Imagine looking years younger the same day without undergoing surgery. You can with a thread facelift at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. A thread facelift offers some of the benefits of a surgical facelift that cannot be accomplished with cosmetic injections or skin treatments, at a much lower cost and risk for the patient. If you have noticed facial skin laxity in the cheeks or jowls but are not able to consider facelift surgery, a thread facelift may be right for you.
What Is a Thread Facelift?
Sagging or looser skin occurs as the skin ages. Loss of collagen and other factors can result in drooping cheeks and jowls. The facelift is the gold standard of addressing excess skin and sagging tissue, but not everyone is able or willing to undergo surgery. A thread facelift uses sutures to lift the skin and give a visible improvement to the face without any incisions. As an added benefit, the sutures can stimulate collagen production in the skin, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin while the threads are in place.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Thread Facelift?
Most good candidates for thread facelifts are between 35-55 years of age without extensive skin looseness or sagging. This is also a good procedure for anyone who cannot afford a facelift or is unable to undergo cosmetic surgery for medical reasons. The procedure is completed in-office with local anesthetic, with little to no downtime required for recovery. The results can last 1-3 years before the sutures need to be replaced to maintain a lifted appearance.
While a thread facelift cannot replace the long-lasting and more effective results of a surgical facelift, it can be an early intervention tool or alternative. To learn more about thread facelifts or other surgical or non-surgical procedures we offer, contact us at our clinic in Beverly Hills to schedule a consultation.