Thread Lift

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What is a Thread Lift ?

Thread lift is a cosmetics procedure that minimally invasive alternative to face lift  surgery.

Thread lift claim to tighten your skin by inserting medical-grade thread material I into your face and then pulling your skin up by tighten the thread. This goal to lift and sculpt the shape of your face.

Thread lift use temporary, medical-grade suture material to “stitch-up” your skin so it’s look tighten and no lax

The typical of thread lift is around 30 -50 years old. A person who is generally in a good health and is just starting to notice the signs of aging may benefits the most from to subtle impact of a thread lift.

When barbed thread is inserted, your body’s healing response is a triggered

Thread Lift

The Thread lift procedure

By threading thin, dissolvable suture underneath your skin. Even though you are not injured by the thread under your skin, your body detect a suture material and stimulates collagen production in the affected area. Collagen can fill gap in the sagging skin and restore more youthful elasticity to your face.

The procedure for the thread lift maybe different depend on different areas but the technique is usually the same.

  1. Alcohol and topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin.
  2. A thin needle or cannula will be used to insert the threads underneath your skin .Inserting the thread will be use 30-50 minutes.
  3. After the thread are inserted you will feel light pressure or tightening under your skin
  4. Within minutes after the needles will be taken out and your procedure will be complete

Targeted area for thread lift

Many people choose sag or look less tight areas. These are  include:

Jowl and jaw line
Brow line
Under-eyes area


Risks or side effects

Thread lift is considered a low-risk procedure with minimal recovery time, but they are side effects and risk complications.

After thread lift, it is uncommon to experience the following :

  • Bleeding
  • Slight pain at the sight of the thread injectionThere are 15 to 20 % chance of complications, including dimpling. Possible complications are minor and can easily corrected.


Complications to look out for include:


  • Allergic reaction to ingredients to the thread material
  • Bleeding as the result of the procedure building up behind your skin
  • Visible dimpling or pulling where the thread have been inserted
  • Infection at the site of the thread procedure

If you have concerns about complications, it is best to go back to doctor who carried out the procedure.

What to expected after thread lift

Recovery after thread is quite minimal , while there maybe some visible swelling and bruising ,you can go back to  your daily life as normal.

Results from thread aren’t be permanent. Successful typically last from 1 to 3 years. The thread used in the procedure will eventually be absorbed by the tissue underneath your skin.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeon advises that you skip your daily moisturizer for the first few week of thread lift ,and sleep with your head propped up to avoid rolling over the into the newly placed sutures.

You will also avoid sauna or steam and high intensity workout for the first week of thread.

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Preparing for the thread lift


  • Inform your doctor of any medications you are using before procedure
  • Try to relax and avoid stress
  • Steer clear of any known inflammation triggers in our diet


  • Drink alcohol the night before thread lift
  • Take blood thinning medication or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDSs) such as ibruprofen,1 week before your thread lift

Thread lift vs Facelift

A thread lift won’t give you the same dramatics result as facelift, if you’re considering investing in this procedure. It’s important to have realistic expectations.

A thread lift is not also permanent. A  facelift can’t stop the process of aging completely, but the result last many years .The subtle of thread lift usually last around 2 years.

To make the result last longer, you may need dermal filler or other therapies that cost additional time.

On the other hands, the risk of complications of facelift are much higher .If you don’t like the result of facelift, there is not much you can do  except have another invasive procedure. If you don’t like the result of thread lift ,you can simply wait for the thread dissolve.

 A thread lift I less expensive than face lift. You can back to work after having it done and the recovery is minimal.

If you noticing the sign of aging in your jawline and under eyes ,Thread lift is a lower risk way to see how more permanent procedure might look.



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