Collagen is the skin’s primary protein, responsible for filling out the skin and maintaining its elasticity. As we age, our bodies gradually produce less collagen. By age 70, most people’s skin will be 80% thinner than the skin of their youth. The reduction of collagen creates wrinkles, fine lines, and the crepey appearance of aging skin. To smooth skin and create a more youthful appearance, many have turned to cosmetic procedures such as filler injections or a facelift. Today, a procedure exists that can smooth and fill out the appearance of skin, while triggering the body to increase collagen production: thread lifts.
What Are Thread Lifts?
A thread lift is an effective cosmetic technique that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissues by inducing collagen production. It involves the implantation of fine, absorbable polydioxanone threads (similar to those used in medical suturing) into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using small needles. These threads act like sutures beneath the skin and work to pull loose skin tight and to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Both PDO and PLLA threads are designed from materials that will break down over time and be naturally reabsorbed into the body. The presence of these threads triggers the production of collagen during the healing process.
Benefits of a Thread Lift
Minimally invasive, thread lifts are usually performed with only local anesthetics, making them a good option for patients who are not candidates for general anesthesia used in face-lift surgery. In addition, thread lifts also require shorter recovery times and cause fewer side effects than more invasive cosmetic surgery. In fact, some patients are able to return to their normal activities the same day or only require a couple days for initial side effects (mild soreness or bruising) to subside.
Smooth Skin with Less Invasive Eurothread Lifts
At Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics, we provide patients with a myriad of options for smoothing skin around the face and neck including traditional facelifts, injectables, laser therapy, Eurothread lifts, and other treatments and therapies. We recommend meeting with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the best option for you. Our skin rejuvenation experts will work with you to find the best treatment and therapy plan to help you achieve your goals within your lifestyle, schedule, and budget. To schedule an appointment or learn more contact Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics today.