Thread Lifting

Gentle, minimally invasive thread lifting for facial rejuvenation

Thread lifting is an innovative method of facial rejuvenation that offers the advantage of a non-surgical procedure. Degradable PDO threads, so-called “polydioxanone threads”, are inserted in the desired regions in order to activate, rejuvenate and / or tighten them. The material of the threads connects to the subcutaneous tissue and, if it is in the right position, can lead to a pull in the desired direction. This creates a slight gathering of the subcutaneous tissue. After a few days, the epidermis is tightened by the natural increase in connective tissue (fibrosis) and smoothes out. A simple and effective technique for firming the skin and for an innovative "lifting effect" without surgery.

Advantages of thread lifting

  • Less risk than with conventional face lifting
  • Shorter down time (swelling, hematoma, etc.)
  • No visible scars, only minimal entry points
  • Fast healing
  • Short duration of treatment (15 to 40 minutes)
  • Low risk of pain, inflammation and swelling
  • The result is visible shortly after the procedure

Disadvantages of thread lifting

  • Lasts for 6-12 months
  • Severely degenerated skin (elastosis) and massively sagging skin areas (dermatochalisis) cannot be corrected with this procedure
  • Visible, small dents are possible for a few months

How does the treatment work?

The treatment is done under local anesthesia. A local puncture creates an access and then the resorbable thread is inserted into the deep tissue (subcutaneous tissue). Which threads are used and how many you intend to insert is discussed with the patient beforehand. This minimally invasive procedure activates fibroblasts and generates new connective tissue. The facial skin is tightened (bioregeneration). Certain threads can also lift the facial tissue and return it to its original position to a certain degree. This gentle method leaves no wounds or scars. After a certain time (depending on the type of thread), the threads are resorbed by the tissue and the effect wears off again. Usually the result can be seen for 6 to 12 months. Repeated placement of additional threads is possible at any time.

Thread lifting - this is what you need to know
  • Duration

    Approx. 30 - 40 minutes

  • Anesthesia

    The treatment is carried out under local anesthesia.

  • Sick Leave

    You can go back to work immediately after the procedure and work as normal. Slight swellings are visible, however.

  • Contraindications

    Patients with a keloid tendency. With the tendency to hypertrophic scars, with a known autoimmune disease, with various skin cancers or with an acute infection, no such "thread treatment" should be carried out. Treatment must also not be carried out during pregnancy and lactation.

  • Risks
    • Temporary swelling, irregularities, asymmetries and redness
    • Slight feeling of pressure and sensitivity to touch
    • Blood thinning medications such as aspirin, marcoumarum, vitamin E, ginko supplements or omega 3 fatty acids should be discontinued beforehand to avoid bruising (hematomas).
    • Nicotine counteracts wound healing: You should therefore stop smoking or reduce it to a minimum two weeks before the thread lift and for a few days afterwards.
  • Postoperative Treatment

    No special post-treatment is necessary after thread lifting. A check-up after about 10 days is advisable. After the treatment, you should avoid intensive sports and sauna sessions for 48 hours.

  • Costs

    Depending on the indication, effort, region and number of threads laid. The price is set during the preliminary meeting.

    Between CHF 500- 3300 (see price list)

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