Who Is Suitable for Face Thread Lift?
Loss of Skin Elasticity
Undefined Nose Bridge
Thread Lift for Face, Neck and Body
Using 100% dissolvable threads, Facial Threadlift manipulates and lifts skin tissues from within for a more revitalized appearance. Biocompatible threads are placed in the subcutaneous fat layer under the skin at strategic facial entry points and pulled together to create a lifting effect.
Restore Volume to Face
Stimulate Collagen Production
Enhance Nose Bridge
Skin Lifting and Firming
Different Types of Threads
The pioneer material used for Thread Lifts, PDO threads is made from a colorless polyester that breaks down in the body after 6 to 8 months.
PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid)
PLLA is made from Poly-L-Lactic Acid which is a substance used extensively in Sculptra, a facial rejuvenating treatment that stimulates collagen production.
PCL is the latest option for thread lifting, and it lasts the longest in the body due to its unique chemical bonds and structure. On average, PCL threads can last up to 16 to 24 months.
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Different Threads for Different Purposes
These are normal threads with smooth surfaces. Usually inserted in a mesh-like pattern to stimulate collagen production. Since they have a smooth surface, the lifting effect is minimal.
Also known as cannula threads, cog threads have barbed surfaces to hook onto the skin tissues. These barbs provide a support structure for embedded tissues to grab onto when the thread is tightened. It is ideal for lifting sagging skin as well as stimulating more collagen to face.
Tornado threads have a twist shape which adds volume to the skin when inserted properly. Similarly, it also boosts new collagen synthesis.
MINT PDO Threads
✓ Highly Recommended Effective PDO Threads
✓ Yields Natural Instant Face Tightening Results
MINT stands for Minimally Invasive Nonsurgical Thread, and it is backed by 2 FDA clearances in the USA. It is made from PDO threads and is the newest thread type that yields instant results that look natural without surgery. MINT PDO offers press-molded barbs in 360º degrees helical pattern that latches securely to the tissue matrix, which reduces trauma and boosts faster recovery.
What Happens During A Facial Thread Lift Procedure
Before the procedure, our doctors will prescribe oral antibiotics and painkillers to reduce discomfort and decrease the risk of infection. Next, the treatment areas will be thoroughly cleansed and injected with local anesthesia.
The threads will be inserted through a cannula approximately 5mm under the skin. The thin and flexible nature of the cannula ensures minimal bruising and discomfort.
Once the threads are inserted, our doctors will pull the threads to tighten and lift the skin around your face. The threads act as support structures for the underlying skin tissues and muscles to grab onto as the thread is pulled. Once tightened as desired, the ends of the threads will be cut off. No stitches are required.
The body’s self-healing response is triggered upon the insertion of threads. This stimulates collagen production as the body attempts to heal the micro-injury in the treatment areas. In time, collagen structures will fill the gaps in sagging skin and restore elasticity to your face. The result is tighter, firmer-looking skin with better facial definitions.
Dr Gerald Tan
- Attained the double degree of M.B., B.S from the National University of Singapore.
- MOH Accredited Family Physician with a special interest in Regenerative Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine.
- More than a decade of experience with the use of filler injections and facelift procedures.
- Area of expertise includes other laser treatments for both face pigmentation, scars, pores, acne and body sculpting
- Helped patients with hair growth procedures
The longevity of results can vary from person to person due to varying levels of body metabolism and lifestyle. The threads are usually absorbed by the body in 6 to 8 months. However, results last much longer as the threads stimulate the body to produce new collagen even after it has dissolved, hence improving skin elasticity and texture. On average, facial thread lift results usually last for 12 to 18 months.
Mild swelling, redness and occasionally bruising is to be expected after treatment. Pain in the treated areas are also to be expected. However these symptoms should disappear within the week. Most people recover fully in one to two weeks’ time.
Anaesthesia or numbing cream is applied before the procedure, hence patients will feel no pain during the procedure.
Air travel is not recommended for people who have just undergone Thread Lift procedure. This is to allow the threads to be absorbed fully into the facial tissues and allow the swelling to subside. Patients are advised to rest for 2 weeks before flying.
Patients are advised to consume soft foods for two weeks and avoid moving their face excessively 24 hours post-treatment. This is to allow the threads to assimilate completely into the skin tissues and prevent migration. They also try to sleep with their head elevated and feet elevated while sitting to maintain stable blood pressure. This will allow blood vessels to heal fully and prevent leakage of blood into treated areas when blood pressure rises. For this reason, strenuous exercises and alcohol are also not recommended for a month.
Thread Lift threads are made from 100% natural and biodegradable ingredients. The human body will naturally dissolve the threads over time, hence there is no need to remove the threads.
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