A Thread Lift is a non-surgical procedure that creates a visible “lift” in sagging skin. It uses absorbable sutures which are placed underneath the skin, and gently pulled back to create a tightening effect. In addition to physically lifting the skin, the sutures contain beads of PLLA (a substance similar to Sculptra) that the body uses over time to stimulate the production of collagen, thereby plumping up the skin and smoothing wrinkles for a lasting result after the sutures have absorbed. The production of collagen and the lifting from the threads play a vital role in a natural looking, non-surgical face lift. 

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Who is it good for?

As you age you start to lose collagen and elastin in your skin, which creates laxity or “sagging”. These threads allow us to visibly lift the sagging skin, and help to restore the lost collagen over time.

Some threads also include additional ingredients or molecules that may create a microscopic ‘scaffolding’, which allows your body to build it’s own collagen.

What can I expect?

Once you have discussed your needs with Dr. Erickson, your treatment can take place in less than an hour. Improvement is usually instantly noticeable, though you may have some minor swelling from the treatment. We offer all of the best comfort management options to make sure that you have the best experience possible.

Are there risks?

Though less common, there is a chance of minor bruising associated with any injectable. To lessen your chances of bruising, we recommend discontinuing use of products like Aspirin, Blood-Thinners, Fish-Oils, Alcohol, Aleve, and any aspirin-based products like Alka Seltzer for 2 weeks prior to your procedure. We do not treat patients who are pregnant or nursing.

Our office will provide you with more complete risk information at your consultation, and complete post-care instructions as well. These are widely performed procedures, and these FDA approved threads have great safety profiles. However, as with all medical procedures there is some risk. For example, allergy or vascular occlusion have occurred, although generally very rare. Please call our office for a consultation appointment, we are always happy to consult you and answer any questions you may have.


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