Often termed the ‘lunchtime facelift’, thread lifts are a relatively new, non-surgical procedure that are a great alternative to the traditional facelift. Whilst they don’t give the same dramatic effect as a facelift (as they can only lift the face a few millimetres) the results are noticeable, immediate, reasonably long-lasting and can delay the need for a surgical facelift. They are also a good compromise for those who are reluctant to ‘go under the knife’ and want a subtle improvement.
Thread lifts are used to treat general signs of ageing, such as sagging skin as a result of the deflation of underlying tissue. This leads to jowl formation, deepened nasolabial folds and more prominent marionette lines. The treatment is ideal for those in their late 30s to 60s who are bothered by skin laxity and sagging.
Popular brands of threads include:
- Silhouette Soft® (which offers a mechanical lift and biological stimulation of collagen production)
- Contour LiftTM
- Silk LiftTM
- Feather LiftTM
Thread lifts have a double restorative effect. Not only do they instantly lift the skin, moving it into a more youthful position, they also stimulate cell renewal and collagen production in the treated area.
Carried out in under an hour and allowing you to return to a fairly standard daily routine, thread lifts don’t come with the same level of downtime as surgical facelifts.
This Glowday Treatment Guide has been guest edited and medically verified by Dr Nestor.