With aging, our face changes it shapes because we lose fat under our skin and the skin itself becomes saggier due to gravitational pull over the years and weaker facial muscles. This results in loose skin, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and mouth and even forehead.
One of the go-to methods for correcting and contouring the aging signs was a surgical facelift. Lately, more and more clients have been inquiring about relatively modern alternative options that are less invasive and less expensive. Thread lift procedure gains popularity really quickly and one of the most popular options is the Korean Thread Lift. It is also alternatively known as a v-shape thread lift because usually, the main goal is to achieve a youthful v-shape of the face. It is a great option as it works for face and neck as well as toning up loose skin of the abdomen, upper arms and inner thighs.
The Korean Thread lift is the secret behind the youthful faces of many actresses and celebrities. As it is very economical in comparison to surgery, it is growing more popular among working women in Johor Bahru. If you are planning to get this procedure done, you should first educate yourself about it and then decide if it is the best option for you. You should also be sure that you are choosing the right doctor for this procedure.
In your first meeting, the doctor should inquire about your expectations and goal and also ask about any medical history or allergies you may have than he/she will brief you about the procedure.
On the day of appointment for treatment, your face will be prepared for the procedure. Most doctors use local anesthesia and some sort of pain relief to minimize the discomfort and swelling. Then your face will be cleansed with alcohol-based cleanser to decrease the chances of any form of infection. Again alcohol is a great disinfectant and will remove any bacteria already present on your skin.
The doctor will insert multiple very fine threads deep into your skin. The number and pattern of threads will depend upon your goal and need of you face. The thread used in the Korean Thread lift procedure is PDO (PolyDioxanOne) thread, which is used in most thread lift procedures and other surgeries these days. It is popular among surgeons because PDO thread is capable of dissolving on its own. As thread itself will dissolve the treatments work by stimulating collagen production. However the full impact of collagen production can take up to 3 to 6 months, the immediate results you will see are due to a thread supporting your skin like muscles and bones support your body. (P.S: without any muscles and bones in your body you will be like a deflated balloon).
The procedure itself takes less than or around half an hour, add 15 minutes for protocols like numbing and cleansing your skin. You should be able to walk into the clinic and get the procedure done and walk out within your lunch break.
Like any other the PDO Threads Lift produces, benefits of a Korean thread lift include several beneficial effects on the skin:
- Instant Skin Lifting by repositioning fat and mechanical support
- Collagen Stimulation assisting Growth of New Skin Cells
- Generation of Elastin
- Neovascularization to improve skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity
- Slimming effect by giving a V shape face and removal of double chin
- Skin Tightening benefits through contracting fat tissue
The best results of this treatment are visible on cheeks, jawline, jowls, and the double chin area.
It is an amazing modern alternative to classical facelift surgery and is less invasive, less expensive, and quicker. After the procedure is completed, the skin is visibly more lifted, firmer, and more youthful. Although this is a very promising procedure with immediately visible results but the results are less pronounced than a surgical facelift, so you must have realistic expectations. You can enhance the results by supplementing treatment with botox and fillers or any other skin-tightening procedures of choice.
How long the results will last?
Results usually last fom18 to 24 months, which honestly a good value for your money. You can also top-up the procedure with smaller threads afterward anytime you feel you want to improve.
You might experience some bruising and swelling after the procedure is done. The swelling will completely subside after two to three days and bruises will disappear in a week. These should not be any scarring that will last or any deformity if the procedure is done correctly. If you can find an experienced doctor with a sharp eye and steady hand, he will know how to get around or minimize these unwanted side-effects.
How to Find a Good Doctor?
Ask around, word of mouth is the most reliable form of information. Anything you read on the internet could just be paid advertisements in one way or another. Visit the doctor’s clinic and meet the doctor who will do the procedure for you in person. Inquire how do they anesthetize for the procedure and what products they use. Ask for some before and after pics of previous clients, with pictures taken immediately after the procedure and pictures taken a few months late so you can have realistic expectations.