Before and After a Thread Lift
There isn’t a lot of preparation or after-care for thread lifts. To get optimal results, you might want to avoid the following for a day or two prior to your appointment:
- Drinking alcohol
- Taking gingko, vitamin E, or omega fish oil supplements
- Visits to the steam room or sauna
- High-intensity workouts
Also, postpone any dental treatments for the first couple of weeks after your thread lift. Holding your mouth open for extended periods can affect your results.
If you are a side-sleeper, try sleeping on your back for the first two weeks after treatment. This prevents you from putting too much pressure on one side of your face.
What to Expect from a Thread Lift
Thread lifts are performed in-office, typically with local anesthesia. Depending on the type of lift you get, the procedure usually takes between 15 minutes and one hour. After the treatment, you can return to your normal activities.
Prior to the procedure, a numbing agent is applied to the treatment site(s). The doctor will use a very fine needle that causes minimal discomfort. Once the area numbs, the doctor uses blunt tip needles called cannulas to insert the threads into your skin. Once in place, the doctor cuts any excess threads off.
Thread Lifts vs. Facelifts
Thread lifts are safe procedures with virtually no serious risks. Facelifts, on the other hand, carry numerous risks including those from anesthesia and the risk in the procedure. Potential risks for bleeding, infection, and scarring apply to all types of facelifts. Thread lifts are a good alternative for people who want something less invasive than surgery.
Why Choose Us For Your Thread Lift In San Diego
Peak Health embraces the unique benefits of all healing arts. We offer safe, evidence-based, expanded treatment options that promote whole-body wellness. Our holistic approach to medicine considers the state of your body balance, your mind, and your surroundings. Take control of your health and your body at the clinic offering the best, most advanced medical age management in San Diego. Contact us online or call today at 1-619-522-4005 to book your appointment or to learn more.