Facelifts have been the go-to solution for loose skin on the face, but that’s changing. While it may make sense to eliminate loose skin at the edge of a scalpel, there are drawbacks. This fact has led many patients to rely on a revolving door of skin resurfacing and injections. This process works, but eventually, only a facelift will do the job. At least, that used to be true. Now there’s another treatment option that keeps a facelift off the table for quite a bit longer. It’s known as a thread lift.
Discovering The Benefits Of The Thread Lift
Unlike the complicated surgery of the facelift process, a thread lift only requires a few temporary sutures. These invisible sutures, or threads, provide a lift to the skin that is both noticeable and subtle. If you’ve ever had your clothing altered, you might think of it as ‘taking in’ the skin of your face. Nothing is removed; it’s just tightened and adjusted into a more desirable position. Unlike facelifts, thread lifts also encourage the body to produce additional collagen in these areas. Maintaining good collagen levels is essential to reduce the effects of aging.
Collage plays a few essential roles in our body.:
- It provides support for growth factors that influence our skin condition
- It strengthens the skin, keeping it supple and voluminous
- It helps maintain skin thickness, reducing the risk of wrinkles
These elements all come together to reduce the impact aging has on our appearance. In addition to providing a subtle lift to your features, thread lifts promote rejuvenation. This rejuvenation is the result of the body’s natural processes working to remove the sutures.
The benefits of getting a thread lift are many. They are outweighed only by the benefits of not getting a facelift. Facelifts are a time-tested and effective treatment. However, for many patients, they are more than is needed. Combine this with the need for sedation, a trip to the hospital, and lengthy recovery time, and costs can mount up. In addition to potentially missing work, there may be a need to schedule childcare. All in all, the recovery from a facelift takes about two weeks.
Thread lifts, on the other hand, have a remarkably short recovery time. The treatment itself can be performed in one simple visit. Local anesthesia is used, so the patient can drive themselves home. Aside from a little bit of soreness, swelling, and redness, there’s little in the way of side effects.
Reach Out To Your Plastic Surgeon To Learn More
If you’ve been considering a cosmetic treatment, it’s time to speak to a specialist. They’ll schedule a consultation at a time that’s convenient for you. During this visit, they’ll examine your concerns and offer treatment options to address them. In many cases, a facelift won’t be necessary to address loose skin on the face. Instead, a simple thread lift can give you that fresh new look you’ve been wanting. Find out how you can benefit from thread lifts by scheduling your appointment today!