Are Thread Lift Treatments The Future Of Facial Rejuvenation?
It’s no secret that cosmetic treatments go in and out of fashion as our attitudes towards them change. Once upon a time, if you wanted to make a real difference to your ageing skin, a surgical procedure (like a facelift) was your only option; but as non-surgical cosmetic treatments developed rapidly, we saw a shift in patients’ cosmetic habits. In recent years we have seen the rise of the thread lifts – but what are they? And are they really the future of the cosmetic industry? We sat down with APSARAS Clinic’s Dr. Thevendra to find out.
What is a thread lift?
Thread lifts have been on the tip of many cosmetic professionals’ tongues for a number of years now, and come in a wide range of forms.
“A thread lift is a non-surgical treatment that aims to vastly improve the appearance of signs of ageing within the face such as lines and wrinkles, facial sagging and loss of volume. Thread lifts do this through inserting biodegradable thread cones that are infused with anti-ageing ingredients under the patient’s skin. These cones will be absorbed over time by the body and will help to stimulate the production of collagen, resulting in a youthful and rejuvenated result. At APSARAS Clinic we offer a form of thread lift treatment called Silhouette Soft,” explained Dr. Thevendra.
Why has the treatment gained such popularity in recent times?
There are many factors that have contributed to the growth in popularity of thread lifts like Silhouette Soft. One of these factors is the additional media coverage that the treatment has enjoyed. Whether it is being reported on by the Daily Mail online as the ‘Puppet Facelift’ or being featured on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, all of this coverage has made many more patients aware of the treatment and intrigued to learn more.
Another reason thread lifts have gained such popularity is the results they can produce with minimal effort. Treatments such as Silhouette Soft can produce results that can rival even those of surgical procedures, with reduced risks and a more time efficient procedure, meaning that patients can gain the dramatically improved results that they want in a safe and convenient way.
In addition, thread lifts also encourage the body’s natural anti-ageing solutions (such as collagen) to rejuvenate the skin, rather than artificial methods. This has also contributed to the popularity of thread lifts because many patients feel it is safer than more traditional methods.
Are there any risks involved with this treatment?
“Although thread lift treatments do come with reduced risks compared to surgical alternatives, that doesn’t mean that they’re risk-free. Like all cosmetic treatments, thread lifts come with their own set of risks and potential side-effects that patients need to be aware of before making the decision to undergo treatment. These risks include infection, bruising, swelling, scarring and nerve damage,” said Dr. Thevendra. “These risks are extremely rare to encounter but should still be carefully considered by all patients undergoing a thread lift.”
As with any form of cosmetic treatment, knowledge is power. Making sure that you conduct thorough research prior to undergoing treatment is vital in order to achieve the best results possible. This not only means being educated in the risks involved with treatment, but who the best provider of treatment is too. A great way to establish this is to book a consultation with your chosen practitioner.
“A consultation will give you the chance to ask any questions you may have about treatment and learn more about the practitioner’s cosmetic background. These are both important factors when looking for the right cosmetic professional as it can give you a good indication if their experience and working style is not only appropriate for your form of treatment, but also if you feel comfortable with them too – both of which are important when choosing a practitioner,” Dr. Thevendra added.