It is a popular anti-aging, non-surgical, minimally invasive face lifting treatment that uses threads made of special material to lift sagging skin and cheeks to turn back the clock and restore a youthful look.
In the market, there exist many brands of threads made of materials such as PDO, PCL and PLLA. Threads are made from the same material as surgical sutures (stitches) and are naturally broken down (dissolved) by the body - gradually and safely over time.
Depending on the material used, threads may last between 12 to 24 months.
These threads usually have small barbs running along their length which resemble tiny “hooks”. These barbs are responsible for achieving the instant lifting effect.
The special material that the threads are made of also stimulate collagen production which further boosts the anti-aging effects and help maintain skin lifting and tightening - even after the threads have dissolved.
For patients desiring threads with more "lifting" power as well as increased longevity, the Silhouette Soft face threads are made of PLLA (Poly Lactic Acid), providing results that last up to 24 months.
The unique selling point of Silhouette Soft threads are the specially designed cones along the thread that increase the surface area up to 9 times compared to that of the traditional barbed threads.
Higher surface area = Increased tissue holding capacity = Higher lifting power
Visible signs of ageing include
Thread lifting aims to improve the above signs of the ageing skin.
Biocompatible and dissolvable threads are carefully inserted at selected points under the skin helps to give a face-lifting effect. Threads also concurrently stimulate collagen production which promotes skin tightening and the improvement of wrinkles.
The procedure is straightforward and minimally invasive. It requires between 30 to 45 minutes for completion.
Detailed planning and discussion will be carried out with Dr Edwin whereby the optimal type and placement of threads will be marked out to achieve your desired results.
Dr Edwin may choose to use a combination of different types of threads to achieve safe and effective face lifting.
At the entry point of the threads, a small numbing injection (local anesthesia) will be given to minimize discomfort.
After insertion of the threads, Dr Edwin will gently massage the face to enhance the lift and ensure that results are ideal.
Results can be seen instantly!
Depending on the type of thread used, results can last for up to 24 months.
Furthermore, the collagen stimulating effects of the threads help prolong the longevity of results, stimulating skin rejuvenation and improving fine lines and wrinkles.
Face threadlifting is a safe and effective procedure with minimal risks.
Side effects such as soreness, swelling or bruising are usually mild and resolves within 1 week. Bruising beyond 1 week is very rare.
Regular application of the specially formulated intensive recovery cream will speed up the recovery process and reduce bruising and swelling downtime.
After the Face threadlifting procedure, there may be "puckering" or "indentation" of the skin which is temporary and will resolve spontaneously after several days.
Dr Edwin recommends that HIFU be combined with face threadlifting to boost collagen levels in the skin and naturally enhance the lifting effect of threads.
In areas of volume loss, fillers can be used to restore sunken cheeks or temples for a youthful, natural look.
Profhilo is another alternative for stimulating collagen in the skin to achieve lifting, tightening and hydration
Unsure which face-lifting treatment is ideal for you?
Book an appointment for a consultation with Dr Edwin today for a customised anti-aging solution!
Every clinic offers different face threadlift treatment options for non-surgical face lifting. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that face threadlift treatments are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such face threadlifts. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of threadlifts before proceeding.