How Long Can I Expect A Thread Lift To Last?
Patients interested in a quicker, more convenient, nonsurgical alternative to a facelift may be excited to learn about thread lifting. This minimally invasive procedure can provide many of the benefits of facial rejuvenation surgery, including lifting droopy features and restoring lost volume, without the anesthesia, incisions, and lengthy recovery period. At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our expert team of providers performs thread lifting to help Reston, VA patients turn back the clock more easily than ever. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of a thread lift further and find out just how long your gorgeous new look may last.
How does a thread lift help your look?
A thread lift can provide stunning, natural-looking, and age-defying enhancements that rival many surgical procedures. Patients with mild to moderate signs of facial aging are often considered ideal candidates for a thread lift. These may include:
- Sagging skin
- Drooping jowls
- Loss of facial volume
- Lines and wrinkles
- Deflated features
- Tired or worn-out look
How is a thread lift performed?
Thread lifting is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment that involves inserting fine threads at strategic points in the face to gently lift the skin, resulting in a remarkably natural and youthful new look. Because thread lifts are completely nonsurgical, no incisions or general anesthesia are required. Instead, the skin will be numbed using a topical anesthetic, and your surgeon will carefully insert dissolvable threads via fine-gauge needles. Once the threads are in place, they will be gently pulled taut and secured to lift, firm, and tighten your skin.
How soon do you see results after a thread lift?
Most patients will notice an almost immediate improvement in their look following a thread lift. In fact, the thread lift is often referred to as a “lunchtime lift,” thanks to its convenient and rapid results. Some mild redness, irritation, and swelling may occur after a thread lift, but these normal side effects should resolve quickly on their own. Throughout the weeks and months following a thread lift, the dissolvable threads will encourage new collagen production, further boosting your results.
How long do thread lift results last?
While a thread lift is often considered a fantastic alternative to facelift surgery, patients should keep in mind that thread lift results will not last as long as the results of a surgical procedure. Even so, the convenience and affordability of thread lifting can make it a compelling choice. On average, patients can expect their thread lift results to last for about one year before a repeat treatment may be required. During this time, touch-up threads – if needed – can be placed to keep the patient looking and feeling their best. To ensure the longest-lasting thread lift results possible, patients should:
- Minimize sun exposure
- Wear sunscreen
- Not smoke
- Stay hydrated
- Keep the skin moisturized
- Consider complementary facial and skin rejuvenation treatments between thread lifts
Look better by lunchtime with a thread lift in Northern Virginia
Are you ready to restore a softer, more youthful look but feel that it may be too soon for cosmetic surgery? If so, a thread lift may be right for you. For more information on the exciting results that are possible with thread lifting, call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA today to schedule your private consultation with one of our acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeons.