Thread lifts are a popular cosmetic procedure that can help reduce the signs of aging. The threads used for this surgical procedure are permanent and do not dissolve, but the results are not expected to last forever. The effects of a thread lift can usually be seen for one to three years, while a conventional facelift can last up to a decade. It is important to understand that while no lifting technique can produce permanent results, the thread lift procedure is low risk and can be repeated in the future to prolong the cosmetic benefits. The threads used for lifting can be made of insoluble and soluble material.
Insoluble threads have the advantage of providing longer-lasting effects, although clinical studies in this regard are scarce. Soluble threads made of caprolactone or polydioxanone are expected to cause fewer complications in the long-term. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises that you skip your daily moisturizer for the first few weeks after a thread lift and sleep with your head raised to avoid tipping over newly placed sutures. Now, newer threads are soluble, which reduces the risk of infection. If you have any exceptional health conditions, be sure to talk to your doctor about whether a thread lift might be right for you or not.
If you notice signs of aging at your jawline or under your eyes, a thread lift is a low-risk way to see what a more permanent procedure might look like. It combines a medical grade yarn material and the physical “tightening” of the skin to tighten the thread and reduce wrinkles. The PDO thread facelift technique develops tighter and smoother skin while creating a subtle lift in precise facial regions. The results of a thread lift should not be permanent, but successful effects usually last one to three years. If you like the results of your thread lift, you can usually choose to place a new set of temporary sutures once your old sutures are absorbed by the body. Thread lifts are not permanent solutions, but they can provide long-lasting results with minimal risk.
If you're looking for an effective way to reduce wrinkles and improve skin laxity, talk to your doctor about whether a thread lift might be right for you.