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 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. I have treated patients with thread lifts as early as in their 30’s to women in their 60’s. The difference is how many threads are used, the way the lift is planned and how many sessions that are required to achieve the desired effect.
It been given many names in the media e.g. “Puppet Facelift”, “One Stitch Facelift” but to be honest, I 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 my team on 0207 127 8108, email info@DrTerry.com or complete the online enquiry form.
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.
I use either Silhouette Soft or PDO threads depending on the patients skin, tissues and goals. Silhouette Soft threads are great for lifting with minimal swelling or downtime. PDO Threads are great for stimulating collagen but there is more associated swelling and bruising.
Silhouette Soft is a reabsorbable lifting thread made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) with molded cones made of Lactide/Glycolide. It helps the scaffolding under the skin to lift sagging tissues and stimulates collagen to replace facial volume and hold back ageing. The threads breaks down in about 12 months time.
PDO threads are made of polylactic acid and breaks down in about 6-8 months time. 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.