First introduced to NZ by Dr Beulink in 2001, the “thread lift” or “suture lift” procedure is a unique innovation in non-surgical rejuvenation for the face and neck. Not as radical as a full surgical face lift, a suspension thread lift can give the look of freshness, wellness or a less tired look with less downtime and less cost.
A thread lift uses a modification of the standard type of suture threads that have been used in medicine for many years. When inserted under the skin, the suture thread is pulled up to lift or tighten the targeted area. This restores the structure of the face, reversing the ageing trends of everything “heading south”. The brow, cheekbone area, jowls and upper neck are the first parts of the face to sag, and these are particularly good areas for threading.
Performed as a day procedure under local anaesthetic, the threads are fed into place through a tiny hollow needle. The lift that is obtained is determined by the type and number of threads used and the amount of pull required. The type of look and results required are different for different people, and needs to be specifically tailored to give the desired results.