At Skin Scientific we see many patients who are looking for facial rejuvenation without going under the knife. Whilst many of these are interested in Botox – also known wrinkle relaxing injections – dermal fillers or fat transfer, there are those who really do want the effect of a facelift, without the full surgical procedure and the risk that entails.
As a cosmetic surgeon, we know how rejuvenating it can be to lift the features of the face back to their previous position, but I am also aware of the risks of any surgery, so if we can find a non-surgical alternative that offers similar results, then we will be happy to perform that procedure for our patients. In the case of the facelift, one option that can be very effective is a thread lift, or non-surgical facelift.
What is a thread lift?
Thread lift treatment in london have been around for many years. The procedure involves placing thin threads under the surface of the skin, to reposition certain parts of the face. As we age, we lose volume in our face and the elastin fibres in the skin start to break down, causing the skin to sag as gravity takes its toll. Our cheeks drop, which is the cause of nasolabial lines, and jowls will form around the jaw, causing marionette lines. The aim of a thread lift is to lift the sagging cheeks and jowls back to their original position, leaving you looking younger and brighter than before.
What does a thread lift involve?
The Silhouette facelift procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic, as a day case and the threads are inserted through tiny needle holes, ensuring that there is no scarring.
How long do results last?
The threads will eventually dissolve over a period of 18 to 24 months, however we often perform a thread lift in conjunction with a procedure called a suture lift, which is a little stronger. This is also performed under local anaesthetic. Remember, though, this is not a surgical facelift and therefore the results are more subtle.
About Skin Clinic: The Skin Scientific specialise in surgical, non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques in facial rejuvenation as well as top to toe body sculpting and skin tightening procedures, breast enhancement and facelifts for men and women using the very latest technologies.