At Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Honolulu, HI, we offer the Silhouette Thread Lift. This skin-tightening treatment can lift and tighten the skin using minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment methods. We use dissolvable surgical sutures during the treatment to naturally increase collagen and elastin production to rejuvenate the appearance, contour the face, and lift the countenance for natural yet noticeable results.
What Is the Silhouette Thread Lift?
The Silhouette Thread Lift is a non-surgical treatment in which we use absorbable sutures called PDO threads to lift and tighten sagging skin and address how skin laxity has affected the lower and middle half of the face.
This treatment is the non-surgical equivalent of a facelift, as it can restore the youthful shape of the face without drastically altering the appearance or making patients look unnatural or plastic. The results are subtle yet noticeable and can refresh the entire appearance.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are surgical sutures made of polydioxanone and have been used in the medical world to perform surgical procedures for years decades. These threads are fully dissolvable and biodegradable and have become popular in cosmetic treatments as they can increase natural collagen production while simultaneously lifting and tightening the skin.
PDO threads have a barbed shape and are inserted below the skin’s surface, where they adhere to the tissue, immediately lifting the skin higher to address skin laxity and reverse the common signs of aging resulting from volume loss and decreased collagen and elastin production.
What Are the Benefits?
One of the primary benefits of this treatment is that it’s non-surgical. It’s an alternative to a surgical facelift, and patients who undergo treatment can achieve a lifted and contoured appearance without committing to surgery and the associated recovery and downtime. Other treatment benefits include the following:
- Results appear quickly
- Results are long-lasting
- The treatment process is quick and comfortable
- We can customize the treatment to address different areas of the face for the most comprehensive results
- PDO threads are fully dissolvable and completely safe for cosmetic use
- The treatment can delay the need for more advanced skincare procedures
- The treatment doesn’t require any incisions
- The results look completely natural
- The threads stimulate natural collagen and elastin production
What Can It Treat?
The Silhouette Thread Lift can treat the most common signs of aging that result from volume loss. We can customize this treatment to correct skin laxity and sagging skin, eliminate nasolabial folds, smooth the skin on the neck, jawline, and cheeks, treat and eliminate marionette lines, and restore a youthful glow to the face.
How Does It Work?
Before the treatment, we’ll meet with you to confirm your treatment eligibility and evaluate your primary areas of concern. Then, we’ll mark the treatment sites and then inject the sutures below the skin surface, where they’ll anchor into the tissue.
We’ll then pull and secure each suture to create the natural lifting effect. Treatment takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, and the total number of threads we use during the treatment will vary based on each patient’s primary concerns.
Is There Any Downtime?
After your treatment, there isn’t any social downtime, and you won’t look like you underwent any type of anti-aging treatment. However, we will give you some details about how to care for the injection sites. It’s important that you avoid direct sun exposure for the first several days and wear quality sunscreen.
It’s also important to avoid sleeping on your face as the sutures settle and the injection sites heal. Don’t schedule a facial massage or any professional skincare treatments that could interrupt the healing process as the sutures settle into the tissue. We can provide you with complete aftercare instructions after your treatment is over.
When Will I See the Results?
You can expect immediate results after undergoing the Silhouette Thread Lift. You’ll notice tighter skin and a lifted appearance, and your results will continue to improve in the weeks following treatment as your body responds to the PDO threads’ presence in the tissue and increases natural collagen and elastin production.
Over time, you’ll see your fine lines and wrinkles will fade, your jawline will become more sculpted, and you’ll notice higher and more youthful-looking cheeks. After the treatment, the threads will continue to stimulate natural collagen production for three to six months, so you’ll see gradually improving results.
How Long Will My Results Last?
After your treatment is over, your results can last two years or longer. You can’t stop the aging process, but this treatment can significantly delay it and even reverse it. Later on, when you notice additional signs of aging and the effects of natural volume loss, you can schedule a maintenance treatment to address different concerns and continue to do your part to delay the natural aging process.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients only need one initial Silhouette Thread Lift to achieve their desired results. Once we meet with you to evaluate your desired treatment areas, we can design your thread lift accordingly. Regular maintenance treatments can significantly delay the aging process and help you maintain healthy and younger-looking skin.
Who Is It Right For?
The Silhouette Thread Lift is a good option for patients who want to avoid a surgical procedure to treat how the aging and volume loss have negatively affected their appearance. Patients who want to treat facial folds, loose skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck, and naturally improve their appearance without looking like a completely different person make good candidates for this treatment. We can confirm your treatment eligibility at your initial consultation.
Reclaim Your Youth
You don’t have to let the aging process redefine your appearance. You can reclaim your youth with the Silhouette Thread Lift, a treatment that won’t require that you plan around extensive downtime or endure serious discomfort to achieve your desired results. This quick and minimally invasive treatment will deliver long-lasting results so you can enjoy a lifted appearance and tighter and younger-looking skin long-term.