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Author: Dr Naomi / 28 Oct 2015

What is a thread lift?

Sutures with barbs are inserted under the skin to suspend the skin and to stimulate collagen

How do threads work?

The revitalizing threads have a unique design and utilise specially developed and patented soft barbs (also known as cogs) that attach to the surrounding skin tissue (just like Velcro) to hold the skin in place and achieve the desired lift effect . The resulting beneficial effect can be achieved quickly and without any visible scars. The threads dissolve within 9 to 12 months but due to the associated supportive scaffolding, the revitalizing effect is maintained for several years before another procedure is required

Which threads are used at Dr Naomi ?

We use only Promoitalia dissolvable threads

Why Promoitalia threads ?

For their safety record

For their efficacy

Because they are dissolvable

What types of threadlifts are available?

There are many options, the procedure will be tailored to the patient’s face, some options include the following:

Browlift:

Browlift with threads 4 threads double needles $2500

Cheek Tweak:

This is a double needled thread technique, with one double needle on each side. Entry point is at the hairline and the exit is at the most medial part of the cheek             $2000

Malar Mound:

This is where the front of the cheek is lifted using 3 free floating threads on each side $2500

Cheek crosslinking

6 threads are inserted in a woven pattern on both sides $3500.

Crosslinking on arms, thighs, abdomen

price depends on type and number of threads used

What are the side effects and risks of thread lifting procedure?

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.

Nerve damage from the needle which inserts the thread. This is extremely uncommon.

What is the downtime?

Tape is to be worn on the face for 3-5 days.

Patients may still go to work while this tape is on their face

Is the procedure painful?

Yes, the injection of local anaesthetic is the most painful part.

Happy gas or

Penthrox or

Valium

Is offered to patients for use during the procedure

Panadold/Panadeine is suitable for after the procedure

When will I start to see results?

I will start to notice something at 6 weeks. What I see at 6 weeks, it will be better at 3 months and it will be better than that at 6 months. The final result will be at 12 months

 How long will the threadlift last?

The patient may want the procedure again in 3 years

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