What are cross-linked threads?
Cross linked threads is a suspension technique used in Promoitalia thread lifting. The threads are placed under the skin in a “basket weaving” technique. Free floating threads are used for this procedure.
The threads are barbed, so when inserted, the barbs attach to the skin tissue to hold the skin in place and achieve the desired lift effect. The threads initiate collagen stimulation. The threads dissolve in 9-12 months but the revitalising effect is maintained for several years due to the fibrosis
Where can Cross-linked threads be used?
The most popular place for the crosslinking procedure with the threads is in the cheeks. But the crosslinking procedure may be used anywhere on the face and body where skin improvement is desired, eg upper arms, thighs and abdomen
What are the risks with crosslinked threads?
Bruising is common
Swelling always occurs
Infection is possible. Antibiotics are used for all patients
Threads coming out at a later stage. This is rare
Threads placed too superficial, so that they can be seen, or the surface of the skin puckers.
Nerve damage from the needle which inserts the thread. This is extremely uncommon.
Dr Naomi getting a crosslinked threadlift in her cheeks
How long does the threadlift procedure take?
30minutes to 1 hour
How much does the cross linked threadlift procedure cost?
For 12 threads in the face $3500
How long does the results of a threadlift last?
That is always a difficult question as the patient will always continue to age. Maybe they will want the procedure again in a few years
Is the threadlift painful?
After the local Anaesthetic has been injected there should be minimal discomfort.
Happy gas, Penthrox or Valium may be prescribed