What is thread lift?

  • Aktualisiert vor2 Jahren 
  • 3Minuten Lesezeit
  • 531Wörter
  • 35Leser

Article Source: https://gotartwork.com/Blog/what-is-thread-lift-/7901/

As people age, their skin sheds its young appearance, and indicators of aging become more and more clear. Fine facial lines and sagging skin are just two aging signs, but they are major areas to address because these primary signs of aging designate a failure of the skin’s tissues. The face and neck areas are usual areas of concern, but a thread lift procedure can also be used to manage other portions of concern such as sagging buttocks, and wrinkly knees and elbows.

What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift procedure is a small procedure type that concentrates on addressing the signs of aging on the lower face and involves subcutaneous assignment of PDO threads which are dragged to achieve the desired skin lift effect. Although it can address eyebrow sagging and cheek sagging, thread lift often focuses its attention on midface, jowl, and neck-lifting.

What is the Purpose of a Thread Lift?

The objective of a thread lift is to move skin tissues, thereforereinstating youthful sizes and appearances to the face, neck, and body. This lifting and tightening are performed by a plastic surgeon who inserts a needle into the skin, threading it bi-directionally through the soft tissues of the face, neck or body to grasp, lift and suspend the facial area. Surgeons prefer a “cross-hatch” or “basket weave” pattern to attain the desired lifting effect in the targeted regions. The minimally invasive procedure provides quick results, but its greater purpose is to inspire new collagen production to arouse long term results and restore a youthful appearance in the treated areas.

Technical Details of a Thread Lift

Before a thread lift starts, patients will get local anesthesia in the area where the thread-lifting will be done—the midface, jowl or neck. A plastic surgeon then inserts a pre-threaded needle into the subdermal stage of the facial tissues, which just means that the needle will go beneath the visible layer of skin. The needle is introduced in a curved direction into the area to be lifted. Directly above this first needle, a second needle will be inserted around 1-1.5cm above the existing needle.

The goal of each needle is to insert bi-directional threads into the targeted areas. These threads are made of polypropylene and are often called PDO threads. The procedure itself is often called a PDO thread lift. Your plastic surgeon may prefer to use another kind. PDO threads are equipped with small barbs along the surface that act as cogs (small gears or mechanisms) to grasp, lift and suspend the facial area undergoing treatment. As the needle is gradually withdrawn, it creates a suture lift causing the tissue to “gather” over the thread until the desired effect is attained and the long ends of the thread can be cut off.

New collagen and fibrous tissue develops around the PDO sutures and continues to hold up and constrict the skin tissue. This growth occurs to help naturally heal the treated areas, but because there are threads in place, new growth will take place around the threads in the relocated areas. This attains the longer term results a thread lift offers.