Thread Lift Therapy
This treatment originates 20 years ago when gold threads were used to lift the face and stimulate the collagen of the skin. Popular in Asia where women pride themselves for looking their best as they age, they were looking for more long term solutions to maintain their youthful features.
This form of rejuvenation is based on the body’s natural healing process using traditional thread-lift philosophy in western medicine together with “threads-embedding therapy” in Oriental acupuncture therapy to control and improve tissue stimulation and muscle contraction. There is a progressive recovery of natural collagen which helps keep the facial contours balanced, smooth and defined.
The best candidates are men and women who are beginning to experience the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, drooping of the brow, slight sagging of the mid and lower face, visible jowls and loose skin on the neck.
Recently, it’s been brought back to forefront of the public eye due to the name “Puppet Facelift” but to be honest, we prefer to use the term “Threads of Life” which is far more empowering and respectful of what it actually does - restoring features to it’s youthful natural state.
If you have any questions about Thread Lift Therapy or would like to come in for a consultation to discuss suitability, please contact our very friendly team on 0207 127 8108 or email info@DrTerry.com
If you would like to find out more or book a consultation with me, please email info@DrTerry.com or complete an online enquiry form. I look forward to connecting with you.
All treatments require initial consultation to asses suitability. There is an initial consultation fee which is non-refundable.
What is Thread Lift therapy?
Thread lift treatment uses a series of filaments positioned at specific areas of the face to lift the eye brows, lift sagging skin over the cheeks, reduce nasolabial and marionette lines, define the jawline, reducing the roundness of the face and reduce double chins. Strategic placement of the filament just underneath the skin in the direction of youthful vectors also help stimulate collagen and firm the skin.
We use PDO and Silhouette thread depending on the area of concern. PDO threads are made of polylactic acid and breaks down in about 6-8 months time. Silhouette threads are made of poly-lactic acid and glycolic acids which dissolves in about 18-24 months. They are 100% bio-compatible and bio-absorbable material which has long been used in medical suturing. There are different types of filaments with different configurations depending on the end goal.
Generally, these filaments have 2 mode of actions:-
A lifting action for immediate yet discreet results. This will improve over a period of 2-6 months as new collagen grows, giving further lift and tightening to the skin.
A volume action for gradual and natural results: re-absorption of the filament component, polylactic acid, helps skin boost its natural collagen, thus further redefining the feature being treated.
The effects last between 18months to up to 3 years. This varies depending on your age at the time of treatment, the quality of the skin, degree of sagging and the number of threads used.
The treatment takes between 1-2 hours depending on what treatment you require. Prior to the treatment, local anaesthetic cream or nerve block is applied to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. The threads are introduced into the tissues using a cannula or micro-needle in the required area.
You will be able to fully resume your everyday routine and social commitments within a couple of days. You can combine Thread Lift therapy with PRP, Fillers or Muscle relaxants for maximum results.
Long term collagen maintenance to restore youthful features and maintaining beautiful facial contours in the most natural way possible.
Silhouette Soft® Thread Treatment
Silhouette Soft® threads are reabsorbable bidirectional cone threads designed to give an immediate lifting effect and restore natural facial volume. The cones on each thread are coated in Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) that stimulates collagen production along the threads further increasing lift and natural volume, enhancing the natural contour.
As an in clinic procedure it is performed using local anaesthetic at the insertion points. There are no incisions so there is no risk of scarring. It generally takes just over 30minutes to complete the procedure. A single session will give an immediate lifting effect with a gradual improvement in volume and contour over 3 months.
Silhouette Soft® is suitable for those experiencing a sagging of the skin, loss of volume and contour, deeper lines and wrinkles. As well as being effective in the face they also have a lifting and tightening effect in the jowl and the neck area.
The procedure is quick and painless with minimum if any downtime or recovery period allowing a return to normal daily activities. Side effects and complications are rare but include bruising, tenderness, swelling, a feeling of tightness and puckering. All of these side effects resolve within 5-7 days.
Silhouette Soft can be combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxing injections to achieve optimal results.