Thread lifting gives immediate and long lasting results with a quick and Painless procedure.
Using the PDO threads for the Thread lift procedure we can stimulate collagen production, lift the angles of the face and create a more youthful “V” shape. The Thread Lift produces a firmer, tighter and more elastic skin with fewer and smoothed out fine lines and wrinkles.
Call our patient care coordinators at 206-935-5689 to schedule your appointment to learn more about the this procedure.
How does it work?
The Thread lift is a procedure which rejuvenates, regenerate and lifts the structure of the face, in a similar way to a surgical facelift, but without the need for surgery. Unlike surgery (which just pulls the skin tighter), Thread Lift naturally stimulates the skin’s own collagen to produce a natural effect. The product used is a very fine needle affixed to an absorbable thread, made from PDO (Polydioxanone). Needles are inserted to the subcutaneous or SMAS layer of the skin, and when the needle taken out, the dissolvable threads remain in the skin.
YOUR SKIN GENTLY REACTS TO THE INSERTED THREADS
- Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it.
- It’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin!
Who is a good candidate for Thread lifting?
Both Women and men who are beginning to experience the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead or the sagging of the mid–face and lower face/neck areas are good candidates for Thread Lifting. Thread Lifting actually works better on people who are seeing the first signs of skin ageing.
Restoring the V-Shape
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the ageing of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the Nu-Mesh and the Nu-Lift technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or where necessary to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.
Threads for the Neck and Jaw
Although the Threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.
How long do the results usually last for?
It varies depending on the patent‘s age and skin health. The first effects are visible immediately then again after 2-3 weeks and there is significant improvement after 10-12 weeks when new collagen stimulation begins to appear.
The result of a single procedure normally lasts for at least 12 months months, but 1-2 further treatments could extend the result to approximately 2 years.
For another non surgical alternative to the facelift visit our Liquid Facelift page.