What You Need to Know About Thread Lifts

Most of us are keen to find cost-effective and minimally invasive anti-ageing treatments that can help us turn back the signs of ageing without any downtime involved. Thus, when the Thread Lift first debuted as a minimally invasive, cost-effective face-lift substitute, every one of us paid attention! Oprah Winfrey claimed it was the ultimate one-hour lunch-break lift you can't miss!

What is a thread lift?

The thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment for the jowls, neck and face. Dissimilar to a traditional face-lift, there are absolutely no incisions and zero deep-tissue manipulation involved with the procedure. The fact that there is minimal downtime and no chance of scarring makes this procedure desirable for many people.

By using a long needle, plastic surgeons can pass tiny cones with graspers on them underneath the skin to pull the skin into a more youthful and lifted position. Anywhere from 2 to 20 threads may be used, but it varies from patient to patient. The threads are dissolvable, with results lasting up to two years.

Plastic surgeons say the barbed threads trigger hyaluronic acid and promote fibrosis. The body responds by creating bundles of new collagen. This collagen provides better structuring to hold the skin up while improving elasticity and firmness. The micro-trauma brings forth fresh oxygen, nutrients and blood to the face, which also prompts youthful-looking skin.

Treatment is done in less than an hour, under local anaesthesia, with sedation available upon request. Patients can expect two to three days of minimal bruising and swelling. Thread lifts can be combined with facial peels, anti-wrinkle injections, laser treatments and liposuction to maximise the results. For more information on thread lifts and how much treatment costs visit; thread lift details & costs page by Verve Cosmetic.

Find a qualified practitioner

When any new cost-effective, minimally invasive treatment or procedure hits the aesthetic market, you see tons of day spas, practitioners, and people that lack the necessary skill and training administer these procedures. Therefore, it’s so important that you find a skilled and experienced practitioner to administer your thread lift because unqualified practitioners may pull the threads way too tight, resulting in unnatural puckering of the skin or unwanted creasing.

Who is a suitable candidate for thread lift?

Suitable candidates for thread lifts are women or men who:

  • Are between the ages of 35 to 65.
  • Experience mild to moderate drooping or sagging in the jowls, cheeks, brows or neck.
  • Want better eyebrow symmetry.
  • Want a natural and subtle youthful restoration.
  • Need to improve loose skin around the face.