Thread Facelift vs. Facelift

Thread Facelift vs. Facelift | Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos + San Jose

Thread Facelift vs. Facelift

Many people have tugged at their face and neck, imagining the magic of a facelift but also are rightfully worried about the risks and recovery of surgery. That’s why Refined Dermatology offers the thread facelift option, a facelift without surgery. There’s no need to “go under” with general anesthesia (which can be risky), and absorbable sutures create a subtle and instant lift to re-contour the face.

The thread facelift is a fast and safe outpatient procedure that gives you the benefits of a surgical facelift without the scars or downtime. Just like a surgical facelift, you can restore volume in key places, like the lips and cheeks, while tightening the skin and encouraging collagen production where the sutures are placed. The procedure is nearly invisible and utilizes little cones that are connected to threads to lift and tighten skin from under the surface.

How Thread Facelifts Work

Not only does the lift give you instant results, but the sutures create inflammation. That inflammation kickstarts collagen production, resulting in long-term and short-term effects. Thread facelifts have been available for quite some time, but the methods have really upgraded in recent years. Previously, barbed sutures were used, which were challenging. Recently, the shift has been made to polydioxanone sutures, which is the same material used for dissolvable surgical sutures.

A thread facelift can help with sagging in the jawline, neck and cheek area. Plus, since the results are immediate and there’s virtually no downtime, you don’t have to plan ahead. It’s easy to get a thread facelift just a few days in advance of a special event such as a wedding or class reunion. You will instantly look younger and happier. It’s sometimes dubbed a “mini facelift” and can be a great way to delay future surgical procedures to address more advanced signs of aging.

San Jose Thread Facelift Experts – Meet Refined Dermatology

Costs will vary based on your goals and current skin condition. However, you can trust that a thread facelift is always more affordable, safer, easier, and more comfortable than a surgical facelift. Contact Refined Dermatology to learn more or schedule your consultation.



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