We have been using a variety of face and neck lift
techniques at the Coltishall Clinic. From Surgical face-lifts, laser facelifts,
liquid facelifts to very gentle no needle radiofrequency lifts. Thread lifts
have been around in various forms for last many years. Recent refinements
however make this procedure very attractive.
So what has changed?
Dr Gheyi MBBS MS FRCS BCCAM Medical director and laser surgeon explains- ‘three
1] The procedure has changed from a surgical procedure to
non-surgical. We do not need to use a knife anymore.
2] The threads have changed from permanent threads to
reabsorbable ones-same as used in fillers.
price has come down. In the past you could have a surgical face-lift for not
very much more so I was reluctant to do a thread lift at such a higher price
point. Now these advantages have resultant in a resurgence of interest in
thread lifts. A thread lift
enables two joint actions:
• A lift
effect as soon as threads are applied for an immediate and discreet result.
• A regenerative effect, for progressive
and natural results.
How is the procedure performed?
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette
Soft® treatment. After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts
the thread under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimeters. No
incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held
in place with absorbable cones.
Once the suture as been applied, the doctor performs
slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the
desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off. One or
more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area.