About Thread Lifts
For a minimally invasive alternative to a surgical facelift, board-certified physician Dr. Ian Levenson offers a thread lift. Also called a lunchtime or feather lift, a thread lift uses absorbable sutures to lift and contour the loose skin and tissue of your face for a smoother, younger look. Easily performed in one of the treatment rooms at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity in Greenwood Village, Dr. Levenson performs the thread lift to help patients who want to turn back the hands of time without surgery or unnatural results. The fine threads used help to stimulate the natural production of collagen so your complexion will become firmer and healthier over time. To learn more about the benefits of a thread lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Levenson at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity.
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A thread lift can help if you have mild to moderate signs of aging in your face, including lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. You may have sagging areas in your middle or lower face caused by lost volume. A thread lift is great if you want to rejuvenate your appearance without surgery and want natural-looking results. A thread lift can be performed along with injectable wrinkle treatments, like BOTOX, Juvéderm, and Restylane for more significant improvements.
A thread lift is performed as a minor procedure in our office. You will be awake during the procedure, but your face may be numbed with a local anesthesia. During a thread lift procedure, Dr. Levenson marks the entrance and exit points on your face before using a fine needle to insert the thread through your skin and tissue. Your skin is then tightened by carefully pulling the thread in the desired direction. A thread lift typically takes about 1 hour, depending on the area of the face being lifted.
What to Expect
After your thread lift, you will be able to leave to recover at home. You may have some redness, bruising, and swelling in and around the thread insertion and exit points for several days. Thread lifts can yield visible results directly after the procedure. You should see smoother skin with a lifted and contoured appearance. With proper care, results can last for several years. Additional threads may need to be used after the initial procedure to maintain results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a thread lift cost?
The cost of your thread lift will vary based on the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Levenson will listen to your needs and goals so he can create your custom thread lift treatment plan. From there, he will be able to estimate your costs and discuss your payment options.
Should I get a thread lift or a facelift?
A thread lift is better if you have mild to moderate signs of aging while a surgical facelift may be a better option for more advanced concerns. A thread lift can improve the appearance of loose, wrinkled skin while contouring your face, but it does not eliminate excess skin. During your consultation, Dr. Levenson will help you decide whether you are a good candidate for a thread lift.
Does a thread lift leave scars?
Since a thread lift does not require incisions, like a surgical facelift, you will not have scars. The needle used to insert the thread is a fine gauge so the tiny puncture required will heal if treated properly with no visible wound. Dr. Levenson will discuss post-procedure care and how to keep your skin healthy.
Can I combine a thread lift with other treatments?
A thread lift can be combined with other procedures to significantly improve your appearance without surgery. Most often, a thread lift is performed with an injectable wrinkle relaxer, like BOTOX, or a dermal filler, like Juvéderm or Restylane. Along with a thread lift, an injectable can add volume or smooth away lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
Does a thread lift look natural?
When done properly, a thread lift can help you look younger, but still natural. If you are concerned about natural-looking results, it's important to choose an experienced physician, like Dr. Levenson, who will perform your thread lift based on your goals. He focuses on helping his patients look refreshed and not tight or wind-blown.
Present a More Contoured Face
If you have loose, wrinkled, or drooping skin, then a thread lift can be an effective, longer-lasting way to achieve a firmer, more contoured look. Thread lifts are great if you are looking for something minimally invasive that gives you natural-looking results. To learn more about thread lifts, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Levenson at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity in Greenwood Village.