Thread lift is an aesthetic medicine procedure that can replace the surgical lifting with a non-surgical facelift. The doctor inserts absorbable threads under the skin, to reposition the volumes that drop and put the skin back under tension. This medical facelift fills in wrinkles, smoothes the skin and rejuvenates the face by a few years.
Causes: sagging skin on the face
Sagging skin is one of the first signs of an aging face, sometimes from the age of 40.
This mechanism can be explained in two ways:
- Skin aging, characterized by a loss of elasticity (less elastin fibers) and firmness (less collagen fibers). By losing its mechanical properties, the skin is exposed to gravity, which causes the structures to sag downwards.
- Variations in volume, as excess fat will stretch the skin. When this fat melts (diets, weight changes, age...), the skin remains loose as it no longer has enough elasticity.
A less toned skin will undergo a sagging of the volumes.
This is clear for the oval of the face in the shape of an inverted V. Dermal or fat melting accentuates this structural change, because the skin envelope is no longer tight.
Threads lift fight against skin sagging.
PFor the face, the action of the threads lift combines two complementary mechanisms, biological and mechanical.
The doctor inserts the thread under the skin of the facial skin, to harmoniously redefine the anatomical contours and smooth out wrinkles. There is an immediate mechanical action of tension by traction. The doctor doses it before stitching.
The threads underneath the skin will be absorbed, but they induce the release of growth factors and the activation of stem cells. The new activated fibroblasts will boost neo-collagenesis with a regenerating effect: this is the biological inducing action.
The aesthetic doctor chooses the thread adapted to the indications to be corrected. A smooth thread will create a dermal mesh to induce the regenerating effect of the thread, perfect for smoothing wrinkles and filling furrows. A bidirectional notched suture will give an immediate traction effect, thanks to the cones pointing in the opposite direction to the end of the suture. They are set in the tissue, resulting in a homogeneous tensor effect.
Indications: when to do a facelift with threads?
Threads-lift can replace a surgical facelift for patients who do not want surgery or anesthesia. It implies a loosening of the structures, without major skin excess.
This medical threads lifting method will reposition volumes that drop due to gravity.
The main indications are :
- To fill in static wrinkles such as naso-labial folds or bitterness folds.
- Smoothing barcode wrinkles (lip), frontal, palpebral (lower eyelid) or wrinkled neckline.
- Reposition sagging structures, such as the cheekbone, cheek, tail of the eyebrow ...
This non-surgical facelift will redefine the contours of the facial oval, to create a tight and rejuvenated contour.
Follow a facelift session with threads-lift in New York
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, in a sterile block at Clinique des Champs Elysées New York. The procedure lasts approximately 45 to 90 minutes.
The aesthetic doctor will determine the threads suitable for your case (notched, smooth, fine ...). For the face, the main absorbable threads are Silhouette Soft ®, V-Lift ® and Croma ®.
The doctor will respect certain rules for a harmonious and natural result, such as following the patient's tension lines. To naturally reposition the structures and remove sagging skin, he analyzes the face in four parts: the temporal part, the malar part, the jugal part and the cervical part.
A successful thread lift must fix the thread in the right tissue (often superficial hypodermis), to stretch the skin without being noticeable.
Facelift with threads results
The mechanical action of tension is immediate but is best seen after 8 to 15 days, when bruising and swelling have disappeared.
From 3/4 weeks, the dermis begins to reshape itself.
Collagenesis proceeds for an optimal lifting effect without surgery around the 6th month: the facial skin is smooth, plumped, with harmonious volumes, providing a facial rejuvenation effect that will last up to 18 to 24 months.
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