A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure which helps in lifting sagging skin for a younger and revitalised look.
Thread lift is also known as lunchtime facelift or weekend lift as it takes very little time to conduct the procedure.
How does thread lift work?
There are different types of threads. Threads with barbs. (some barbed threads are absorbable and some are non-absorbable)
Barbed non-sutured monofilament polypropylene threads (Polypropylene sutures were modified by designing many dents along their lengths. These threads hold tissue firmly because of the sharp edges to the dents) and allows to relieve facial soft tissue ptosis when it is light or moderate. This method is believed to possibly lift different areas of the three-thirds of the face. Barbed polypropylene threads are inserted through the fat tissue with only a long and thin needle as a guide.
Threads with cones. (they are usually absorbable type of threads with multiple cones along the thread)
It is made of Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), it is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications: suture thread, orthopaedic pins, rods, screws and nails for bone fractures. It is because this polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings, and also completely biodegradable, that such applications have been developed.
This technique leaves no scars and can be successfully used for all areas of the face and neck resulting in a fresher and younger look. Recovery time is minimal so that the patient can quickly go back to their full social life.
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing the tissue and elevating the skin at the time of implanting the suture. After inserting the suture, Dr Attalla applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.