Thread lift Treatment In Dubai

Are you noticing dropping facial features, and a saggy neck, or concerned about dull skin? Then go for a subtle approach of a non-surgical facelift, without getting under a knife i.e. “Thread lift”.

This procedure was introduced around the 1990s, originated in Korea, and is now popular in UAE and getting increasing popularity globally. 

Thread lift is the Ultra therapy that harnesses the power of face-lifting through a minimal surgical incision, this is the procedure most commonly practiced in UAE mainly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi which helps lift, soothe, tighten the skin, and tone the facial features. It also helps look the skin younger and more vibrant.

This procedure can be performed rapidly with no downtime. Thread lifting is one of the FDA-approved procedures in Dubai, provided with some guidelines for the candidates who are willing to go under the thread lift procedure.

Due to the dominating benefits of Thread Lift in Dubai & UAE, it is becoming one of the most desired and sought-after treatments after dermal fillers in Dubai.

In Dubai, this treatment is more popular among women and they undergo such treatment without any hesitation to look fresh and younger. This procedure abides by the highest protocols defined by the Dubai health authority (DHA) and is a safe treatment no major health issues have been reported yet.

Types of Threads Used in Thread Lifting Procedures

Thread lifting is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to lift and tighten the skin of the face.  

It involves the insertion of tiny threads into the skin, which acts as a scaffold, supporting and lifting sagging skin. 

There are different types of threads used in thread-lifting procedures, and the choice of thread depends on the patient’s skin condition, the desired result, and the experience of the practitioner.

Here are some of the most commonly used threads in thread-lifting procedures:

1. PDO Threads: 

PDO (polydioxanone) threads are one of the most popular threads used in thread-lifting procedures. 

They are biodegradable and dissolve over time, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which helps to lift and tighten the skin.

2. PLLA Threads: 

PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid) threads are another popular thread used in thread-lifting procedures. They are also biodegradable and stimulate collagen production, resulting in gradual skin tightening over time.

3. PCL Threads:

 PCL (polycaprolactone) threads are long-lasting biodegradable and stimulate collagen production, resulting in long-lasting skin tightening effects.

4. Barbed Threads: 

Barbed threads are threads with small, They are commonly used for areas with thicker skin, such as the neck, jawline, and brow.

5. Smooth Threads: 

Smooth threads are threads without barbs, and they are commonly used for areas with thinner skin, such as around the eyes and lips.

They provide a more subtle lifting effect than barbed threads.

6. Screw Threads:

 Screw threads are threads with a spiral shape that provide a more significant lifting effect. 

They are commonly used for areas with thicker skin, such as the jawline and cheeks.

7. Cog Threads:

Provide a more significant lifting effect than smooth threads, and they are commonly used for areas with thicker skin, such as the cheeks and jowls.

Preparing for a Thread Lifting Procedure

If you are planning to undergo a thread-lifting procedure in Dubai, here are some steps you can take to prepare for the procedure:

1. Stop smoking: 

If you smoke, stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure. 

Smoking can delay the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

2. Arrive early:

 Arrive early for your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork and to allow time for any last-minute questions or concerns.

3. Wear comfortable clothing: 

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the appointment. 

You may want to wear a shirt that buttons or zips up the front, so you don’t have to pull it over your head after the procedure.

Post-procedure instructions: Follow your practitioner’s post-procedure instructions carefully to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.

Recovery Associated With Thread Lifting

Recovery from thread lifting is typically minimal compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures worldwide.

However, it’s essential to follow your practitioner’s post-procedure instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications and to ensure the best possible results. 

Here are some common aspects of recovery associated with thread lifting:

1. Swelling and Bruising:

 You may experience some swelling and bruising at the site of the thread insertion. 

This is normal and should subside within a few days.

2. Discomfort: 

You may experience some discomfort, such as soreness or a pulling sensation, at the site of the thread insertion. 

This is also normal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

3. Avoiding strenuous activities:

You may be advised to avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise, for a few days after the procedure to minimize the risk of complications.

4. Avoiding heat and sun exposure: 

You may be advised to avoid heat and sun exposure, such as saunas and tanning beds, for at least 2 weeks after the procedure.

5. Sleep on your back: 

To minimize the risk of displacing the threads, you may be advised to sleep on your back for the first few nights after the procedure.

6. Follow-up appointments: 

You may be required to schedule follow-up appointments with your practitioner to ensure proper healing and to monitor the results of the procedure.

It’s important to note that the recovery period can vary from patient to patient, depending on factors such as the type of threads used, the extent of the procedure, and the individual’s healing process. 

If you have any concerns or questions about your recovery, it’s essential to contact Dr. Fazeela Abbasi promptly.

How Thread Lift is Done?

Thread Lift treatment is a  cosmetic surgical procedure that requires a minimal invasion through the skin tissues under the facial fat cells to lift the features through temporary sutures. Although it is being offered in the rest of the world Dubai is popular for this anti-aging treatment because of the techniques and products used.

This procedure claims to ‘stitch up’ the dull drooping skin too taut.

Who are the candidates for thread lifting?

This procedure is effective for patients who present with the signs of:

  • Early aging
  • Moderate  saggy  neck
  • Mild skin loosening of  the face
  • Dropped eyebrows

What is the best Age for undergoing Thread lift?

This procedure claims to be effective from the age of the ’30s to the early 50s and is recommended for both men and women.

Is Thread lifting worth it?

The normal skin fat and proteins decline with time mainly collagen. Therefore, this procedure is used:

  • Primarily to build up collagen which leads to skin tightening making it firm and helping the skin look fresh and younger.
  • Secondly, when penetrates under the muscles of the facial skin they lift the tissues to provide a lift to the muscles of the face.
  • It is reported that thread lifts have a 90% success rate {Ref: NIH UK}

Does it damage the Facial nerves?

Such conditions are reported very rarely. If performed under expert physicians it is a safe procedure, if one is concerned about the facial nerves so they are present much deeper into the skin layers whereas the procedure is performed superficially.

When to go for a Thread lift?

To go under the thread lift treatment one shall present with:

  • Mild to moderate loose skin
  • Fine lines around the forehead
  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Dropped eyebrows
  • Have double chin
  • Crow’s feet or frown lines
  • Want to shape your jawline?

How long does it take for the procedure to be completed?

It takes about 30-45 mins to complete the procedure which is painless, as sometimes local anesthetics are injected.

Can every individual have a thread lift treatment?

Yes, everyone can undergo thread lift treatment except a few having serious medical conditions e.g. highly diabetic, patients who are on antiplatelet medications or NSAIDs as they are potentially at risk of bleeding. Inform your doctor before undergoing the procedure

How many sittings does this treatment require?

This treatment requires a single sitting so it is not hectic for the individual to revisit the doctors for the completion of the procedure.

What kind of thread is used in Tread lifting?

The thread used for the suture is fine and light medical grade- thread irrespective of the conventional thread used in normal surgeries they are thinner than a hair protein.

Threads that are commonly used are PDO (polydioxanone) or Rainbow threads they also improve the production of collagen under the skin. But, the selection of the threads depends upon the skin type of the patient.

How long does Thread lifting last?

Thread lifting lasts for about 18 months.

What are the “Donts” after a thread lift?

The recovery after the treatment is simple and does not require strict guidelines but still, patients  have to stay clear on some aspects e.g.:

  • Avoid extreme facial expressions i.e. do not stress the facial muscles
  • Avoid beauty treatments e.g. facials etc. until the sutures get healed 
  • Avoid wearing heavy makeup until the recovery time is over. 
  • Do not use chewing gums
  • Do not undergo any dental procedure
  • Avoid taking a shower for at least 12 hours after the procedure.

How much does the thread lift cost in Dubai?

The estimated cost of thread lift in Dubai starts from AED 4000-9000. The price may vary any other countries and regions.

How long does the pain persist after thread lift?

The slight pain persists for 2 weeks, but it reduces significantly after 3-4 days. The medicines are prescribed by the physician which keeps the patient pain-free.

What are the “Dos”  after the thread lift procedure?

As the weather in Dubai is hot and harsh most of the time so extra self-care for the skin of the one is important some of the “Do’s” for people living in Dubai are  as follows:

  • Apply sunblock on your face before setting out.
  • Apply ice packs to smooth the skin and prevent inflammation and swelling for about a week 
  • Keep yourself cool and avoid sweating on the face.
  • Keep yourself elevated after the procedure
  • Sleep on side of the stomach or lay straight on the back to avoid inconvenience 
  • Take daily medications applied by the physician and apply the ointment.

When to remove the stitches after the surgery?

These stitches are not conventional stitches rather they dissolve themselves within months considering PDO stitches dissolve in 9 months, meanwhile, follow-up is necessary to maintain and continue collagen production.