The thread facelift procedure involves inserting special threads under your skin that can lift and tauten your face and neck. The procedure itself is very simple and minimally invasive, but you may be wondering exactly what is going to be placed under your skin.
A Temporary Support
The threads that are used for the thread facelift have been specially created for the procedure. They are made from very safe materials that can actually be absorbed by your body. This material will be either polydioxanone or polylactic acid. Polydioxanone has frequently been used to make stitches or sutures during surgery. It should be fully absorbed within about six months. Polylactic acid has also been used in medicine, as part of various surgical implants and support structures. It will also break down, usually in about six months to a year. By the time that the threads break down and are absorbed by your body, the surrounding tissue will have grown around them to take up the load, so your skin, fat and muscle should remain in place.
Boosting Skin Elasticity
As well as having an excellent safety record in surgical and cosmetic use, the thread materials also have an added benefit when they are used for the thread facelift. Both of these materials can trigger the production of elastin and collagen in your skin. These are the substances that promote skin elasticity, healing and regeneration. It is also the decrease in elastin and collagen with age that is partly responsible for the sagging and wrinkles that develop as we grow older. By boosting production of these important substances, the threads can help your skin to look and feel more youthful. The combined effects of the lift and increased elastin and collagen production will ensure that the results of the thread facelift last even after the threads themselves have been absorbed.