Would you like to fight back against signs of aging on your face and neck? Does a simple, non-surgical treatment appeal to you? Maybe it’s time you explored a thread lift in Chicago at the office of Dr. Steven Dayan in Chicago, IL.
What Is a Thread Lift in Chicago?
Thread lift treatments involve the placement of threads of surgical suture material just beneath the skin. Once in place, these threads lift and support the skin from below. They fill in facial lines and folds and restore the patient’s youthful facial contours. They also jumpstart collagen production, which further renews the skin.
After they’ve helped rebuild the infrastructure beneath the skin, the threads dissolve naturally and safely. This usually happens after about six months.
What Type of Cosmetic Concerns Does This Treatment Address?
Thread lifts can tackle a host of cosmetic concerns. They can smooth over lined skin, soften facial folds like the ones that form at the sides of the mouth, and even tighten up a drooping brow. Although most often performed on the face and neck, thread lift treatments are also sometimes an option for other parts of the body, such as the lined skin that can develop on the upper arms.
How Long Will I Have to Wait to See Results?
You’ll see some signs of improvement right away because simply having the threads in place will lift and tighten the skin. Your results should be fully developed within six months, once the additional collagen has been created.
Will My Results Last Long?
Thanks in part to this treatment’s ability to stimulate collagen, it’s not uncommon for patients to enjoy their thread lift results for 18 months. That’s considerably longer than the results achieved through some other cosmetic treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections and certain dermal fillers.
How It Works
Thread lifts are a simple, straightforward treatment that can often be performed in less than an hour. We’ll start by cleansing and numbing the treatment area, and making a few marks on your skin that will guide us as we work. We’ll then use a needle to lay several threads just below the surface of the skin in the treatment area.
The way that we place the threads, and the shape of the threads that we use, will depend on what your cosmetic goals are. Spiral-shaped threads, for example, are an excellent choice for building facial volume. Rough-hewn threads that resemble the shape of barbed wire are ideal for hooking into loose skin and lifting it, and smooth threads injected in a mesh-style pattern serve as a framework for collagen to grow on, plumping and firming the skin.
What Is Recovery Like?
There is no recovery period associated with this treatment. You’ll be able to get right back to your normal schedule and activities after your appointment. The only limitation you’ll face is that you’ll be asked to avoid rubbing the skin where the threads are for a few weeks. We may also ask you to refrain from scheduling certain other treatments for the next week.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes. This treatment won FDA approval in 2018 and has been safely and widely used in the years since.
Can Men Take Advantage of This Treatment?
Yes. This treatment can be effectively performed on both male and female patients.
What Is the Right Age for This Treatment?
There is no magic age for this treatment, but most patients are somewhere between their forties and late sixties. The patients who get the most benefit from a thread lift are looking for help with multi-faceted signs of aging in the skin, not just a wrinkle or two. For most patients, this point comes sometime in their forties or fifties.
Patients sometimes ask if they should delay treatment until their symptoms are bad enough. But if you put off treatment, a thread lift may be less able to fully address your cosmetic concerns. It’s usually best to go ahead and have this treatment as soon as aging skin is starting to bother you.
Who Is This Right For?
You’re Bothered by Aging Skin
Candidates for this treatment are usually bothered by one or more aspects of aging skin and have not gotten the results they wanted with facial serums and other skincare products. A thread lift in Chicago is a great way of treating not just a wrinkle or two, but the multiple ways that skin shows its age.
You Want a Non-Surgical Option
Thread lifts are popular with patients who don’t want or aren’t candidates for surgery. If you want to noticeably improve the look of your skin, but you don’t want the hassle and downtime associated with going under the knife, this treatment is an ideal option.
You’re in Good Health
Patients should be in good general health and not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
You Have Healthy Skin
For us to perform this treatment, the skin in the target area should be healthy and free of infection or inflammation. You’ll want to take care with the skin in the days leading up to your treatment so that it is calm and healthy.
You Want a Custom Treatment
No two thread lifts are alike. We design an individual treatment plan for each of our patients. Are you worried primarily about sagging cheeks and eager to restore their natural contour and volume? Or is the lined skin on your neck driving you crazy? Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your areas of concern, we’ll design a custom treatment plan just for you.
You Want Natural Results
One of the great things about a thread lift in Chicago is that it offers results that fully develop over six months. This type of gradual improvement in your skin means your results will be natural, and you’ll never look as though you went and had a treatment done.
Say Goodbye to Aging Skin
Aging skin isn’t something you have to accept as you get older. A thread lift is an effective, easy treatment offered by the office of Dr. Steven Dayan that can help you achieve healthier, more youthful skin.
Last Updated on February 16, 2021 by Dr Dayan