If you have wrinkles or loosening facial skin but don’t want a face-lift, you could consider a thread face-lift. Liliya Shikh, RN offers this minimally invasive lifting treatment at East Side Medical Practice in New York City’s Manhattan. At a fraction of the cost of a traditional face-lift, a thread face-lift can tighten your skin, reducing the appearance of your wrinkles and loose skin around your cheeks, mouth, chin, and eyes. Call or schedule a consultation online today.
A thread face-lift is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared cosmetic procedure to lift and tighten the skin on your face. While a traditional face-lift involves incisions and tissue manipulation to restore your youthful appearance, a thread face-lift uses medical-grade dissolvable threads to pull your skin into a tightened position, reducing the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles.
Over time, the threads cause the formation of scar tissue, which helps hold your skin in place after the threads dissolve.
The physicians at East Side Medical Practice perform thread face-lifts on adults who are in good health and concerned about signs of aging. Most of the patients who request thread face-lifts are between 30-60 years old and have a relatively good skin tone.
You may have some early signs of collagen loss, including slightly loose skin or wrinkles, but you don’t have excessively droopy skin.
The physicians at East Side Medical Practice perform thread face-lifts using a local anesthetic, which means you’re awake during the procedure. After cleansing and numbing your skin, they use a special needle to insert threads into your facial tissue. The threads attach to the deeper layers of your skin and are pulled back to tighten and lift your skin.
After your skin is tightened to your expectations, your doctor knots the threads to secure your lift. One of the benefits of being awake for the procedure is that you can approve your look before your physician finishes the procedure.
Your physician gives you specific instructions to care for your skin after your procedure. You may experience some mild swelling, but it typically subsides within a few hours of your appointment. You should take care to be gentle when you wash and moisturize your face after your procedure.
You should always take care to limit your sun exposure. The harmful UV rays cause signs of aging, including wrinkles and discoloration. Make sure to wear a high-factor sunscreen every day.
If you want to restore your youthful appearance, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about thread face-lifts.