A thread lift is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedure that passes threads beneath the surface of your skin to lift the tissue. The threads may have tiny barbs or cones that help grip the skin. When appropriately positioned, they give your face a more lifted, toned appearance, especially around the lower face and jowls.
As the threads are absorbed over the first six months, they also trigger a boost in your natural collagen production that can improve your skin’s firmness for up to a year.
The procedure has been dubbed a “lunchtime facelift” because it’s quick, with minimal downtime compared to a surgical facelift.
The whole thread lift procedure usually takes less than an hour. Dr.Quinn will start by marking on your skin where the threads will go. Then she'll inject those areas with local anesthetic.
Once you’re numb, she will insert a long needle, or cannula, with the thread attached to it, into your skin and pass it under the skin’s surface. The thread is then pulled taut in order to create tension and lift the tissue. This process is repeated until all the threads—anywhere from just a few to more than 20—are placed.
Because the procedure is done under local anesthesia, you should feel comfortable driving yourself home when it’s done.
You may go home with bunched up or dimpled skin, but that should be mild and resolve within a week. Beyond that, thread lift recovery is relatively easy. It is a similar recovery is to getting injectable fillers. You might have mild swelling and bruising for up to a week.
To reduce swelling faster, sleep sitting up for a few days and avoid rubbing, tugging, or massaging your skin or making exaggerated facial movements.
Threads will gradually dissolve over six months, but because of their collagen-boosting effects, you may continue to see some results for up to a year.
Dr. Quinn has gotten great results with threads alone but she prefers to treat the whole face using a little of all the tools in her magic box. This is why Dr. Quinn has launched the sprinkle package. It meets the client where they are at and is customized using a multilayered approach.
A sprinkle package combines multiple treatment modalities. Each package is customized for the individual needs and goals. Treatments may include neuromodulators, fillers, liquid facelifts, PRF, Fractional Radio Frequency, PDO threads, and laser treatments.