Thread lifting using cogged threads is used to instantly lift sagging skin forming jowls, naso-labial folds, hanging neck skin, etc. The technique can also be used to lift finer areas and fill in depressions. This is a non-surgical technique with a very short recovery time, and if performed properly, safe and effective method in correcting sagging skin.
What does thread lifting do?
Cogged threads lift sagging skin and anchor it onto an area above the drooping skin. Non-cogged threads are used to supplement or replace dermal fillers in some locations in providing volume.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is some discomfort during and after the procedure and there may be transient mild bruising or skin irregularities. In most cases, you are given a facial and neck compression garment to keep the sagging skin up until the threads have settled into place so that you can achieve the maximum result.
The procedure can take less than 15 minutes to over an hour depending on the type and number of threads used.
Depending on the number and type of threads used, there will be a downtime anywhere from 2-3 days or up to 2 weeks.
Possible side effects may include but are not limited to bruising, swelling, pain and tenderness.
The result is immediate. However, most experience mild to moderate swelling after the procedure. Final results are seen about 2-4 weeks after receiving the treatment.
The effect lasts about one year and maybe performed periodically.