What is a thread lift?
Threads an innovative facial rejuvenation procedure designed to gently elevate sagging brows, cheeks and jowls. It is a convenient, less invasive alternative to traditional facelifts, designed for people experiencing early signs of ageing. Oolala Clinic only uses the best threads to achieve the best result for our clients, these include Silhouette Soft, Aptos and PDO threads.
During a thread facelift, the cosmetic surgeon inserts thin threads into the face through tiny incisions made in the targeted area. These threads attach to the skin tissue and are then pulled back to lift and smooth the face. Almost immediately, treated areas will be raised slightly, eliminating sagging and giving patients a rejuvenated appearance.
How long does a thread lift take?
This innovative facelift procedure can be performed in two hours. When you arrive at the clinic we will take before photos and complete all needed documentation, afterwards you will be organised for the procedure.
Am I able to drive home after my procedure?
Clients will be made comfortable during the procedure using anaesthetic administered by Doctor Jeffery. The clinic asks that all patients organise pre-payment and also a reliable driver to pick them up after the procedure.
Am I a good candidate for threads?
The best candidates for a thread facelift are in their 30s to 60s and have relatively good skin tone. Most are beginning to experience sagging in their face or neck but do not have excessively loose skin or drooping facial areas that might require more rigorous facelift surgery. If signs of aging are relatively minimal, a thread lift may be a good way to make cosmetic enhancements while avoiding facelift scarring and other potential side effects, which sometimes occur after more intensive surgical procedures.
Thread lift surgery for suitable candidates assist in:
- Lifting and adding volume to sagging cheeks
- Elevate sagging brows
- Elevate and refresh marionette lines and nasolabial grooves
- Support and revitalise the neck area
- Correct asymmetry of the brow and face
- Revitalise and lift the jowl area
Which areas are treated with a thread lift?
Eye brow thread lift:
Aging is the main cause for drooping of the forehead and brows and eyelid hooding. This is due to less skin elasticity and gravity taking its toll. Sudden weight loss can also contribute to drooping of eyelids / brows. Lifting those areas non surgically can significally improve the visual appearance on those areas. Some illnesses can cause damage to the nerves that function forehead and brow muscles. If these nerves suffer injury, this can result in a forehead or brow drop.
Face thread lift:
Aging is a natural occurrence. However sun exposure damages your skin cells and smoking can causes the skin to dry out and age even faster. As we age and gravity takes it’s toll, our skin looses elasticity and skin collagen production is reduced year by year until it completely stops. This results in saggy, wrinkly skin. Weight loss can also contribute to sagging stretched skin. A face thread lift will help support and strengthen skin where it is needed the most to achieve a more youthful appearance. Skin is pulled back and supported, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in the process.
Neck & jowl lift:
The neck and jowl area should not be forgotten. The skin around those areas is fairly thin and fragile. This means there is less support in its fight against gravity. People on occasion tend to “forget” and “neglect” about the delicate neck area. This is where you can sometimes tell the aging of a person… it can also result in loss of neckline due to loose skin on the neck. Threads can be used very effectively to lift the neck and jowl areas.
How long will my results last?
Results will be seen immediately post treatment, but will progressively improve over the following 6 weeks to 6 months. The result time will vary from client to client depending on your health, lifestyle and skincare regime. Clients can expect for the result to last for at least 18 months usually, though with some people it can last much longer. Threads will improve the skin’s natural collagen and in turn improving the skin’s elasticity.
How much downtime will I have post procedure?
Downtime will vary depending on how many threads have been used during your procedure. For the first week you may experience swelling and mild bruising to area. Some patients may have dressing applied post treatment which will be left on until your post procedure check up. Oolala would like to advise that clients do not book any special occasions or functions in for 2 weeks post procedure.
Possible side effects post treatment?
- Mild swelling/bruising for a few weeks
- Mild discomfort in jaw area
- Mild rippling around incision site
- Possible indentation of cone, this will resolve over time as your body’s natural collagen forms.
- Nerve damage is a rare complication with many advanced medical procedures
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How much will the thread lift procedure cost?
Due to the procedure involving minimal anaesthesia and no hospital time, the procedure costs much less than half a conventional facelift procedure. The cost will depend on how many threads are used during the procedure, Dr Jeffery is more than happy to give patients more detailed information regarding pricing in specific regions. A deposit will be required at the time of booking, with a full payment being required the day before the procedure.
Contact us for more information and to book in a consultation.
View the videos below to learn more about how threads work:
*Any Surgical or Invasive procedure comes with risks. Before proceeding with such procedure, you should consult or seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional*