We live in a world where looking good is important. We want to feel our best, so we can be our best – so we eat well, we diet and we do our utmost to look after our bodies both inside and out. Yet sometimes no amount of healthy eating or rigorous workouts can eliminate flaws we’d much rather be without. When our bodies change from aging or weight loss, or even gain, we can hide the effects; we can dress accordingly to achieve a desired look. But what about when the issues are with our face. Facial volume loss is a common side effect of extreme weight loss, as well as aging itself, but it is one part of our bodies we cannot hide away.
Facial volume loss appears when there is a lack of collagen and elastin within the skin, which subsequently then leads to looser facial tone, causing and exacerbating the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. Losing this protein from our skin, combined with a natural loss of fat on the face can give the upper cheeks a hollow appearance that then creates a heaviness above the jaw line and around the chin area. This hollowed sagging skin gives a tired and aged look and can stop us feeling good.
Of course there are extreme procedures that one can undertake to achieve their profile of yesteryear, such as face lifts and the like; however, these procedures are not without risk and an extremely high price tag. So if you have worked hard to achieve the body of your dreams, but now want to tighten up your face or if your sporting habits have left your face somewhat withdrawn, or if you are simply trying to slow down the cruel tricks of time, there could be a much less invasive answer…
And that answer is a Thread Lift. Known in the cosmetic surgery world as a ‘non-surgical’ or even somewhat comically a ‘lunchtime’ face lift, the Thread Lift is the timeliest, most discreet and effective face lift available. This revolutionary minimally-invasive treatment lifts sagging and ageing areas of the face and is preformed without the use of any incisions or surgery at all. Instead anchoring sutures are placed under the skin using a fine needle to elevate the sagging tissue and lift problem areas. Thanks to the lack of sedation, the downtime required after a Thread Lift is marginal and an overnight hospital stay is not required. Instead it is simply performed under local anaesthetic and takes as little as 30 minutes, and although you may experience some very slight bruising or swelling in the days following your procedure, patients able to walk out and return home, or to work, a short while after a Thread Lift.
Effects of the treatment last around 18 months, at which point the threads and cones, of which both are biodegradable, are absorbed into the body without need for removable. So if you want to look as good on the outside as you do on the inside but don’t want to go under the knife then get in touch today and find out how we can help you achieve a more youthful and healthy looking appearance.