If you’re searching for the best anti-aging solution, you’ve likely heard about facelifts. Facelifts, technically known as rhytidectomy, are surgical procedures that remove loose skin and tighten the face.
Surgical facelifts are an excellent way to achieve long-lasting results; however, they may not be the right fit for every patient.
For this reason, many individuals seek out an alternative to surgical facelifts. Read on about one of the best alternative anti-aging solutions: threadlifts and EuroThreads!
What Is a Threadlift?
A threadlift is a minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure. When you have a threadlift done, your provider uses barbed sutures to create a subtle yet immediate lifted appearance in the skin.
The sutures are made from biodegradable polymers known as polydioxanone (PDO).
Different Types of PDO Threads
There are 3 main types of PDO threads:
- Mono threads
- Screw threads
- Cog threads
Mono threads are smooth and do not have barbs. They typically treat lines and sagginess on the neck, the under-eye area, and the forehead. This type of PDO thread can help tighten the skin, but it does not provide much of a lifting effect overall.
Mono PDO threads are not used for threadlifts. While they are a valuable anti-aging solution, their use is intended for adding plumpness and volume to the skin versus actually lifting it.
Screw threads are also used for areas that need added volume. They’re typically used for general face-lifting and in conjunction with other threads.
Cog threads are similar to mono threads, but they have barbs to help hook into the skin. Mono threads need to be anchored to an area of the face (such as the hairline), while cog threads do not need an anchor.
Cog threads help stimulate collagen production because collagen forms around the threads and barbs. These threads are most effective for lifting and slimming the face, especially the jawline.
What Are EuroThreads?
EuroThreads are a type of PDO thread. These polymer threads have been around for decades in the medical industry and are most often used by cardiovascular surgeons for sutures. EuroThreads help suspend a patient’s loose skin when used for cosmetic facelifts.
Although the immediate effects of a threadlift are temporary, EuroThreads can have longer-lasting results. Over time, EuroThreads can help to increase collagen and elastin production, which result in tighter and more youthful-looking skin.
How Do EuroThreads Work?
When performing a threadlift with EuroThreads, our provider will insert these tiny threads throughout the desired treatment areas. For most patients, treatment areas include:
Patients often see immediate anti-aging results after a threadlift. Common areas that experience improvement can include:
- Jowls or droopy cheeks
- Brows that are furrowed, wrinkled, or drooping
- Wrinkled, saggy neck skin
Many people enjoy threadlifts because they immediately improve the skin and provide gradual, longer-lasting results from boosting collagen and elastin. This minimally invasive facelift alternative involves no surgery or anesthesia, meaning you don’t have to worry about downtime, recovery time, or surgical complications. It’s also much more affordable than more invasive options.
Is a Threadlift Right for You?
Even though threadlifts are minimally invasive procedures, not everyone is a candidate for this anti-aging solution.
Typically, successful candidates for a threadlift are:
- People who are 55 years old or younger
- People who are unable to tolerate or do not want to tolerate the effects of surgery (including anesthesia and recovery time)
- People who do not have advanced, drastically-sagging skin
Ultimately, you want to make sure you speak with our licensed professionals, who can explore your treatment options and aesthetic goals to determine what will be right for you.
EuroThreads Without a Facelift
Maybe a full facelift isn’t right for you, and you’re looking for something more subtle. Maybe you simply want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and forehead.
If this is the case, you could be a candidate for mono thread EuroThreads. Adding volume and plumpness to areas of your skin and encouraging collagen production could be enough to meet your cosmetic goals.
How Long Do EuroThreads Last?
EuroThreads results vary depending on the patient. For some patients, EuroThreads only last 18 months. For others, EuroThreads can last up to a few years.
Everyone’s skin is unique, so the way EuroThreads interact with your body will be just as unique. Our providers can discuss the results you can expect during a consultation.
If you’re considering EuroThreads for added facial volume or a potential facelift, you’ll want to deal with a professional who can work with you in the long term. At Vibrant Rejuvenation, our licensed professionals know what it takes to get high-quality results.
Our clinical practice features staff members with years of experience in the world of cosmetic procedures, including full surgical solutions, like facelifts, and less invasive options, like EuroThreads. Our professionals will be able to help you determine treatment goals customized to your body type.
You don’t want to take chances when it comes to your face! Our practitioners are fully certified and qualified to do the work that they perform, which means that they can help you achieve the results you desire.
The Threadlift Experts
At Vibrant Rejuvenation, our qualified technicians have the skills and experience necessary to help you achieve a youthful appearance that is natural to your individual body. If you’re looking for powerful results without the use of surgery, anesthesia, or major treatments, we can help.
Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step towards a more youthful and confident YOU!