WHAT IS A FACE THREADLIFT:
As we age, our skin is subjected to volume loss in our soft tissues and skin looseness, which results in the visible sagging of skin, deepened nasolabial folds and a lacklustre facial appearance. Available in La Clinic, this face threadlift offered is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that lifts saggy skin and folds, letting your face go back in time for a more youthful looking face. 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. The procedure requires very fine surgical sutures to be inserted into the soft tissues of the face. Patients will see through an uplifting and tightening effect which produces a naturally regenerated look.
WHO ARE SUITABLE PATIENTS:
Individuals who have developed sagging and drooping facial tissues and intend to pursue a minimally invasive and non-surgical option. Younger patients who desire a sharper V face, more defined jawline and removal of their double chins can also undergo a face threadlift.
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). They 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.
These threads will typically be dissolved within a year and last between 6-12 months.
PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid, similar to the filler known as Sculptra):
These threads are even more effective at stimulating collagen production than PDO and typically lasts between 1.5-2 years. Once the threads are dissolved, the material breaks down into lactate, glucose, carbon dioxide and water. As it is resorbable, it acts on the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. It is one of the commonly used materials for its benefits.
PCL (Polycaprolactone infused with Vitamin C):
These treads have a slow rate of decomposition and makes it a good material to deliver Vitamin C to the surrounding tissues and lasts between 2-3 years. The chemical structure of PCL is more complex than the others, thus taking a long time for our bodies to dissolve. Once dissolved through a hydrolysis process, the material breaks down into carbon dioxide and water. As Vitamin C is proven to prevent pigment formation, these threads are extremely potent for lightening existing pigments and its anti-ageing properties.
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.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED:
The cost-effective procedure inserts dissolvable threads beneath the skin to realign the tissue and gradual growth of collagen, which helps to restore shapeliness to the face and neck, for a more youthful look. Our face threadlift treatments are suitable for all skin types, with instant lifting, immediate skin tightening and natural-looking results. Depending on the lift you desire, the threads will be strategically placed per area so our patient can benefit from its efficacy.
WHAT RESULTS TO EXPECT:
Aside from an immediate lift to sagging tissues, the stimulated collagen ensures long-lasting and natural results that persist to improve after the procedure. It boosts and corrects skin texture, improving fine lines, and increasing your skin’s elasticity. Furthermore, the procedure promotes overall skin cell renewal and bettering of skin characteristic problems.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST:
The face threadlift typically lasts between 1-2 years. For optimum results, our medical consultants will advise patients to return for a top up face threadlift session.
WHY CHOOSE US:
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.
As with any cosmetic procedure, results vary from patient to patient. Your skincare concerns can be addressed effectively and efficiently during a consultation. Discover and discuss your aesthetic goals with one of the La Clinic team today.