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Thread Lift

Concern: Sagging cheeks and jawline

Recovery Time: Tender for a few days

Ideal for: Men and women over 45

Results Last: 4-6 months

Results Seen: immediately

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Thread Lift is the most effective way to instantly lift loose facial skin without surgery.  Absorbable threads are placed just under the skin somewhat near the side of the face or neck after a bit of local anesthesia. The tiny barbs on the thread surface catch on the underside of your skin to  re-position and lift your skin. When your body starts to absorb the thread, collagen is produced promoting skin tightening, providing up to a half-inch of immediate lift.  Thread Lift can restore your face to the more oval shape of youth. These barbed absorbable threads when placed under the jawline help to restore the defined jawline seen in young faces.

This 45 minute procedure is perfect for both men and women who need minimal to moderate lift and want to avoid the surgery, down-time, or risk associated with a face-lift.  Thread Lift is used by people starting in their mid 40s as a remedy for sagging skin.  With age and sun damage, skin starts to sag and the youthful shape is lost.  Thread lift helps to instantly restore and preserve the defined jawline seen in young faces. It is an excellent treatment for locations where you want immediate skin re-positioning or lifting but without increased volume.

  • For re-positioning and lifting of loose and sagging skin of cheeks and neck use Thread Lift
  • For creating a more sculpted neck and jawline use Thread Lift
  • For reduction of jowls use Thread Lift
  • For adding subtle definition or volume to the lip border use Twist Threads
  • For fantastic and safe general improvement in under eye area use Smooth Threads
  • For tightening crepey skin use  Smooth Threads
  • For people who want to avoid injectables or fillers

Why Choose Dr. Julia Sabetta for your Thread Lift 

Dr. Julia Sabetta is a fellowship trained dermatologic surgeon and has decades of experience working with sutures in the delicate planes of the face.  She has both dermatologic and plastic surgery training which afford her a deep understanding of the anatomy and movement of the face.  Dr. Sabetta has the skill and judgment to create your naturally beautiful look.

Understanding more about threads:

Nova Threads, Medi Threads and Silhouette Threads are some of the most currently used brands.  They are temporary and absorbable and therefore are safe and totally different than the permanent threads and wires used in the 90’s.  Nova Threads and Medi Threads are naturally absorbed within 4-6 months.  The absorption process creates new collagen so that collagen replaces the threads and promotes skin tightening. Nova Threads and Medi Threads are made of PDO (Polydioxanone). Silhouette Threads are made of PLLA (Poly-L-lactic Acid)

Smooth non-barbed threads can be placed under the skin to minimize fine wrinkling by creating a smooth scaffolding for collagen production.  These threads are smooth in every way- smooth shaped, they enter under your skin smoothly and they smooth fine wrinkles! When done as a series, patients will see a gradual improvement to fine lines and skin firmness. Smooth threads are a fantastic and safe way to achieve improvement in the under eye area. Twist-like threads can be used to add a little more volume such as to the lip border.

What to expect with Thread Treatment:

Dr. Sabetta will examine you and determine the optimal vectors and which Thread Lift Nova Threads or Medi Threads are best to create your ideal improvement.  The insertion site is cleansed, numbed with local anesthetic and the threads are inserted and advanced along the vector.  The thread is engaged and the skin repositioned to reveal your lifted look.  Most treatment areas require 4-5 threads.

Smooth Threads are placed for pure collagen stimulation and smoothing of fine wrinkles such as creepy under eye skin or cross-hatched fine wrinkles of the cheeks and center neck. This is an excellent approach for the difficult to treat problem of creepy sun- damaged skin such as under the eyes,  on the lower cheeks and under the chin and on the body.

Twist Threads are placed where collagen creation AND slight filling is called for, such as for subtle restoration of an attractive lip border without use of filler. 

Post Procedure: 

Avoid strenuous activity for 12-24 hours after your Thread Lift procedure.  Expect to take Advil or Motrin to alleviate moderate tight or tender sensation during that time.  That sensation can persist to a mild degree for a few weeks.  Bruising can occur but it usually mild in quality and limited in number.  Avoid trauma or pressure to the treatment areas.

Thread lift if often used in conjunction with filler which re-volumizes flat areas, restores cheekbones and reduces facial lines and wrinkles.