Over time, signs of aging appear on the face. Stress, sunlight, and pollution all leave a mark on facial skin. Over the age of 35, our skin can become looser and flabby. With the help of a thread lift, without surgery the sagging face can be lifted, various wrinkles on the face can be treated, and the elasticity of the facial skin can be restored. The FTC (Fine Thread Contouring), or COG thread lift, is a non-surgical procedure that achieves immediate, lasting results without allergic reactions, without incisions, using up to 100% natural biolift sutures. It draws from elements of the traditional western thread lift procedure and the oriental, muscle pain reducing thread-embedding acupuncture interventions. In addition to rejuvenating the skin it also lifts the tissues.
When is a thread lift warranted?
This procedure is recommended for those who want to remove the signs of skin aging and traces of stress, sun exposure and pollution from the facial area without surgery. By using FTC, or a COG thread lift via biolift sutures, it is possible to immediately lift sagging, slightly flabby skin. Its advantage is that it lifts not only the skin but also the tissues, providing a lasting solution to reduce the signs of aging over the age of 35.
What happens at the first consultation?
As with any procedure, a thread lift skin rejuvenation is preceded by a consultation with our specialist accompanied by a condition assessment. This provides an opportunity for the specialist to assess the current condition of the skin, to make a personalized proposal based on this, and according to your needs and expectations, suggest which treatment, or possibly a combination of treatments, is most ideal for you. This is because thread lift rejuvenation is also suitable for combination with other aesthetic plastic and cosmetology procedures, such as B.TOX anti-wrinkle, wrinkle filling or chemical exfoliation. The specialist then draws up a treatment plan: they decide on the course of the procedure, the type of sutures and their location, since we are all different, hence the facial tensioning procedure is also unique in each case.
Preparing for the intervention
In contrast to the preparations for plastic surgeries, no further examinations are needed following that performed at the consultation, but we recommend the introduction of certain lifestyle changes to enhance the result of the treatment. We recommend that you do not smoke, thereby promoting skin regeneration processes. Before the procedure, eat light meals and ensure sufficient fluid intake. Taking aspirin, ginkgo biloba or other herbal naturopathic preparations is not recommended for two weeks before a thread lift.
What happens during the intervention?
The approximately 60-minute procedure is performed under local anesthesia. After professional cleansing of the affected skin surface and anesthesia, our specialist places completely biocompatible, bio-absorbable sterile sutures in several places in the layers of the subcutaneous tissue using fine injection needles. These both lift the tissues and stimulate certain regeneration processes, thereby increasing the production of collagen fibers, which are also responsible for skin tightness. They stimulate wound healing processes so effectively that not only does the skin tissue contract, but new collagen bundles are formed. In addition to the strong firming effect, the bio-threads also mechanically support the skin for half a year, until they are absorbed, and stimulate the metabolism and lymphatic circulation.
What results can you expect from the intervention?
The advantage of facial rejuvenation is that you can experience the effect of the treatment after the procedure: an improvement of skin tone and the increase of skin firmness and elasticity. After a few months, however, the result of the treatment reaches its peak, as after this length of time new collagen bundles are formed in the skin: the facial skin will look younger, and the facial contours become more defined. This effect can be seen for up to 2 years, depending on individual conditions, but the procedure can be repeated 2-4 times.
You only need to stay at Dr. Rose Private Hospital for a short time after treatment, for observation. After a few hours you can leave for home or feel free to resume your usual tasks. However, it is important to avoid strenuous physical work during the first week. During this period, redness, swelling, and mild bruising may still occur, but this will pass in a few days, and as a precaution we recommend cooling and adequately hydrating the treated skin surface. You may still experience a pulling effect and you may feel the threads, but these sensations will fade in a short time. You should not expect an allergic reaction or subsequent complications. You may take light exercise 2-3 weeks after the treatment, but take care not to sunbathe, use the solarium or take a sauna. After a thread lift facial rejuvenation the chances of any complications occurring are very low, and at the first consultation our specialist will inform you about these. After treatment, you will need to attend a pre-arranged check-up examination.