A thread lift, also called a barbed suture lift, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lift and sculpt the shape of your face. Thread lifts use temporary, medical-grade suture material to “stitch-up” your skin so that it’s drawn taut. Thread lifts have been around since the 1990s, but innovations in the material used for thread lifts have led to an increase in efficacy, safety, and popularity in recent years. The typical candidate for a thread lift is in their late 30s to early 50s. A person who is generally in good health and is just starting to notice the signs of aging may benefit the most from the subtle impact of a thread lift. Thread lifts are not meant to replace a surgical facelift, and results do not match those of a surgical facelift. That said, individuals who cannot have a surgical facelift because of certain medical conditions that make general anesthesia risky may consider a thread lift as a safer alternative. This procedure can be performed in approximately 45 minutes or less. Typical side effects include redness, bruising, and swelling, which may last for several days. Results from a thread lift can last from 1 to 3 years. Additional cosmetic procedures such as Botox or dermal fillers may be added to your treatment regimen to boost the effects and appearance of your thread lift. Dr. Gharavi tailors all thread lift procedures individually to provide patients with the most natural results with minimal downtime.
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