Thread lifts are a minimally invasive way to create a true targeted lift in the in the mid face, jowl, or brow area – or lift a downturned mouth – without undergoing the risks of a facelift.
Often used in combination with other skin tightening treatments like Laser Lift or volume replacement treatments like Sculptra, we now have multiple ways to re-establish or maintain a youthful triangular facial shape.
During the 15 to 45-minute treatment, we use specially designed sutures to reposition and elevate the skin on your face for a more youthful and contoured appearance. Results are visible immediately, with continued improvement over time. The sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body while simultaneously stimulating collagen.
At CSLC, we use both Silhouette Instalift and Novathreads. After prepping and cleansing the skin, lidocaine is injected to numb the insertion points of the sutures. The sutures are placed and then used to reposition and lift the skin to a more youthful position. You may feel some tugging of the skin as the sutures are placed but discomfort is minimal – similar to getting dermal fillers.
After the lift you may experience swelling and bruising but generally, you simply look better. You may return to virtually all your normal activities – just use common sense and be gentle on the face for a week or so. And we recommend deep heat treatments avoiding Venus, Thermi, and Ultherapy for 4 weeks.
All ages love threads. They provide immediate lift, stimulate collagen, and regenerate aging skin. Thread lifts are commonly performed on the full face and neck, but can also be focused on the brow, lower face, cheeks, or jawline.
Thread lifts are the hot talking point, however, there are two other types of Novathreads that are commonly placed to stimulate collagen or fill stubborn lines. Looped threads define the vermilion border of the lip and minimize “lipstick bleeding” without the expense of filler. They are also a safe way to fill stubborn lines between the eyes, where filler is considered unsafe. Smooth threads stimulate collagen without adding volume. Common treatment areas include crows feet, fine lip lines, and lower cheek lines.