Threads provide gentle lifting for patients who want to treat facial sagging but are not ready for a surgical facelift. Newer indications include their use to lift sagging breasts, ‘bat wing’ arms and sagging skin over the knees. Their presence under the skin stimulates collagen production around the thread, ultimately providing variable levels of lift.
The longer lasting threads are made from either polylactic acid (Silhouette Soft) or in combination with caprolactone (Aptos). These break down over 2 years. The PDO threads break down over 6-8 months.
Despite this being a ‘lunch time’ procedure, swelling and bruising is a possibility and your schedule should allow for this. ie don’t plan to do a thread lift immediately before a big date! Doctor Bianca has been working with absorbable threads since 2015. She has seen the best results when they are combined with wrinkle injections and dermal filler. The ideal candidates are patients with mild to moderate sagging.
The cost of the thread lift varies from person to person depending on the degree of sagging (how many are needed) and which threads are used. The cost ranges between R5000 and R30 000.