Global Health Asia-Pacific Issue 2 | 2023 | Page 91


Face Thread Lift

Ageing is a disease that affects us all . As we grow older , our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag , causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear . While this may be a natural part of the ageing process , many people seek out aesthetic treatments to help rejuvenate their appearance . One such treatment that has become increasingly popular in recent years is the threadlift procedure .

Threadlift is a non-surgical facelift technique that involves the use of fully-absorbable threads that are inserted beneath the skin to lift and tighten the facial tissues . The procedure is minimallyinvasive , with minimal downtime , and little to no scarring , making it an attractive alternative to traditional facelifts .
Threadlift is suitable for people who are experiencing mild to moderate signs of ageing and are looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate their appearance . It is particularly effective for those who want to avoid surgery or who are not good candidates for surgical facelifts . Those with generally good health will benefit the most from the subtle impact of a threadlift . So it ’ s best to talk to your doctor about your health condition prior to the procedure to ensure the treatment is best suited to your needs .
Generally , there are three main types of threads used in a threadlift procedure — mono , screw , and cog threads . Each has unique characeristics and is used to achieve different aesthetic goals . 1 . Mono threads are smooth threads that are inserted beneath the skin and are used to stimulate collagen production . They do not have any barbs or hooks and rely on the body ’ s natural healing process to create a supportive network of collagen fibres around the thread . Mono threads are most commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and to provide overall skin rejuvenation .
2 . Screw threads , on the other hand , have a spiral shape and small barbs that provide additional lifting and support to the skin . They are used to lift and tighten sagging skin and can be used on various areas of the face . Screw threads provide a more immediate lifting effect than mono threads and are ideal for patients with mild to moderate sagging .
3 . Cog threads are the most advanced type of thread and have the most significant lifting capacity . They have barbs that are designed to anchor into the skin , creating a strong and long-lasting lift . Cog threads are typically used for more severe sagging , such as deep folds and wrinkles , and provide the most dramatic results . They are most commonly used in the lower face and neck to create a more defined jawline and improve the appearance of jowls .
The procedure involves the use of special threads made of either polydioxanone ( PDO ), polylactic acid ( PLLA ) or polycaprolactone ( PCL ) that are inserted beneath the skin using a small needle . Once the threads are in place , they are gently pulled to lift and tighten the skin , creating a more youthful appearance .
One of the main benefits of a threadlift is that it is a minimallyinvasive procedure that requires only local anaesthesia , meaning that the patient can return home on the same day . The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour to complete , depending on the number of threads required . The results are visible immediately after the procedure . However , the full effects of the procedure may not be visible for several weeks as the skin settles into its new position . The downtime for a threadlift procedure can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the treatment , but it is generally minimal compared to traditional facelift surgery . Some patients may experience mild swelling or bruising for a few days , but many are able to return to their normal
activities with 24-48 hours .
Another benefit of a threadlift is that it can be used to target specific areas of the face , such as the eyebrows , nose , cheeks , jowls , and neck . This makes it a versatile treatment that can be customised to meet the unique needs of each patient .
Aftercare for threadlift is important to ensure proper healing and optimal results . �our doctor will likely provide specific instructions tailored to your individual needs , but here is some general advice : 1 . Avoid strenous activities , including exercise , for the first few days after the procedure 2 . Avoid smoking and alcohol for 1-2 weeks 3 . Sleep with your head elevated for the first few nights to reduce swelling 4 . Use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising 5 . Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area 6 . Avoid saunas , hot tubs and steam rooms for at least 1-2 weeks 7 . Avoid facial treatments or massages for at least 4-6 weeks 8 . Follow any other instructions provided by your doctor for optimal results and attend follow-up appointments with your doctor to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing Despite all its advantages , it is important to note that a threadlift is not a permanent solution to the effects of ageing . The results typically last for around 12 to 18 months , after which the threads will dissolve and be absorbed by the body . Patients may choose to undergo the procedure again after this time to maintain their youthful appearance .
While threadlift is generally considered safe , there are some potential complications to be aware of . These may include bruising , swelling , infection , and thread migration . In rare cases , threads may break or become visible under the skin . Hence , it is important to choose a qualified and experienced medical professional to minimise the risk of complications .
Murall Clinic is an established aesthetic clinic in Malaysia which provides the latest state-of-the-art aesthetic procedures performed by a qualified and expert team of doctors . We are a multi-award winning centre that includes the acclaimed Face Lift ( Non-surgical ) Centre of the �ear in Asia Pacific by �lobalHealth Asia-Pacific . Besides our Signature Facelift and Signature Noselift , Murall Clinic also specialises in various aesthetic procedures such as dermal fillers , botulinum toxin , skin boosters , and other treatments . With our custom-tailored management plan made specifically for you , we will reveal the beauty within you .
Murall Clinic Petaling Jaya Pg-K3 , Ground Floor , PJ 33 , Lot 33 , Jalan Semangat , Section 13 , 46100 , Petaling Jaya , Selangor , Malaysia
Dr Yip Henry Education : MBBS ( IMU ) Expertise background : Threadlift , PRP , Skin boosters , Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
Murall Clinic Mont Kiara Unit 09 , Second Floor , 163 Retail Park 8 Jalan Kiara , Mont Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur , W . P Persekutuan , Malaysia
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