There are increasing numbers of patients searching for aesthetic treatments that provide subtle enhancement with minimal downtime. With the demand increasing, and innovative advancements improving the technology further, minimally invasive procedures are on the rise, becoming more and more common. While thread lifting is not a new procedure, you may be hearing about it more now than ever before. Have you been wondering if this is a treatment for you? Keep reading to find out.

Thread lifting is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to elevate tissue, helping to treat sagging skin. Typically, this procedure is recommended for patients in the 30- to 50-year old range who are experiencing a loss of elasticity, loss of volume, and falling in the facial region. These patients may have received injectable treatments in the past and would like further intervention, but are not ready or interested in surgical options.

Thread lifting offers the benefit of an in-office procedure without the surgical downtime of a facelift. Though this procedure cannot replace the more drastic results achieved by a surgical lift, it can accomplish a subtle elevation and rejuvenated appearance. Thread lifting only requires a local anaesthetic for numbing, making it a great option for those who do not wish to have a general anaesthetic. It is important to note, while much less than surgical downtime, this procedure does have a small period of swelling and bruising that may occur following treatment. Most signs of treatment dissipate within 48 hours, however some lingering swelling and bruising may last up to a week.

This procedure won’t make you look like you’re 20 years old again but it can provide a subtle tightening that will inspire overall rejuvenation. Thread lifting is not for everyone, but if you are a candidate, the results achieved can be great. If you are interested in this procedure, a consultation with our team can help determine if it is right for you.

Dr. Arjang Yazdani, BSc, MD, FRCSC