Thread face & neck lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims at lifting and supporting the sagging soft tissue structures of the face using special threads.
Dr Abu Laban at Al Nour Clinic is one of the first doctors to perform thread lifts in Australia. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia; takes less than 90 minutes, no skin cutting or stitching, limited downtime and very natural and long-lasting results.
The type and number of threads used depend on the patient’s facial anatomy and the areas that need to be treated. Threads can be used for middle or lower face lifting, eyebrow as well as the neck. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia with minimal discomfort. Minor incisions may be needed to anchor the threads usually above the hairline. No cuts or incisions are made in the face. It takes up to 90 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated. On average, patients need seven to ten days before normal daily activities can be resumed. Complications are rare. They include bruising, swelling, skin infection, puckering of the skin, and the possibility of the end of the thread peaking out close to the skin. Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed, and varies significantly for each individual.
The principle of the treatment is simple. Threads used are manufactured from a non-absorbable and biologically compatible material with human tissue. These low weight threads have a uni or bi-directional cogs or barbs along their length that enable them to anchor to the soft tissue of the face, thus acting as a truss to lift up the drooping brow, cheek or jowl. Threads are placed under the skin in varying positions depending on the patient’s facial anatomy and the part(s) of the face need to be supported/lifted.
The top end of the thread can then be gently tightened to support the soft tissue to the desired correction. Some threads e.g. Contour threads may need to be anchored deep under the skin usually above the hair line. Others do not need attachment e.g. Aptos threads.
Introducing the new generation thread lift,
“The most discreet and effective facelift” – Daily Mail UK
Since first introduced over 17 years ago, the thread face and neck lift procedure has witnessed significant advances not only in the material of which the threads are made, but also in the ways they are placed under the skin.
Silhouette Soft is recommended for men and women 30 years of age and over, who are trying to effectively combat the signs of ageing without heavy and invasive treatment and are looking for real and natural results. The Silhouette Soft procedure aims to obtain volume repositioning and/or skin tightening in any area where the bi-directional sutures are placed. It is suitable for cheeks (mid face), jowls (lower face), neck and eyebrow lifting. Each procedure is tailored to the desired outcome of each patient.
The Silhouette threads are unique in several ways:
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia, takes 30 to 90 minutes depending on areas done, no cutting, no scarring, minimal downtime with excellent results. Silhouette Soft has been awarded the Anti-Ageing & Beauty Trophy for Best Skin Tightening Device at the 2014 Anti-Ageing Medicine European Congress (AMEC) in Paris.
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