Call it narcissism, but it can be depressing to see a tired-looking, lined face that reflects the opposite of what you truly feel. Who doesn’t want to look fabulous every day, right?
So what exactly is a thread lift?
A thread lift is an innovative, trending cosmetic procedure in Singapore offered by 1Aesthetics, Medical & Surgery, located at #14-90 The Central, 8 Eu Tong Sen St, Tower 1, 059818. Because of it, many aesthetic doctors are trading their scalpels for a needle and thread. Nowadays, there are more innovations to improve face quality other than facelift surgery. While the approach of having injections for skin resurfacing works for many patients, not everyone is ready and willing to have this kind of surgery. With facelift surgery, there’s a wide range of potential alternatives for lifting and tightening. Some people are fine with injections or minimal incisions, so long as it promises no visible marks and scars afterwards. They believe that there has to roughly display no risk of scarring because most people are very cautious with their skin, especially Singaporeans and Asians in general, as their skin is extra prone to evident scarring.
If you want to get ahead of the game, then let’s learn more about this new discovery.
There is a new way called “thread lift”. It is a type of procedure wherein impermanent sutures are used to produce a delicate but noticeable “lift” in the skin. As an alternative on eliminating the loose facial skin by having a surgery, the surgeon basically suspends that loose skin by mending up its portions. This procedure pulls the skin back to some extent and it reacts by tightening and lifting the face.
Thread lift doesn’t actually use needle and thread.
During this process, a trained cosmetic surgeon like Dr Wan from 1Aesthetics, a premium boutique medical aesthetics clinic in Singapore, inserts restorable suspension sutures under the skin, made from biodegradable polymers commonly used in medical devices with small incisions made in the targeted areas. Over time, the sutures are absorbed by the body, stimulating fibroblasts, a cell in connective tissue that produces collagen among other fibres for a steady build-up of collagen, which helps achieve a long-lasting, natural look.
Again, no cutting is involved in this procedure, so there is nothing to worry about. It just uses a long needle to feed the threads through. By using a mixture of several types of threads that are now available, it can accomplish dramatic results, especially when it is done by conjunction with fillers.
Two basic types of threads can be possible in this procedure. First, we have the anchoring threads which protects the tissues with barbs or knots. Anchoring threads can be fastened to a part above the temple or ear, in which the lifted tissues are overhanging. On the other hand, we have the embedding threads which don not fasten the tissue but work to excite the production of collagen around them.
Moreover, it is not just the ultimate choice for lifting the skin, but threads fight ageing in one more way. It provokes the body’s response to curing and causes a direction of a huge flow of collagen to treated parts.
Collagen is a plentiful protein in our body that can be found in the skin, muscles, bones and tendons. It’s the substance that holds the body collectively and forms a scaffold to provide strength and configuration.
Collagen helps sustain growth factors that significantly influence the condition of our skin. Aside from its wound healing property, collagen helps to keep our skin strong, huge and flexible. As we get older, our bodies produce lesser collagen, which leads to a reduction in skin thickness. When the skin weakens, it can no longer sustain the tissues underneath it sufficiently.
Infusing fresh collagen to the face skin can both decrease slackness by making the skin thicker and hydrating it, and even prevent it from getting worse.
How much is a thread lift in Singapore?
The procedure is relatively affordable. The average cost for a thread lift in Singapore according to 1Aesthetics is $1,000 – $5,000. Some factors such as surgeon expertise, brands and types of threads used, and the area to be treated can affect the price of the procedure. A thread-lift is generally very simple to achieve and complications don’t usually arise. You can immediately see results and what’s more, can be fairly emotional, however, the impact is natural. The key thing is to pick a specialist who knows about the different types of threads and the various brands – and one who has a lot of experience in this particular procedure. You must undergo a safe procedure along with a doctor that you are comfortable with. Though it’s quite simple, a doctor with good experience will have a detailed awareness to guarantee the finest result.