WE CANNOT STOP TIME BUT IN REGARDS TO OUR APPEARANCE WE CAN TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME
The natural aging process does not mean we have to give up beauty and a youthful appearance.
The aging process, which begins to appear around the age of 30, reverses the so-called “triangle of beauty”. This appears inverted on the face during adolescence and in our 20s but inevitably reverses overtime. Along with sagging of the tissues, deep furrows and wrinkles begin appearing, indicating an inner change in the supporting structure of the skin.
Thread lifting is your key to a small step back in time. It is a minimally invasive technique with only a short recovery time that can shave years off your age without you having to undergo major surgery or have visible scars.
WHAT IS THREAD LIFTING?
This is a new, innovative technique or face rejuvenation, which offers the benefit of a non-surgical intervention and therefore, it only requires a short period of recuperation. The material consists of biodegradable threads that have long been used in surgery. During this procedure, threads are inserted into the deeper connective tissues. They attached themselves in the subcutaneous tissue and if positioned properly they create a tension into the desired direction. This creates a mild stretch of the subcutaneous tissue and the skin, which is firmed up after a few days by the natural increase in connective tissue (fibrosing).
Local anesthesia is used for the treatment and the threads are absorbed after a certain time depending on the material. Additional threads can be placed at any time.
Therefore, there is a method available, which allows lifting the skin and tightening the hypodermis significantly with minimal effort for some time and nearly risk-free. Compared to conventional face-lifting, thread-lifting offers the patients benefits. It means less stress because this intervention is significantly smaller. There are no visible scars and healing is generally very quick. Additional benefits of the procedure: it takes little time (only approx. 15 to 40 minutes). 20-30 minutes prior to the treatment anesthesia needs to be applied, it has a low risk of pain and inflammation.
The result is seen immediately after the intervention.
AREA OF APPLICATION
Depending on the consultation and the treatment area, different kinds of threads and treatment techniques can be used. The areas of the face and the body that can be treated are:
- Inner arm
- Inner thigh
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE IN THE PERSONAL CONSULTATION?
Before the treatment you have the opportunity of a personal consultation with your doctor. Here you can talk about the treatment in general as well as the respective risks and possibilities. Furthermore, you can state your own wishes and expectations.
After the consultation there will be an examination of the area/areas that are to be treated. Your doctor will examine your skin and skin elasticity in order to investigate more in detail. He will answer any questions you may have.
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
The area of treatment is locally anesthetized and then the absorbable thread is inserted into the tissue. The type and the number of threads that are to be applied will be discussed with you beforehand.
By this minimally invasive procedure new connective tissue is build up around the thread so that the skin gets firmer and tighter. Certain types of threads can also lift the facial tissue to its original position. This new and gentle method leaves neither wounds nor scars. The threads are absorbed after a certain time depending on the type of the thread. The results will be visible for a longer period. Your doctor can give you more detailed information on this.
WHO ARE THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR A THREAD-LIFTING AND WHICH AGE IS ADEAL?
Thread-lifting is suitable for woman and men starting from the age of 30 who prefer a rejuvenation of their looks by tightening and firming the skin and / or by having a minimally invasive lift.
IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR:
- Patients who wish to have an excessive lift
- Patients with excessive sagging skin
- Patients with excessive loss of fatty tissue in the face or the neck
- Patients who are hypersensitive to the thread material
- Patients who have infections or acute inflammations in the skin regions to be treated (acne, herpes etc.)
- Patients suffering from an autoimmune disease and/or receiving immune therapies
- Pregnant and nursing woman
- Patients with a tendency to form hypertrophic scars
- Patients suffering from cancer
- Patients under the age of 18
WHAT KIND OF THREADS ARE USED FOR THIS TREATMENT?
These are absorbable threads that are inserted into the tissue for a minimally invasive lifting and revitalization of the tissue.
WHAT EFFECT DOES THE THREADS HAVE?
There are different kinds of threads for different needs. These threads have generally a skin supporting, tightening and brightening function. Depending on the type of thread used the result can also range to lifting and reshaping.
IS ANESTHESIA NECESSARY FOR THIS TREATMENT?
Only local anesthesia is required.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Duration: approx. 15 to 40 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
WHEN ARE THE RESULTS OF THE TREATMENT VISIBLE?
The results are visible immediately after the treatment, the full effect can be seen 3 to 4 weeks later.
DURABILITY OF THE RESULTS:
The durability depends on the type of the threads that are used. Please consult your doctor for more information.
IS THERE A DOWNTIME AFTER THE TREATMENT AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Downtime: approx. 0 to 3 days, depending on the treatment.
WHICH SIDE EFFECT CAN OCCUR?
Immediately after the treatment, swelling and temporary pain may occur. If you apply an ice pack on the area, the swelling will be reduced/disappear quickly.
Please inform your physician if any inflammation or other adverse event lasts for more than one week. It offers the physician the opportunity to treat you appropriately.