With the continuous development in the aesthetic field, more and more procedures that do not involve surgery are getting popular among beauty connoisseurs. Facelifts and rhinoplasties that do not require surgeries have gained a significant following among middle-aged women in Singapore as this procedure is done quickly, requires minimal downtime, and yet result in similar effects as surgeries offer albeit temporary. The thread lift is a perfect example of a non-surgical procedure.
Nose Thread lift procedure – what is it?
A thread lift procedure is a non-surgical, but minimally invasive procedure that uses biocompatible threads as agents to deliver a lifting effect when inserted in the skin.
What are the benefits of getting a thread lift procedure?
Thread lifts have become a popular choice for a lot of patients who want to achieve younger-looking and smooth skin as well as nose augmentation without having to undergo surgery. As Dr Wan at 1Aesthetics, Medical & Surgery points out, the benefits of a thread lift procedure are:
- Collagen production
- Immediate lifting of the skin and nose
- Quick procedure
- Long-term results
- Minimal downtime
- Natural-looking results
What are the materials used in performing a thread lift in Singapore?
The main materials used in performing a thread lift procedure are the threads. These threads are safe and biocompatible. Currently, there are 3 types of threads available in the market. These are:
- Polydioxanone or PDO threads
- Polycaprolactone or PCL threads
- Poly-L Lactic Acid or PLLA threads
PDO or polydioxanone threads are the most popular among the three as this type of thread has been proven safe and used medically in sutures for years, which is why specialists like Dr Wan Chee Kwang use them when performing nose thread lift procedures in Singapore.
How much does a nose thread lift procedure cost in Singapore?
On average, the cost of a nose thread lift in Singapore costs between $1,000 and $2000. The cost will also depend on the number of threads required for your treatment.
Do all the threads, regardless of composition, look and work the same?
When it comes to how the threads work and look, there are actually some significant differences. There are two types of threads used for a thread lift procedure. These are:
- Anchoring threads
- Embedding threads
You may have heard about threads that have “barbs” or “cogs.” These are anchoring threads. The barbs along the anchoring threads work to take hold of sagging skin tissues when inserted into the skin. This then brings pressure to the thread, which eventually causes the lifting effect in the skin.
Meanwhile, embedding threads do not grab skin tissues. These threads, as compared to anchoring threads, are smoother in composition. When inserted into the skin, embedding threads work to promote the production of collagen in the skin.
What skin conditions can a thread lift procedure address?
A thread lift procedure can address the following:
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Poor facial contour as a result of sagging skin
- Loose jowls
The parts of the face where the thread lift procedure can be performed are:
A thread lift procedure may also be performed to improve sagging skin in the neck area.
Are the effects of a thread lift procedure permanent?
The effects of a thread lift procedure can be long-term, but they are not permanent. Results can last for about 1 to 2 years depending on different factors, such as the age of the patient and the skin’s response to the treatment.
How long does one session take to complete?
A face thread lift procedure is quick to do. A session may be finished in under an hour and patients can return to their regular routine right after.
How long is the downtime needed following a thread lift procedure?
Despite being a non-surgical procedure, a thread lift procedure requires about 1 to 3 days of downtime to allow the skin to recover.
Are there risks and side effects that could happen during or after a thread lift procedure?
There may be minor risks and side effects that could happen after like bruising, redness, and minor swelling on the treatment area. These are all temporary and should be gone after a few days. Some complications also may occur, such as asymmetry, the rippling of the skin (especially with anchoring threads), Granuloma, and infection.
How many procedures should be done to achieve my desired results?
The number of procedures will depend on your goals. For most patients, one session of the procedure is enough to achieve their desired goals. Others come back for top-ups to keep the effects of their thread lift results.
Am I a qualified candidate for a thread lift procedure?
Facial thread lift procedures are highly recommended for patients within the age of 35 and 45 with minor skin ageing symptoms. The procedure will do little improvement on patients who have remarkably heavy and severe sagging skin. Individuals who may have allergic reactions to implants are also advised to avoid the procedure. It is best to consult with your doctor first in order to be safe.
Can the thread lift procedure be combined with other treatments?
Yes, thread lift procedures can be combined with other treatments. One that works best with the thread lift procedure is a treatment using dermal fillers. However, it is advisable that both procedures are done separately.