What is a thread lift?
Newly available in Australia but has been widely available in Europe and worldwide for many years. These threads are resorbable (dissolvable) and attach to the tissue via cones that can then be tightened to bring about a mechanical “lift.” They also exert a lifting effect by stimulating the collagen production once they are placed in the tissue. Therefore they produce a dual modality of lifting action
They are inserted under local anaesthesia, and the results can last up to 3 years.
The compound in the thread stimulates the production of collagen. Therefore, the threads completely dissolve within 6-12 months, leaving your natural collagen instead to maintain the initial mechanical lift.
What areas can be treated?
Almost all areas of the face and neck can be treated including “Jowl” lines (hanging cheeks along the jawline), “nasolabial” lines (around the corners of the mouth) loss of midface volume (“midface ptosis”), brow ptosis ( sagging of the upper face) as well as a sagging neck (“turkey neck.”)
How long do the results last?
Results can last up to 3 years, depending on the type and number of threads used and the areas treated.
Is it painful?
These procedures are minimally invasive, that is to say, that they can be done in the office under local anaesthetic.
There is no cutting or incisions made. The threads are passed under the skin via a small needle. Most people can return to work the same afternoon or within 1-2 days.
How long does it take?
Less than 30-45 mins after the application of the local anaesthetic.
Is it suitable for everyone?
No. It is best to consult the doctor to determine if it is suitable for you.
Korean “V” Lift
- What is the Korean “V” lift?
This is an extreme face reshaping procedure made famous in Korea.
Dr Sam Aravinth has trained under Dr Kyungkook Hong (Hus-Hu Dermatology Clinic) to become proficient in this procedure.
The “V” shape is achieved with the use of both dermal fillers and threads.
- What are the risks?
Please note that every procedure carries potential side effects and these are best discussed with your doctor at the time of the consultation.