Thread Lifting – Non-Surgical Facelift in Toronto & Thornhill
As we age the supportive structure of the face weakens and facial fat is lost. The loss causes the skin on the face, brow, and neck to begin to sag, making the face look older. A Thread Lift procedure can enhance the appearance of the face boosting the person’s self confidence and sense of vitality.
A Thread Lift is a type of face lift that is less invasive and requires a minimal amount of recovery time. An added benefit of the Thread Lift procedure is it costs less than a traditional face lift.
The night before the Thread Lift procedure you may be instructed not to eat or drink after midnight. The physician may prescribe an antibiotic to be taken before the procedure and you may be told to stop taking certain medications such as aspirin before the procedure.
Thread Lifts are often done as an outpatient procedure under a local anesthetic and usually take two hours or less to perform. During the procedure the physician uses a barbed suture to lift the sagging skin. A thin needle inserts the barbed suture under the skin. The suture design allows the barbs to grab and lift the loose skin and anchor it to the underlying tissue.
The procedure requires minimal incisions and stitches are hidden behind the ears and in the scalp. After the procedure patients typically experience only a minimal amount of bruising and are usually able to return to work within a week.
The physician and the staff will provide post-operative instructions that may include dietary restrictions, a person to drive the patient home after the procedure and assistance with daily activities for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Pain can typically be managed with oral medications such as acetaminophen. Ibuprofen and aspirin should be avoided to limit bruising.
Thread Lift Risks and Side Effects
Although the benefits of a Thread Lift procedure are many, the procedure also has risks that patients need to be aware of. Perhaps the most significant risk is no significant visible improvement in appearance after the procedure. Other risks include a chance for temporary numbness or sensitivity in the affected area which usually subsides with a few weeks. Infections occur infrequently, if an infection develops the surgeon will treat it with an antibiotic. Another possible consequence of the procedure is the formation of scar tissue.
Who is a Candidate?
Thread Lift is an ideal procedure for people who have negligible signs of aging. The majority of Thread Lift procedures are performed on women who are 35 to 45 years of age. A Thread Lift procedure maybe used in conjunction with other facelift procedures on older people to provide additional support of soft tissue.
Where to get the Treatment?
Dr. Akef’s Angel Gloss Clinic in Toronto is a state of the art non-surgical facility certified by the Canadian Association for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities offering non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Akef and his team will manage your procedure from your initial appointment through post-operative care.
Call Angel Gloss Clinic at (647) 728-2400 to make an appointment for an initial consultation.