WHAT IS A FACE THREADLIFT:
As we age, our skin is subjected to volume loss in our soft tissues and our skin loosens, which results in the visible sagging of skin, deepened nasolabial folds and a lacklustre facial appearance. The face threadlift offered at La Clinic is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that lifts saggy skin and folds. Unlike surgical facelifts, there is no incision, scar or downtime.
Results are almost 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 uses face threads made of the same material as surgical sutures to be inserted into the soft tissues of the face.
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 MADE OF?
There are 3 main choices for the threads: Polydioxanone (PDO); Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) and Polycaprolactone infused with Vitamin C (PCL). They are safe material and undergo natural disintegration and gets absorbed by the body. As the threads are inserted, they will encourage your own skin’s collagen growth and this will enhance the results of the threadlift even after the threads have been absorbed
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 to 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 to 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 DOES THE FACE THREADLIFT 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 dissolvable threads are inserted beneath the skin to realign the tissue and induce 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 lifting, skin tightening effects, yielding natural-looking results. Depending on the lift you desire, the threads will be strategically placed in the area to achieve the results you desire.
WHAT RESULTS TO EXPECT:
Aside from an immediate lift to sagging tissues, the stimulated collagen ensures long-lasting and natural results that prolongs the lifiting effect after the procedure. It improves fine lines, and increases your skin’s elasticity.
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 the face threadlift 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 Ho, 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.