In order to reverse signs of ageing actively, the Facelift with Threads procedure targets the tissues that cause drooping and sagging facial features. Absorbable, single-strand medical sutures made from Polidioxanone (PDO), are inserted into the hypodermis layer of skin, wherever a gentle supportive lift is desired. The carefully configured thread system lifts facial tissue, keeps it suspended in place, and improves microcirculation. An interesting phenomenon now begins to take place.
The threads not only lift the face but also stimulate collagen synthesis around the areas of insertion, by activating the body’s own healing mechanism. In a sense, turning back the clock on ageing-related collagen depletion. While about it, they also induce lipolysis or fat cell death, which helps dissolve chin fat when used to lift sagging chins.
The beauty of the Thread Facelift approach is that it can micro-target specific areas, to redefine facial features with an unprecedented degree of control and finesse. The procedure leaves no traces as the pin-point incisions and the sutures are invisible.
At Kaya we craft individual treatment approaches from a wide range of thread types, each of which has a specialised structure to help us target specific areas and achieve finely defined treatment outcomes. The dermatologist will assess your need as well as various aspects of your skin, and recommend an approach that uses a single type of thread or a combination of types.
The basic single-strand Thread is ideal for face shape strengthening, lip contouring and rejuvenating the area around the eyes.
Screw Threads have a spiral structure that provides more effective support for localized lifting and internal voluminising. The structure also increases the area of contact between thread and skin, to achieve greater collagen stimulation. Screw-type Threads are exceptionally helpful with correction of linear wrinkles and improvement of the nasolabial triangle structure.
Barb Threads have mono-directional or bi-directional cogs which act like hooks to hold the skin when pulled. They are ideal for strengthening tissues which have already been relocated to the perfect position. Built for heavy-duty work, they are perfect for lifting the middle and lower thirds of the face. Bi-directionals are a valuable tool for face shape correction as well as for lifting the submental area and neck.
4D Threads have small hooks in four directions and are introduced into the skin through a cannula. The result is an incredible lift and immediate tightness around the neck and jawline.
Silhouette Soft is a thread treatment that redefines facial contours, lifts the lower jaw, and adds volume to the cheek and cheekbones. After administering a local anaesthetic, your dermatologist carefully inserts a polylactic acid (PLA) suture just below the surface of your skin. The suture is held in place by bidirectional cones, which lift and hold the skin firmly up. As the collagen support structure rebuilds itself, it takes over from the threads and cones which get absorbed over time,