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
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20 thoughts on “What is a Thread Lift? How Are Collagen Threads Used for Facial Rejuvenation?”
I am always very interested in these topics because there is nothing that I find more natural than getting older by taking care of everything but not the scalpel!
This is so fascinating! I’ve never heard of collagen threads before. It seems like it’s very effective.
I like that it can last up to 3 years. I wonder how expensive it may be compared to other procedures.
Great to see there are alternatives to the old- fashioned face lift! This sounds much easier and safer.
This facial rejuvenation sounds quite interesting. Thanks for sharing your knowledge on collagen threads and how it differs from a facelift.
This is amazing! I love that technology has advanced so far that we don’t need such invasive procedures anymore.
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.
Wow, I’ve never heard of this procedure before. It looks super interesting! I’ll keep this in mind for next summer.
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!
Oh, this looks like a non-invasive procedure. This is really perfect for those who do not want to undergo major surgery for face lift.
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.
I haven’t heard of this. Will have to check it out on my next trip to the other Florida coast.
Just like Natalie, this is a very new treatment to me. I’ll have to check up my city guide here, to see if this procedure can be done here!
I’m glad this is less invasive. It’s good to have other options beside going under the knife to smooth your skin!
There were so many great tips and tricks to read about in this article! Super informative, thank you. 🙂
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.
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!
Wow! This is the first time I heard about collagen threads. It sounds so nice. I hope my best friend will consider it.
Thanks for sharing
This is such an informative post. I will share it with my sister.