How Does Thread Lift Work?
First, patients receive complimentary local anesthesia. Once the area to be treated is comfortably numbed, Dr. Lee inserts threads into the targeted areas. Gently pulling these FDA-approved dissolvable suture threads, he carefully lifts sagging skin and tissue. Dr. Lee will repeat the process several times to create the desired shape and lift. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities soon afterwards. While they may experience some bruising or swelling immediately after the procedure, these slight discomforts should subside within 3-5 days. Results can last up to 12 months depending on the type of thread used.
What Concerns Can Thread Lift Treat?
Thread lifting can treat sagging skin and tissue on the neck and face. Using innovative, bi-directional suture threads to lift delicate skin and tissue, thread lift can address a number of problems: mid- and lower-face drooping, loss of facial volume or structure, deepening fold lines between the nose and mouth, jowls, and loose skin or excess fat in the neck.
How Does Thread Lift Differ From A Facelift?
Both thread lift and facelifts are designed to lift and tighten the face and neck, but the procedures differ in a few key ways. Thread lift is non-surgical and requires only local anesthesia and tiny incisions so that the patient has a speedy recovery and experiences little downtime. A facelift is a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia and incisions. A facelift patient risks possible scarring and can expect downtime of at least a week.
Thread lift achieves immediate results, which can last up to 12 months after treatment. The results of facelifts are permanent.
Schedule a Consultation for a Thread Lift in Beverly Hills
Dr. Lee can help you determine whether thread lift or a facelift is better for your needs. Schedule an informal consultation today in Beverly Hills to learn more about this treatment.