How Does Thread Lift Work? How It Treats Facial Changes

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Natural aging, sun exposure, and chronic stress can wreak havoc on your facial appearance. Your body starts producing less and less collagen starting in your 20s, causing thinning skin and lines and wrinkles. People lose volume in their cheeks, and fat deposits shrink and sink lower, causing jowling in the lower face and jawline. Thread lift with Charles S. Lee, MD, offers a non-surgical way to improve skin laxity and signs of aging with a quick recovery. 

Thread Lifts Trigger the Body’s Natural Healing Response 

The thread lift procedure inserts medical-grade threads with FDA-approved sutures under the skin to elevate the tissues for a youthful appearance. This process disrupts the skin and underlying tissues, causing the body to jumpstart the natural healing process by creating more collagen. Collagen is a protein in the skin that provides that taut, supple look associated with youth and is nicknamed the “fountain of youth” protein. After a thread lift, the body increases production of collagen in the treated area and forms firmer, younger-looking skin. 

Thread lift provides subtle results that improve as your body fills in the area with new collagen. It is sometimes referred to as the “lunchtime facelift” because it takes about an hour or less. 

Facial Changes Improved with Thread Lift

Thread lift can improve most signs of aging in the mid- and lower face and neck. The procedure and increased collagen production can address the following: 

  • Jowling in the lower cheeks and jawline
  • Loss of volume in the cheeks
  • Drooping, sagging eyebrows
  • Moderate to severe folds around the nose and mouth
  • Loose face and neck skin
  • Fat accumulation in the neck and chin 

Eye thread lifts may strategically place threads to pull the eyebrows toward the temples for a cat-eye appearance or elevate the tissues to improve furrowed eyebrows and tighten skin. Thread lifts around the nose may be combined with dermal fillers to improve lines and wrinkles and slim or straighten the nose’s appearance. Neck thread lifts improve loose skin for a smoother, more elegant neckline. 

Thread Lift Offers Immediate Results 

You will notice improvements right after your thread lift at Enhance® Plastic Surgery® that last up to 12 months. The inserted threads will slowly dissolve over six to eight months, but the elevated tissues will likely remain in place for several months after the threads disappear. Thread lift is a quick procedure that can be repeated to maintain results and can refresh results from a previous facelift or neck lift. 

Thread lift is an excellent option for patients in their late 30s and older with early signs of aging. This non-surgical option won’t provide the same dramatic results as facelift but offers moderate improvements for facial rejuvenation. 

Schedule Your Thread Lift at Enhance® Medical Center

If you struggle with facial changes caused by natural aging, thread lift could be a good fit for your cosmetic needs. Contact Charles S. Lee, MD, in Beverly Hills, California, at (310) 271-5954 to schedule a consultation and learn more about your thread lift options. 

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