Facelift surgery isn’t your only option to lift sagging jowls and drooping cheeks. At BeautyBlade Plastic Surgery in the Denver area of Englewood, Colorado, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Samir Hasan, MD, offers nonsurgical thread lifts for the face and body. The minimally invasive treatment lifts sagging skin with dissolvable threads rather than large incisions. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about threads.
A thread lift is a nonsurgical facelift alternative that temporarily lifts sagging skin. Dr. Hasan places injectable threads just beneath your skin. These dissolvable threads contain small barbs that pull the tissue upward, resulting in a lifting effect. The skin appears tighter and more taut without surgery or extensive downtime.
Threads are ideal if you have drooping jowls or sagging skin but are not ready for a facelift. A thread lift can offer noticeable, yet temporary results that last for a year or more. As an expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Hasan performs a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether threads are right for you.
A thread lift works in two ways. First, Dr. Hasan inserts the threads beneath your skin to lift the underlying tissue or muscle. The barbs carefully pull the tissue into a tighter position to minimize the appearance of skin laxity and promote a more youthful appearance.
The sutures also create micro-injuries beneath the skin’s surface. These tiny wounds trigger your body’s healing response, which sparks the release of collagen and elastin. These proteins keep your skin tight and youthful through your teens and 20s. As you get older, you no longer have high levels of collagen and elastin.
By triggering the production of these proteins, threads can continue tightening your skin even after the barbed sutures dissolve.
A thread lift is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure. The entire treatment takes about 30-45 minutes. After a comprehensive facial evaluation, Dr. Hasan determines the best placement for your threads. He can also inject them into your neck or torso for a lifting effect.
Next, Dr. Hasan injects a local anesthetic to minimize pain and discomfort before placing the threads just beneath your skin. He carefully manipulates the threads to pull your skin into a more youthful position. The barbs latch onto your skin to secure it and prevent laxity.
While the results of a thread lift are instant, you can expect your skin to tighten over the coming months as new collagen and elastin replace the dissolvable threads.
Call BeautyBlade Plastic Surgery today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about threads.