Could A Thread Lift Facial Make You Look 10 Years Younger?
Ageing is an inevitability, but the visible signs of getting older can knock your confidence and leave you feeling unhappy with your appearance.
Everybody ages differently, and how you age is determined by your genetics. Some people just have those genes that mean they age slower. Their lines and wrinkles don’t appear as deeply and they look more youthful than their years.
But for most people, the signs of ageing, such as the appearance of lines and wrinkles, can begin to appear when you reach your late 20s and early 30s.
Common Signs Of Ageing
The most common signs of ageing are:
- Crows feet
- Smile lines
- Smokers lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Sagging jowls
What all these signs have in common is that they’re concentrated on your face, making it hard to disguise. Makeup can help, but it will only mask the problem, it doesn’t fix or slow down the ageing process.
Why Ageing Happens
Facial ageing occurs because of changes to your skin and changes in the deeper soft tissues of your face. Hormonal changes can accelerate the ageing process too.
The key things that cause your skin to change are natural ageing, skin type, sun exposure, lifestyle and skincare routine.
A lot of these are things that you can control. For example, you can minimise the effects caused by lifestyle choices and sun exposure. And you can always adopt a better skincare routine.
But unfortunately, genetics and hormone shifts are things no one can control.
What Happens To Your Skin?
As you age the collagen and elastin that your body naturally produces start to reduce. Both are essential for younger-looking skin and as they lessen you’ll start to see visible signs of ageing on your skin.
Collagen is a protein that’s found in your skin, eyes and connective tissue. It provides structural support and plays a vital role in your body’s skin health, with things such as tissue repair.
Menopause is a big contributor to slowing down your collagen production. This is due to the hormonal changes that your body goes through during this time. As well as collagen reduction, your body also reduces its levels of elastin, another important protein that keeps your skin plump. As your natural stores get lower, it leads to visible signs of ageing such as sagging skin and wrinkles.
In addition to the unavoidable, there are lifestyle choices that cause you to lose collagen such as over-exposure to ultraviolet light and poor diet.
Can A Thread Lift Facial Help?
Just because ageing is an inevitability doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that can help you. If you’re unhappy with your appearance then there are lots of non-invasive treatments designed to reduce sagging skin and make improvements to your lines and wrinkles.
A thread lift facial is a really popular choice to reduce visible signs of ageing and make you look younger. It’s a treatment that’s proven to smooth out lines and wrinkles whilst improving your facial appearance by lifting tired-looking skin.
The treatment is a much better option than a more painful and invasive surgical facelift. It’s incredibly versatile too, treating several problem areas such as your cheeks, neck and jowls. This can all be done without disrupting your lifestyle or having to manage a long recovery time.
What’s A Thread Lift?
A thread lift facial is a non-surgical facelift in which the facial skin is lifted and tightened with polydioxanone (PDO) threads. It’s designed to subtly reposition your facial skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles whilst boosting collagen production for more volume in the treated area.
The threads dissolve over time, and as they do so, they encourage the natural production of collagen which is essential for maintaining the structure of your skin, making it cushiony and plump. The thread lift facial lasts up to 18 months, and you can safely repeat the procedure to maintain your youthful look.
It is also completely reversible meaning that if for any reason you’re unhappy with the look, the threads can easily be removed.
How Does It Work?
A thread lift facial works by threading dissolvable sutures into your skin with a tiny needle. These threads will lift and tighten your face without limiting your facial movement.
As well as lifting your skin and improving common signs of ageing, the threads stimulate new collagen production essential for a more youthful appearance. The threads contain hyaluronic acid which absorbs into your skin over time, boosting your natural production of collagen post-treatment, and prolonging the incredible anti-ageing results.
Is A Thread Lift Right For You?
If you’re thinking about a thread lift facial, then you should book a consultation to talk about all your treatment options.
At Elite Aesthetics, consultations are held in our award-winning clinic based in Greenhithe, Kent which is just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London. During your consultation, you will speak to one of our thread lift specialist doctors, an accredited non-surgical cosmetic practitioner with over 20 years of experience, including several years as a practising GP.
Here you’ll be able to ask any questions that you have and discuss in detail the results you want. If you want to know more about thread lifts you can read one of our previous blogs What To Expect From My Thread Lift Recovery or PDO Thread Lifts detailing exactly what to expect from your thread lift facial.