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What is The Thread Face Lift?
One of the most common questions patients ask is “How much is a thread lift?” The products that create the thread lift are dissolvable suture threads made from PDO (Polydioxanone), PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) which is similar to Sculptra, and PCL (Polycaprolactone). To answer this question is dependent on several factors – and one must conceptualize the young millennial patient who is interested in the “thread lift” or the older patient who also wants the “thread lift”. The treatments of the different patient populations will vary and the type of threads needed. The various types of threads include smooth, twist or coil, barbed, and molded threads.
Dr. Rajani discusses key features of the thread lift and things to consider with treatment:
1. The Thread Lift is not a face lift. The thread lift is simply a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that does not require any anesthesia or cutting into the skin. With the thread lift, threads are used in conjunction to specific areas of the face where volume with fillers may not be used appropriately.
2. Threads dissolve. And because of this, the procedure needs to be repeated. The longevity of the thread lift depends on the type of thread used for the procedure and can last anywhere between four to twelve months. Collagen continues to build as the threads dissolve. Ideally, the thread lift procedure should be repeated every 1 to 2 years.
3. It works with other procedures. Most times, when patients come in for a thread lift, they may also need other treatments such as neuromodulators, fillers, Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), Plasmasculpt, or Sculptra. Combination treatments with various treatments and procedures working together creates the best and most ultimate results.
4. Smooth Threads vs Barbed Threads. During a thread lift consult, a provider may recommend smooth threads over barbed threads. You may not get that instant lift with smooth threads, but using smooth threads are great option to help improve the skin and also helps barbed threads work more efficiently to create more structure and support to the
tissues. With the thread lift, 8-10 smooth threads are used for every 1 barbed thread. As skin improves, more barbed threads can then be considered.
So to answer the question “How much is the thread lift?” can be impossible to answer as there are many factors involved as discussed above including age, expectations, and combination treatments needed for desired outcomes. The thread lift is usually not the only option to create the lift and skin tightening results patients want. Combination treatments with neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport, fillers, collagen stimulators, CO2 laser resurfacing, PRF, Plasmasculpt, Sculptra, and microneedling all play an important role when creating lift and the most beautiful and natural looking results.
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