Have you ever looked in the mirror, lightly pulled your skin back and imagined a more youthful version of yourself? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for thread lifting in Beverly Hills—one of the most effective ways to lift loose skin without surgery!
What is Thread-Lifting in Beverly Hills?
A minimally-invasive procedure using a series of strategically positioned microfilaments, or “threads,” to instantly elevate and firm the skin, thread-lifting works to correct sagging facial features. For example, it can lift drooping cheeks, wilting brows, while slimming the face, defining the jawline and reducing marionette and smile lines. The secret? Placement of threads (barbed sutures) just beneath the skin following the direction of youthful vectors. As the threads are inserted and pulled upwards, the barbed portions snag and attach to the underlying tissue, creating the desired lift. Depending on the size and number of areas treated, multiple threads may be needed; however, the entire procedure can be completed in as little as 1-2 hours using local anesthesia.
How long does it last?
Dr. Nima’s thread-lifting treatment uses NovaThread needles pre-primed with absorbable PDO (polydiaxanone) sutures, which are naturally absorbed by the body within 4-6 months. Having been used in multiple surgical specialties over the decades, these delicate threads will never leave you with scar tissue, only an instantaneous, gentle lift that gradually fades over time!
Is there downtime?
Thread-lifting has very little to no downtime, with minimal redness, bruising and swelling lasting 4-8 days. However, these conditions can be controlled by sleeping with your head elevated, using ice packs and ensuring rest. You should also refrain from excessive head and neck movements and facials for 1 week to assure proper healing.
Who is the ideal candidate?
For those Beverly Hills patients with minimal signs of aging, who aren’t prepared for the extensive effects of a facelift, thread-lifting is an excellent option! The majority of those who receive thread-lifting are between 30 and 60 years of age and have acquired midface sagging in the cheeks, brows and eyes due to weakened muscles. However, it is also an option for those looking to rejuvenate their results from a prior facelift! To determine if you’re a candidate for thread-lifting, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Nima today!