There are a lot of ways for our skin to lose its former tightness. It can be caused by sun damage, aging, or different skin issues. Fortunately for us, there are a lot of ways to recover the lost firmness and tighten it up, even for just a little bit.
There is a wide variety of different skin care products and procedures that can be done in order to help lighten up the folds. There are treatments that can stimulate the natural healing process of the skin and freshen it up. There are injectables that can add volume to certain parts of the face that can then provide that sagging skin something to hold inside and stretch it up like as before.
The problem is, once that sagging extra skin is there, there really is no turning back. The best solution woult still be getting rid of it. That’s where face lifts can help. Face lifting is a surgical procedure that seeks to literally lift that sagging skin and bring it back to life.
Sounds great? Well, not quite. That leaves those of us who are not willing to go under the knife, or those who just don’t have the budget for a surgery, backed into a corner with no other choice…until now.
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
So you already know that skin care products and topical treatments, even injectables, are not really the most effective answers to do something about your loose skin, right?
But does that mean that your only other choice is to get a face lift procedure done?
Well, yeah, maybe. Before. However, there is a latest skincare treatment that you might want to check out and it is thread lifting. It is a method of injecting a thread into your skin to literally pull up the loose ends. Not only that, thread lifting also offers other benefits too, which we are going to talk more about in detail later.
Thread Lifts vs. Face Lifts—What’s the Difference?
Before we move on to discuss more about thread lifting, let us back up first and discuss face lifting again. The objective of this article, after all, is not to convince you to get a thread lift done, but to provide you with all the information that you need in order to discern if this procedure is right for you.
This involves sharing with you some information on how it differs with face lifting.
Face lifting is a procedure when all the extra sagging skin is cut off and the remaining skin is stitched back into the face to make it tighter again. Because it is a surgical procedure, there will be a significant amount of downtime and it means that you will have to be sedated for the operation.
Thread lifting, on the other hand, is a procedure that won’t involve cutting off any part of your skin. It is done by inserting a biocompatible thread (called PDO) into your skin by using a needle, and pulling this thread up to create a visible lift.
But don’t worry, it will have a natural effect and you won’t look as if your skin is clipped back to the sides of your head.
How is The Procedure Done?
Are you considering to get this procedure done, but you’re wondering how it goes? Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect.
The first thing that you need to do is to book for a consultation. In this way, you will be able to talk to the doctor or specialist who is going to perform the procedure. He (or she) will be able to answer all the queries you might have that we weren’t able to address in this article.
Once the specialist decides that thread lifting is a great option for you, the procedure will be scheduled and will then take place.
Anaesthesia will be applied. Depending on the case, you probably won’t be sedated, especially when some procedures will require you to stay awake.
The doctor will then mark the areas of your face where the thread will be inserted. Using an insertion needle, the doctor will then inject the thread underneath your skin as marked. You will feel a sort of pressure in the area of treatment while this procedure is happening.
Once the insertion is done, the doctor will then pull up the thread and attach it in place. The doctor will probably massage the area in order to make sure that everything is in place and also to tuck in the end of the thread.
The doctor might also ask you to smile, or to move certain facial muscles.
Once the doctor is sure that everything is okay, the thread will be cut and tucked into your skin and voila! The procedure is done.
The Benefits of Getting a Thread Lift
As promised above, here are the different benefits of getting a thread lift:
- Because it is a non-surgical approach, it will require less down time and the length of recovery is cut in half. The duration of the procedure is faster too. In fact, some procedures can be done in less than a couple of hours.
- The cost is also significantly cheaper.
- The thread will also stimulate the natural healing process of the body, which will help in dealing with other skin issues.
- Finally, and probably the best benefit of all is that thread lifting will not result to scarring, bruising, and bleeding—virtually most of the side effects that people are scared of experiencing after getting a surgery. Bottom line is, the chances of acquiring negative side effects after this procedure is very low.
However, we recognize that there is no way for us to address all your questions about thread lifting within this article. As what we have mentioned above, each patient is different. Each case is different. Hence, the best way to get to know everything you need to know about the specific thread lifting procedure that’s going to be done on you, is still to book for an appointment at your nearest certified skin care clinic.