One of the advantages is that it does not produce a dramatic change in the facial features and it can complement or be associated to other traditional cosmetic surgery procedures.
The thread is made of polypropylene, a material often used for stitches. It is sterile, biocompatible and very resistant. It has been conceived to follow the parameters of minimally invasive techniques.
This dermal rejuvenation treatment is applicable to people in their thirties or older, who present sagginess or mild –moderate tissue ptosis, who are diabetic or hypertensive and with any colour skin as it leaves no visible scars. It is most frequently used in the temporal area, to lift eyebrows, cheeks, the jaw or the neck areas.
The treatment is not recommended on patients with excessive sagginess, as the results are not the same you can obtain from traditional surgery, but it can be used along with traditional face-lifts or in specific spots on the face. It can also be performed on patients who need a touch-up because they present new signs of sagginess. However, the plastic surgeon must carry out a thorough check-up first and assess all these indications.
The amount of thread used is dependent of the needs of each patient and their specifics. The procedure lasts less than one hour and it is performed under local anaesthetics. It is not painful, it leaves no scars and the patients can resume their normal life immediately.
There are no contraindications and the effects last for about 5 or 6 years.
The main advantage of this technique is that is can be performed in several stages. New threads can be added for touch-ups in the areas where sagginess reappears. The dermal lifting thread itself produces the lifting effect. It is made up of micro scales that, when placed under the skin, tighten and lift it. The fibrosis produced in the area involves an increase in fibre, collagen and elastin, which make the tissue firmer.