ThreadLifts have been around since the 1990’s however, have gained recent popularity due to the innovative changes made to the thread material. This minimally invasive procedure offers a more youthful, tighter appearance to the face and neck without surgery. The absorbable, cone shaped sutures work by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin to produce firmer, refreshed skin as well as lift the tissue in the mid face, neck or cheek area. The ideal candidate can benefit both men and women who are looking to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and early signs of sagging jowls. Continue reading on for 7 reasons why Threadlifts may be beneficial for you!

1) Instant Results
The benefits of surgery can be long-term and highly beneficial however, Threadlifts provide immediate results without the downtime or scarring that can occur with surgery that last between 1-3 years.

2) “Lunchtime Lift”
Threadlifts are also referred to as a lunchtime lift due to the rapid process. After local anesthesia is applied and the skin is prepped, a small cannula/needle is used to insert the dissolvable threads in the deepest layer of the skin, which takes under an hour. The patient is then free to return to work afterwards.

3) Less Invasive than Surgery
A ThreadLift is more than ideal and effective for individuals who are not willing or simply cannot undergo a surgical facelift due to medical conditions but still want to treat their maturing skin. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, or bleeding involved.

4) The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for a Threadlift is in their late 30s to early 50s and is in the early stages of the aging process. The level of lift is determined by the skin’s laxity as well as the number and location of sutures placed.

5) Affordability
The cost of a threadlift will vary according to how many areas you want to target. Due to the simplicity of this treatment, it typically costs 40% of what a traditional facelift would cost.

6) Short Recovery Time
For many patients the biggest advantage to a ThreadLift is the speedy recovery time, which is about 1 week. For people with a demanding career or who have children at home this may be an ideal treatment.

7) Side Effects
Many people experience mild soreness and swelling that lasts for about 24-48 hours afterwards, this can be managed with over the counter pain medications. To maximize results following post operative instructions is essential.

The growing popularity of ThreadLifts is evident. If you would like to learn more about Threadlifts as well as many other nonsurgical treatment options available please contact Washingtonian Plastic Surgery to meet with Dr. Navin Singh!