A thread lift is a simple, minimally-invasive procedure that is often dubbed the “non-surgical facelift”. With less downtime and immediate results, patients continue to choose the thread lift to rejuvenate the appearance by lifting and tightening the skin. At Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center, we offer thread lifts to patients living in Arlington, Washington, DC and the surrounding areas of Virginia and Maryland.
What is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a unique cosmetic technique that involves the use of dissolvable threads to lift and tighten the skin. During treatment, these threads are placed beneath the skin’s surface. In doing so, the skin is tightened and lifted to a more youthful position, effectively addressing sagging skin. The benefits continue further as these threads dissolve over time. As the body breaks down these threads, it stimulates the production of collagen. Therefore, as the threads are gradually broken down, they’re replaced with natural collagen for long-lasting results. Without any surgery required, it’s no wonder that thread lifts are often viewed as one of the best alternatives to a facelift. They’re an ideal option for addressing sagging skin, lines and wrinkles in the face.
How Much Does a Thread Lift Cost in Washington, DC?
The cost of your thread lift treatment will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your consultation, we will evaluate your cosmetic goals to develop a personalized treatment plan. At this time, we will be able to provide you with the full cost of your treatment. We offer flexible financing options to ensure that each patient has access to the treatment that they need. We also accept cash, checks, and major credit cards for your convenience.
What is the Thread Lift Procedure Like?
The thread lift procedure is minimally-invasive treatment performed with local anesthetic. In contrast to a facelift, it is performed in an office setting. Prior to treatment, we use local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Once the skin is numbed, we will use small needles to insert the threads into the skin. The exact number and location of these threads will vary depending on your cosmetic goals and the treatment plan we develop for you. The entire thread lift treatment takes less than an hour to perform.
What is Recovery like After a Thread Lift Treatment?
One of the primary advantages of the thread lift is its reduced downtime in comparison to a facelift and other surgical treatments. It is common to experience some soreness, swelling and bruising after the thread lift, so many patients choose to take a day off from their usual activities. However, you are able to resume all normal activities as soon as you are comfortable doing so. Additionally, you’ll want to be cautious around the treatment area for a week after your treatment. We recommend that patients sleep on their back and avoid rubbing their face to prevent any irritation.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from the Thread Lift Treatment?
The results from your thread lift will be visible immediately, although they may not be fully visible until your side effects fade completely. The results from a thread lift can last for years, thanks to the increase in collagen that occurs as the threads are dissolved over time. Most patients enjoy results that last between 1 and 3 years.
To learn more about the thread lift procedure or determine if you are a good candidate for treatment, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center. We offer this and other cosmetic solutions to the men and women living in and around Washington, DC, Arlington and the nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia.