A thread lift, often referred to as a non-surgical facelift, is a procedure that uses specialized sutures to visibly lift the skin.1 Whereas during a facelift a surgeon will excise loose facial skin, during a thread lift procedure Dr. Rednam suspends loose or sagging facial skin by using threads to temporarily move it into a higher position and secure it with the thread’s barbed structure. While thread lifts are most commonly used to address loose skin on the brows, cheeks, midface, jowls, and neck, thread lifts can also be used to contour the eyes, cheekbones and subtly reshape the nose.
Dr. Rukmini Rednam uses temporary threads made of the same material used in surgical sutures that naturally dissolve into the body over time. In addition to lifting facial skin, thread lifts also stimulate collagen production in the treatment areas, enhancing the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Benefits of a Thread Lift
Many patients love the thread lift because this procedure:
- Is a non-surgical alternative to facelift
- Can visibly lift and tighten the skin on the face and neck
- Provides natural-looking results
- Very rarely causes side effects or complications
- Poses no risk of scarring2
- Stimulates natural collagen production
- Requires little to no recovery time
Who Is a Candidate for Thread Lift?
Ideal candidates for thread lift are typically individuals in their thirties to fifties who want subtle and natural lifting of the face and neck skin. And while older patients beyond this range may benefit more from facelift surgery, thread lifts can provide these men and women with a minimally-invasive facelift alternative if due to medical reasons they are unable to undergo surgery. During your personal consultation, Dr. Rednam will take the time to learn about your cosmetic goals and will determine if a thread lift is the best procedure to address your skin concerns.
Thread Lift: What to Expect
Preparing for Your Thread Lift
To ensure an optimal outcome for your thread lift treatment, it’s important to avoid taking any blood-clotting or blood-thinning for roughly two days before your procedure, and refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages the day before your treatment.
The Thread Lift Treatment
When you arrive for your thread lift procedure, Dr. Rednam will begin by swapping the treatment area with alcohol, then apply a local anesthetic to ensure your maximum comfort. Dr. Rednam will then use a pre-loaded cannula to insert the threads under the skin according to your treatment plan. The entire treatment can take 30 minutes to one hour depending on the number of treatment areas.
Recovery After a Thread Lift
Following your thread lift procedure, it’s important to refrain from applying makeup or face lotions for 48 hours, keep the head elevated above the heart for at least one week, and avoid vigorously pulling on, massaging, scrubbing, or exfoliating the face for at least 3 weeks.
FAQs About Thread Lifts
How long do thread lift results last?
While every patient is different, results typically last between one and three years.3
How much does a thread lift cost?
The cost of a thread lift can vary depending on the number of areas treated. For most, however, it roughly breaks down to the price of annual Botox treatments at four treatments per year.
Can I combine other treatments with a thread lift?
Contact Dr. Rednam for Thread Lift Treatment
If you are interested in learning more about how thread lifts can instantly restore younger looking skin on the face and neck, contact Dr. Rednam today to schedule your consultation at our office in the Woodlands.
1 ASPS. What you need to know about thread lifts. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-thread-lifts. Accessed October 22, 2021.
2 ASPS. What you need to know about thread lifts. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-thread-lifts. Accessed October 22, 2021.
3 ASPS. What you need to know about thread lifts. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-thread-lifts. Accessed October 22, 2021.