One of the latest trends that’s gaining popularity in Korea and Singapore is Threadlift. An ideal treatment for those looking to regain their youth and enhance the contours of the face by repositioning, providing volume and stimulating lost collagen production.
Threadlift is a non-surgical minimally-invasive lifting technique that uses synthetic absorbable threads to contour and shape the face, neck and nose. There are 2 main types of threads – Silhouette Soft and polydioxanone (PDO) threads which are commonly used in cardiovascular surgery. Depending on the area of concern, the doctor will then be able to advise which type of thread is best suited.
Silhouette Soft is a thread made of Poly L-lactic Acid (PLLA), which has cones made of the same material attached to the thread for anchoring the thread to the skin. These absorbable threads act as scaffolds to contour and lift the desired areas like the jawline, cheeks and mid-face, eye area, and neck. The threads are fully absorbable and they stimulate the skin over time to generate its own collagen for a long lasting, natural-looking lift.
PDO threads, on the other hand, use tiny hooks or barbs within the threads for anchoring. They are particularly suitable for nose threadlifts and can be used to enhance the nose bridge, making the nose sharper and lifted. The threads can also be used on the tip of the nose for a more pointed and heightened look
During treatment, the thread is inserted about 5mm under the skin with a thin yet flexible cannula. The cannula gently pushes aside the skin to minimise discomfort and bruising. No incision of the skin is made. Once the threads are inserted, they can be tightened as desired. The ends of the suture are cut off; no stitches are necessary.
In most cases, patients are able to see noticeable results almost immediately, with the results lasting for 9 to 12 months. Most importantly, Koreans swear by this procedure because results are natural-looking, and it yields little downtime and has minimal risk of scarring and the threads are naturally absorbed by the body.
Do this treatment after consultation with an experience aesthetics doctor to relay your expectations and desired outcomes.
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