Tension threads are sutures that help stretch the skin and thus get rid of wrinkles or imperfections that concern us and that inevitably accentuate with age. There are various materials from which the tension threads are made. Polylactic acid and polydioxanone are currently used as a rule. This polydioxanone is the last to appear, and is used in cardiac surgery, so it has maximum safety. It should be noted that both materials are resorbable, which favors the recovery of the patient.
Effect of the tension threads
Usually, the application of the tensioning threads is done on the face and neck, although it can also be used at the corporal level. Abdomen, buttocks, arms and inner thighs can also be receptors of this rejuvenation treatment. In addition to achieving a light lifting effect, it has been seen that this type of suture improves the quality of the skin in terms of texture and smoothness in fine wrinkles.
The tensioning wires are placed preloaded in a fine needle, through a puncture similar to any filling. The cooling of the area is carried out, and it is noteworthy that it rarely requires local anesthesia along the path (it is only necessary in cases of polylactic acid).
Duration of sutures
Between 6 and 8 weeks is the time needed for the tension wires to be reabsorbed, but the tensor effect reaches 18 months for the induction of collagen that produces. This type of threads can not be retensioned with time, so you have to put new threads.