[Chapter Title]: Non-surgical Thread Lifting
Saad Sami AlSogair
Dr Layla AlOnaizi Polyclinic, Department of Dermatology
Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
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Non-surgical thread lifting is a method for lifting ptotic skin of the face and neck. It is designed to tie with a paired suture and be anchored to underlying fascia or periosteum. It has a long-lasting effect and, in a milder form, matches the effect of brow lift or a lower face and neck lift. Barbs on the thread grab hold of skin tissue. This creates tension in the thread, and the tension lifts the skin tissue. Collagen formation occurs around the threads and their cogs or barbs, producing an increasing effect. Ideal candidates for thread lifts include people with minimal signs of ageing who need just a small lift and who have prominence of the jaw, a relaxed (or minimally sagging) mid-facial appearance or slight bags under the eyes or on the neck. Other thread lift candidates include those who have had some relapse from a previous procedure such as a facelift or neck lift. Reported problems include thread breakage and extrusion, skin dimpling, superficial hemorrhages, mild asymmetry, ecchymosis, erythema, edema, and persistent pain. The thread lift is a relatively new procedure, and its techniques are still being developed. Results have varied greatly among patients, but continue to improve.