Tension and support threads, also known as the non-surgical facelift of the body and face, is one of the techniques that allows, without cuts or sutures, without hospitalization or anesthesia, achieving a true rejuvenation of the body and face, preserving the traits and natural characteristics of each person, which is what most concerns the patients, who want to achieve a change without losing their own expression and beauty. Tensioning threads require little time and are carried out in the consultation. It is an easily accessible technique that enables both doctors and patients to correct the after-effects of the passage of time, recover tissue tonicity without having to perform a surgical procedure with a painful postoperative period or requiring the discomfort of having to stop activities of daily life for recovery.
It is clear that the tensioning strands, in their different types and versions, do not necessarily replace surgery but it is proven that they are an excellent technique that contributes to the recovery of tissue tension in an immediate and long term.
The threads are indicated in many patients as a preventive treatment for the advancement of flaccidity due to its anchoring action, which can be delayed for years or finally eliminate the choice of a surgical facelift.
Tensioning threads may not be indicated as an exclusive technique of rejuvenation in men or women with marked signs of aging, with excessive flaccidity in the skin and wrinkles, but also provide a great tensor effect, improving the contour of the face, enhancing cheekbones and glutes for all those people who do not want to access the operating room and resort to non-invasive techniques to look and feel better. In these latter cases, where surgical practice does not take place, the tension threads are opened as an intermediate option of very high utility, which can be complemented with the application of botulinum toxin and other facial fillers.
In general, the threads that are applied are polypropylene, a material perfectly biocompatible with the human body, which is also used for other cardiovascular and ophthalmological interventions.
The technique is simple and involves the introduction of the threads under the skin with a guide wire, designed especially for this purpose. Each thread is provided with small spicules that are the essential feature that allows them to anchor in the subcutaneous cellular tissue. Once introduced, they pull and produce a natural stimulation of the structure of the tissue, thus obtaining the lifting effect in the treated area, either the neck, the cheekbones, the eyebrows, the buttocks and arms. After the intervention and the result is observed, for definitive changes should wait for 2 to 3 months for the threads to settle in the tissue and accommodate their anchoring effects. Like all aesthetic procedures, there is a minimal risk of redness and inflammation.