What is thread lifting?
Thread lifting is a technique that has been invented in the last decade that helps to create a natural lift in the face to reverse the look of drooping or sagging of the skin that comes with ageing.
The thread lifting technique utilizes a suture which is a thread that is used often in general surgery. The thread helps to create the lift effect by utilizing specific structures incorporated into the length of the thread that, when inserted and pulled back, tent the facial planes to create a natural lift.
With this treatment option, you can target a few different areas of the face, particularly the fold between the nose and the cheek (the nasolabial fold). You can also use the suture in the frown line area (the marionette line). Thread Lifting can also be used to treat jowling which is a common effect in age whereby gravity or loss of fat in the middle third of the face causes the tissue to droop or sag there.
Ultimately, the nice thing about thread lifting is that it’s reversible. It’s done through a little point just in front of or inside the hair line so there’s no visible scarring, it doesn’t require the knife so it’s a nice step to go for before pursuing something deeper like full face lifting which is done by a surgeon plastic