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Duration and downtime of a thread lift that pulls up slack with thread

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Yoshiro Suzuki
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki

Dr.Spa Clinic

Japanese Society of Aesthetic Surgeons Specialist Specialist of Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Regular member of the International Society of Aesthetic Surgery Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medical Science Specialist Director of Japan Association of Aesthetic Medicine

Medical institution with Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki

Doctor Spa Clinic Doctor Spa Clinic
Contact: 0120-022-118

Duration and downtime of a thread lift that pulls up slack with thread

Face sagging that becomes more serious with age. Thread lift is a treatment that puts a special thread (thread) with a catch under the skin to raise the slack on the face and neck .

In addition to thread lifts, lift-up methods to improve sagging include incision-type face lift surgery using a scalpel, injection treatment by injecting a drug, and irradiation treatment such as high frequency and HIFU (ultrasound). Of these, open surgery using a scalpel is said to be the most effective, but since downtime such as swelling and swelling is large, a thread lift that reduces damage to the body and is said to have short downtime has been devised. I did.

You can rest assured that you will know the differences between the various types of thread lifts and the differences in downtime and risks such as pain, swelling, and swelling of the procedure compared to other treatments for sagging by irradiation or injection. You can receive treatment.

Thread lift that physically pulls up slack with thread

Thread lift is a treatment with less downtime such as swelling and swelling than facelist surgery, which uses a scalpel to make an incision in the skin . Since multiple threads are inserted into the area of concern for sagging and the skin tissue is physically pulled up, the effect can be expected immediately after the procedure.

A medical thread with a cone-shaped biocone or a thorn-like protrusion is inserted under the skin, and the protrusion is hooked to pull up the subcutaneous tissue to prepare a sharp face line. In addition, it makes the cheeks that have lost volume due to aging plump and leads to improvement of wrinkles caused by sagging. Furthermore, collagen production is activated by the action of skin tissue regeneration around the inserted thread, which can be expected to have effects such as improvement of fine wrinkles, firmness of the skin, and tightening of pores in addition to the effect of pulling up. I will.

Difficult to improve loose skin naturally

There are multiple causes of sagging on the face, including:

  • The amount of collagen and hyaluronic acid is reduced and the elasticity of the skin is lost.
  • Gravity lowers the position of the subcutaneous tissue
  • Facial bones atrophy and excess skin
  • Facial muscle weakness and fat volume loss, etc.

Human skin is layered from the outside with the epidermis layer, dermis layer, and subcutaneous tissue (fat). About 70% of the second dermis layer is collagen, which is a fibrous protein, and elastin, an elastic fibrous protein, bundles collagen, and a jelly-like hyaluronic acid with water fills the space between them. .. This collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid give the skin firmness and elasticity.

A woman with the image that her facial skin is sagging and worried
However, collagen and elastin deteriorate and decrease due to aging and external stimuli such as ultraviolet rays. Then, the skin that has lost its elasticity and elasticity begins to sag against gravity.

In addition to skin softening, there are multiple causes such as bone atrophy, muscle weakness, and fat volume decrease, collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid decrease, bone atrophy, muscle and fat changes, etc. every day. Since it is difficult to prevent or improve with skin care, it can be said that it is difficult to eliminate sagging skin naturally, although it may worsen if left alone.

Thread lift is a method of physically pulling up loose skin. It pulls up the subcutaneous tissue that has moved down with age by the thread, and promotes the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid .

Those who are suitable for thread lift

  • I'm worried about sagging cheeks and chin
  • I want to have a small face
  • Deep nasolabial fold and marionette line
  • There is no firmness on the skin
  • I don't want to have surgery but I want to lift up
  • Hyaluronic acid injection does not improve sagging
  • I want to receive a lift-up with immediate effect
  • I want to prevent sagging

Since the thread lift does not remove the skin, the slack of the skin itself will not disappear.

The part where the thread can be inserted

With the threat lift, partial treatments such as around the eyes, mouth, and neck are possible.

  • amount
  • Temple
  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial fold
  • Marionette line
  • Chin
  • neck

Duration and effect of each type of thread lift

There are two types of threads used in thread lifts, one that melts and the other that does not . Skin inflammation if the type that occurs when thread inserted is absorbed soluble, since the production of collagen and elastin is a skin firmness and elasticity of the former is accelerated, such as elasticity up simultaneously firmness and skin and sagging pulling Another major feature is the ability to improve quality.

Thread type merit Demerit
Absorbency・ No foreign matter remains under the skin ・ Inflammation that occurs when absorbed can be expected to have a firming effect on the skin・ The duration of the pulling effect is shorter than that of non-absorbable yarn.
Non-absorbent・ The duration of the pulling effect is longer than that of absorbent yarn.・ There is a risk of foreign body reaction and infection after thread insertion

Main thread lift of the melting type (absorbent) that does not leave foreign matter in the body

Melting type threads are made of materials used in various medical fields (orthopedic pins, fracture screws, nails, etc.). It is metabolized to substances such as carbon dioxide, water, glucose, and lactic acid in the body over several months to several years, so there is no need to worry about foreign substances remaining in the body.

In addition, in the process of thread absorption, the wound healing action that heals the wounds on the skin tissue works and the production of elastic components such as collagen and elastin becomes active, so the skin becomes firm even after the thread melts. Is kept. It depends on the type of thread lift, but it is said that the lifting effect lasts for about a year. To maintain the lift-up effect, you need to continue to receive a thread lift before it sags.

Multiple types of thread lifts may be used together. In addition, the number of threads used is rarely one, and the treatment is performed by using 3 to 4 or more threads on one side alone to disperse the burden on the threads.

Happy lift for mild sagging

Fine hair-like thorns are attached symmetrically toward the center on one thread. By arranging the thorns in a semi-spiral shape, the force to pull up the tissue becomes stronger.

Sagging type Mild sagging
Applicable site Cheeks, drooping eyebrows, neck
Symptoms such as pain and swelling after treatment Feeling uncomfortable when you open your mouth wide
downtime A few days to about a month
Duration of effect About 12 months
Fee Approximately 20,000 to 80,000 yen per bottle

Mint lift that pulls up firmly

The mint lift has a firmer thorn than the happy lift and raises the slack. The thorns of the mint lift are not made by making cuts in the thread, but have a structure with thorns attached. Since it is stronger than the notch type thorn , you can expect a strong lift-up effect.

The material of the thread is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is hard and has a strong pulling force, and polycaprolactone (PCL), which has softness and elasticity, is blended, so it causes a feeling of pulling even in thin skin areas. It can be pulled up naturally.

Sagging type Severe sagging
Applicable site Cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines
Symptoms such as pain and swelling after treatment Light swelling
downtime Several days
Duration of effect About 8-12 months
Fee Approximately 25,000 to 50,000 yen per bottle

Silhouette software that pulls up three-dimensionally (3D lift)

A thread with conical protrusions (bio-cones) facing each other pulls up the slack so that it pulls from both ends toward the center, enabling a three-dimensional and natural lift-up . The conical bio-cone can firmly grasp the tissue at any angle of 360 degrees, so it can be expected to be highly effective.

In addition, it is said that it takes up to one and a half years to be absorbed into the body, and if it includes promotion of skin collagen and elastin production after absorption, the effect is said to be longer.

Sagging type Severe sagging
Applicable site Whole face / neck
Symptoms such as pain and swelling after treatment Light swelling, discomfort when the mouth is wide open, etc.
downtime A few days to about a month
Duration of effect About 18 months
Fee Approximately 40,000 to 100,000 yen per bottle

A shopping thread that can be expected to have a firming effect on the skin

Also known as "Lead Fine Lift" or "Ultra V Lift".

A special ultra-fine needle with a short type absorbent thread that is thinner than the hair is inserted under the skin, and at the same time as the needle is pulled out, only the thread is left under the skin.

When approaching the lift-up effect of the entire face, it is recommended to insert 80 to 100 or more, and insert multiple pieces like beauty acupuncture in the area where you are concerned about slack.

The slack lifting effect is gentler than long type threads such as Happy Lift, Mint Lift, and Silhouette Soft, and it can be applied to areas with thin skin such as around the eyes. It is said that the stimulation of the inserted thread activates the subcutaneous tissue and increases the metabolic power of the skin to produce skin collagen and elastin, leading to a firm skin quality .

The duration of the effect is about 18 months. It is said to be effective for opening pores due to fine wrinkles and sagging cheeks, and is a good thread lift for the first approach to early aging.

Sagging type Mild sagging, sagging pores
Applicable site Whole face / neck / back of hands
Symptoms such as pain and swelling after treatment Mild swelling / internal bleeding
downtime 3-4 days
Duration of effect About 18 months
Fee Approximately 100,000-160,000 yen per 50 bottles

LFL Anchor Max that can be expected to have high sustainability

It is a PCL thread that is elastic and is also used as a component of medical sutures, and has the property of being naturally decomposed and absorbed in the body by metabolism. In addition to being more durable than polydioxanone (PDO) threads used as sutures, it has a large number of cogs and is easily caught in the subcutaneous tissue, so a high lift-up effect can be expected.

Since PCL also has the effect of promoting the production of new collagen under the skin, it can also be expected to regain the firmness and elasticity of the skin that is lost with age. The duration of LFL Anchor Max is about one to one and a half years. In addition, LFL is a series with various products such as "Basic" and "Bi-Needle".

Sagging type Severe sagging
Applicable site Cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, face lines
Symptoms such as pain and swelling after treatment Mild swelling, internal bleeding, pain, swelling
downtime About 1 to 2 weeks
Duration of effect About 18 months
Fee Approximately 30,000 to 100,000 yen per bottle

Main thread lift of non-melting type (non-absorbent)

Since the thread remains in the body is non-absorbent, the slack-raising effect tends to last longer than the absorbable type thread.

Silhouette lift with bio cone in one direction

The structure is different from the silhouette lift (3D lift), and the silhouette lift is a thread with conical protrusions (bio-cones) attached in one direction, and the action of pulling up the slack works in a certain direction. Biocorn is made of a material that decomposes in the body after about 10 months, but the thread itself uses polypropylene, which is a non-absorbable material, and even after the biocorn is absorbed by the stimulation of the thread, the thread It is said that it has the effect of promoting the production of collagen around the corn.

The procedure is to make a 2 cm incision in the skin near the scalp above the temple and insert a thread under the skin. It is said that the lift-up effect is high, but if there is resistance to the thread remaining in the body after the treatment, a type of thread that is absorbed in the body is used.

Sagging type Severe sagging
Applicable site Sagging from cheeks / chin to neck / forehead
Symptoms such as pain and swelling after treatment Swelling, pain, tightness, discomfort at the treatment site
downtime A few days to a month
Duration of effect About 4-5 years
Fee Approximately 50,000 to 100,000 yen per bottle

Compare thread lift to sagging treatment by surgery / injection / irradiation

The lift-up menu for cosmetology is wide-ranging, including thread lifts, incision surgery using a scalpel, irradiation treatment, and injection treatment. Of these, the one with the highest lift-up effect is open surgery using a scalpel with a long downtime such as swelling and swelling. Irradiation treatment needs to be continued in order to realize the effect, and injection treatment tends to have a shorter duration of effect than thread lift.

Face lift surgery that is highly effective even with long downtime

It is a treatment that surgically incises the skin in an inconspicuous area from the ear to the temple and pulls up the skin to eliminate the slack. After surgery, it may be necessary to go to the hospital or stay in the hospital for several days.

The downtime is about 2 weeks due to swelling and internal bleeding caused by surgery. In addition, there is a risk of hematoma, in which blood accumulates under the skin due to surgery, and nerve damage because many nerves run on the face. Face lift surgery has downtime and risks, but it is a surgery that can surely eliminate slack.

Injection treatment that supports the softened skin from the inside

  • Hyaluronic acid injection
  • Baby collagen injection
  • Fat dissolving injection
  • Rejuran injection

In the treatment of sagging by injection, collagen and hyaluronic acid, which have decreased with age, are injected to supplement the volume of the subcutaneous tissue and improve the firmness of the skin .

Shorter duration of effect than thread lift

In the treatment of sagging by injection, a drug that is absorbed into the body is injected, so when the drug is decomposed, the sagging returns to its original state. Therefore, it seems that many people find it unsatisfactory to maintain the effect.

Melting type thread lifts tend to take longer to be absorbed by the body than drugs.

Eliminates fine sagging and wrinkles with injection treatment combined with thread lift

Thread lift is a treatment that raises a wide range of slack, but by using it in combination with injection treatment, fine slack and wrinkles can be eliminated. Basically, the treatment can be performed at the same time as the thread lift as long as it does not overlap with the thread insertion site . Please consult your doctor for details.

Snekos injection

By using Snekos, which has the effect of promoting the growth of collagen and elastin, the skin quality of the base is adjusted with Snekos to improve fine wrinkles, while the thread lift aims to improve the nasolabial fold and marionette line due to sagging. You can expect a synergistic effect with.

Hyaluronic acid injection

After effectively pulling up the slack with a thread lift, hyaluronic acid injections may be used to fine-tune the line and help with firmness and moisture.

Baby collagen injection

Depending on the type of thread lift, it may not be possible to perform treatment on small areas or areas with thin skin. It can be used as a treatment for sagging areas that could not be eliminated by treatment.

Fat dissolving injection

It is said that by giving a fat dissolving injection about 1 to 2 months before the thread lift operation, excess fat can be reduced and the burden during the thread lift operation can be reduced.

Rejuran injection

A cosmetological injection that contains ingredients that restore the elasticity and softness of the skin. A synergistic effect can be expected when used in combination with a thread lift.

Irradiation treatment with mild downtime

  • Thermacool (radio wave, RF, high frequency)
  • Ursera, Dubro, Ultraformer III (Ultrasound, HIFU)
  • Skin tight (near infrared)
  • Genesis (laser)

Irradiation treatment aims at a tightening effect by adding heat stimulation. There are no steps to damage the skin such as using a scalpel and inserting a thread, and pain and downtime are mild . Therefore, it can be said to be a treatment method for sagging with mild symptoms, with a mild effect of eliminating sagging.

Unlike thread lifts, it requires regular continuation

Treatment of sagging with less downtime and less painful irradiation is mild. While the thread lift is effective once, it is necessary to continue regular treatment in order to realize the effect with irradiation treatment.

When used in combination with a thread lift to eliminate skin problems

The treatment can be performed on the part where the thread is inserted from 2 to 3 weeks later, but it may be possible to perform the treatment at the same time if the part is different from the part where the thread is inserted.

Threads such as pulling up the drooping skin with a thread lift and regularly maintaining the loosening fascia with hyphen treatment such as Ursera, or tightening collagen and elastin with high frequency treatment such as Thermacool to delay skin aging. By using lift and irradiation treatment together, you can aim for effective improvement of sagging.

Thread lift procedure flow and precautions ・ Downtime

(1) Counseling

Counseling by a doctor will determine the part you want to pull up, the optimum type of thread, and the number of threads to insert. Please check in advance if you have any concerns or questions regarding the procedure.

(2) Design the part to be pulled up

Diagnose the part where the slack is pulled up, and design the part where the thread is inserted and the direction in which it is pulled up.

(3) Insert the thread with local anesthesia

Anesthesia cream or local anesthesia is used on the treatment site to perform the treatment. If you are not particularly good at pain, please consult your doctor in advance.
Make a small insertion slot with a needle and insert the thread under the skin with a special needle. Depending on the type of thread and the part to be pulled up, there is a procedure to make a few centimeters incision in an inconspicuous part such as the hairline and insert the thread, but most of the procedures are completed in about 1 hour.

(4) Apply protective tape and finish the procedure

A protective tape is attached to the part where the needle hole is open, and the treatment is completed (the shopping thread has a very small needle hole inserted and no protective tape is required after the treatment). In most cases there is no need for sutures.

Aftercare after thread lift

It is recommended to wait about 3 weeks for laser treatment after thread lift treatment and about 1 month for beauty treatment and self-massage. Especially immediately after the procedure, it is important to avoid strenuous exercise and drinking alcohol and follow the doctor's instructions such as bathing and self-care.

Both absorbable thread lifts and non-absorbent thread lifts are less burdensome to the body than face lift surgery using a scalpel, but in the following cases, please consult a medical institution immediately.

Risks and side effects of thread lift

In rare cases, pain may remain, but in that case there is a possibility of inflammation or infection, so please consult your doctor.

  • Pain, itching and numbness occur
  • Pus and inflammation of the thread insertion port
  • Very rarely the thread is exposed from the insertion part

In the unlikely event that the thread of the thread lift is exposed, you can cut it with clean scissors, but please consult the medical institution where you received the treatment without forcibly pulling it out.

Thread lift is a treatment using medical materials not approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Drug acquisition route: The acquisition route is individual import from the manufacturer by the doctor of each medical institution.
Drugs that should be noted in personal imports (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare page)
Approval in Japan: Each thread of the thread lift has the same ingredients and actions, and none of them have been approved in Japan.
Information on safety in other countries: Side effects of thread lift treatment have been reported mainly as swelling, swelling, heat, redness, pain, internal bleeding, urticaria, itchiness, twitching and discomfort.

Thread lift downtime

  • Also, depending on the type of thread, a dent may occur at the place where the thread is inserted, but it will disappear in about a week.
  • The strain that pulls up the tissue of the skin may cause unevenness, but it will become familiar in about a month.
  • Due to the effects of anesthesia, the sensation at the treatment site may become dull, but it will disappear in a few hours.
  • A feeling of tension may occur when the anesthesia is cut off, but the feeling of discomfort disappears in about a week.
  • Swelling, internal bleeding, and redness may occur due to needle insertion, but they will disappear in about 2 weeks.
  • The needle marks will disappear in a few days, but if you are worried about it, it is safe to have a mask.
  • In addition, make-up, face-wash, and shower are available from the next day. Bathing is possible after the swelling has subsided.

Those who cannot receive a thread lift

  • Those who are pregnant
  • Those who have skin irritation

If you are receiving other beauty treatments, please consult a medical institution.

To avoid making mistakes with thread lifts

Some people who received the thread lift said that they did not get the expected effect and that they had strong pain and swelling. Must be kept.

Choose a medical institution that will explain not only the effects after insertion but also the risks and side effects, and if you have any questions or concerns, please consult with counseling.

In addition, since it is necessary to look at the balance of the skeleton and how fat is attached to the face, which is different for each person, the treatment with thread lift is safe for plastic surgery doctors who can perform cosmetic surgery for the purpose of improving appearance.

In the unlikely event that the result is "not what you want" or "want to correct", there are medical institutions that will correct it for free, so it is safe to check in advance whether or not you are dealing with the correction .

Doctor Spa Clinic Thread Lift

Mr. Yoshiro Suzuki, who supervised the article, taught me about thread lifts.

KIREI
What kind of trouble is the thread lift suitable for?
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
I think that it is suitable for those who have somehow reduced the elasticity of the entire face and are beginning to worry about sagging.
KIREI
How often should absorbent threads be treated?
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
If you receive it about once a year, you can expect a better lasting effect.
KIREI
Is the thread lift a correctable (redo) procedure?
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
If it is pulled up too much, loosen it with a massage.
If the lift-up effect is insufficient, it can be corrected by adding a thread.
KIREI
What is the treatment fee at Doctor Spa Clinic?
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
The fee for thread lift treatment at our hospital varies depending on the part to be lifted. The fee is about 200,000-400,000 yen.
If you want to perform a thread lift according to the person's slack, 440,000 yen (400,000 yen excluding tax) for 1/3 of the face and 660,000 yen (excluding tax) for 2/3. The price is 600,000 yen), and the total price is 880,000 yen (800,000 yen excluding tax).
KIREI
Please give a message to those who are wondering whether to receive a thread lift from now on.
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
It is an epoch-making treatment that improves sagging without putting a scalpel on the face.
It is a treatment that leaves no scars and has a short downtime, so if you are worried about sagging, please consider it once.
KIREI
Thank you, Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki!

Introduction of supervising doctor

Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki, the director of Doctor Spa Clinic, is attracting attention as the first doctor in Japan to perform the cable suture method, which is a rejuvenation operation for the middle face. We specialize in rejuvenation surgery such as face lift, pursue total anti-aging, and have abundant achievements and experience in eye plastic surgery and nasal plastic surgery. Leading aesthetic medicine.

Medical institution with Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki

Doctor Spa Clinic Doctor Spa Clinic
Contact: 0120-022-118

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