Thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can help to lift sagging skin and restore a more youthful appearance. It involves the use of biodegradable threads or sutures that are inserted beneath the skin to lift and reposition the tissue. Thread lift is also known as a "lunchtime facelift" because it can be performed in about an hour and most people can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
During the procedure, the threads are inserted under the skin using a needle or cannula. The threads have tiny barbs or cones that anchor them into the tissue and lift the skin when the threads are tightened. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia, and there is minimal downtime compared to traditional facelift surgery. The threads are then pulled tight, lifting the skin and creating a more defined facial contour. The threads also stimulate collagen production, which can further improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Thread lifts are commonly used to address sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, and neck, but they can also be used to lift the brows and improve the appearance of nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (lines around the mouth).
It is important to choose a qualified and experienced provider to perform the procedure and to follow all post-procedure instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications.