The thread lift is a procedure to provide the face with contouring offering a noticeable yet subtle lift to the skin. The skin is suspended using stitches as opposed to the removal of loose facial skin by a surgeon. The facial skin is pulled slightly back to tighten and lift the face. Not only does this procedure promote facial contouring, the healing mechanism of the body is triggered so surges of collagen are sent to the areas being treated. Due to the importance of collagen in the aging process, this is vital. The growth factors partially responsible for the skin’s condition are influenced by the collagen.
Collagen helps wounds heal and keeps the skin supple and strong. As the body begins to age, less and less collagen is produced. By the time the average individual reaches an older age, their collagen production has dropped, leading to a decrease of skin thickness by as much as 80 percent. The main reasons for wrinkles and excess skin is the loss of both strength and volume. Weaker skin does not have to ability to provide enough support to the underlying tissues. This enables gravity to stretch the skin and pull it downwards.
When the skin laxity is still considered mild, the procedure hydrates and thickens the skin to decrease the looseness while strengthening the skin to help stop the issue from becoming any worse. The final result is a combination of facial contouring and a consistent rejuvenation of the underlying tissues. There is also a gradual improvement in the firmness and tone of the skin. Once the threads have been placed, the body tries to heal the treated areas.
The Benefits of a Thread Lift
Most individuals believe the best possible advantage of a thread lift is achieving results without the need to endure the much lengthier recovery period necessary with a facelift. Facelift surgery also requires heavy sedation. This means the individual must have a friend or family member drive them home after the surgery in addition to having them remain for a minimum of one night. If the individual has young children, they will need to find someone to take care of their children. The recovery period necessary for a thread lift is relatively easy as opposed to the two weeks most individuals have to take off work with a facelift.
This facial contouring procedure requires local anesthesia as opposed to general. This means the individuals are perfectly capable of driving home after the procedure and taking care of themselves. This makes the entire process much simpler and easier. The procedure is also much more affordable than a facelift. If you are interested in learning more or are ready to have a thread life, please visit Young Medical Spa® in Lansdale or Center Valley. Contact us today to schedule your facial contouring consultation!