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Thread Lift In Dubai

A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure to lift saggy, aged skin on the lower face and neck in order to give it a more youthful look. It involves inserting a medical-grade thread under the skin and pulling it into the desired position. Not only can this give the saggy skin an instant lift but also promotes collagen production in the treatment area, lessening the aging impact.

Who is a Good Candidate?

You may be the right candidate for a thread lift in Dubai if:

  • You are 55 years or younger.
  • You do not want to undergo a surgical facial rejuvenation procedure.
  • You have realistic expectations of the treatment.

You can consult your dermatologist for more details about your candidacy for the treatment.

What Areas Can Thread Lift Be Used On?

A thread lift may help reduce aging signs in the:

  • Eyebrows
  • Cheeks
  • Jaws
  • Neck

What Are The Benefits Of A Thread Lift?

  • This procedure is safe for most adults due to its lower risk than various other facial skin tightening procedures.
  • It may stimulate collagen production besides lifting the skin, depending on the type of thread used.
  • It usually leads to quicker recovery, allowing you to return to work or other routine activities as soon as you leave the clinic.
  • A thread lift is somewhat reversible, provided that non-dissolvable threads are used. If you are unhappy with the results, you may ask your doctor to remove the threads. 

How Do I Prepare For A Thread Lift?

To help you prepare for a thread lift, your practitioner may ask you to:

  • Get physically examined as well as medically evaluated.
  • Take certain medicines instead of your current medications.
  • Stop smoking at least a week ahead of the procedure.
  • Avoid NSAIDs, aspirin, and herbal supplements to reduce the risk of bleeding.

How Is A Thread Lift Performed?

  • Your dermatologist or surgeon will clean and disinfect the treatment area and apply a local anesthetic.
  • They will make a small incision with a needle and insert a cannula with a thread attached to it. The cannula will be driven to the desired position under the skin.
  • Once the cannula reaches the target tissue, the surgeon will anchor the thread and pull it towards the insertion point to lift the skin. After that, the cannula will be pulled out.
  • The thread sticking out of the skin will be cut in the last step.

How long does it take to perform a thread lift?

A thread lift procedure may take 30-45 minutes. You can leave the clinic and resume your daily routine shortly after the procedure.

What Are The Results Of A Thread Lift?

The initial results of a thread lift generally appear immediately after the treatment. You will notice a tauter, more lifted skin appearance.

The thread lift results continue to improve as the treated areas produce more collagen. The final results occur 3-4 weeks after the treatment. These results may last anywhere from one to three years.

What Are The Side Effects Of A Thread Lift?

Since a thread lift is a minimally invasive and overall safe procedure, it rarely leads to severe side effects. However, some complications may still occur, such as:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • The thread bulging out of the insertion point
  • Inability to open the mouth easily (rare side-effect)
  • Swelling and bruising in the treatment region
  • Persisting pain
  • Unsatisfactory results

What Types Of Threads Are Used In Face Thread Lifting?

Rejuvenation Threads:

These threads aim to rejuvenate the skin by promoting collagen stimulation. The rejuvenation effect continues to improve even after the threads are dissolved. These threads are usually made from materials like PDO (Polydioxanone), PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid), or PCL (Polycaprolactone).

Lifting Threads:

These threads contain tiny cone-like structures that latch onto the inner side of the skin. When pulled up, they lift the skin and produce a tightening effect. Examples of lifting threads include Aptos and Silhouette Soft® threads.

It is pertinent to note that some threads, like those made from PLGA (Polyglycolic Acid), are designed to both lift and rejuvenate the skin.

Difference Between Long And Short Threads

PDO (Long threads):

These threads are designed to lift saggy areas of the face. They are most commonly used in the areas like the cheeks, jawline, and neck. They are also used at the hairline to create an overall tightening effect on the facial skin.

PDO (Short threads):

These threads are primarily used for skin rejuvenation by collagen tightening. Your dermatologist may use these threads in the strategic areas of the face to improve skin texture and quality and reduce the aging impact.

Is a thread lift painful?

A thread lift is generally performed under local anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. However, you may experience some discomfort once the effects of anesthesia wear off. You can take over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers to manage that discomfort.

Can I eat before a thread lift?

While there are no pre-established dietary restrictions to follow before a thread lift, discussing your food intake with your doctor is advisable.

What should I do after a thread lift?

Your doctor may advise you not to touch, wet, or wash the treated area for about 12 hours after a thread lift. You will also be asked to avoid scrubbing and massaging the area for about three weeks.

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