Thread Lift Toronto
As we age, our own natural collagen production slows down, causing skin laxity, also known as sagging skin. But not everyone wants to undergo a surgical procedure like a facelift or neck lift — it's expensive, typically requires general anesthesia, and comes with significant downtime.
Thread Lift Toronto
If you're looking for a minimally invasive, non surgical treatment that can immediately lift skin, a thread lift treatment may be for you. In just an hour with only a local anesthetic, a thread lift procedure can lift sagging skin, instantly creating a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime.
At FACET Dermatology in Toronto, we offer Silhouette Instalift thread lift treatments, the only form of this procedure that is Health Canada approved. With Silhouette Instalift, we can create an immediate lift and skin tightening effect in the mid face and jaw line.
Thread lifts deliver instantly noticeable results to correct the appearance of deeper nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as other concerns that are caused by sagging facial tissues. When combined with other anti aging treatments, such as dermal fillers, thread lift treatments can offer truly amazing results.
How does a thread lift work?
Thread lift procedures work by using dissolvable sutures — just like the ones you might be treated with during other forms of surgery — to help lift sagging skin. After assessing your facial skin and mapping out the areas where they'll insert the threads, your provider will administer a local anesthetic and thread the sutures up and out of the skin. This provides immediate lift to the skin of the mid and lower face.
The threads used in a Silhouette Instalift feature tiny barbs that grip the facial tissues for a more effective lift, as well as trigger your body's healing response. This stimulates new collagen production in the treatment area, helping to create firmer skin over time. In fact, you'll see improvements to the results of your thread lift for up to a year post treatment.
Because your body will gradually absorb and dissolve the thread on its own, you won't need to have any sutures removed after your treatment.
Many patients opt to combine thread lifts with complementary anti aging treatments, such as neurotoxins to help smooth dynamic wrinkles and injectable fillers to restore lost facial volume. The combination of these procedures may be referred to as a non surgical facelift.
What does a thread lift procedure treat?
+ Aging Skin
+ Fine Lines and Wrinkles
+ Loose Skin
+ Deep Wrinkles
+ Skin Tightening
Is a thread lift procedure safe?
When performed by an experienced provider, thread lift treatments are safe and effective. At FACET Dermatology, we exclusively offer Silhouette Instalift, the only Health Canada-approved thread lift. Side effects are extremely mild, and little recovery time is needed post procedure.
Do thread lifts cause sagging?
No, a non surgical thread lift does not cause sagging. However, once the treatment wears off, you may feel that your facial skin looks looser or saggier than it did before you had your thread lift procedure. This is a natural phenomenon; you're used to seeing the youthful appearance that the treatment created. What may look like new sagging is actually what existed before your minimally invasive procedure.
Is a thread lift treatment right for you?
If you have mild to moderate skin laxity and are looking to achieve a lifting effect without booking facelift surgery, a thread lift may be right for you. However, if you're noticing that you have significant sagging as well as excess skin along the jaw line, you may not be a good candidate for a thread lift.
How to prepare for a thread lift
In anticipation of a thread lift, you won't need to do much to prepare. You should consider avoiding drinking alcohol or taking blood thinning medication in the days leading up to your procedure to avoid bruising; talk to your general practitioner to get advice tailored to your specific medical needs.
Recovery & Results
The best part about thread lifts is that the results are instant. Immediately after your non surgical thread lift, you'll see a more lifted and youthful appearance. Furthermore, the collagen production stimulated by your thread lift will help naturally firm up your skin; you'll see further improvements to your results for up to a year after your treatment. The effects of your thread lift will last for up to two years, depending on your unique biology.
There is minimal downtime required with a thread lift. Beyond the fact that the procedure usually only takes about an hour to complete, thread lifts offer mild side effects that only last one week after treatment. These usually include minor discomfort, bruising, swelling, and dimpling in the treated area, all of which resolve by the one-week mark.
All patients receive specific aftercare instructions. Generally speaking, you'll be able to go back to your regular makeup and skincare routine about 24 hours after your thread lift treatment. As your threads settle, you'll want to avoid any strenuous activity or facial massages for up to two weeks post procedure. You may also be advised to limit your consumption of chewier or firmer foods. If you're feeling discomfort, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers; most patients find that sleeping propped up helps to reduce and alleviate swelling. Otherwise, you can immediately resume your normal activities post treatment.
How many thread lifts you have will depend entirely on your unique needs and the treatment plan you create with your provider. It's not uncommon for patients to book another thread lift after their initial procedure has worn off. So long as you are still a candidate for the treatment and don't require more significant intervention (like that of a true surgical face lift), you can continue to rely on thread lifts for a youthful appearance.