Thread lift is a non-surgical procedure wherein threads are inserted into the skin to produce tightening and lifting effects. Thread lift is a popular option in non-surgical face lifting. The threads used in thread lifting are made of PDO (polydioxanone), a safe biomedical material commonly used in surgical sutures. Thread lift produces both an immediate effect and a delayed effect. The PDO threads create an immediate lifting effects after the threads are inserted into the skin due to the threads’ physical property and mechanical pull. At the same time, PDO threads also stimulate the skin to produce collagen. The collagen that is produced can tighten the skin, enhance skin elasticity, improve skin textures, and reduce fine wrinkles. Once inserted into the face, PDO threads will undergo complete reabsorption within six months. However, the tightening and lifting effects brought about by collagen production will last up yo 2 years or more. Bidirectional cog thread and Silhouette Soft® thread are two of the methods that are suitable for non-surgical face lifting.
Thread lift can be offered to patients who feel reluctant to undergo surgery or for patients with mild and minor facial aging. Thread lift is also a good option for patients who prefer a less invasive procedure with rapid recovery time.
Duration: Half an hour to one hour
Anaesthesia: Numb cream with or without local anaesthesia
Hospitalization: Not required.
Recovery*: Back to work in one day, light exercise after one to 3 days, heavy exercise after one week. * The actual speed of recovery may vary from person to person.
Procedure:Threads are inserted under the skin using special needles. Different types of thread can be used, depending on the target areas and the amount of lifting that is required. There are no incisions and no external scars.
** The instructions in this list are only for general guidance. If you have any specific queries or concerns during the post-operative recovery, please contact the clinic for further advice.