As we age, a reduction in the skin elasticity and collagen causes our skin to sag. The areas of the face which are susceptible to sagging are the eyebrows, cheeks, smile lines next to the nose, the jowls along the jaw, and the neck. Other parts of the body are also affected such as the arms, breasts and buttocks. To correct this, the skin needs to be lifted upwards and backward to restore youthfulness.
At The Lime Tree Clinic, we offer thread lifts as a non-surgical option to gently lift your sagging skin, return it to its original contour and to produce natural looking results that reverses years in one session.
How do Thread Lifts work?
At The Lime Tree Clinic, we have a variety of threads at our disposal to create the optimal lift tailored specially for your face. The threads are absorbable surgical sutures with multiple small cones or barbs along the length of the thread to produce lifting and regenerating effects
The threads have two primary actions:
A lifting action – After inserting the suture into the skin, the doctor reshapes the area by gently adjusting the tissues, allowing the small cones or barbs to hold the skin and re-suspend the skin in the desired lifted position. This will re-position the tissue volume to its original contour discreetly, resulting in an immediate lifting effect.
A regenerative action - The threads naturally stimulate the skin tissue to produce its own collagen. This continues over time to improve the texture and skin quality.
What are the threads made of?
The threads are made of surgical grade suture material with the latest technology. It is bio-compatible and will naturally be absorbed over time.
Is Thread Lift safe?
A thread lift is completely safe when performed by a licensed and experienced cosmetic doctor. It is a minimally invasive procedure avoiding the risks and prolong down time of surgical face lifts.
At The Lime Tree Clinic, our doctor is amongst the pioneers of thread lifts in Perth, and has been trained internationally to keep updated with the latest thread lift methods. He has in-depth knowledge of facial and body anatomy, giving you an honest assessment accordingly to your needs to ensure you have the best possible lift in a medical environment.
What are the treatment areas for Thread Lifting?
Cheeks and cheekbones – to make them fuller, as well as flattening the nasolabial fold
Lower jaw – to reduce marionette lines, creating a V shape face or sharp model jaw
Neck – to regain its tone and smoothness, reducing sagging skin and fullness under the neck and chin
Arms, Breast, Buttocks, Legs – to rejuvenate, provide firmness and lift
Thread lifting is not suitable for someone with excessively saggy skin, very thick skin or severely aged skin. Our expert cosmetic doctor will assess your skin to determine your suitability for thread lifting.
What is the procedure for Thread Lifting?
Thread lifts takes 30-minutes for a simple procedure, but up to 2 or more hours for delicate and large area lifting. The procedure starts with a detailed assessment of your skin followed by marking the points for thread insertion and the direction of your lift according to your desired results. The face or other treatment areas are thoroughly cleansed and disinfected.
Our cosmetic doctor then inserts the suture (thread) accordingly. Depending on the lift you desire, a number of threads can be placed per area. Once the suture has been applied, the doctor will tighten and mould the tissues to achieve a smooth, desired lifting effect.
Our experienced cosmetic doctor is known for his artistic finesse, and will ensure you achieve the most optimal contours.
Thread Lift aftercare
Immediately after the treatment, you may experience slight swelling or bruising. This will resolve within 1 to 2 weeks. Most individuals will not require any pain relief after, however paracetamol can be taken if necessary. The insertion sites must be kept clean and no strenuous exercise should be performed within a week. Sun exposure should be minimised. We will closely monitor your progress and are always excited to see your ongoing progress as the skin continues to improve.
What is the cost of Thread Lifting treatments?
Thread lifting includes:
Comprehensive assessment and recommendation of the number and type of threads
Recommendation of the direction and strength of lift appropriate to your face structure and desires
Progress assessments and education
Your investment in thread lifts depends on the area being treated and the amount of threads necessary to produce the results you desire.
Thread lifts start from $1000