A thread lift is an excellent alternative to invasive plastic surgery, and can improve many issues caused by skin laxity. At Hush L.A. Medspa in Hollywood, California, thread lifts are one of many advanced treatments that can help you attain your greatest aesthetic potential. Schedule an appointment online for a personalized consultation. You are also welcome to call the office or stop by to check appointment availability.
A thread lift is an aesthetic procedure that delivers a subtle lifting effect in your facial contours. It is a great alternative for men and women who want a noticeable improvement but aren’t ready for plastic surgery.
A thread lift can address sagging skin at your jawline or overall loose skin. Even more importantly, the procedure stimulates your body to produce new collagen, which helps tighten skin and creates more youthful, rounded features.
A thread lift is performed by using a small, thin cannula to insert the threads beneath your skin. Those threads are sutured into place in the areas where lifting and tightening are desired. Some threads are smooth, and work well to promote collagen regeneration. Others are barbed, and are a good option for gathering and lifting your skin.
The threads are made of a material called PDO, which is biocompatible. Your body can absorb and process the material over time, so there’s no need for an additional procedure to remove the threads.
The results can last for years, and if you like how you look after the procedure, you can return to have new threads placed once your body absorbs your existing threads.
Many people choose a thread lift over plastic surgery because there is a much easier recovery process. Thread lifts are performed using only local anesthetics, so there is no need for a hospital stay and none of the risks associated with general anesthesia.
You may have a degree of tenderness, swelling, and redness in the hours after your thread lift, so scheduling the appointment on a day when you can rest and relax afterward is a good idea. There’s no lengthy recovery needed, however, and no need to restrict your activities.
It’s important to avoid placing undue pressure on your skin for a week or so after your thread lift. Cleanse and moisturize gently, and try to sleep on your back to avoid placing excess weight on your face as your body adjusts to the threads.
While a thread lift can help lift and tighten your skin, it won’t change the overall appearance or texture of your skin. Adding treatments like microneedling with PRP, chemical peels, or HydraFacial® can give your skin a youthful, healthy glow and improved texture.
If you’d like to learn more about thread lifts or any of the other aesthetic treatments available at Hush L.A. Medspa, call or schedule an appointment online today.