Threads

Threads (dissolvable - bio-absorbable surgical sutures) have been around in one form or another since the 1960's.

Naturally technology and innovation has seen the product and the treatments and procedures advance incredibly in recent years...

Threads have 2 main Targets. Skin and tissue Lift and skin and tissue Therapy.

ThreadLift works by lifting, repositioning and fixing areas of laxity or sagging skin. The result is a very exaggerated pull immediately following the procedure, which, like the skin puckering just above the lift, resolves in 3 - 5 days.

Depending on the ThreadLift type used - results may last up to and beyond 2 years and are considered a viable alternative and precursor to facial surgery.

In addition to being perfect for lifting the skin, thread lifts also combat ageing in another way; by encouraging the body's natural healing response, causing the body to generate large surges of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) to the treated areas.

ThreadTherapy is a passive non surgical procedure involving the introduction of threads into the target area to reinforce, restructure regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.

 

The introduction of threads into the tissue results in immediate firmness smoothness and quality.

 

However the longer term results are even better, with an increase in Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) to the treated areas, collagen production - brought about by the threads micro trauma the body produces fibroblasts, the little cells responsible for collagen production and elasticity - the quality and structure of the skin improves gradually and consistently over the following months, with additional and further treatments - incredible results can be expected

Collagen is a major component of your skin and plays a vital role in the aging process. 

 

Results may vary depending on your skin type, treated area, age and whether or not that same area has been treated in the past. 

 

Please note, a thread treatment is not a replacement for a surgical procedure and it may not completely rectify any any existing facial asymmetry.

 

Follow up appointments are requested one, two and three months post procedure to ensure we can contribute to the prolonging of the initial treatment. 

 

Following the threat treatment, reactions such as redness, tenderness, pain and/or swelling of the area are common and can last up to 14 days.

Less common reactions such as hematoma, necrosis, temporary numbness, thread protrusion, facial nerve trauma, granulomas and facial asymmetry are extremely rare. 

PreProcedure • After Care + Healing Heads-Up.

 

ThreadLift + Thread Therapy 

 

PreProcedure Instruction

 

  • No Alcohol/ excessive caffeine for 72 hours before procedure. 

 

  • Stop smoking 6 weeks before pre procedure. 

 

  • No blood thinning medication including Annadin 48 hours pre procedure. 

 

  • Holistic Arnica 5 days before and after is recommended for the minimising of bruising. 

 

  • No heavy lifting - gym - excess exercise - sun beds - saunas - increase in blood pressure 3 days pre procedure.  

 

  • Dehydration / HangOver / increased body temperature / headaches are contra indications and will prevent treatment. 

 

 

Post Procedure Instruction

 

  • Arnica pre and post procedure will help toward healing and bruising. 

 

  • Do not remove the protective dressings for 12 hours post procedure. 

 

  • Do not touch the procedure area for the first 12 hours after procedure. 

 

  • You may gently clean the area with clean cotton wool and antiseptic after this time. 

 

  • No smoking for 6 weeks pre and post procedure. 

 

  • No alcohol for one week pre and post procedure. 

 

  • Do not apply cosmetics or makeup for 24 hours after procedure.

 

  • Do not allow the procedure area to over heat - including open sun - sun bed - sauna - until redness, bruising oedema finally subsides and disappears. 

 

  • Avoid extreme changes in temperature for 2 weeks including - baths - saunas - local climate change. 

 

  • During the first 3 days keep your head elevated by at least 30 degrees. 

 

  • During the first 24 hours you may apply ice or a clean cold towel to the thread insertion zones - applying for 5 minute durations at 20 minute intervals. 

 

  • For three weeks after the procedure avoid any direct pressure on the face and treated areas - do not sleep with your face buried in the pillow. 

 

  • For four weeks after the procedure restrict the movements of the facial muscles to a natural minimum. 

 

  • Avoid excessive exaggerated smiles, conversations, chewing, yawning, and other exaggerated dynamic expression.

 

  • Do not use a straw for drinking and avoid foods that require excessive chewing. 

 

  • Avoid dental procedures, facial massages and facial aesthetic procedure, and hairdressing procedures. 

 

  • Avoid all physical exercise that would raise your blood pressure. 

 

  • Normal and gentle washing of the face and hair is permissible. 

 

 

 

 

Healing Heads-Up

 

Some swelling, pain and discomfort may be expected, which over the counter pain relief / anti-inflammatory medication available at your pharmacy will address.

 

This is normal. 

 

Some soreness, discomfort, tightness and / or unusual sensation may be expected for up to 4 weeks post procedure. 

 

This is normal. 

 

Further still, some "twinges" or unusual "flashes of sensation" may still occur through dynamic facial expression up to 3 months post procedure. 

 

This is normal. 

 

While ThreadTherapy and ThreadLift is a minimally invasive treatment with very little risk of complications it is still a clinical procedure and must be considered as such. 

 

If you have any concerns or questions following your Thread Therapy / ThreadLift Procedure please message/ call us on the contact number provided.