Thread lift is an aesthetic medicine technique that can replace a surgical lift with a non-surgical facelift. The doctor introduces absorbable threads under the skin, to reposition the volumes that drop and put the skin back under tension. This medical facelift covers the wrinkles, smoothes the skin and rejuvenates the face by a few years.
Causes: sagging skin on the face
Sagging skin is one of the first symptoms of ageing of the face, often from the age of 40. The process can be explained in two ways:
- Aging of the skin, marked by loss of elasticity (less elastin fiber) and firmness (less collagen fibers). By losing its mechanical properties, the skin is vulnerable to gravity, which causes the structures to sag down.
- Changes in volume, as excess fat will stretch the skin. When this fat melts (diets, weight changes, age...), the skin stays loose as it no longer has enough elasticity.
A less toned skin will experience a sagging of the volumes.
This is apparent for the oval of the face in the shape of an inverted V. Dermal or fat melting enhances this structural change, because the skin envelope is no longer tight.
Threads lift fight against skin sagging.
For the face, the action of the threads lift includes two complementary mechanisms, biological and mechanical. The physician inserts a thread under the surface of the facial skin to redefine the anatomical contours to smooth out the wrinkles. There is an instant mechanical act of tension by traction. The physician doses it before stitching. The threads underneath the skin will be absorbed, but they stimulate the release of growth factors and the activation of stem cells. New triggered fibroblasts can induce neocollagenesis with a regenerative effect: this is the biological inducing action.
The aesthetic doctor will select a thread suited to the indications to be corrected. A smooth thread produces a dermal mesh to stimulate the regenerating effect of the thread, which is ideal for smoothing wrinkles and filling furrows. Thanks to the cones pointing in the opposite direction to the end of the suture, a bi-directional notched suture can offer an immediate traction effect. They are placed in the tissue, resulting in a homogeneous tensor effect. Indications: when to do a facelift with threads?
Threads-lift may replace a surgical facelift for people who do not want surgery or anesthesia. It requires a loosening of the structures, without major skin excess.
This medical thread lifting method can reposition volumes that fall due to gravity. The primary indications are :
- Filling static wrinkles such as naso-labial folds or bitterness folds.
- To smooth barcode wrinkles (lip), frontal, palpebral (lower eyelid) or wrinkled neckline.
- Repositioning sagging structures, such as the cheekbone, cheek, tail of the eyebrow ...
This non-surgical facelift redefines the contours of the facial oval to produce a tight, rejuvenated contour.
A facelift session with threads-lift in Dubai
The procedure is conducted on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, in a sterile block at the Clinique des Champs Elysées in Dubai. The procedure last around 45 to 90 minutes. The aesthetic doctor will decide which threads are appropriate for your situation (notched, smooth, fine ...). For the face, the major absorbable threads are Silhouette Soft ®, V-Lift ® and Croma ®.
The physician will respect certain guidelines for a harmonious and natural result, such as following the patient's tension lines. In order to naturally reposition the structures and eliminate the sagging skin, the face is analyzed in four parts: the temporal part, the malar part, the jugal part and the cervical part.
A good thread lift must implant the thread in the right tissue (often superficial hypodermis) so that the skin is stretched without being visible.
Facelift with threads results
The mechanical action of tension is instantaneous but is best seen after 8 to 15 days, when bruising and swelling have disappeared.
The dermis starts to reshape itself from 3/4 weeks.
Collagenesis continues for an optimum lifting effect without surgery around the 6th month: the facial skin is smooth, plumped, with harmonious volumes, offering a facial rejuvenation effect that lasts up to 18 to 24 months.