TOP 3 facts you NEED to know about THREADLIFT review| Ask Dr Daniel Chang

 3 TOP facts you MUST KNOW about THREADLIFT for Saggy Skin

 

Korean PDO THREADLIFT
Korean PDO THREADLIFT
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THREADLIFT | Non Surgical Facelift
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Korean PDO Threadlift

 

In the past, if you wanted to restore a saggy face, your options were surgical facelift vs non surgical filler injections. Now, the Threadlift trend has descended onto our shores, and popularity is growing day by day.

Nose threadlifts are very common and you may read more about them here.

Surgical facelift

This involves a surgical incision in the face. Downtime is 3 – 6 months. For more information, please speak to your plastic surgeon.

Non Surgical facelift

  1. Liquid Facelift – This is a combination of fillers and botox to key points in your face. Requires experience.
  2. Threadlift – Silhouette soft vs PDO Threads
  3. Combination of Energy based devices (example the HIFU), Threadlift and Liquid Facelift

You may learn more about combination treatment here. 

Now for non surgical facelift, the Korean PDO Threadlift is, in my humble opinion, the gold standard. Commonly requested in Korea, Taiwan, Europe and USA, this is becoming synonymous with the term LUNCHTIME FACELIFT. Let us now discuss the merits and demerits of the each treatment

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Benefit of HIFU| Ulthera | Thermage lifting:

  1. Non invasive
  2. Quick result
  3. Suitable for those who are afraid of needles

Problem with HIFU| Ulthera | Thermage lifting:

  1. Results are mild and can be shortlived in some cases
  2. Takes 3 months and requires repeated treatments
  3. Need to be combined with threadlift and fillers for optimum result

Benefit of Liquid Facelift:

  1. Little to no Downtime.
  2. Instant Filling and Lifting (temples, cheeks, submalar,  laugh line, jowls, chin).
  3. Good for red carpet events.

Problem with Liquid Facelift:

  1. Risk of un-natural, overfilled syndrome, known as the ‘pillow face’ and lumpiness.
  2. Only suitable for mild sagginess in face.
  3. Costly treatment, 5 to 7 syringes needed for full face treatment.

THREADLIFT

Benefits of Silhouette Soft:

  1. Better for volumizing as it compresse soft tissue.
  2. Good result for thinner, mildly saggy faces.

Demerits of Silhouette Soft:

  1. Does not work for flat sunken faces or heavy saggy faces.
  2. Weaker lifting compared to PDO Threadlifts.
  3. More expensive than PDO Threadlifts.

Benefits of Korean Threadlift:

  1. Instant natural and immediate lift which is best amongst the above treatments. This gets better over the next 3 months. ( Suitable for BROWLIFT, MIDFACE LIFT, DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION).
  2. Risk of un-natural, overfilled syndrome, known as the ‘pillow face’ and lumpiness.
  3. Best value for money.

Demerits of Korean Threadlift:

  1. Requires experience for good result.
  2. In some faces, results are shortlived and hence the need for combination.
  3. Side effects which are temporary (skin dimple, thread palpable, thread migration).

How does PDO threadlifts work?

  1. Promote collagen growth, hence firming and tightening your skin.
  2. Promote lipolysis, meaning dissolves fat, hence helps with chubby face and double chin.
  3. Forms a meshwork to support overlying structures, hence providing an added lift.

How is threadlift done?

Step 1: Numbing is performed via cream +/- numb injection.

Step 2: The face is examined and vectors are designed to provide the maximum lift.

Step 3: The threads are inserted under the skin via a cannula (reducing risk of pain and bleeding).

Should you wish to learn more, feelfree to drop us a line.

 

 

So I hope this segment on threadlift is useful and helpful to you. Have a beautiful week ahead!

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Dr Daniel Chang
Dr Daniel Chang

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