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As we age, a loss of collagen and elastin in our skin can lead to looser facial tone and the appearance of fine lines and creases. Losing this protein, combined with a natural loss of fat in the face, can hollow the upper cheeks and create heaviness above the jaw line (jowl) and around the chin (marionette lines), giving a tired and aged look.

Sometimes referred to as the ‘non-surgical facelift’, the Thread Lift is a minimally-invasive treatment that lifts sagging areas of the face without the need for sedation or a hospital stay. It is performed under local anaesthetic and takes as little as 30 minutes, with patients able to walk-out and return home a short while after.

How does face threads work?

Face thread lifts, when done correctly by a medical specialist, gradually boosts collagen synthesis to restore facial structure and smooth out deep creases and wrinkles. At Omnicare, we use the Aptos threads with HA for simultaneous lifting and rejuvenation. The threads are inserted beneath the skin with a needle (no incisions required) to lift sagging tissue in problem areas.

Conditions Treated

Thread lift therapy can help with a variety of skin issues and has numerous advantages, including:

Drooping cheeks — the ageing process causes mild to moderate sagging of the cheeks, which can be corrected with a face thread lift.

Hollow cheeks — loss of volume in the cheeks is a sign of aging, but a thread lift can stimulate collagen formation, and fill up the hollow.

Jowls – jowls occur around the jawline as we age and, giving the appearance of extra skin. An effective thread lift can help treat this.

Fat pads in our face shift as we age, causing deep wrinkles, folds, and lines around the nose and chin. A thread lift helps treat this condition.

Pre-Treatment Care

You can continue your usual face care routine in the weeks leading up to your thread lift treatment, but there are a few things to avoid if you want the greatest results.

It’s ideal to keep your skin moisturized before the operation, so drink plenty of water and stay away from alcohol and smoking for at least a week before the surgery.

You must avoid blood thinners like aspirin and anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or Aleve for 24 hours before your treatment. This helps to limit the chances of unneeded bleeding or bruises after the procedure.

Post-Treatment Care

Because the thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive technique, there is usually no delay or recovery period. You can resume your normal activities as soon as you leave the clinic.

To allow your skin heal, you should avoid wearing cosmetics for 1-2 days. It is also necessary to sleep on your back for approximately seven days. For two weeks, you must also avoid high-impact sports, saunas, dental treatments, and facial or cosmetic treatments while your skin heals.

For a few days after the treatment, you may suffer little bruising or discomfort, although this is usually minor and goes away pretty fast.

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Expected Results

Threads provide the advantages of a face lift without the need for surgery. Collagen-stimulating threads are put under the skin and pulled to achieve the desired tightening and contouring in an entirely safe and effective non-surgical facelift.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every client considering thread lift treatment at Omnicare receives a thorough consultation that assesses desire and expectations. We have the most patient-friendly policies, going above and beyond all prescribed standards. 

Thread Lifts are highly safe treatments with proven results and success. The treatments are also performed under local anaesthetic, meaning no sedation is necessary.

Thread lift procedures can be uncomfortable but they should not be painful. Local anaesthetic is used during the procedure to prevent soreness. You may experience some discomfort in the days following the procedure but your doctor will be able to offer advice on pain relief for the initial 24 hours after the procedure.

Thread lift results will depend upon the type of thread being used. The latest thread by Aptos can last up to 3 years as they not only lift the skin but also encourage collagen regrowth.

Thread lifts work perfectly alongside other rejuvenation treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers however you should aim to wait 3-4 weeks after having a thread lift before having aesthetic treatments. Laser treatments however should be avoided for at least 6 months after a thread lift and any aggressive facial treatments that require vigorous movement of the face should also be avoided for at least 1 month.