Effective Face Thread Lift Procedures and Advice on which Foods to Dodge Before and After a Treatment

Beautiful woman with perfect skin

The face can play a trick people: depending on the health of the skin, it can disguise a person’s age. How so? Add some fine lines and wrinkles to it and the face can appear older than a person’s actual age. Keep the skin smooth and wrinkle-free can make any person look younger.

Wrinkles and fine lines are only two of many symptoms of ageing that a lot of women in Singapore deal with as they grow old. Because of this, their quest for the right procedure to battle the signs of ageing seems like a never-ending journey, especially if they shun the idea of having to turn to surgery for their facelift. Or is it really?

If you are still on the search for an effective non-surgical facelift procedure that will suit your personal requirements, then consider having a face thread lift procedure. This is your lucky day as this article from Cambridge Medical tackles this topic, plus advises on foods that can negatively affect your skin’s healing process following a face thread lift treatment.

Face Thread Lift: How it works

To achieve the lifting of sagging skin on the face and neck, this procedure uses biocompatible and dissolvable threads that are inserted into the skin. The threads inserted beneath the skin are lined with hooks and barbs that grips and lifts the skin and underlying tissue upward. The threads are also able to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. The generation of the new collagen and elastin aids in the rejuvenation of the skin and further improves the thread’s lifting effect.

Face Thread Lift

Benefits of face thread lift

The reasons why face thread lift is fast becoming the choice of patients among non-surgical facelift procedures are:

  1. The lifting effect as a result of the insertion of threads is immediately seen after one session.
  2. The threads promote collagen production, which continues to enhance the skin’s appearance.
  3. The procedure is done quickly and can be easily inserted into one’s schedule in a day.
  4. There is minimal to no downtime needed following the procedure. At most, three days is needed for the patient to be able to recover from side effects caused by the treatment.

Types of threads used for a face thread lift

There are three types of threads commonly used for a face thread lift procedure. These are:

  • Polydioxanone (PDO) threads
  • Polycaprolactone (PCL) threads
  • Poly-L Lactic acid (PLLA) threads

Among the three, PDO and PLLA threads are widely used for face lift procedures, while PCL threads are mainly used for nose thread lifts.

The longevity of face thread lift results

How long the results should last highly depends on the type of thread used in the facelift procedure. In general, PDO threads can last within six to nine months, PCL threads (for nose thread lifts) 15 to 24 months, and PLLA threads 12 to 18 months.

Face thread lift procedures available in Singapore

Korean thread lift and Silhouette Soft are the two thread lift procedures used by doctors in Singapore. Below is a table that contains a side-by-side comparison of the two procedures.

Thread Lift ProcedureAdvantagesDisadvantagesCost
Korean Thread Lift
  • Immediate lifting effects
  • Techniques can be applied acquiescing to a patient’s facial condition
  • Immediate and obvious lifting can be observed after a treatment
  • Skin continues to improve even after the treatment
  • Suitable for all types of faces
  • The face lifting effect is much remarkable as compared to other procedures
  • Patients will need at least three days to one week for recovery, especially when done by an amateur
  • Face lifting effect may not be achieved if the technique used is executed poorly
  • Side effects include thread extrusion and migration
  • Cost ranges from $1,500 to $5,000
Silhouette Soft
  • US FDA-approved
  • Almost zero downtime needed
  • Immediate and obvious lifting can be observed after a treatment
  • Skin continues to improve even after the treatment
  • Lesser pain
  • Threads used are not prone to breakage, extrusion, and loosening
  • Effective treatment for mild sagging and thin skin
  • The lifting effect is not the same as the results given by Korean thread lifts
  • Not effective for heavy skin sagging
  • Much expensive as compared to Korean thread lifts, especially when treatment reaches the maximum number of threads required for a treatment
  • Cost ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 (2 threads per pack)

Foods to dodge before and after a face thread lift procedure

Not drink alcoholic beverages

Prepping for a face thread lift procedure is vital as this can affect the results of the treatment. A week prior to your scheduled thread lift, avoid the following:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Blood-thinning medications
  • Nicotine intake (smoking)
  • Medications and other products that are Aspirin-based (avoid for 2 weeks prior to scheduled procedure)
  • Supplements high in vitamin E (e.g. Garlic supplements, fish oil, ginger, green teas)

After the treatment, be sure to dodge the following:

  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Gum
  • Drinks that use a straw
  • Medications and other products that are Aspirin-based

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