Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation is a non-surgical procedure that involves the placement of special threads containing polydioxanone (PDO) under the sublayers of the skin to provide tightening and stimulate collagen production without the need for surgical intervention. Thread lifting helps to reduce the appearance of aging and sagging caused by time and gravity, lifts the face, and achieves a more youthful look. This procedure targets the changes associated with aging, such as sagging, loosening, loss of elasticity, and diminished facial contours, aiming to tighten the skin and address these issues.
PDO threads demonstrate their effects by:
- Instantly lifting the skin through mechanical effects
- Initiating a process of cellular renewal by triggering the production of collagen and elastin fibers, improving skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity
- Contracting fat tissue to tighten the skin
Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation offers several advantages, including:
- Applicability to all skin types and tones
- Short recovery time, allowing the individual to return to their daily activities quickly
- No surgical incisions or visible scars since it is a non-surgical procedure
- Minimal downtime
- No damage to the skin, resulting in no scars, discoloration, or risk of infection
How is Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation Performed? How Does it Work?
The process of PDO thread lift for facial rejuvenation begins with a detailed analysis of the patient’s skin condition by a skilled physician. After determining the extent of issues such as sagging, loosening, and loss of elasticity, preparations are made if the patient is suitable for the procedure. The physician determines the number of threads to be used and the specific areas where the threads will be placed, ensuring that no treatment is performed outside the designated area.
Before the procedure, the skin is thoroughly cleansed in preparation. This step is crucial to prevent the possibility of infection and should be performed carefully. Subsequently, local anesthesia is applied using a special cream to numb the designated areas where the threads will be inserted, ensuring the patient’s comfort and minimizing pain.
Fine, barely noticeable needles with PDO threads attached are inserted into the tissues 4-5 mm below the skin in predetermined areas. Once the specified number of threads is inserted, they are pulled upward to create tension and achieve the desired lifting effect. Any excess threads are trimmed when the desired level of tightness is achieved. PDO threads are absorbable threads that are commonly used in surgeries and are quickly absorbed by the body. These threads stimulate the cells in the treated areas, triggering the production of collagen and elastin fibers.
The duration of the procedure varies from person to person. Individuals with sensitive skin may experience pain, sensitivity, redness, and swelling after the procedure. Applying cold compresses can help reduce redness and swelling. Pain can be alleviated with the use of recommended pain relievers.
What are the Characteristics of the Threads Used in Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation?
The threads used are biocompatible and absorbable by the body. They trigger the production of collagen and elastin fibers. Depending on the quality of the skin and the degree of sagging, the threads lift the skin upward by 3-10 mm.
Who Can Benefit from Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation?
Individuals who wish to address mid-face sagging, loose tissues in the neck, sagging jowls and jawline, and drooping eyebrows caused by aging or gravity can choose PDO thread lift to achieve skin tightening. These issues typically start to become noticeable in individuals aged 30 and above.
Thread lift is a suitable treatment option for those who prefer to avoid surgical procedures. It can be a good choice for individuals who have time constraints since it allows for a quick return to daily life.
This procedure is not recommended for the following individuals:
- Those with cancer or diabetes
- Individuals with autoimmune diseases
- Advanced age
- Those with highly sensitive skin
- Those with blood clotting or infection-related problems
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Thread lift can be performed on both men and women, but the approach and procedure may differ for each gender.
Which Areas Can be Treated with Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation?
PDO thread lift can be performed on the following areas:
- Eyelids and eyebrows
- Chin and cheek area
- Jawline contour
- Submental area (under the chin)
- Nasolabial folds (lines around the mouth)
- Neck area
- Above-knee area and abdomen for mild sagging
Post-Treatment Care for Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation
After the procedure, individuals can return to their daily routine quickly, but there are certain considerations to keep in mind. Here are some guidelines:
- Avoid massaging the face and applying moisturizers or similar creams for the first 2 days after the procedure.
- Refrain from touching the face as much as possible for the first 12 hours. Do not wash or wet the face.
- Individuals with sensitive skin may experience pain and sensitivity after the procedure. These can be relieved with recommended pain relievers.
- Cold compresses can be applied to reduce redness, swelling, and bruising.
- It takes at least 2 days for the individual to return to their regular skincare routine.
- Antibiotic creams may be applied to the entry points of the threads if recommended by the doctor to reduce the risk of infection.
- It is advised to sleep on the back for a week after the procedure. Sleeping on the face can increase swelling.
- Avoid activities such as massage, scrubbing, and visits to the spa that may damage the treated area. Avoid hot environments such as steam rooms and saunas during this period.
- Minimize facial movements as much as possible for a month after the procedure.
- It is essential to always protect the skin from harmful sun rays. During this sensitive period, it is important to pay extra attention to using sunscreen and avoiding direct exposure to the sun.
- Dental treatments should be avoided for approximately 2 weeks after the procedure.
When Will the Results of Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation Be Visible?
The immediate effects of volume and facial restructuring can be seen right after the PDO thread lift procedure. However, the PDO threads placed under the skin gradually dissolve, reaching their maximum effect within the first 3 months. Even after the threads dissolve within 6 months, they continue to support collagen production and maintain the vitality of the skin.
How Long Does the Effect of Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation Last?
The threads remain in the skin for approximately 6-8 months, providing the appearance of tightness. The positive effects of the procedure, along with collagen production, can last for about 1.5-2 years. After 2 years, the face slowly starts to return to its previous state, and sagging becomes noticeable. At this point, patients may feel more discomfort compared to before the procedure. Minor touch-ups can be performed before sagging progresses or the procedure can be repeated.
Thread Lift for Facial Rejuvenation Prices
The prices for thread lift for facial rejuvenation can vary depending on several factors. The quality and number of threads used are important factors that influence the price in PDO thread lift procedures. Additionally, the experience of the doctor, the clinic’s facilities where the procedure is performed, and the satisfaction of previous patients who have undergone this treatment are other factors that can affect the price. It is illegal to provide price information on websites regarding aesthetic and health matters according to the Ministry of Health. The most accurate price information can be obtained by visiting the clinic where the aesthetic procedure will be performed and having a consultation with the doctor. Following this examination, the procedures to be performed on the individual are determined, and the most accurate price information is determined accordingly.
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