Drooping chins and fading jawlines come with age. And unfortunately, unlike other parts of the body that can be helped with diet and exercise, there’s often not much we can do by ourselves to enhance the look of our faces. In the past, the only option to address these issues would be an invasive facelift surgery. But that’s no longer the case. New procedures called thread lifts have grown in popularity and are changing the way we think about facial rejuvenation.
A traditional thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses absorbable, barbed sutures to offer a tighter, more youthful aesthetic appearance to the face and neck.
Thread lifts work on three different levels. First, the procedure mechanically lifts tissues where the barbed sutures are placed, resulting in instant skin tightening. Second, it contracts fat tissue which, again, produces instant results. And lastly, it stimulates collagen production to renew your skin at the cellular level. All of this works together to give you healthier, firmer skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
One of the best things about this treatment is that it only takes fifteen to thirty minutes to complete. The needle used during this procedure is so fine it will not cause any pain, though we do apply a topical numbing agent and provide anesthesia to ensure that you feel no discomfort whatsoever. After the procedure is completed, you’re free to go back to work or continue with whatever else you had scheduled for the day. Results typically last six to nine months, when the threads dissolve on their own.
If you’re looking for a procedure with longer-lasting results, you may want to consider a more advanced thread lift technique called MyEllevate.
MyEllevate is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure that helps shape, contour, and elevate the soft tissue of the face. By supporting the glands at the back part of the neck, MyEllevate refines the neck area and jawline. This provides a much more defined and youthful lower face and jawline. And for patients that require a little more enhancement, MyEllevate can be a very complimentary procedure that can be used in conjunction with other technologies.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the MyEllevate procedure is how easy it is on the patient. It doesn’t require any incisions or removal of skin and very little anesthesia. The entire procedure can be performed in about one hour in an office with almost zero downtime.
The procedure may be quick, but the results are long lasting. Most patients will experience successful results for five to seven years after the procedure.
If you want long-lasting results but are hesitant about going under the knife, MyEllevate may be the perfect facial rejuvenation solution for you. Most patients experience rapid healing with just minor bruising and swelling due to minimal tissue trauma. You should be able to return to normal activities within a few days.
Think a thread lift might be right for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our medical professionals today!