Thread lifting stands out among other cosmetic procedures. Its effect is sometimes comparable to plastic surgery, while the degree of intervention in the body is minimal. Moreover, there are sometimes fewer marks on the face immediately after a thread lift than after injection procedures.
The essence of the procedure
Thread lifting has three main tasks. Firstly, this is the movement and fixation of soft tissues using threads and a special fixation apparatus on them. For fixation in the threads, notches, knots, various cones are used. Why is soft tissue moving at all? The answer is simple: with age, the soft tissues of the face and body undergo involutionary changes. Adipose tissue is deformed and shifted downward due to ptosis. Threads are the only cosmetic procedure that is able to return tissues to their original place and fix them in this position.
The second task of threadlifting is the creation of a supporting mesh of many threads with a fixing device. The fact is that the threads are implanted in the direction opposite to the aging vectors, the vectors of soft tissue prolapse. And after 2-3 months after the procedure, a supporting frame is created under the skin. It can be compared with reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures, therefore the method was called reinforcing. The threads form a fibrous connective tissue subcutaneous framework that supports soft tissues.
And finally, the third goal is the activation of collagen-stimulating processes in the skin, thanks to the chemical composition of the thread. It works like this: the thread is resorbed in the body, chemicals are released that activate the fibroblasts that produce collagen. It is collagen that gives the skin a full, youthful and fresh look, and is also responsible for the health of the extracellular matrix (the fluid that is located between cells).
Thus, the threads move and fix soft tissues purely mechanically, fight against ptosis, forming a supporting framework under the skin, and, finally, rejuvenate the skin due to their chemical composition.
Thread lifting is a gentle, minimally invasive procedure. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and does not require long-term recovery. Usually, pain and traces of the procedure completely disappear within 5-7 days. Two weeks after the intervention, the patient should refrain from going to the sauna and active sports. But the tightening effect is noticeable immediately after the procedure, over time it grows and lasts at least two years.
In addition, thread methods are not only among the most effective anti-aging methods, but also among the safest. It is impossible to clog a vessel with a thread, it is very difficult, almost impossible to squeeze it to such an extent as to stop the blood supply to the skin.
At the same time, threads are considered one of the most difficult methods of minimally invasive aging correction and face modeling, and few cosmetologists carry out this procedure.
The qualification of a doctor is one of the main factors that must be taken into account when choosing thread correction techniques. The physician should be familiar with the anatomy of the anatomy of the face Consider the anatomy of aging of facial structures, the totality of age-related changes, be able to make anatomical diagnoses and predict the result required for a particular patient. This should be a highly qualified specialist who works with various types of anesthesia, is able to guide the patient under the influence of various pharmacological substances. It is also necessary to understand the chemical compounds, be able to assess the reaction of tissues to their introduction, calculate the time of thread breakdown and the consequences of this, understand what chemicals and how long remain in the skin.
Summarizing all of the above: threadlifting is really an effective method of aesthetic correction and is able to solve some problems that were previously available exclusively to surgery. Moreover, many plastic surgeons today resort to combined techniques, combining, for example, endoscopic lifting of the upper third of the face with thread lifting of the lower third.
Despite the pronounced results of thread lifting, the procedure itself is relatively low-traumatic and safe. Therefore, the patient's main task is to choose the right doctor for this procedure.