Frequently Asked Questions

The effects of a Thread Lift can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the individual’s skin condition, the type of threads used, and how well the patient takes care of their skin after the procedure. To maintain the results of the Thread Lift for as long as possible, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the doctor which may include; avoiding certain skincare products for a certain period of time after the procedure. However, as a general rule for 2 weeks after the procedure; avoid strenuous activity, excessive movement of the face, soft diet and lying prone to avoid shifting the threads.

Ideal candidates for a thread lift are those who have mild to moderate signs of aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines, and are in good health with realistic expectations. However, those with severe skin laxity or certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates. It’s best to consult with Dr Jaclyn Wong to determine if a thread lift is right for you.

A thread lift procedure involves local anesthesia to minimise discomfort during the procedure. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness after the procedure, but it is generally considered to be a low-pain procedure. Pain medication may be recommended to manage any discomfort during the recovery period.

Thread lifting is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure involving the insertion of medical-grade threads under the skin through fine needles to lift and tighten sagging facial or neck skin. This technique provides an immediate lifting effect and stimulates collagen production over time, improving skin firmness and elasticity. While less invasive than traditional facelift surgery, the results are not permanent and may last from several months to a few years, depending on various factors. It is crucial to consult with an experienced cosmetic practitioner for a personalised assessment and recommendations tailored to individual needs and expectations.

The recommended age for a thread lift can vary depending on individual factors such as genetics, skin condition, and personal goals. Generally, thread lifts are often considered by individuals in their late 30s to 60s or even older who are experiencing mild to moderate facial sagging or skin laxity. These individuals may have early signs of ageing, such as jowls, drooping eyebrows, or loose neck skin, but not to the extent that would require a full surgical facelift. However, it’s essential to emphasise that age is just one factor in determining suitability for a thread lift. The best candidates are those with good overall health and realistic expectations, as the procedure's effectiveness can vary from person to person. Consulting with a qualified cosmetic practitioner is essential to assessing whether a thread lift is appropriate for your specific concerns and goals.

A thread lift offers advantages such as minimal invasiveness, quicker recovery, minimal scarring, immediate results, and collagen stimulation, making it an appealing non-surgical option for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation. It allows for a personalised approach, is more cost-effective than surgical facelifts, and often requires minimal anaesthesia. While providing temporary improvements in skin tightness and texture, thread lifts are not a substitute for surgical facelifts in cases of severe sagging, and individual results can vary, necessitating consultation with a qualified practitioner to determine suitability and expectations.

A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses special threads to lift and tighten the skin. These threads are typically made of absorbable materials like polydioxanone (PDO) or polylactic acid (PLLA) and are inserted into the skin using a fine needle. Once inserted, the threads create a supportive structure that lifts loose skin and stimulates collagen production, which helps improve skin elasticity and firmness.

Traditional facelifts, on the other hand, are surgical procedures that involve making incisions, lifting the skin, and repositioning the underlying tissues and muscles. Compared to a thread lift, this produces a more noticeable and lasting improvement in the loosening of the facial skin and wrinkles. However, traditional facelifts also involve more downtime and a higher risk of complications compared to thread lifts. 

In summary, thread lifts are less invasive and require less downtime than traditional facelifts, but may not provide as dramatic or lasting results. They are often preferred by individuals looking for a subtle improvement in their appearance with minimal recovery time.

During a thread lift procedure, your skin will be cleansed and numbed with a local anaesthetic. Using a fine needle, absorbable threads will be inserted into the skin and gently pulled to lift and tighten loosening areas. The threads have small barbs or cones that grip the skin, providing immediate lift. Once the desired lift is achieved, the excess threads will be trimmed. You may experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort after the procedure, but these typically resolve within a few days. Post-procedure care instructions will be provided, and you can usually resume your normal activities shortly after the procedure.

Yes, thread lifts can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to complement their results. For example, they are often combined with dermal enhancements to add volume to the face. Thread lifts can also be performed alongside laser treatments or chemical peels to improve skin texture and tone. However, the combination of procedures should be carefully planned and discussed with your doctor to ensure safety and optimal results.

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Thread Lift Procedure

Thread lifting is an in-clinic operation that takes around 60 to 120 minutes and requires a local anaesthetic. A needle or a blunt-ended cannula is used to introduce multiple threads (or however many are required depending on the treatment area). The introductory needle is removed leaving the thread behind to help lift the tissue. The thread will naturally dissolve after 6 months leaving a collagen fibril band behind to naturally lift the tissues.

The value of thread lifting

Thread lifts are able to reverse the signs of ageing in a natural way. Find out more with Dr Jaclyn Wong. 

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