Sagging facial features are an unfortunate consequence of aging; for many, they’re severe enough to change their entire appearance and make them look tired or much older. At Advanced Dermatology, in Acworth and Douglasville, Georgia, Amr Agha, MD, uses thread face-lifts to open your eyes and conceal your jowls without surgery. Find out if you’re a good candidate for a thread face-lift by booking a consultation over the phone or online at Advanced Dermatology today.
A thread face-lift is a non-surgical procedure that yields nearly the same effect as a surgical face-lift. When you get a thread face-lift at Advanced Dermatology, Dr. Agha begins the procedure by marking the areas of skin on your face that need a lift and injecting them with local anesthesia. Then, he runs dissolvable sutures beneath your skin that latch onto your tissues with barbs and pulls them upward and back toward your hairline.
The threads come in several different materials, including polydioxanone (PDO), that are easy for your skin to dissolve over time. Before they dissolve, the injuries caused by the thread under your skin prompt your tissues to build their own collagen fibers around the threads that hold your results in place long after the threads dissolve.
Thread face-lifts offer numerous possibilities for your changing appearance. While the results won’t be quite as drastic as the results of a surgical face-lift because no skin is removed in the process, you see notable differences like:
These small adjustments can help you appear more awake and alert or help you convey a brighter mood.
When you get a thread face-lift, you can see the extent of the results right away. Don’t expect them to stay forever, though. Most patients enjoy their results for one to three years, but you can get maintenance treatments once you see your skin begin to droop and wrinkle again.
Thread face-lifts don’t require quite as much preparation as surgical face-lifts, but Dr. Agha gives you steps to follow to maximize your chances of a successful procedure and easy recovery. Leading up to the date of your appointment, he may ask that you:
You may need to reserve between 24 and 48 hours for recovery, which means taking time off work. Dr. Agha gives you full instructions for this recovery period.
To see if you’re a good candidate for a thread face-lift from Dr. Agha, call Advanced Dermatology or book an appointment online today.