There are many ways our bodies have to adjust as we get older. As the body’s largest organ, our skin also shows the effects of time, gravity, and sun damage. While laxity is certainly frustrating, the good news is there are multiple effective treatments that can help restore a more youthful appearance to your skin. At RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK, we can offer you a thread facelift to help lift, support, and rejuvenate your skin.
How Does a Thread Facelift Work?
Lift the Skin
A thread facelift is able to gently lift your skin without using surgery. Threads are mindfully placed under the surface of your skin. Once the threads are in place, we can pull the threads to lift and shape the skin in key areas to reduce wrinkles, laxity, and texture issues. The threads will hold your skin in this position while also encouraging collagen production.
While it’s very popular to lift the face, we can lift other areas too, including your neck. If you have a specific area you’d like to shape with a thread lift, feel free to ask us and we’d be happy to let you know if it’s possible.
Once the threads are in place, they’ll stay put until the body absorbs them. You may think that once the threads are gone the results would immediately disappear, but that’s not the case. Thread lifts are able to boost your collagen levels. The collagen will be “called” into the area of treatment and will help maintain your results.
In addition to supporting skin structure, collagen helps improve skin strength, firmness, and texture. Pairing the physical lifting action of the threads with their ability to boost collagen makes for a powerful combination.
Adjust As Needed
The facial structure, needs, and goals of each patient are unique. This flexible treatment allows us significant freedom to customize your treatment as needed. We want each one of our patients to be thrilled with their results, which means we take the placement of our threads and the type of threads we use very seriously. We’ll go over the areas you want to target and can help you pick out the right thread type.
Where we place the threads and what threads we use will partly depend on the type of results you’re looking for and also on other factors, such as your skin texture and laxity levels. During a consultation, once we have a better idea of what your needs are, we can discuss the different options we carry with you so we can customize your treatment together.
What Should I Expect?
When you get a cosmetic treatment, it’s not uncommon to have to wait a while before you see any results. With a thread lift, you can see immediate benefits as soon as we adjust the threads. On top of immediate results, you can look forward to your results actually improving over the next few weeks as your collagen levels rise.
If you’re interested in a quick treatment due to an upcoming event, let us know as soon as possible. We can walk through your expectations and recommend the best time for your treatment. Timing it right can help you enjoy the full effect of your thread lift for your big day.
We recognize there is no “one size fits all” treatment, which is why we offer a range of thread types and threading approaches. While all thread lifts are able to lift the face and encourage collagen, each different type of thread has different benefits.
Our ability to manipulate the threads also helps us customize your treatment, so we will be able to keep your facial structure and your desired results in mind as we work. You could even look into combining your thread lift with one of our other cosmetic treatments!
Thread lifts are gently placed with fine needles, so you don’t have to worry about incisions or surgical scars. This can be a significant benefit for many patients who are intimidated by the idea of surgery. Surgical facelifts can be quite effective, but many patients don’t feel ready for surgery yet or want to avoid it altogether.
A thread facelift can make many of the same cosmetic adjustments as a traditional facelift. Some patients who are thinking about getting a surgical facelift in the future may even use thread lifts as a way to preview what their surgical results could look like.
A treatment that’s fast, easy, and lasts for the long run can sound too good to be true, but that’s exactly the kind of results you can get with a thread lift. Rather than only offering temporary benefits, many patients are able to see improvements for up to an entire year. Others could even be happy with their results for longer.
Individual factors may play a role in the treatment’s longevity. When we meet in person, we can help you get a better understanding of your expected timeline. After your first treatment, once you know how your body responds, we can talk about how often you may want to receive treatments in order to maintain your results.
If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment, the answer is likely to be yes. While a consultation will help us make sure, this treatment is gentle and versatile enough to be a great fit for most patients.
Patients of any gender and a wide age range can benefit from this treatment. Whether you want subtle or dramatic results, we can work with you to tailor the treatment to your needs.
What Are My Thread Lift Options?
NovaThreads are a type of PDO thread. PDO threads, also known as polydioxanone threads, will be expertly placed to both lift and contour the tissues under your skin. These threads are both sturdy and safe. In fact, they’re similar to the threads used for heart surgery. That means they can be harmlessly absorbed by your body over time. The treated area often will continue producing higher levels of collagen for months after the threads have been absorbed.
MINT Thread Lift
MINT threads are also a type of PDO thread. It’s one of our most popular options due to its incredible strength, which gives our MINT threads extra lifting power. While proper placement is a significant aspect of getting the right results, having a powerful thread can help us deliver even more dramatic results. We can help your skin look like you stepped back in time, all while avoiding facelift surgery.
The Silhouette InstaLift involves PLGA suspension sutures. They can be used to correct your jawline, mid-facial area, forehead, neck, and eyebrows. The way these sutures are threaded is a little different, as we’re able to form anchors with them. They are a wonderful option for collagen production and lifting power. Depending on the type of wrinkles you have, we may recommend this approach.
Even within our different thread facelift treatments, there are more variations we offer to help us further customize for our patients. NovaThread and MINT thread lifts are both able to support barb threads, which offer unique benefits. As the name implies, these threads are covered in tiny barbs, which are able to “grip” below your skin for extra lifting ability. They are a popular option for the face and neck areas but can be used elsewhere as well.
The purpose of smooth threads is to specifically stimulate collagen. We can target certain areas of the face or body that could use extra collagen. This can help improve laxity, texture, and elasticity throughout the area. When used in a mesh-like pattern, these threads can be used to combat fine lines and wrinkles by smoothing over the skin.
These are our thickest thread option and are often used for areas such as nasolabial folds and forehead lines. They can also be used around your lips and neck. They are especially adept at stimulating collagen as well.
Ultimately, your skin condition and goals will help us determine which threads we may recommend to you.
Come Visit Us!
The best way to get answers to your questions is to visit us for a consultation. We will be able to go through your various options and recommend the right type of thread facelift for you. Contact us at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK, today to schedule your appointment!