Today it has become fashionable treatment thread lift and created some false myths, as they are the alternative to surgical facelift, nothing further from reality. The thread lift are a preventive treatment or to correct mild degrees of sagging skin and are indicated in patients between 35 and 45 years affected. In older patients with more severe degrees of the thread lift sagging as the only treatment option should not be applied as it should be complemented with other treatments to improve skin structure.
What are really the thread lift ?
Tensioning wires are sutures that generally used in cardiac suture is composed of a biocompatible, resorbable material called PDO (polydioxanone). The fundamental action mechanism is the induction of collagen in the dermis to restore skin structure and, therefore, combating skin flaccidity. They are indicated to reaffirm the facial contour, firm the skin of the face, neck, inner arms and thighs, belly, breasts or buttocks, among other body parts.
Treatment with thread lift
Tensioning threads treatment involves the application of sutures using needles or cannulas guides in the dermis. This is a simple treatment that is done in consultation by the specialist in aesthetic medicine , under local anesthesia.
Advantages of treatment with thread lift
The main advantage of the tension thread is that almost immediate results typically seen from the month of the application are obtained, reaching the final result after four months of treatment. Its duration depends on each patient but, on average, can last between 12 and 18 months.Other benefits of treatment are:- The results are natural, without changing the appearance of the patient- Do not require hospitalization- Not noticeable or palpable in the dermis- Do not leave scars- They are resorbable- Do not cause allergies- They are compatible with other cosmetic treatments such as botulinum toxin, facial fillers, chemical peels, laser, etc.
Disadvantages of thread lift , side effects and contraindications
The biggest disadvantage of the thread lift is that they have a permanent result and it gradually disappears due to intrinsic aging of each patient.
Regarding side effects, they are inherent to the injection technique: bruising, swelling and sometimes infections.Contraindications include having the thread lift:- Neoplastic diseases- autoimmune diseases- diabetes- Pregnancy and lactation- Active infections in the treatment area
Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante