Threadlift is a fairly popular aesthetic procedure. It is majorly considered over the traditional facelifts because it comes with far less discomfort and is a lot less invasive.
Besides, it has a quick recovery time meaning that you may not need time off to recover from the treatment.
What is a Threadlift?
Threadlift is an aesthetic treatment that can help lift and add definition to different features on your face. For this treatment, your cosmetic doctor will insert sutures beneath your skin to tighten and begin stimulating collagen production. This will immediately give your skin a lift and improve its texture and firmness.
Most people prefer having Threadlift treatment on facial areas that seem to get loose over time and sag. Depending on your specific preferences, your aesthetician can help you get thread lifts on;
- The forehead
- Your brow line
- The cheeks
- Your jawline and jowls and
- Under-eye area.
That’s not even the end, though. A skilled cosmetic doctor may also help you get this procedure to improve your breasts’ firmness if you may want that, or even at your butt!
According to The Artisan Clinic, thread lift treatments are low-risk procedures meaning you won’t have to worry about issues like downtime. It’s also quick and can be completed in less than 45 minutes, thus making it one of the most convenient treatments that would still work even if you’re on a tight schedule. Hence, this is also why thread lift treatments are commonly known as lunchtime treatments; because they’re so quick and convenient, patients (especially working individuals) often pop in for a session during their lunch break.
Is a Threadlift suitable for everyone?
Typically, those who benefit the most from thread lifts are patients in their 30s who are starting to show signs of aging. Thread lifts may be the perfect choice of treatment for you if you:
- Have moderate skin sagging at the cheeks, neck, eyebrows, jowls, and eyes
- Need some ‘touch up’ on your previous facelift that’s now fading
- Have weakened muscles around your cheeks and brows that cause the muscles on your face to sag. This is a disorder and while thread lifts cannot cure it, thread lifts can definitely correct the sagging look as a result of the condition.
What to Expect during a Threadlift Procedure
Procedures that aestheticians use for this treatment usually vary depending on the preferred treatment area. However, the technique is basically the same.
The Treatment Process
Your doctor will help you position yourself on the treatment table/chair. They will then apply a topical anesthetic on the target area 30 minutes before to numb the area and minimize discomfort and prepare your skin for the procedure.
They will then use a cannula or thin needle to insert the threads beneath your skin. Once the doctor is certain that the threads have been fixed correctly, they will withdraw the syringe or cannula off your skin. Most people report feeling like their skin is being tightened with light pressure on the treated area. The number of threads used depends on the treatment area, degree of lift as well as skin texture, and aesthetic goals. In general, about 4-16 threads are used.
Once the treatment is completed, you’ll need to stay in the clinic for a few minutes as the doctor monitors you after the needles/cannula have been withdrawn before being cleared to go home.
Now, after a successful procedure, you may experience a bit of bruising and swelling. These effects are not severe, and you should be able to go back to work even on the same day.
However, there are a few things you may need to keep off for a few days to avoid possible infection or make your bruising worse.
What should you not do After a Threadlift in Singapore?
Even though Threadlift procedures are non-invasive, meaning that there are very minimal risks of injuries, there are a few things you may need to avoid to get the best results from your treatment. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few things your doctor will most certainly warn you against.
If you had the procedure on your facial region, for example, on the forehead, you would need to avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after the procedure. The main reason behind this restriction is your skin gets more sensitive after the treatment and wearing makeup may cause a lot of irritation.
The makeup may also block pores in your skin, limiting its ability to breathe. This would limit oxygen flow to the treated area and affect its efficacy.
Finally, applying too much pressure, which may happen when removing your makeup may also affect this treatment’s efficacy. Therefore, it would be safe to avoid makeup for at least 12 hours to get the best results.
Prolonged heat exposure increases your blood pressure. This may worsen swelling on the sensitive areas of the skin that were treated.
You can ensure that your blood pressure is kept at the ideal range by limiting your heat exposure. You may also need to keep off steam saunas, intense exercises, and sunbathing. You should keep your body hydrated to avoid adverse effects that may come with heat exposure.
Drinking Alcohol and Smoking
Your aesthetician will also advise against alcohol consumption for the first 14 days after your treatment. The main reason behind this is that since alcohol is a diuretic, it will affect your skin’s health by flushing essential nutrients and a lot of water out of your system.
Smoking is also not advisable since it also significantly increases your blood pressure. The chemicals found in cigarettes also constrict the blood vessels, implying that they may block essential nutrients from effectively flowing through the bloodstream into your skin.
The Bottom Line
Threadlift treatments are generally safe procedures. If you wish to have a Threadlift, Singapore has some of the most reputed aesthetic clinics to help you get this procedure done efficiently. Be sure to give us a call or drop us an email to book your appointment if you’re ready for the treatment.