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic purposes, it is not generally covered by health insurance.
Can This Treatment Be Combined With Other Services?
Yes. Thread lifts can be incorporated into a treatment plan with other services offered by our practice. Facials and wrinkle treatments are popular services to pair with this treatment. We can make a recommendation regarding the timing of various treatments.
What Can I Do To Get Started?
If you’re interested in finding out if this revolutionary treatment is for you, the first thing to do is to schedule a consultation with our practice. This will give us a chance to evaluate your skin and talk with you about what you’re hoping to accomplish. We’ll work with you to determine if a thread lift is the best approach.
Fresh, Rejuvenated Skin Is Just a Phone Call Away
Are you ready to beat back those early signs of aging and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin? A thread lift may be just what you’re looking for. Don’t wait any longer. Call us at the Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine at Dothan, AL, and schedule your consultation today!