All treatments are indicated for all skin types unless otherwise specified.
Threads are probably the biggest thing in aesthetics since Botox in 1979.
Some people talk about “strings” but it’s a lot more complicated and a lot more simple than that. The video will explain it better but here are some facts:
- Threads aren’t new. What’s new is what’s IN the threads.
- Old threads were made of strange substances such as nylon, steel and gold. These cannot absorb and stay in the skin FOREVER. Due to this we chose to not use them.
- New threads are 100% absorbable and stimulate collagen production and based on absorbable sutures used for many years.
- The result is gained by the ABSORPTION of the thread as well as the insertion. The absorption is critical as this is how the collagen is stimulated
- Different types exist, regarding both ingredients and shape (smooth, barbed, coils, anchors etc). Each have specific uses and indications. Most common ingredients are PDO (polydioxanone), PCA (polycaprolactone) and PLA (poly-lactic acid).
- Most threads are inserted with minimal to zero discomfort. Some are more specialized and a local anaesthetic is injected to keep discomfort minimal.
- Most threads are a lunch time procedure. Some require social downtime for three to five days.
- The most common side-effect when used correctly is temporary bruising.
Why consider threads?
Threads have three main functions:
- Improving skin texture
This is used in areas with crepe skin, acne scars and other structural issues leading to visible skin texture issues.
- Firming weak skin
This is very common on the body (inner arms and thighs) but also the face and neck (weakening skin around the mouth, cheeks, neck). A scaffolding of small, smooth threads are inserted to provide structural support. This phase is critical.
The action of physically lifting sagging skin. Also been dubbed a “non-surgical face lift”.
Do threads replace Botox and fillers?
Absolutely not. There is some overlap between these treatments but they are each very specific and bring something different to the table. The correct use of all three give the ultimate results possible from minimally invasive procedures.