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Thread Lifts

Facial Thread Lifts brought to you by Dr Carmen Wilsenach

Thread Lifts are fast becoming a must-have Aesthetic Treatment, for all those wanting to look and feel younger without having to worry about hours of expensive and tedious surgeries.

With Quick Recovery Time and minimal invasiveness. The Thread Lift Treatment is fast becoming one of the most popular Aesthetic Treatments on offer. And With Dr Carmen and her team, you will be able to have a successful aesthetic treatment in a comforting and professional manner. 

Whether you are looking to Schedule an Appointment or need some questions answered, Dr Carmen and the team are here to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

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All you Need to Know about Aesthetic Thread Lifts

What is the Thread Lifts procedure??​


A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible "lift" in the skin. 

How this works, is that the Aesthetic Doctor suspends the skin by stitching up portions of it, instead of actually removing the patient's loose facial skin. This essentially pulls the skin back, therefore lighting and tightening the face. 

In addition, threads also help to conquer ageing in another way, by provoking the body's "healing response" and causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas. This is due to the importance that Collagen plays in the ageing process.

Collagen helps support "growth factors" that greatly influence the condition of our skin. Collagen helps to keep our skin strong, voluminous and supple. And as we get older, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen, which leads to an 80% reduction in skin thickness by about age 70. This loss of volume and strength is a large factor in the creation of excess skin and wrinkles. 

As the skin grows weaker, it's no longer able to support the tissues beneath it adequately, meaning that gravity pulls it downwards and stretches it. Infusing the skin of the face with fresh collagen when the signs of skin laxity are still mild can help to both reduce looseness (by thickening and hydrating the skin) and prevent it from getting worse (by strengthening the skin).

Basically, in other words, this process provides ongoing and progressive rejuvenation for the facial tissues. Patients who have a thread lift for the purpose of stimulating collagen will notice a gradual improvement in their skin tone and firmness. While their threads are in place, the body's healing response will be constantly activated because the body will want to "heal" the sutured areas and expel the sutures. 

The body is biologically programmed to react this way when it senses any foreign object present within the dermis. Fortunately, because the threads placed under the skin during a thread lift are so small, the patient will not feel any of this happening. Most people cannot feel their sutures at all once the skin has healed around them.

What are the benefits of thread lifts?

Thread lifts help stimulate collagen production, resulting in more youthful-looking skin. In addition, the threads pull your face taut, eliminating wrinkles and giving you a smoother appearance. The areas of your face where the threads are placed enjoy a sharp reduction in wrinkles and lines.

Why should you choose this Aesthetic procedure?

Collagen can fill gaps in sagging skin and restore more youthful elasticity to your face. A small 2017 study suggested that the primary effect of a thread lift procedure is skin appearing tighter and more structured.

What are the different types and which one is Dr Carmen's preferred choice? 

When it comes to the Thread lift Procedure. Dr Carmen and her team, choose only the best for the clients. This is why we chose to partner with Aptos for our thread lifting needs. If you would like to know more about Aptos, feel free to chat with us and we can help you to see why love Aptos as much as we do.

What should I expect after the procedure? 

Experiencing slight discomfort in the first two days after the procedure is normal and it will gradually reduce. Try keeping your head elevated for a week. Don't pull your facial skin, massage, scrub or exfoliate the skin for at least three weeks. You are also not supposed to wash or touch your face for at least 12 hours


How long does a thread lift last?


It's important to understand that while no lifting technique can produce permanent results, facelift surgery will usually produce longer-lasting results than a thread lift. The results of facelift surgery can last up to a decade, whereas a thread lift will generally last from one to three years.

What do I need to do before the procedure?


It helps in speeding the recovery process and providing the best treatment results. Avoid consuming omega fish oils, vitamin E, chilli ginseng, garlic, krill, and other such supplements at least two days before the treatment. It is best to avoid green and ginger teas as well.


How long does the treatment take to perform?​

Although it is a quick and easy aesthetic treatment. Dr Carmen and her team prefer to make sure all procedures are done proficiently. This is why this Aesthetic Thread can take between 45 minutes to an Hour.


What are the after-effects of the procedure?

One of the many reasons that we love the thread lift treatment is that there is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift.

In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin


Is there any anaesthesia that is needed during the procedure

Our client's safety is one of our main priorities. This is why we choose to use Local anaesthetics when forming any aesthetic procedure that requires it. 

What are the main facial areas that can be treated with threading?


When performing a thread lift, the areas that can be treated are:

  • Eye area including top and bottom lid.

  • crows feet.

  • Vermillion Border of the top lip.

  • Nasolabial folds.

  • Marionette lines.

  • Upper Cheeks.

  • Jowl area.

  • Nose and bunny lines.


Are there any special preparations needed before the treatment?

No special preparation is required prior to treatment. However, you need to inform your doctor of any treatment you have already received and any medications you are currently taking. A small amount of local anaesthetic is administered, followed by the insertion of the threads with a microneedle.


How much does the Thread Lift cost?

Price varies according to the area but anything from R1300 – R16 000


What are the aftercare instructions?

No special preparation is required prior to treatment. However, you need to inform your doctor of any treatment you have already received and any medications you are currently taking. A small amount of local anaesthetic is administered, followed by the insertion of the threads with a microneedle.


Reach out to Dr Carmen & her Team

Considering the Aesthetic Thread Lift Treatment? Dr Carmen and her Team are ready to assist you in a safe, and friendly environment. To schedule your appointment or discuss more on the Thread lift treatment, and why it is right for you.  Schedule your appointment today, by contacting us on WhatsappEmail or Contact Form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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