Perhaps you’ve loved Botox® and dermal fillers for years, and you’ve grown accustomed to receiving periodic injectables for staving off pesky lines and replenishing volume in key areas for that age-defying lift you love. At a certain point, however, injectables aren’t enough. Certain signs of aging, such as jowls and sagging neck skin, can’t be remedied effectively with injectables or skin rejuvenation treatments alone. For this reason, Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine provides thread lifts.
If you love the idea of lifting and smoothing your skin without surgery, thread lifts in Mill Valley are an exciting option. Here are the answers to your most frequently asked questions about thread lifts so you can better understand this aesthetic solution, and how it may work for you.
FAQS: Thread Lifts in Marin County
How does a thread lift work?
Thread lifts are surgical sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO), a fully-dissolvable material that is considered to be one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. Because thread lifts dissolve completely within four to six months, there’s no risk of scar tissue. Thread lifts are carefully inserted under the skin to provide a lifting and smoothing effect. While the benefits of thread lifts are immediate, thread lifts continue to work long after the threads have dissolved, for up to 15 months following insertion as they stimulate new collagen growth.
Which areas of the body can be helped with NovaThreads?
NovaThreads can be used to rejuvenate almost any area of the body, including the face, neck, arms, stomach, buttocks and more.
How long does a thread lift take?
Thread lifts can be performed in about 45 minutes in our office.
Is anesthesia required?
We provide three types of threads, including Barb, Twist and Smooth Threads, depending on your needs. Only the Barb threads require topical numbing before they are administered. You may experience a tugging and pulling sensation as the threads are being inserted, but thread lifts are well tolerated.
What’s the downtime like?
Thread lifts are administered by injection with a preloaded hypodermic needle. With any injection, there is risk of swelling, pinpoint bleeding and swelling. If you experience any of these side effects, they should subside within the days following your treatment. You’ll be able to go about your usual activities, taking special care to avoid strenuous lifting and exercise in the days you are healing.
Are thread lifts safe?
Yes! We proudly perform thread lifts using NovaThreads, which are patented PDO threads that have undergone years of continuous innovation to be the most advanced and effective thread lifts on the market. NovaThreads have been carefully engineered to provide dramatic rejuvenation with little risk of complications.
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