Aging, pollution, stress, chemically treated cosmetics, hormonal imbalance - all these factors can cause adverse effects on the skin tissue by making it thin. This happens due to diminished production and breaking down of elastin and collagen. Aging causes the loss of fat cells, muscle mass, and it also reduces bone density resulting in the formation and appearance of wrinkles, folds, creases, and sagging in the skin.
Nowadays a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures are available to deal with the various signs of aging and thread lift is one of them. A thread lift in India, performed at SB Aesthetics, is a safe, convenient, and less invasive medical procedure in which the temporary sutures provide a visible lift to the skin. Special threads are used during a facelift to hold and reposition the skin and facial tissues and thus reduce sagging around the areas such as neck, cheeks, mid-face, forehead, eyebrows, and jawline. Thread lift is an affordable option and is the best alternative to a full facelift. It provides a safe, effective, and quick solution to a wide range of skin aging problems.
Special, implantable surgical threads have barbs on them that grab and provide a lift to the sagging skin. Threads are placed under the skin in various parts of the face and body.
1. Polydioxanone (PDO)
These are the longest and made up of synthetic biodegradable polymer. These are absorbed in the body and produce more collagen in the targeted area by triggering hydrolysis and fibroblasts. They are further classified as screw, cog, and mono. These threads promote collagen production and barbs helps to restore volume, provides lift to the face, and improve skin elasticity and texture.
2. Polylactic acid (PLA)
These are made up of a biocompatible polymer which is derived from lactic acid. These threads are resorbable and regenerate collagen for a longer period of time. Cones present in PLA threads are used to hook to the tissues and provide lift to the facial area and restore the ideal shape.
3. Polycaprolactone (PCA)
These are bio-absorbable, monofilament suspension thread of synthetic origin. They provide with fibrotic reaction and this helps it to continue to promote collagen regeneration. This provides skin tightening and prevents sagging even after the threads have been reabsorbed.
4. Barbed threads
These are usually bi-directional, unidirectional, and cogged threads.
5. Non-Barbed threads
They are monofilament plain and monofilament screw or spinal threads.
Thread breakdown induces the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, as the small molecules produced after breaking of thread are responsible for their production. Age, treatment area, desired results and other such factors determine the suitable thread to be used for a particular candidate.
Benefits of thread lift
Ideal candidate for thread lift
The treatment usually takes 1-2 hours. First of all the target areas are identified, and meticulous pre-planning is involved. Thread lift in India, at SB Aesthetics, is carried out as described in the following steps:
Depending upon the patient’s physiological conditions and lifestyle, the result can last up to one or more years. To achieve better and long-lasting results, periodic treatments are recommended. The best outcome of each procedure depends on the appropriate patient selection and determining the suitable technique.
Results of thread lift
Note: The thread lift cost in India can range widely and depends on several variables. These include the type of thread lift, number of threads used, extent of aging etc. A full estimate of the cost can be obtained after consulting with experts at SB Aesthetics.
Local anesthesia with or without light sedation.
This is a simple outpatient procedure. The patient can leave immediately after completion.
Side effects, risks, and complications
When performed by a licensed and experienced surgeon one does not need to worry about safety as the chances of risks and complications are minimised. The minor side effects include muscle weakness, irritation, swelling, bruising, pain, and these usually resolve on their own within a couple of days. The risks and complications are associated with every type of cosmetic surgery. Similarly the risks associated with a thread lift in Delhi include:
Patients look presentable after 24 to 48 hours. Occasionally, puckering and pleating may persist for several weeks.
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