As we have mentioned in our previous blog posts, barbed cog PDO threads can be used to produce an immediate lift of sagging skin on the face. One of the most important applications of the barbed threads is lifting the jowls and creating a sharp jawline.
In general, people start noticing a sagging phenomenon in the jowls and around their mouth in their late 40’s, although we have had patients whose jowls needed attention in their early 40’s. Many patients have tried Botox and dermal fillers to reduce fine lines on their forehead and around their eyes; however, these types of facial procedures out there are not be able to hide your jowls. Sagging jowls is one the top complaints we hear from people during consultation, making them look 5 to 10 years older than they might feel inside.
Reduce Your Sagging Jowls in Less Than One Hour
The thread lift procedure begins with a topical application of the numbing cream Lidocaine for 30 minutes. After the application, we cleanse the patient’s face and draw lines on the face with a use of washable marker, to indicate the points of insertion of the threads. Then, alcohol and betadine are used to disinfect the face thoroughly. At this stage, we use injectable Lidocaine to numb the areas of concern further. This allows us to avoid performing general anesthesia, which may be harsh and harmful to the individual’s body.
It takes 30 minutes to place the threads under the skin and create a lift. You can actually see the results immediately following the thread lift treatment, which is sometimes not possible with a plastic surgery procedure.
Besides the immediate effects, perhaps the biggest advantage of the thread lift over surgical facelift procedures is the minimal downtime. Having to take time off work not only puts a huge dent in your wallet, but it comes with other side effects. Following the thread lift procedure, you can easily go back to your daily routines without any problems.
Sharing in Our Patient’s Joy
We should always keep in mind that the degree of the sagging skin as well as your age can affect the results you would expect with the thread lift procedure. However, we have had patients in their 60’s who have seen at least an 80% lift in their sagging jowls and it has changed their perspective of their own appearance.
One of our dear patients in her early 60’s had told us that she didn’t like looking at herself in the mirror. She wrote to us one week after the thread lift procedure:
“Good morning… I wanted to tell you how thrilled I am with the work you did! I had a great long sleep last night and when I woke up this morning, I couldn’t stop smiling. It’s so perfect, thank you so much – I appreciate your skill and you talents.”
Book Your Free Thread Lift Consultation
The renewed confidence of our patients following a treatment brings joy to our clinic. If you are interested in the Thread Lift procedure but not sure whether you are the right candidate, get in touch with us. Call us at 778-847-2026 to book a free 15-minute consultation!
Our North Vancouver acupuncture clinic is conveniently located at Access Health & Wellness Centre, at Lonsdale Avenue.