What is a Thread Lift

What is a Thread Lift? How Are Collagen Threads Used for Facial Rejuvenation?

Collagen threads, also known as sugar threads, represent a new advance in the world of facial rejuvenation. For decades, when people wanted to make a change to their faces, the best option was literally to go under the knife for a facelift. Facelifts are major surgeries and require significant recovery times. Recently, the collagen thread lift is emerging on the cosmetic medicine scene. These procedures use sutures in the cheeks to lift jowls.

The Basics of Collagen Threads

This procedure requires no scalpels at all. The service provider never makes an incision in the skin at all. Instead, the PDO threads are injected into the skin. This makes them more similar, in some ways, to injectable fillers than to a traditional facelift. Collagen Threads are also used in the neck and jaw to provide lift in those areas.

These needles come with the PDO thread already loaded inside. These tools use PDO, or polydioxanone, threads. PDO threads are surgical suture material that absorbs into the tissue. They provide less lift than some other sutures. However, they are known to be great for collagen stimulation and contouring. This is why they’re the perfect material for an improved thread lift. The PDO threads used in the collagen thread lift are made in the USA.

Prior to the development of PDO collagen threads lifts, anchoring threads were commonly used. These had barbs or sometimes cone-shaped protrusions in them. This helped to grip the skin. Originally, doctors believed this stimulated the production of more collagen. Collagen is important because it’s a protein that gives structure to the skin. Sutures that help produce collagen help the skin repair itself. PDO threads are a new industry standard, in part, because they do this so well.

What Are the Risks of a Collagen Thread Lift?

There are very rarely any complications with any kind of thread lift. These threads are no exception to this. As with any procedure that punctures the skin, there is a risk of infection. With collagen threads, this is very small. Sometimes, it’s possible for threads to become visible.

How Long Does a Collagen Thread Lift Last?

The results from this type of thread lifts can last from one to three years. Typically, PDO sutures absorb into the skin after about six months. However, since the threads are so good at generating new collagen, the appearance of the skin improves for a much longer period of time. Collagen threads lifts are a great value.

Collagen Thread Lifts in Palm Beach, Florida

Alena Kuneff, MMS, PA-C is well known for being a top provider of aesthetic medical procedures in the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Palm Beach areas. If you’re interested in a consultation make an appointment easily online or give us a call.

20 thoughts on “What is a Thread Lift? How Are Collagen Threads Used for Facial Rejuvenation?”

  1. This facial rejuvenation sounds quite interesting. Thanks for sharing your knowledge on collagen threads and how it differs from a facelift.

  2. This is amazing! I love that technology has advanced so far that we don’t need such invasive procedures anymore.

  3. This is the first time I heard of such a procedure. I am happy that it is not invasive, although the procedure is not permanent. If I ever decide to get a face lift, I should check if my doctor offers this.

  4. Wow, I’ve never heard of this procedure before. It looks super interesting! I’ll keep this in mind for next summer.

  5. Natalie Mederos

    I’ve actually never heard of this type of treatment. I am creeping closer to my 30’s so I will do what ever I can to keep my skin looking young and lifted!

  6. I’ve been hearing a lot more about collagen thread lifts lately. It’s interesting to learn about more options for skin concerns and antiaging methods.

  7. I’m glad this is less invasive. It’s good to have other options beside going under the knife to smooth your skin!

  8. Been reading a lot about skincare and now into some facial treatments. Glad that there are posts like this that give us insights and some knowledge about these topics.

  9. Sounds interesting, but I think I need to spend more time to search more information and feedback about this procedure. At the moment I take collagen in capsules supplements and really like my skin condition, but I’m getting older, so probably there’s a reason to took into account this treatment…Maybe someone has already try it? Pls write me your feedback. Thanks!

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