THREADS

As we ‘grow up’, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen, which leads to an 80% reduction in skin thickness by about the age of 70. This loss of volume and strength is a large factor in the creation of skin laxity and static lines and wrinkles. As the skin grows weaker, it's no longer able to support the tissues beneath it adequately, meaning that gravity pulls it downwards and stretches it. Collagen helps support "growth factors" that greatly influence the condition of our skin. In addition to being used for wound healing, collagen helps to keep our skin strong, healthy and supple.

Artlift dermal threads are made of a dissolvable suture material, which is inserted into the skin to help lift and support tissue (such as jowls), help to replace loss of volume (such as the nasolabial folds). The threads have a bio-stimulatory effect which increase the amount of collagen naturally produced by your body.

The threads gradually breakdown: this process produces small molecular weight molecules, which gradually induce the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid by the skin. As a result, skin becomes more moisturised, revitalised and firm. The threads come in three main types – ‘smooth’ or ‘short’ threads, ‘long’, ‘lifting’ or ‘hooked’ threads and ‘volumising’ threads, all of which are typically used on the face and neck areas. 

Threads are ideal for gently firming, lifting, tightening and rejuvenating the skin, though also combat ‘growing up’ in other ways. The threads provoke the body's own healing response and cause the stimulation of collagen and elastin to the treated areas; thus, thickening the skin and improving textural irregularities of the skin.

Threads can help with the following:

Lines and Wrinkles
Acne Scarring
Upper Lip lines
Remodelling Eyebrows
Skin laxity
Frown lines

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How long will results last?

This depends on the area being treated and the type of thread used, as well as the person themselves, due mainly to the difference in an individual’s skin health! The bio-stimulatory (collagen inducing) effect of the threads lasts longer than the physical support they offer.

Smooth PDO threads, designed for collagen induction, start to break down within 3 months and are usually completely dissolved within 6 months; we recommend a course of 3 treatments, approximately 2 months apart for best results. Hooked and volumising threads, made of PLLA, last on average, up to 12 months in terms of physical support (lifting), but can take up to 5 years to dissolve completely.

What areas can be treated with threads? 

  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Jaw line
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Crow’s feet
  • Undereye area
  • Eyebrows
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette lines

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What does the treatment involve?
A. 
All types of threading involve placing a needle or cannula into the skin. The needle or cannula is attached to a piece of suture material made of either polydioxanone (PDO) or poly L lactic acid (PLLA). The needle or cannula is removed, and the PDO or PLLA suture material remains in the tissue and dissolves over time. As the suture material dissolves, the skin is stimulated to typically give a more desirable appearance.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. The treatment is relatively painless as local anaesthetic is used for comfort; either topical or injectable.

Q. Are there any risks or side effects?
A. Thread treatments are low risk, thanks to how non-invasive they are. However, you can expect bruising and swelling in the treated areas. In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin. If this occurs, however, the sutures can be removed, or heat can be applied to speed up the degradation and dissolving of the thread.

PRICING

Depending on the area and the number of threads required to achieve the best results, thread treatments start from: 

Threads$280


Please remember this is guide pricing only. The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to book a free facial assessment so you will know what the exact cost will be before we start treatment.

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