Thread Lifts Burlington
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A thread lift is a non-surgical treatment that lifts and tightens skin. Skin is lifted in the face, neck and even arms. The thread lift immediately tightens loose and sagging skin and also generates collagen over time which adds volume in the targeted area. The fox eye lift, also known as a cat eye lift or brow lift has been a favorite of Hollywood celebrities. More on that later on this page.
As the image above shows, there are many face and neck areas that can benefit from a thread lift. Brow, forehead, marionette lines, smokers lines, lips, cheeks, jawline and neck are a few target areas for our Burlington clinic.
What are threads made of? Threads are simply dissolvable sutures. Surgeons have been using them to close skin wounds for a long time. Dissolvable sutures are Health Canada approved. Threads are also known as PDO threads, PLA threads, and PLLA threads.
Fox Eye Lift (Brows)
A very popular beauty trend recently is the fox eye lift. The fox eye lift first became popular in Europe. Hollywood celebrities added to the rage and it is has now spread worldwide.
The fox eye cosmetic treatment is simply a thread lift using naturally dissolving threads. The brow and outer corners of the eyes are lifted up and stretched back toward the temples with the threads. This creates a fox eye look. Others call it a cat eye or designer eye look. This elongates the eyes horizontally and most say this looks flattering.
The fox eye lift treatment usually lasts from 12 to 18 months depending on many variables. Patients may also need some additional threads during this time period to touch up the look. No one can guarantee how long the treatment will last. All patients have different human genetics and lifestyles.
Threads Erase Fine Lines
PDO smoothing threads are another type of dissolvable thread. Smooth threads can erase fine lines in the face and neck. Patients add immediate volume and then collagen begins building aound the inserted thread. This allows patients another treatment option besides dermal filler to treat fine wrinkle lines on the face and neck.
Threads Dissolve Naturally
Threads used in a PDO thread lift are made from polydioxanone. It is a biodegradable material used by surgeons. Most of us are familiar with dissolving sutures under the skin to close up skin wounds after surgery. These threads dissolve naturally within the body. Dissolving sutures or threads, are Health Canada approved.
The threads are generally fully dissolved 9 months following your treatment. The pdo threads continue to stimulate collagen production as they dissolve. Collagen is what we need more of as we age and pdo threads are good at creating collagen for younger looking skin.
Thread Lifts Work With Fillers & Relaxers
You might conclude after reading this page that thread lifts replace dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers. That is not true. Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers are still needed to add immediate volume where needed. Facial wrinkle relaxers are still needed to prevent dynamic wrinkles from forming on your face. Think of it like this. Thread lifts are one more treatment for our skilled practiotners to fight aging skin and perform facial enhancement. For our clients, looking younger is more possible than ever with pdo thread lifts.