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Are There Different Types of Thread Lifts? 

Ursula Mannix | January 5, 2024 | Posted in Skin Care
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Yes, there are various types of thread lifts, such as pdo, silhouette soft, barbed, and monofilament. Each type is designed to address specific concerns and produce different results. These thread lifts are minimally invasive procedures that involve inserting dissolvable threads under the skin to lift and rejuvenate sagging facial tissues. Additionally, they stimulate collagen production, leading to a subtle tightening and lifting effect on the face.

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. Dr. Loeb is recognized for his natural-looking results and for prioritizing patient comfort, safety, and well-being throughout the process.  

How Do Thread lifts Work? 

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

Once inserted, the threads provide immediate lifting effects by repositioning the underlying tissues. Over time, they stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, improving skin texture, firmness, and elasticity, even after the threads have dissolved. 

Thread lifts are considered less invasive than traditional facelift surgeries, offering a quicker recovery 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 thread lifts include the following: 

  • PDO thread lifts: 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 thread lifts: Silhouette Soft uses specialized threads with bidirectional cones that anchor to the skin tissues, providing immediate lifting effects. These threads also stimulate collagen production, improving skin firmness and elasticity. Silhouette Soft thread lifts are often used for lifting the mid-face, jawline, and neck. 
  • Barbed thread lifts: 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 primarily stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and firmness rather than provide significant lifting effects. Monofilament threads are optimum for subtle rejuvenation in areas like the cheeks and forehead. 

Choose a Trusted Thread Lift Surgeon 

It’s essential to work with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to determine whether a thread lift is the right choice for your specific concerns and goals. Dr. Thomas 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 in Great Neck, Long Island, or New York City to learn more about your options. 

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