Aging and gravity take a toll on your once-youthful complexion. To enhance your appearance without surgery, consider a thread lift at Laser & Vitality Institute in Fountain Valley, California. Thread lifts subtly and naturally lift your sagging cheeks and jowls. Treatments are quick enough to squeeze in over your lunch hour. Call cosmetic specialist Angelina Devera, MD, for your thread lift or book a consultation online today.
A framework of collagen fibers supports your skin. Collagen takes on several important roles in healthy skin, such as encouraging growth factors that promote healing. Collagen also helps your skin to remain supple, firm, and strong.
As you age, your body produces less and less collagen. By age 70, your skin is 80% thinner than in your youth. Gravity also harms the appearance of your skin, pulling it down and stretching it. Rebuilding fresh collagen with a thread lift can help improve your skin’s appearance, giving it a firmer, more fresh appearance.
A thread lift is a simple in-office procedure available at Laser & Vitality Institute. The procedure helps lift and tighten sagging facial skin caused by aging and gravity.
Thread lifts work on two levels to enhance your appearance. First, a thread lift helps stimulate your body’s natural healing response, promoting the creation of new collagen networks.
Second, the lift involves the insertion of temporary sutures underneath your skin. The threads pull back your facial skin slightly to provide a subtle, tighter appearance around your lower face and jawline.
Thread lifts take place at the Laser & Vitality Institute office. Your provider first numbs your treatment area with a local anesthetic. They insert the sutures, which are made of biocompatible threads, underneath your skin with a needle or slim tube-like device. The threads typically have a small barb at the end that grabs your tissue. Your provider subtly pulls back on the thread and secures it.
The entire process takes 30-45 minutes. You should be able to return to work or your usual activities right away. Once the healing process is complete, most people can’t feel their sutures at all.
Your results generally last from 1-3 years, although results vary from person to person. You may wish to have a fresh set of sutures inserted after your body absorbs the original threads from your thread lift.
If you are exploring options to improve the firmness of your skin without invasive surgery like a facelift, a thread lift may be an ideal option to subtly enhance your appearance. Call Laser & Vitality Institute today or schedule a consultation online to see whether you’re a candidate for a thread lift.