Would you like to go through life without wrinkles when you are older? Do you want a youthful, fresh and natural look? Are you afraid of surgery but still want to do something for your appearance? A thread lifting for the cheek area, neck and décolleté or even a full face lift, this means a full facelift is an optimal alternative for people who want to achieve a natural tightening of the skin without surgery. In our practices in Fulda and Frankfurt, we offer you individual advice to introduce you to the innovative method of skin tightening without surgery and scars.
During thread lifting, special threads made of poly-lactic acid (PLA) or plastics such as polydioxanone (PDO) or caprolactone (PCL) are inserted into the subcutaneous fatty tissue and anchored there. The threads used can be absorbed by the body and dissolve completely after some time. They have long been used in medicine – for example in cardiology – and have both firming and regenerating properties. The threads used in the thread lift are available with or without barbs, so that the procedure varies depending on the type of thread.
By pulling gently, the entire face area can be tightened and raised with the barbs. The face regains its volume, deeper eyebrows can be raised, drooping cheeks and corners of the mouth can be tightened. The procedure is performed painlessly under local anesthesia. Since the threads dissolve on their own, post-treatment is not necessary.
The so-called PDO thread lifting provides a lot of smooth threads for a mesolifting and stimulates the production of the body’s own collagen. This way new connective tissue is formed and the natural aging process of the skin is effectively counteracted.
Our aesthetic surgeons offer thread lifting for the face, neck, chin or eyes under local anesthesia and, if desired, combine it with so-called “fillers” for the injection of wrinkles. These include hyaluronic acid, autologous fat or collagen. The result is a perfect, completely natural look for the patient.
Face tightening with threads is primarily suitable for patients who want a non-surgical procedure and for whom a classic face lift by means of surgery is not yet indicated. As soon as the first “hanging cheeks” become noticeable or collagen breaks cause wrinkles like the classic nasolabial fold, thread lifting offers a perfect alternative to surgical lifting. The innovative procedure for treating wrinkles on the face is used particularly frequently, i.e. in areas such as cheeks, eyebrows, mouth or neck.
As a rule, thread lifting takes between 30 and 45 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia. How long the firming effect lasts depends on the durability of the threads used and is usually between 1 and 2 years. Caprolactone threads remain in the body for up to 18 months until they are completely absorbed, and PDO threads for up to 12 months. If the effect wears off, the face lift can be repeated easily.
The thread lifting risks are extremely low due to the high tolerance of the self-dissolving threads. However, slight swelling, small bruises or redness can occasionally occur when the threads are inserted at the entry points. However, since these can be covered with make-up and disappear after a few days, this short-term limitation is not a problem. Scarring and longer downtimes are not to be expected. Due to the almost risk-free implementation, the thread lifting can also be used after therapy with fillers or a classic facelift. In order not to endanger the desired result, UV radiation and a visit to the solarium and sauna should be avoided in the first days after the anti-aging treatment. Physical exertion, sport and a pronounced facial expression are also not recommended.
The thread lifting costs always depend on the individual case. Finally, the thread lifting prices depend on the area to be treated and the number of threads required for this. Basically, however, the non-surgical alternative is much cheaper than surgery. Please contact our specialists in the Fulda or Frankfurt practices to have an individual cost estimate drawn up.
A detailed consultation plays an important role in the success of a face lift. Our doctors Dr. med. Thomas Feldhaus and Dr. med. Nicole David have over 50 years of professional experience in plastic surgery and neurosurgery and would be happy to advise you individually in Fulda or Frankfurt on tightening your skin. Please talk to us!
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