Thread Lift: Overview
As time goes on, you may notice that your appearance does not match your physical and mental vigor. A face lift can turn back the clock by removing excess sagging skin around the chin, jowls and neck, but maybe you are just not quite ready to take that plunge OR you just can not find the time to fit this into your schedule. Dr. Michael W. Gray and Skin Deep Spa can give you that natural youthful look you have been searching for under local anesthesia and you can be back to work the very next morning… with THREAD LIFTS. This new dissolvable thread has small tiny grasping barbs that painlessly lift the skin of the face, neck and body to a more youthful position without creating any gathering.
Thread Lift: Procedure
During a Thread lift, The skin is lifted and elevated with small bio-absorbable threads using just a localized numbing medication for the skin. The supportive threads are place just under the skin using a fine needle. The thread is introduced with the needle into position and quickly withdrawn. The skin is elevated over the threads which have small supporting areas located throughout its length. The excess skin is distributed throughout the length of the thread to produce a natural more youthful appearance. The thread is made of a Bio-absorbable material which disappears over the course of 6 weeks while adhering the skin in its new position. There is rarely any bruising and swelling is initially just from the medicine used to numb the area. Patients can return to work by the next day. If the threads are used on the body (ie: knees, elbows, arms, abdomen, Buttocks or thighs) exercise may be limited for a few weeks. Other procedures such as facial fillers Alloderm and Botox, fat transfer to cheeks, lip augmentation, CO2 laser, eyelids, and brow can be added to enhance the final results.
Thread Lift: Recovery
A Thread lift offers a much quicker recovery than other procedures. In fact, patients can return to normal daily activities the next day with the exception of Thread Lifts on the body where exercise is limited for a few weeks to allow the threads to adhere. Most patients feel no discomfort and swelling.
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Which areas can be helped with NovaThreads?
Most common aesthetic uses are:
- Lip Borders for a natural pout
- Eye Brow Lift
- Smile lines around eyes
- Smoker’s Lines
- Saggy Jowls
- Saggy Cheeks
- Saggy Necks
- Upper Arm Tightening
- Breast Lift
- Tummy Lift
- Butt Lift
- Knee Lift
Additional Non-Surgical Face Lift Procedures
When surgical intervention is not desired, the face and neck can be rejuvenated using EUAL (External Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction) and Smart-Lipo MPX (LaserLipo) alone or in combination to help decrease fat and tighten skin. If further skin tightening is desired non-surgically, Fraxel or CO2 repair and Ultherapy or Thermage can be added.
Another option for a non-surgical face lift is a Liquid Face Lift, using fillers in combination with Botox, Smart Lipo MPX, Fraxel or CO2 repair and Ultherapy or Thermage.