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Are There Different Types of Threadlifts?

Patricia Villate | December 5, 2023 | Posted in Facelift

Yes, there are different types of threadlifts, each designed to address specific concerns and provide different results.

Threadlifts are minimally invasive procedures used to lift and rejuvenate sagging facial tissues by inserting dissolvable threads under the skin to lift and support the tissue. These threads stimulate collagen production, leading to a subtle tightening and lifting effect.

Dr. Thomas Loeb, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Great Neck, takes the time to customize each treatment based on the patient’s specific concerns and desired outcomes. He’s recognized for his natural-looking results and for prioritizing patient comfort, safety, and well-being throughout the process.

How Do Threadlifts Work?

A threadlift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face or other parts of the body. It’s designed to provide a subtle and temporary improvement in facial or body contour without the need for surgery. This procedure involves the insertion of dissolvable threads underneath the skin to lift and support tissues, resulting in a more lifted and rejuvenated appearance.

Once inserted, the threads provide immediate lifting effects by repositioning the underlying tissues. Over time, these threads stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, which further improves skin texture, firmness, and elasticity. This gradual collagen synthesis contributes to longer-lasting results even after the threads have dissolved.

Popular Types of Threadlifts

Threadlifts are generally considered less invasive than traditional facelift surgeries, offering a quicker recovery time and fewer risks. With that said, the effectiveness and longevity of results can vary, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve optimal outcomes.

Some common types of threadlifts include:

  • PDO threadlifts: PDO (polydioxanone) threads are made of a dissolvable material commonly used in medical sutures. PDO threads stimulate collagen production, improving skin texture and tightness. They can also be used in various areas of the face, such as the cheeks, jawline, and brows.
  • Silhouette Soft threadlifts: Silhouette Soft uses specialized threads with bidirectional cones that anchor to the skin tissues, providing immediate lifting effects. These threads also stimulate collagen production, resulting in improved skin firmness and elasticity over time. Silhouette Soft thread lifts are often used for lifting the mid-face, jawline, and neck.
  • Barbed threadlifts: Barbed threads have tiny barbs or cogs along their length, allowing them to grasp and lift tissues more effectively. These threads provide immediate lifting results and encourage collagen production for longer-lasting effects. Barbed thread lifts are suitable for areas like the cheeks, jowls, and neck.
  • Monofilament threads: Monofilament threads are smooth threads without barbs or cones. They’re primarily used for stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture and firmness rather than providing significant lifting effects. Monofilament threads are often used for subtle rejuvenation in areas like the cheeks and forehead.

Choose a Trusted Threadlift Surgeon

It’s essential to work with a qualified and experienced Great Neck plastic surgeon to determine whether a threadlift is the right choice for your specific concerns and goals. Dr. Loeb can provide personalized recommendations based on your skin condition, expectations, and the most appropriate type of thread lift technique for you. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Loeb to learn more about threadlift options

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