Different Thread Material Used in Thread Lift Procedure
Types of Threads Used in Thread Lift Procedure
Generally, three types of threads are used in the thread lift procedure:
- Mono (smooth) threads
- Tornado (twist) threads
- Cog (barb) threads
1. Mono Threads
Mono threads are also referred to as smooth threads as they have a smooth surface. They are implanted in a mesh-like manner to stimulate collagen production. As a result, it rejuvenates the skin by strengthening the skin tissue. Since they have a smooth surface, they are not designed to elevate the skin.
2. Tornado Threads
Tornado threads have a twist shape and look like a double mono thread combined. They have a volumizing effect when applied to the sunken areas of the skin and trigger collagen production.
3. Cog Threads
Cog threads have an uneven surface, and they are attached to an embedded area of the skin tissue. They work as a supporting structure to elevate the sagging skin tissue. Besides, it stimulates collagen production around the threads and their barbs, which makes it an ideal thread for face tightening and lifting.
Benefits of Thread Lift
Qualified aesthetic doctors can performed the procedure in under 45 minutes and produce an instant lift to the targeted area of your face. Moreover, threads work to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and restore facial volume as the threads fully dissolve over time.
Because the threads stimulate new collagen formation, threads will naturally tighten your skin, and help to reduce any facial sagging for a long lasting, youth appearance. Different thread material would last for different duration with each their own benefits, the longest lasting thread available now in Singapore is PCL Thread.
Thread lift treatment can be a safer alternative for patients who are medically unfit for the surgical facelift because their medical condition doesn’t allow for general anesthesia. As the threads placed under the skin are extremely thin, most patients cannot feel their sutures at all after their skin has healed from the treatment.
Biocompatible threads used in the thread lift procedure can be safely absorbed by the body. Threads used in Singapore must approved by regulatory bodies such as HAS, and MOH, and only qualified doctors are allowed to perform thread lift procedure. You should always check the qualification and years of track record of your doctors before visiting the clinic.
Cost Incurred on Thread Lift
It is roughly estimated that the cost of thread lift is at least 40 percent cheaper than a surgical facelift. The cost incurred on thread lift depends on several factors:
- Doctors’ Experience/ Qualification
- Area of Concern
- Type of thread used
- Number of Threads used
Thread Lift Procedure
However, the basic procedure usually remains the same.
- Before preparing your skin for thread lift, alcohol and topical anesthetic will be applied.
- A thin needle or a cannula will be used so that threads will penetrate deeply into your skin. Insertion of threads can take somewhere around 30 to 45 minutes.
- Upon the insertion of threads into your skin, the needle or cannula will be removed. You are likely to experience light pressure or to tighten underneath your skin at this stage.
- Within a few minutes, the needle will be pulled out of your skin.
After Care of Thread Lift
You are advised to avoid the following lists for one to two weeks after the procedures:
- sleeping on your side
- intense workouts
- going for saunas
- undergoing any dental surgery
- going for intense facial massages or other aggressive face treatments
- alcohol, vitamin R or aspirin for the next 24 hours after treatment
At Aesteem Aesthetic Clinic, we have a team of certified doctors who use proven techniques with years of experience in completion of hundreds of thread lift procedures. Book your appointment with our doctors for a consultation or check out our thread lift treatment page for more details.