Thread lifts are a relatively new form of non surgical face lift. If your face has loosening or sagging skin and you want a tighter, fresher more youthful look, you should seriously consider this treatment.
Different thicknesses and types of thread are used for different areas of the face. Short, non-barbed threads can be used to treat fine lines on the face, as well as tightening and lifting areas such as the jaw line and neck. Thicker “cogs” or barbed threads can give a significant improvement to the mid and lower face. Sometimes we will use a combination of both non-barbed and barbed threads to give best results.
The threads are naturally absorbed by the body in six to eight months, however, the effect of the treatment can last for up to two years.
What results can I expect from the Thread Lift?
The PDO threads will give the skin an immediate, natural improvement in appearance. After about 10-14 days, the process of natural body protein synthesis begins and continues over a period of two years, keeping the texture of the skin smooth and supple.
What areas can be treated with a thread lift?
The procedure can be tailored to suit your exact needs to ensure you are totally happy with the results. It offers quick recovery together with excellent results. This leaves no scarring.
Who is a thread lift suitable for?
A thread lift is more suited to men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. The procedure is most effective on skin that has minimal sagging and offers the best results for cheeks, jowls, brows and the neck area.
What are the risks?
Thread lifts can cause minor side effects such as infection, bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness
What happens after the procedure?
Most patients experience some mild swelling and bruises, but these are usually quick to settle. Recovery times are usually less than one week although strenuous exercise should be avoided for between 2 and 3 weeks.
How long do the results last?
A thread lift’s lasting power depends on the age of the patient at the time of procedure and how much sagging the thread lift has corrected. To extend the results it is possible to have additional threads inserted and your doctor can advise you when this is required.
How much does a thread lift cost?
The cost of your thread lift depends on the number of threads required. Prices start from £500 for wrinkles around the mouth or crows feet but the typical price for the lower part of the face and neck is in the region of £1,500.
Dr Giuseppe Serpieri
Torino – Milano – Roma – London