A thread lift is a solution for women and men looking for an alternative to facelift surgery. In Livermore, we see clients from Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and throughout the area who are seeking facial rejuvenation without the invasiveness of a facelift.
Silhouette InstaLift is the breakthrough facial rejuvenation procedure you have read about in Town & Country and seen on THE DOCTORS TV Show that lifts sagging facial skin without the need for major surgery, scars or general anesthesia. This in-office procedure re-contours your mid-face and cheeks by gently lifting the deeper layers of your skin with resorbable sutures. The treatment is comfortable, requires no general anesthesia and typically takes 45 minutes. You will see results right away and the recovery time is minimal. Over time the sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body, while stimulating the production of collagen to aid in healthy skin renewal for natural-looking, long lasting results.
NovaThreads is the Face-Lift alternative! It can fill wrinkles and slightly lift the skin. They are absorbable surgical sutures composed of polydioxanone. Additionally, as a result of the PDO being absorbed, the skin naturally produces collagen. These sutures have been used in cardiac surgeries for the past 60 years or more and are the safest materials to be implanted in the body. The fine suture thread is absorbed within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
- No surgery, minimal discomfort
- Quick procedure
- Effective for Brow, Neck and Jawline
- Can be used along with Silhouette InstaLift and injectables for complete facial treatment
How Do NOVATHREADS Work?
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. As we age, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. Novathreads create a frame to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape”. Novathreads are especially effective in the neck and jawline. This area is more challenging to treat effectively with Botox or fillers. These threads are placed underneath the skin to lift the loose skin, which heals itself by naturally creating new collagen.
How Long Will My Results Last?
NovaThreads are a quick and easy way to get immediate results with long-term benefits. The PDO thread will be absorbed by your body, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it.
That repair process is called “controlled healing”. In medical terms “selective inflammatory response” is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractional laser, chemical peels, and microneedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting Novathreads we make it heal itself by creating new collagen, naturally!
What Are the Advantages of Having a Thread Lift Instead of a Facelift?
For many patients, the biggest advantage of having a thread lift rather than a facelift is the greatly reduced recovery time associated with thread lifts. When a patient has facelift surgery, he or she must be heavily sedated.
Most facelift patients also require around the clock assistance from a caretaker for at least three days after they have surgery. Furthermore, if the patient still has children at home, childcare aid may also be needed. Facelift patients usually need to take one to two weeks off of work, too, in order to heal.
Recovery from a thread lift, on the other hand, is comparatively easy. Thread lifts can be performed under local, rather than general anesthesia, meaning that thread lift patients can drive themselves home and look after themselves immediately after having their procedure. While some patients will experience a little bit of soreness, redness and swelling after having a thread lift and therefore wish to take the rest of the day off, most can return to work immediately. Strong pain medication is seldom needed after having a thread lift, making it easier for patients to return to their normal routine. This procedure is therefore ideal for people who have children at home or those who have busy, demanding careers.
While thread lift recovery is not particularly intensive, patients will still have to take a few minor precautions while healing. It’s important to make sure that you don’t rub your face vigorously while cleansing it or applying moisturizer for at least a week after having threads placed. You should also try to prop your head up slightly so that you don’t roll over directly onto your face while sleeping.
Thread lifts are low risk, thanks to how noninvasive they are. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift. In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin. If this occurs, however, the sutures can simply be removed and the patient’s face will return to its prior state.
Finally, because thread lifts are much easier to perform than facelift surgery, they are much more affordable.
If you’ve been looking for an alternative to facial plastic surgery in Dublin, Walnut Creek, or elsewhere in the East Bay, please request a consultation at our Livermore practice or call us at (925) 579-2510 to schedule an appointment.