ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IMMEDIATE RESULTS THAT LAST?
Changes to the shape and appearance of the face occur over time due to age-related alterations in facial skin strength and elasticity, along with fat, bone, and cartilage loss. A thread lift is a highly effective procedure that naturally rejuvenates and reshapes the facial aesthetic, to create a more youthful appearance.
A Thread lift can only be performed by a doctor who has undergone the appropriate training. Dr. Tammy Tai is proud to be a state Trainer for two premium thread lift companies and is highly regarded and sought after by patients to perform this treatment and medical peers alike to receive training in this very specific and highly advanced skill set.
AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO IMPROVE FACIAL SAGGING WITHOUT SURGERY
A Thread Lift is a highly effective solution for midface, jawline, eyebrow, and neck sagging that offers significant advantages. An immediate repositioning of the tissues occurs, and long-lasting reshaping of the face and neck contours becomes visible as the skin’s own collagen is stimulated.
A regenerative effect provides gradual and natural-looking results to provide a more youthful aesthetic. A Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure with very little downtime and recovery, especially when compared to surgery.
After consultation with Dr. Tammy Tai, the procedure is booked to be performed at Dr. Salon using local anesthetics, meaning you remain awake, fully alert, and able to drive yourself to and from the procedure.
WHY DOES MY SKIN AGE?
Sometimes we might wonder why our appearance changes over time. Although we grow in grace and knowledge as we age, our skin tends to feel and see the effects of gravity, which can add years to our aesthetics, despite being vibrant and youthful we may feel on the inside.
Put simply, this happens because collagen stores deplete, resulting in a change of elasticity. As we age the face starts to change shape in 3 key areas, often referred to as the triangle of youth. We may notice cheeks appear to become flattened, nasolabial folds (smile lines between the sides of the nose and mouth) become more prominent and the jawline becomes less defined, with jowls appearing.
HOW TO RESTORE A MORE YOUTHFUL AESTHETIC WITHOUT SURGERY
The triangle of youth refers to the 3 unique features of a young-looking face. To be considered youthful it is likely a face will possess high cheekbones, full cheek volume, and a well-defined jawline. Of course, as we age, the skin naturally depletes its collagen stores which leads to a loss of skin elasticity, volume, and undefined features.
Thankfully restoring the triangle of youth is now possible without having to resort to costly and invasive surgery. The innovative technology of a Thread Lift treatment helps to stimulate and restore collagen production with minimal downtime, providing a highly effective solution for natural-looking regenerative results.
HOW DOES A THREAD LIFT WORK?
A Thread Lift is a truly unique treatment option that has a dual effect. The treatment has become so popular because it enhances instantly and regenerates gradually with the best results noticeable three months post-procedure.
Instant results are seen due to the special design of cones along a resorbable thread featuring a unique technology that instantly lifts, which helps to correct sagging skin and create a more youthful look. Over time a gradual enhancement takes place as the thread lift boosts your own natural collagen production and stimulates tissue regeneration.
Upon consultation, Dr. Tammy Tai will also advise whether there is a combination of treatments that can assist to enhance your Thread Lift treatment. These range from skin resurfacing treatments such as cosmetic injectables and energy-based devices like a laser, ultrasound, and radio frequency. It is important that any further treatments following a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift procedure are sequenced to allow appropriate healing and downtime.
IS THERE ANY PREPARATION REQUIRED FOR A THREAD LIFT PROCEDURE?
Upon consultation with Dr. Tammy Tai, a full facial assessment and analysis are performed, that considers pre-treatment procedures that may be beneficial to enhance your thread lift result.
On the day of treatment, your Thread Lift is performed by Dr. Tammy Tai at Dr. Salon under local anesthesia. Whilst the procedure is not known to be painful, the level of discomfort experienced is relative to an individual’s pain threshold. Dr. Tammy Tai will also recommend the necessary post-treatment aftercare to minimise discomfort.
Very little preparation is needed other than avoiding anti-inflammatories a week prior to treatment as they can potentially elevate the risk of bleeding during treatment. We also ask that on the day of treatment caffeine be avoided.
WHAT ABOUT AFTERCARE?
Like any cosmetic procedure following the aftercare advice is paramount to achieving the best results. You may apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required that are wrapped, avoiding direct contact with the skin. If discomfort follows, take an analgesia e.g., paracetamol for approximately 2 – 3 days post-procedure.
- Avoid showering or washing the affected areas for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Sleep faces up, elevated on pillows ideally for up to a week.
- Be gentle with your skin after treatment. The treated area may be tender to touch.
- Do not scratch or rub your skin or apply make-up for 24 hours post-procedure.
- Avoid exposure to the sun or any heat for at least a week afterward.
- Avoid neck and facial massage for 1 month post-procedure
- Avoid contact sports and high-impact activities such as cardio for up to 1 month.
- It is advisable to avoid major dental surgery for 3 weeks post-procedure.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED A THREAD LIFT?
The effects of a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift are designed to last for over 12 months and up to 18 months. Different areas can be treated on the same day or patients may opt, after consultation with Dr. Tammy Tai, to create a treatment plan that targets a specific area at differing times depending on the areas of concern.
Which areas can be treated?
To maintain the youthful aesthetic delivered by a Thread Lift Dr. Tammy recommends a review 4-year post-procedure. It is around this time that a patient may consider an additional thread lift procedure to continue to maintain the benefits of collagen stimulation experienced from the initial treatment.
It is important to note that individual results may vary including the time between thread lift procedures recommended to each patient. A consultation with Dr. Tammy will assist you to determine if this advanced aesthetics treatment is right for you.
Want to know more? Call us today to make an appointment for a consult with our advanced aesthetics expert Dr. Tammy Tai.