Mini Face Lift

Mini Face Lift

Have you ever looked in the mirror and pulled up your cheeks or the skin above your eyebrows to a higher position and wished it would stay there? Now there is a simple new technique that makes it possible without major surgery.

The idea of using some form of string or thread to lift and support the skin of the face is not new. In the late 1990s a Russian physician Dr. Marlen Sulamanedze created Featherlift™ using Aptos Threads

The latest development of "minimally invasive" facelifting is the ThreadLift™ using Contour Threads™. These FDA approved threads answer many of the problems of earlier threads and offer the best results available to date.

WHAT IS THE THREADLIFT ™ PROCEDURE?

The ThreadLift™ is a non-invasive office procedure performed under local anaesthetic that is designed to elevate, reposition and lift lax skin of the brow, face and neck without surgery. The ThreadLift™ employs new surgical barbed threads/sutures to restore youthful vitality to the face. This procedure does not replace a conventional facelift; rather it offers patients an innovative, non-surgical approach.

WHAT ARE 'BARBED SUTURES'?

Unlike conventional sutures, which are smooth, Contour Threads™ have tiny barbs or cogs that are spaced evenly apart.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

Due to the unique design of the cogs of the Contour Threads ™, the surrounding tissues act to hold the threads in place without the need for visible scars. The threads are inserted through tiny (1.5mm), incisions in the hairline and then passed under the skin in precise locations using a small needle. The inserted thread grasps onto the droopy fat and soft-tissue with its tiny barbs, which is then lifted and repositioned into a more vertical and youthful position.

Once in position, your body generates collagen bundles that surround each thread to maintain the lifting effect. The exact placement of the thread will vary from person to person.

Sculptra Mini Face Lift

Unlike the Contour thread lift, Sculptra works differently by building volume in the tissue which has the effect of pulling the face upwards creating a mini facelift outcome. The procedure involves injecting the solution all over the face. Sculptra is made of poly-lactic acid which causes a mild irritation in the dermis which leads to collagen and elastic synthesis. Over a period of three to four months, the patient will experience a tightening of the skin and a more youthful appearance. The product can be used all over the face or in isolated areas to build cheek bones and enhance a weak jaw-line. Patients will need to be treated at least two to three sessions and the price of the procedure will cost approximately £1200 to £1800. Overall this procedure is one of the best option to maintain a more youthful and natural appearance.

Mini Face Lift