Thread lifts: what are they and what are they for?
The thread lifts treatment’s application is a non-intrusive treatment for facial rejuvenation. It is mainly used in order to treat the facial flaccidity in a painless way avoiding surgery.
The thread lifts are inserted under the dermis with the help of a very fine needle without the need for incisions to avoid the cause of scars. That is why its results are effective and immediate. With this rejuvenation method, the skin tightens and the small wrinkles disappear, thus reaffirming the face.
In addition to reaffirming the facial contour, the application of these threads is used for other purposes such as improving wrinkles around the eyes, raising eyebrows, eliminating wrinkles on the forehead and reaffirming the neck.
Specialists affirm that threads lifts have proven to be a safe and effective alternative to surgical lifting. The threads lifts must be introduced at strategic points in order to achieve the desired rejuvenating effect. For this, the special characteristics of each of the patients, such as their degree of flaccidity, their age and their physiognomy should be taken into account.
There are different types of thread lifts. The threads are made of polydioxanone material (PDO), a substance capable of forming support tissue naturally by producing collagen and fibroblasts around the inserted thread that tighten and densify the skin. This substance is reabsorbed very quickly, after six months of its application, but it generates a kind of biostimulation and it helps in the formation of neo collagen in the area where they remain.
During latest years, other thicker threads have been generated with a kind of spicules around the thread. These began being located on the sides of the thread until they were placed in four dimensions in different directions, in order to retract more effectively. One of the advantages of threads lifts is their easy application. They are introduced through a cannula to produce tissue retraction. In addition, they have an entry point where a small amount of local anaesthesia is placed.
In this way, the person will generate their own collagen, so that although the thread is reabsorbed in six months, the effect given to the healing itself lasts much longer. According to Dr. MªÁngeles Arenas, a person between 35 and 45 years old, will have a much greater capacity to restructure, while an older person will have more capacity to heal. Therefore, the results will be more noticeable in that person who by himself has more responsiveness than in a person who is losing this ability.
Our outer skin layers are on some inner ones that are also undergoing modifications, so after this treatment, their results will be reflected in the outer layer of the skin. As specialists affirm, as long as the expert's recommendations are followed avoiding the abuse of using this method of facial rejuvenation, the result will be natural and barely imperceptible.