The non-surgical lifting
WHAT IS THE THREAD LIFT?
It is a modern method of non – surgical lifting, with special threads that are applied to lift up the skin, bringing back its youthful and firm appearance. In cases of excess skin laxity, on the face and neck, the thread lift can’t replace a surgical lift, by no means. However, it is a really good alternative to a surgical lift, for people with mild to moderate skin laxity, who want to avoid surgery.
This method does not require surgical intervention and incisions and has immediate, visible results and a minimum recovery time.
After the application of a local anaesthetic, the threads are inserted under the skin, with extremely fine needles or special atraumatic cannulas. By removing the needle or the cannula, the thread, which is inside them, remains in the predetermined position that the doctor have chosen, in order to lift up the skin.
Practically everywhere. Wherever the skin needs support and firming, especially after the age of 35, when the first signs of skin laxity, begin to appear.
Threads are an effective treatment for skin laxity, in various areas of the face, such as the cheeks, the nasolabial folds, the brows, the eyes, the jawline and also the neck.
Thread lifting can be used in the body, to fight skin laxity and cellulite, providing tightening effects and a visible lift to the thighs, buttocks, knees, abdomen and arms.
Besides the immediate, visible results, as the threads begin to biodegrade and dissolve over time, the production of natural collagen and elastin, which is locally stimulated, further strengthens and supports the skin, from within.
There are three types of threads. These are the smooth PDO threads, the barbed COG threads and the Lift threads such as the Swiss Luxeface / Luxebody, the Silhouette Soft and APTOS.
- PDO threads
These threads are made from PDO (Polydioxanone), which is a material used in surgery for many years, for wound suturing and they are absolutely safe, strictly following the European Safety standards (CE). PDO threads differ from other types of threads, as they are smooth threads (non – barbed).
They are applied, either horizontally or vertically or in a grid, depending on the application area and the severity of skin laxity. The results of PDO thread lifting are immediately visible, due to the suspension mechanics of the threads and are even more impressive, when they are being combined, with lift threads.
- COG Threads
These threads are barbed threads, which are self-suspended in the treatment areas. They correct the skin laxity directly and trigger also the production of collagen internally, under the skin, which prevents further laxity. COG threads can be placed in many areas of the face, lifting up the face, the cheeks and the neck and can be combined with PDO threads, in order to enhance the lifting effect and the duration of the results. Due to their special support, facial skin lifting is immediate and to a much greater extent, compared to that of PDO threads.
- Swiss Luxeface – Luxebody threads
They are special threads, manufactured to the highest standards of Swiss quality and offer a variety of threads’ types, such as PDO (Polydioxanone), PLLA (Poly L-Lactic Acid) and PCL (Poly Caprolactone), which can be used together, at the same session. They are applied horizontally, vertically and diagonally, creating a grid and the effects of lifting, are impressive and directly visible.
- Silhouette Soft threads
These are lift threads, with small bidirectional cones on them, which are made of polylactic acid, a substance that stimulates fibroblasts, to produce new collagen. After Silhouette Soft threads application, the skin of the face and neck is lifting up and furthermore, a brow lift can also be achieved.
- APTOS threads
These are lift threads for face and body, which offer, even more tissue support and maximum lift in the application area, due to their advanced structure. They are suitable for demanding cases of skin laxity and give immediate and very impressive results. They are categorized in APTOS Visage, APTOS Thread 2G and APTOS Body and are used, depending on the application area and type of problem. APTOS threads are advanced lifting threads, offering even better lifting results, compared to PDO and COG threads.
- In Derm & Plastic Surgery Clinic, a specialized clinic for Aesthetic Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, applications of all types of threads are done daily, exclusively by the Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons of the clinic, who are specially trained and certified for these procedures.
- We use only approved threads, following European Safety Standards (CE), with absolute transparency and safety.
- We insist on the natural results of our treatments and we guarantee it, in writing. Your face will immediately appear wrinkle-free and refreshed, but most important, natural looking, without changing your facial features.
- Moreover, in our Clinic, we try to offer high standards medical services, with high quality products, at affordable prices.
How long does the procedure take?
Duration depends, on the total number and type of threads that are used and can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Is it a painful process?
The application of threads takes place in the Clinic, without incisions, only with local anaesthesia and it is well tolerated. Localized swelling or some bruises may occur after the application sometimes, which fade out, within a few days. With the Silhouette Soft and Aptos threads, some patients have a feeling of a slight “pulling” sensation on the face, which lasts for 2-5 days.
What is the recovery time?
This procedure, due to the placement of the threads under the skin, without incisions, doesn’t leave any wounds and therefore, patients return immediately to their daily routine. That’s why in America, is called “Lunch Time Lift”.
For how long do the results last?
The results of thread lift, last for an average of 1 to 2 years, depending on the type of thread that is used and the degree of skin laxity, we have to treat. They are absorbed in a couple of months, but their action continues, as they trigger the production of natural collagen and elastin, which is enhancing the skin’s firmness and youthful appearance.
Can threads be combined with other treatments?
Threads are perfectly combined, with almost all treatments in Cosmetic Dermatology. A very powerful combination is the one with Tru-PRP autologous mesotherapy, for spectacular results. We also have very good results, after the combination with Botox, hyaluronic acid and Fractional Laser treatment. In the body, threads can be combined with Cavitation – RF and lipolysis, for cellulite reduction with excellent results.
COST – PRICES
Call us, to find out the price for the thread treatment, you are interested in or our special prices, for combined therapies.
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