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Threads can lift, fill, or smooth the face and other areas that are experiencing signs of aging. Guys want to look their best but don’t want a lot of downtime and so may be reluctant to get a surgical facelift. Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Phoenix, AZ, offers thread procedures to lift, fill, and smooth faces and more. The results are like a facelift and fillers but can be done in about 90 minutes and have almost no downtime. The threads or sutures used in these procedures are used in heart surgeries because they temporarily strengthen and help rebuild structure elements. It turns out what is good for the heart is good for the face. A thread lift – beyond lifting the skin – allows your body to absorb the threads, which will stimulate the collagen and elastin in your skin for longer-lasting results. A thread lift can gently lift skin almost anywhere a lift is needed, such as "marionette lines" and smokers' lines around the lips. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Ryan Krch N.M.D. to find out if a thread lift is right for you.
Ideal candidates for Thread Lift
The best candidates for thread lifts are those who would a quick answer to aging faces without surgery or significant downtime. Thread lifts are optimal for you if you are first noticing signs of aging or if your signs are still moderate. A thread lift can help with lines, wrinkles, loosening skin, and sinking or sagging in the mid- and lower face. Ask Dr. Ryan about combining a PDO thread lift with an injectable treatment, such as BOTOX®.
Thread Lift Procedure Technique
Threads are available in three forms, which are chosen according to your desired result. Lift threads provide traction and gently lift the skin. The Silhouette InstaLift threads we use are the latest technology so they not only lift but can help increase volume and structure in the skin. Before these threads, most thread lifts lasted a year. These threads are lasting up to 2 years for very similar procedure costs. Twist threads, much like fillers, add volume when they are used. Smooth threads are best for tiny, fine lines, such as smoker's lines above the lip. After Dr. Ryan has determined which thread or threads to use, your thread lift will be performed in our office. It is considered a minor procedure, and you will remain awake, though Dr. Ryan will numb your face with local anesthesia. Dr. Ryan will mark the entrance and exits spots for the threads on your face and then use a very fine needle to place the threads inside your tissue. By gently pulling on the threads, Dr. Ryan can carefully tighten and lift your skin. Depending on the area (or areas) of the face being lifted, your thread lift procedure may last approximately 90 minutes or less.
What to expect from your Thread Lift Treatment
With the Silhouette InstaLift threads, you should be able to see your results immediately after the procedure. The effect will continue to improve over the next 90 days as the threads add volume and structure to the areas of the face they were placed. So, what starts out looking good just keeps getting better for several months and stays that way for a couple of years. Very low maintenance!
The full effect of twist and smooth threads will take about 90 days to naturally transform. Unlike the lift threads, these have a gradual onset and their effect typically lasts a year. Your skin should appear lifted and smoothed, and you can leave the office immediately after your procedure to recover comfortably in your own home. There is very little downtime after a thread lift, though you can expect to have some redness, soreness, and bruising at the entry points and less often along the course of threads. Bruising should recover quickly. There can be 2-4 weeks in which you feel a zinger. A zinger is an odd sensation of the thread settling into its new location. It is not typically painful but a different minor sensation that eventually fades. You will typically require further treatments to keep your results.
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Contact Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE
If you want to restore a more masculine and youthful face, it’s time to look at Threads one of the most dramatic, cost-effective, low downtime, minimally invasive facelifts available. Contact or call Krch Aesthetic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, today at 480-493-5833 to learn more. We can do your free consult in-office or on-line.