By 2030, it’s estimated that 1 in 6 people will be 60 years or older. At this time, the share of the senior population will be over 28%.

If you’re thinking of taking care of your body as you age, it’s important to start as soon as possible. Skincare is a good place to start!

Until recently, facelift surgery was the sole technique to address facial skin issues like nasolabial folds, sagging cheeks, and wrinkles on the neck. As much as it successfully restored skin firmness, not everyone was able or willing to have the surgery.

As a result, a new procedure was introduced known as thread lifting. It fills the gap between facelift surgery and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. Read on to learn more. 

What is Thread Lifting?

thread lift is a treatment in which temporary stitches raise your skin in a small but noticeable way. Rather than physically removing your loose skin, the cosmetic surgeon simply stitches it up, pulling back for more younger-looking skin. 

Threads not only tighten your skin but also reduce aging by inducing your body’s collagen healing response. Collagen is vital in the body for reversing the aging process.

A face thread lift can be done on the cheek, mid-face, lower face, jawline, and peri-ocular eye area. The neck thread lift is on the neck region. Thread lifts can also raise body regions that are prone to drooping, such as armpits, buttocks, and inner thighs.

Thread Lift Procedure

The thread lift process varies according to the target area, skin type, and provider’s skill. Nonetheless, the basics stay the same. Here’s a step-by-step guide of the procedure:

Step 1: Topical Numbing

You’ll lie down depending on the targeted treatment area. If necessary, a topical numbing lotion will be applied to your skin.

Step 2: Threading 

Threads will be applied beneath your skin with a small needle. This process will take 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

Step 3: Tightening 

Next, the insertion equipment will be gently withdrawn. You’ll have a tightening or shocking sensation on your skin.

Step 4: Aftercare

The recovery time will be minimal since there may be some bruising and swelling in the treated area. With little to no downtime, you may return to your day-to-day routine as soon as your doctor advises. 

Why Consider Having a Face or Neck Thread Lift?

The thread lift process comes with various benefits for your wellbeing. Some of the main ones include: 

Fast Recovery

Thread lifts are done with a local anesthetic, allowing patients to take themselves home and care for themselves right after their treatment. Some patients have swelling, discomfort, and redness following a thread lift and may prefer taking a rest for a day or two.

Potent pain medication is rarely required after a thread lift, making it simpler for patients to resume their daily livelihood.

Low Risk

Thread lift is a non-invasive procedure reducing the chance of scarring, bleeding, severe bruising, or other problems. You may also experience discomfort, infection, or stitches visible beneath the skin in rare situations. But, if this happens, the stitches get removed, and your face will revert to its original state.

Find a Professional Neck and Face Thread Lift Provider

If you’re dealing with mild to moderate signs of skin laxity, then you’re a good candidate for thread lifting. Ensure you find a trained and licensed provider for a safe and effective procedure.

At Northern Beaches Cosmetic Surgery, we’re well-equipped and fully qualified to offer world-class non-surgical skin tightening procedures. Call us to book an appointment and learn more about this cosmetic procedure.