Face Threadlifts

Facial sagging, jowls and nasolabial folds are common signs of aging that are traditionally treated by surgical facelift. Unfortunately, the downsides of undergoing general anaesthesia, a long downtime and recovery time and a long surgical scar are why surgical facelifts are falling out of favour.

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What is a face threadlift?

One of the most exciting advancements in recent years to lift saggy faces, jowls, nasolabial folds and even double chins is the face threadlift. Face threadlift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial rejuventation procedure that lifts saggy skin and folds, letting your face go back in time for a more youthful looking face. Just as its name suggests, fine threads are placed under the skin to lift the tissue, thereby correcting saggy and droopy tissues. Unlike surgical facelifts, there is no incision, scar or downtime. Results are immediate and will continue to improve even after the threadlift is completed because the threads will encourage your own skin’s collagen growth and this will enhance the results of the threadlift.

Younger patients who desire a sharper V face, more defined jawline and removal of their double chins can also undergo a face threadlift. Face threadlifts are also very versatile and can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Saggy and droopy areas: forehead, eyebrows, cheeks, neck, jawline
  • V shaped face
  • Double chin
  • Facial folds and lines: nasolabial lines, marionette lines, jowl lines
  • Nose augmentation (both bridge and tip)

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What are the threads used in threadlifts made of?

There are 3 main choices for the threadlift material: Polydioxanone (PDO); Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) and Polycaprolactone infused with Vitamin C (PCL)

Material

PDO

PLLA

PCL

Longevity of threads

6-12 months

1.5- 2 years

2-3 years

PDO, PLLA and PCL are extremely safe materials and undergo natural disintegration in the tissue. As the threads slowly disintegrate, threads will encourage your own skin’s collagen growth and this will enhance the results of the threadlift.

Why choose La Clinic for your face threadlift

La Clinic is one of the few clinics in Singapore to offer all 3 types of threads from two leading international brands- Silhouette Soft from the USA and Ultra V from Korea. Our lead Aesthetic doctor, Dr Rachel Ho, is also one of the few doctors in Asia who has a wealth of experience using both the Silhouette Soft threads and Ultra V threads. Dr Rachel has trained under international surgeons, including the creator of Ultra V threads, Dr Kwon Han Jin from Seoul, Korea.

Having an experienced doctor to perform facial threadlifts is extremely important because the correct placement and vectors of the threads in the face will determine the outcome. All patients who are keen for a face threadlift will undergo a detailed facial analysis with Dr Rachel, who will then advise you on the type and number of threads required. Being well versed with a variety of thread brands and thread types, Dr Rachel is also able to combine thread types to achieve a greater lift for patients.

How long will the threadlift take? How is it performed?

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The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. After local anaesthesia is injected to numb the face, the face is disinfected and the threads are placed under the skin. You can return to work and daily activities after the threadlift is done as there is no downtime.

How do face threadlifts compare to other lifting treatments?

Other non-invasive lifting treatments such as HIFU and Thermage can also lift saggy skin effectively. However, as all patients are different and as with all medical treatments, the results can vary depending on the condition and severity. During the consultation, Dr Rachel will do a facial analysis and provide an assessment on the treatment for the best possible outcome.