WHAT CAUSES SAGGY SKIN?
Collagen and elastin are proteins naturally produced by the body – it binds skin together, keeping it elastic and smooth. As you get older, the production of these two proteins decreases, resulting in skin that is less plump and elastic. This means that skin loses its ability to snap back into place, thus the effects of gravity will be more noticeable to the naked eye as the skin structure is not as strong as it once was. Excessive sun damage is also a factor that contributes to saggy skin, destroying the connective tissue that gives skin its youthful appearance.
HOW THREAD LIFT WORKS ON SAGGY SKIN?
Absorbable PDO (Polydiozanone) threads will be inserted into the selected treatment area, which will act as a binder while holds skin tissue in place to counter sagging. As it grips the surrounding tissue, it gently pushes sagging skin up and holds it in place to give skin a healthier and natural look.* It will also stimulate the production of fresh collagen and elastin in the skin cells, while the threads will slowly become absorbed into your skin over the next 6-8 months. The complexion of your skin will also improve during this time, but the main noticeable difference will be the reduction of saggy skin.
WHY THREAD LIFT?
It is a non-surgical procedure which uses threads made from the same material as dissolvable sutures in surgical procedures, giving you the benefits of surgery without actually undergoing one. Although threads will be absorbed within 8 months, the results last for up to 1-2 years making thread lift a popular treatment as it does not have to be performed very often. Improvements will be noticeable almost immediately following treatment, while there is no downtime associated with the procedure.
DURING THE THREAD LIFT PROCEDURE
Before the treatment, an anaesthetic cream will numb your skin to minimise discomfort or pain, and the whole session should take 30-40 minutes depending on area treated. A prickling sensation may be experienced but it is not painful.
Threads may vary in length and thickness, subject to the treatment area. Shorter threads are generally used to treat the eye area, while longer threads can fix and lift the neck and jawlines. Thicker threads may also be used as an alternative to Botox, and inserted into the muscles of the forehead. Your doctor will advise you on treatments for specific areas in order for you to get the good results.