Thread lift information
As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable on our faces. The supporting tissue of the cheeks weakens and start to sag, facial fat is lost, the jaw line that used to be firm and tight forms jowls at the edges of the mouth that drift down towards the chin, and the lower face and neck sags. This sagging or drooping action of the tissue is referred to by doctors as ptosis, (pronounced toe-sis).
Traditionally, this tendency for one’s face to start to go “south” would lead most people to a cosmetic surgeon in search of a facelift ; however, there is now a less invasive procedure available which can Lift, contour and suspend the sagging tissues of the face and neck; in those people who need only little to moderate rejuvenation.
Thread face lifting is a procedure which involves elevating different parts of the face and body using special threads without having to make surgical incisions as per the classical face lift, and is considered by some to be one of the most significant advances in the history of facial rejuvenation.
At first, in an effort to smooth out wrinkles, European surgeons placed gold threads into the soft tissue of the face in a basket weave pattern. Unfortunately , this did not work well to start with, although significant progress in technique has now been made and this treatment is still available at some clinics in the UK gold wires or threads consist of a surgical suture made from 24 carat gold which are introduced into the skin with a needle, now in a mesh or fan like pattern, which allows new collagen to form around it and tighten the surrounding area. It is said that the closer the threads are placed are placed in the ‘mesh’ or ‘fan’ the tighter the achievable lift.
Dr Marlen A.Salamanidze, a Moscow cosmetic surgeon, thought that if you took prolene (a plastic non-absorbable suture) and cut barbs (very small “teeth”) along its length, it could act as a truss to hold up a drooping brow, cheek or jowl; and this resulted in the development and creation of APTOS (anti-ptosis) threads in the late 1990’s. These barbed threads have now been patented, and further developed. Other forms of threads or sutures, both barbed and smooth have also now been developed for use in thread face lift procedures.
Before vs After:
A before vs after comparison from one of our beautiful clients here, after recently having thread lifting:
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