WHAT IS THREAD LIFT?
Thread Lift is a procedure which involves elevating different parts of the face using special threads without having to make surgical incisions as with a classic surgical face lift.
It makes use of either the Polydioxanone (PDO) thread or the Polycaprolactone (PCL) thread. Thread Lift is usually performed using a local anaesthetic. Results are instant, even more so after about 3 to 4 weeks. However, the results continue to improve over a 3 to 6 month period as your own collagen begins to grow around the threads aiding the lifting effect. Recovery is generally quick.
IS IT PAINFUL? WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
The treatment is virtually painless after the application of local anesthesia. There will be redness and swelling which can last for around 2-3 days. Bruising can also be a possibility which will subside in around 5 to 7 days. Patients may find that facial movement is limited for the first two weeks and it may hurt to laugh or smile.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
The threads stimulate natural collagen production while it gradually dissolves over a period of up to 2 years, depending on the type of threads that will be used. The new collagen build up maintains the new enhanced appearance for up to 5 years.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE THREAD LIFT TREATMENT?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your dermatologist carefully after a thread lift so as not to disrupt the placement of the threads.
Post-surgery advice may include:
1. You can resume normal activities (light walking, sitting up, watching television, using a computer, etc.) within the hour but you should take it easy during the first few days.
2. You should not talk, laugh or smile excessively or make exaggerated facial movements for the first few days.
3. You should not sleep on your face for the first week.
4. You should not shave your face, use chemical peels, scrub it or use harsh cleansers for the first week.
5. You should avoid any strenuous exercise or physical activities for the first week.
6. You should not massage, rub or apply pressure to your face for one month as this could disturb the threads.
7. You should use recommended pain killers as required.
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WHAT IS ULTHERA™ or ULTHERAPY™?
Ulthera™ or Ultherapy™ is a non-surgical face and neck treatment that uses high intensity focused ultrasound to lift and tone loose skin without any downtime. Effective and with no healing time required, this is the preferred treatment for the busy individual to achieve firmer, tighter and lifted skin.
HOW DOES ULTHERAPY™ WORK?
It delivers focused ultrasound (a form of heat energy) below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural renewal of existing collagen and creation of new collagen. Ultherapy™ targets the deep tissues – the same tissues that are addressed in a surgical facelift – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. This results in a toning and visible lifting of the skin over time.
HOW LONG IS THE ULTHERA™ TREATMENT SESSION?
A full face and neck treatment takes about an hour. When taking pain medication, expect to do this about an hour before treatment begins.
IS ULTHERAPY™ PAINFUL?
Although pain thresholds vary with each individual, expect to feel tolerable discomfort (akin to an electrical tingling) while the energy is being delivered. This is temporary and can be well-managed with topical anaesthesia. We also administer cream anesthetic as well as a potent pain reliever if necessary for the patient’s utmost treatment comfort.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS? WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE ULTHERA™ TREATMENT?
After an Ultherapy™ treatment, there is rarely any visible effect beyond mild to moderate redness, which usually fades within an hour after treatment. Since there is no wound or injury to the skin, makeup can be applied straight away. Patients can immediately resume their regular daily activities. No specific care is needed after treatment, although you may be asked to avoid sun and some skin products for a period of time after the treatment.
Ulthera™ treatments are simple and straightforward. Expect lifting and toning over the next 2-3 months, as old collagen is renewed and replaced with new and stronger collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a single treatment. Results will last for up to a minimum of 2 years. This article sums up the process and the real results of an Ultherapy™ treatment – http://www.today.com/style/ultherapy-review-cost-mini-lift-without-surgery-non-invasive-I523243 .
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Most individuals only need 1 treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment (depending on the degree of skin laxity they have).