What is a thread lift?
While skin resurfacing treatments and injectable compounds can help restore some degree of firmness, removal of skin with a facelift has been one of the only solutions for loose skin. Because not everyone is willing or able to have surgery, a new type of procedure bridges the gap between nonsurgical methods and facelift surgery: the thread lift.
Temporary sutures, or threads, are implanted into the face to produce a subtle but visible "lift" in the skin. Instead of surgically removing loose facial skin, the inserted threads pull the skin back slightly. In addition to lifting and tightening the face, threads combat aging by triggering the body's healing response to direct large amounts of collagen to treated areas.
Patients with a thread lift for stimulating collagen will gradually improve their skin tone and firmness. While their threads are in place, they will constantly activate the body's healing response.