Recently, the procedure for tightening the epidermis – thread lifting is gaining more and more popularity. This procedure is different in that the result is an excellent result – the skin looks natural, and the natural forms remain unchanged, which cannot be said about most of these procedures.
Thread lifting – what is it?
Asking the question what is a thread lifting, it is first of all worth saying that this procedure does not imply any surgical intervention. A facelift with gold threads made from other metals or synthetic fibers helps to successfully fight visible aging processes. The essence of the procedure is to implant the threads under the skin with the aim of fouling them with young elastin and collagen fibers. Subsequently, the threads dissolve, and the framework created by them maintains the tissues in an elastic state for a long time.
Thread lifting – indications
There are a number of skin problems for which thread lifting of the face and body is indicated:
Thread lifting – age
As a rule, the age at which changes begin to become noticeable is about 40-50 years. Most of the women who use this procedure are those who are in this age range, because at this stage of aging, the contour can be successfully corrected with gentle manipulations. More often at this age, they turn to specialists for procedures:
- thread lifting of the eyelids;
- cheek and chin lift;
- thread breast lift;
- general correction of the oval of the face.
Thread facelift procedure
Many who have thought about whether it is worth carrying out anti-aging thread lifting are interested in the question of how this procedure goes. We will consider it using the example of how a chin thread lift is performed.
- The specialist evaluates the need for the procedure and selects the appropriate technique.
- A special anesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated.
- A microscopic puncture is made.
- Cannulas are inserted to which threads are attached. Input is carried out along pre-planned lines.
- After the introduction, the thread is stretched, due to which a new contour is formed.
- Over time, the threads dissolve, and in their place a new frame of collagen and elastin is formed, which provides elasticity for a long time period.
Rehabilitation after thread lifting
The rehabilitation period after the procedure does not affect the usual way of life and takes place at home. The recommendations given by the specialist do not require any significant financial or time expenditures, and come down to some limitations. If after the procedure there is severe swelling, redness of the skin and their soreness, then you should immediately consult a doctor.
- Carry out pressure and massaging the skin areas that have undergone the procedure.
- During a two-week period, sleep on your stomach (lifting the threads of the lower part of the face and the upper one when sleeping on the stomach can cause thread breaks).
- Expose the body as a whole to significant physical stress.
- Carrying out the usual cosmetic procedures (scrubs, masks, washing with hot water).
- Visiting swimming pools, saunas and baths.
- Grimacing excessively.
Thread lifting – effect
If you look at women who have made such a correction, it becomes obvious that a facelift with threads has a noticeable effect immediately after the end of the procedure. A huge and indisputable plus that thread lifting gives is rejuvenation without changing or distorting the natural contours of the face. The skin becomes elastic, wrinkles and folds are leveled, and this effect persists for a long period of time.
Facelift with threads – consequences
However, it is worth warning those who plan to make a correction with threads that some complications may be caused after a thread lift. There are also natural consequences of the procedure that are considered acceptable:
- Puffiness on the face, which is noticeable for several days after the lifting, you should not worry about this, because all excess fluid will finally go away in two weeks.
- The pain that is observed after the procedure is normal, given that many punctures were made, especially since the fluid that has accumulated under the tissues creates additional pressure.
- Bruising can occur due to damage to small blood vessels, more so in those who suffer from poor blood clotting.
- Not pronounced irregularities of the skin may appear at the puncture site due to the unusual position of the tissues, but this is a temporary phenomenon.
- The difficulty with facial expressions occurs due to the anesthesia used during the procedure and disappears, at most, after 3-4 days, or even earlier.
- The feeling of tightness of the skin as a result of edema will pass in a couple of days.
All these complications can appear for individual reasons, due to non-compliance with the rules or mistakes made in the procedure:
- incorrect arrangement of threads;
- neglect of the rules of sterility;
- incorrect corrective material was selected;
- indications for the recovery period are violated;
- individual characteristics.
There are also complications that require immediate medical attention and, possibly, the subsequent removal of correction threads. Among the most common and likely problems:
- Allergy. It may occur due to intolerance to the medications used or due to intolerance to the material from which the threads are made.
- Violation of facial expressions. It rarely occurs due to compression of the facial nerves.
- Changing the contours of the face. It happens due to hypercorrection (strong tissue compression).
- Infection. If the inflammatory process has affected small areas, then you can cope with such a problem with the help of antibiotic drugs. For larger areas, the threads will most likely have to be removed.
- Violation of the original location of the threads. As a result of using a smooth material.
- Illumination of the material. The reason for this phenomenon is the wrong technique for correcting.
- In places of punctures dents. With this phenomenon, a specialist will help to cope by exfoliating the skin in a problem area.
Thread lifting – contraindications
A face and body thread lift has a number of contraindications, which can be dangerous to neglect:
- severe allergy;
- autoimmune diseases;
- pregnancy and the period of HB;
- blood clotting disorder;
Threads for facelift
It will not be superfluous to know what types of facelift threads exist and what are their fundamental differences. There are three types in total:
- Non-absorbable threads for facelift. These are threads made mainly of gold, platinum or medical grade polypropylene. These materials are very strong, efficient and characterized by a high degree of wear resistance.
- Absorbable threads for facelift. Currently, these are polylactic acid threads and liquid facelift threads made from polydiaxone.
- Teflon surgical threads for facelift. This species is now almost not used due to too long a period of time for their resorption.
Thread facelift – pros and cons
A thread lift, like any other cosmetic procedure that involves even the slightest intervention of this nature, has its advantages and disadvantages. Having this kind of information is necessary in order to be able to make an informed decision whether to undergo such a procedure, given its cost and possible consequences.
Thread facelift – pluses
Among the advantages that thread lifting has, the main ones should be considered:
- A face oval lift with threads does not leave marks. After such a lifting, no visible traces of intervention remain.
- The ability to carry out the procedure in the area around the eyes. For other procedures, lifting in this area is not recommended.
- Preservation of the natural oval of the face. Compared to other procedures, the thread lift does not change the shape of the face and features like most “lifts”.
- Fast recovery. The rehabilitation period after the procedure is from 5 days to two weeks, if there are complications.
Thread lifting – cons
The main disadvantages of the procedure, which are important to know:
- Painful sensations. Soreness occurs due to the many punctures and the introduction of threads into the deep layers of the epidermis.
- Limited duration. Some of the materials from which threads are made can be short-lived and absorb quickly.
- The likelihood of a complication of thread lifting – rupture of the threads. The reason for this may be incorrectly selected material or non-compliance with rehabilitation rules.
- Bruises, swelling and seals. May appear if the technique of the procedure is not followed.