Thread Lift: What’s In A Name?
Here at the APSARAS Clinic in Coventry we like to make sure you know as much as possible about the treatments we have on offer. There can be a degree of confusion around thread lifts because it goes by so many different names. Often they are just different names for the same procedure but there are some differences between what’s on offer.
Developed in the late 1990s by a Russian cosmetic surgeon, the APTOS threads, made of a bio-compatible material, have tiny spikes along their length – they are inserted under the skin at different angles to lift the cheeks and any sagging skin. Other names for procedures that use barbed threads to lift the skin are Contour Lift, Feather Lift, Russian Lift or Silk Lift.
Unlike the barbed threads that are used in the APTOS Thread Lift and other procedure, the Silhouette Lift using Silhouette Soft® available at APSARAS utilises smooth threads. This is often called a suspension lift because the thread has to be anchored in the hairline, either behind the ear on in the temple area, to lift the skin.
These threads are made of the same materials that are used for normal suturing in operations. As these threads are not barbed they avoid any tissue damage which can sometime occur with the barbed thread lift.
The Silhouette Soft® components are natural and fully absorbable and can be used to treat and contour various parts of the face including:
- Lower jaw
- Cheeks and cheekbones
For more options available to you in the West Midlands visit our treatment pages, or contact us directly.