FAQ

  • A thread lift is ideal for tightening the skin and repositioning the skin volume. After local anesthesia, special sutures are inserted into the subcutaneous fatty tissue in the desired area of the face. After anchoring, the threads in the facial area are stretched and the face is reshaped.

    The gentle procedure leaves no scars and does not require a scalpel or extensive follow-up treatment. Areas such as the face, cheeks, neck, chin, eyebrows and the corners of the mouth can be tightened painlessly with the gentle treatment method of thread lifting.

  • Basically, the gentle thread lift is ideal for women between 35 and 80 years. The natural lifting effect is achieved without a scalpel and has a rejuvenating effect of about ten years.

  • A thread lift ideally produces an immediate tightening effect. The skin already looks naturally rejuvenated after the first treatment. However, the natural effect increases from month to month as new connective tissue is formed. Experience has shown that the tightening effect intensifies after the procedure. The effect of a thread lift usually lasts for one to two years.

    The placement of the stitches is not noticeable under the local anesthesia and usually does not leave annoying scars. The thread lift activates the production of collagen and regenerates your skin.

  • The thread components used by the specialists at Dermacare for the thread lift are degradable or non-degradable, depending on the type of thread. The degradable threads are completely absorbed by the body and are biocompatible. PLLA or polylactic acid is a widely used agent in the pharmaceutical and medical field.

  • The treatment takes between 20 and 40 minutes. After the thread lifting, it is recommended to rest. To be noted: A thread lift cannot restore the skin’s former elasticity. It serves only to tighten the skin. The tightening effect usually sets in after two to three days and usually lasts for 9 to 15 months.

  • Generally, no. After the thread lift, regular cooling with cooling pads is advisable. Ideal is 20 minutes every hour on the first day of the thread lifting. To combat pain, it is advisable to take an analgesic such as paracetamol.

    However, you should be careful not to make any violent or strong facial or neck movements within the next 14 days. After two days you are already socially acceptable again.

  • How often you should take advantage of this treatment will be discussed with you in detail during a consultation. This also depends on the type of treatment. Basically, when the facial skin begins to sag, even a thread lift can show a visible skin rejuvenation.

    • Sagging of the facial skin
    • Emerging drooping cheeks
    • Decreasing volume
    • Hanging corners of the mouth
    • Downward reaching eyebrows
    • Interfering wrinkles
    • Slight to moderate skin aging
    • Puppet wrinkles (mouth folds)
    • Nasolabial folds (nasolabial furrow)
    • Taut skin
    • Visible firming of the skin to refine the appearance of your skin
    • Face contouring
    • Treatment of eyebrows, neck, chin and cheeks
    • With a thread lift you can counteract the slackening process of the skin.
  • Depending on the degree of severity, small visible successes can be seen after the first thread lift in your face, chin or neck, if the skin sagging is slight. The success of treatment also depends on the condition of your skin. Some treatment combinations that require different thread guides may require smaller fixations with sutures or staples in the hairy head area.

  • The advantages of thread lifting are the gentle tightening of the skin and the scar-free removal of wrinkles of all kinds. A thread lift is performed without surgical intervention. You can resume your usual daily routine 24 hours after the thread lift without having to accept a longer period of absence. You will be socially acceptable two days after the thread lifting.

  • The thread lifting should not be performed at:

    • Collagenosis (connective tissue disease)
    • Herpes infection
    • Application of aggressive skin peelings within two weeks before the thread lift
    • Treatment with permanent fillers
    • Allergy to biomaterials
    • pregnancy, lactation
    • Skin eczema
    • Poor state of health
    • Permanent use of medication for blood thinning
    • Acute or severe, chronic (skin) diseases
  • Immediately after a thread lifting, there may be temporary minor pain, but this will pass. In addition, after the treatment

    • Tissue Inflammation
    • Swelling
    • Bruises
    • Infections

    can occur. These side effects vary and are usually rare. Skin retractions at puncture points for thread lifting are also possible. Experience shows that these side effects disappear after three to seven days.

  • As with any treatment, unexpected complications may occur in exceptional cases. Individual characteristics or previous illnesses have a great influence on the extent of any complications. If you are hypersensitive to the suture material, scarring and wound healing disorders may occur days or weeks later.

    Here you will find a list of other possible complications that can occur after a thread lift:

    • More severe bleeding (very rare)
    • Temporary or permanent nerve injury secondary bleeding and bruising
    • Delayed wound healing (rare)
    • Wound infections (rare)
    • Formation of fistulas and abscesses (rare)
      sensations, sensory disturbances and pain on and behind the ears
    • Necrotic risk in smokers (skin areas die off)
    • Feelings of tension in the seam area
    • Scar growths (Keloids)
    • Thromboses, embolisms
    • Skin loss in the scar area or with detached skin
    • Changes in hairline structure
  • In the case of deepened scars on the nose and cheeks as well as vertical ones, such as in the upper lip region, the skin does not become completely smooth despite a successful thread lift treatment.

  • In order to achieve a beautiful and natural result after the thread lifting, you should avoid using make-up for the next 24 hours. Avoid sleeping on the side of your face. A supine position in a slightly raised position for five days is ideal.

    Facial care should be carried out very carefully during the first five days. Never rub or massage the skin. Solarium, sunbathing and strenuous sports such as jogging should be avoided in the first two weeks, sauna and dental appointments three weeks. Do not schedule any neck or face massages or aesthetic treatments for the following four weeks.

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