Thread Lift­ing a 10 Month Ret­ro­spec­tive

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Thread lift­ing uses a series of mi­cro­fil­a­ments po­si­tioned at spe­cific ar­eas of the face to lift the eye brows, lift sag­ging skin over the cheeks, re­duce na­solabial and mar­i­onette lines, de­fine the jaw­line, and re­duce “neck­lace wrin­kles” on chins. Strate­gic place­ment of the fil­a­ment in the di­rec­tion of youth­ful vec­tors also help stim­u­late col­la­gen and firm the skin.

In early De­cem­ber 2016, dur­ing our ini­tial prod­uct train­ing, I re­ceived PDO threads to sev­eral ar­eas of my face. The treat­ment took about 30 min­utes. Af­ter treat­ment, I ex­pe­ri­enced mi­nor dis­com­fort and swelling. Just as with filler, I re­turned to nor­mal ac­tiv­ity the next day. The claim was that the treat­ment would last sev­eral years. Af­ter see­ing the ef­fects of all the other aes­thetic treat­ments, I was skep­ti­cal. How could in­sert­ing tiny threads into the face be more ef­fec­tive than neu­ro­toxin and der­mal filler, and how could their ef­fects pro­vide long last­ing re­sults?

I look in the mir­ror 10 months later and can­not ex­plain why, but it has pro­vided a per­ma­nent im­prove­ment for me. The yo-yo ef­fects of neu­ro­toxin treat­ments and fillers ev­ery few months are no longer my norm. My cheeks, brow, and neck have been per­ma­nently lifted and I have re­tained all the im­prove­ments!

At first, I was thrilled with the im­me­di­ate re­sults but the train­ers claimed I would con­tinue to im­prove over 12 weeks fol­low­ing treat­ment. This also proved to be true. The sag­ging cheeks that I usu­ally ex­pe­ri­enced af­ter 4 months of filler are still hold­ing with no sign of need for touchup. My neck, which usu­ally sags, and neck­lace wrin­kles seem to have dis­ap­peared as well. I am more com­fort­able with my looks know­ing I don’t need to be con­scious of a dou­ble chin look in all my pho­to­graphs.

We have been treat­ing pa­tients in our clinic this year with these same ex­cel­lent re­sults. We have ex­pe­ri­enced their ela­tion as they are trans­formed. I looked back on my orig­i­nal ar­ti­cle writ­ten re­gard­ing this treat­ment and find that, YES, the treat­ment is ex­actly as promised. I would per­son­ally rec­om­mend it to any­one as a cost-ef­fec­tive way to look your very best.

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