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Thread Browlift

A thread browlift is a procedure that uses barbed sutures, or threads, to address sagging eyebrows and eyelids, deep folds between the nose and the corners of the mouth, and aging neck tissues to help restore a more natural, youthful appearance. A thin needle is used to insert the sutures under the facial tissues. The barbs at one end of the thread grab and lift the sagging skin, while the barbs on the other end anchor the skin to the underlying facial tissues. A major benefit of a thread browlift is that it does not require incisions or stitches, leaving no scars.

The thread browlift technique produces a relaxed, refreshed appearance while preserving and enhancing the natural contours of your face. It is minimally invasive but still achieves results similar to those of a traditional facelift. Performed using a local anaesthetic, a thread browlift does not require a hospital stay, and patients can return home right after the procedure for a quick recovery after about 10 days.

Who is the thread browlift suitable for?

The thread browlift is recommended for patients who are in their 40s and 50s who want to restore the appearance of their skin, but do not wish to undergo the facelift surgery. It is also an ideal option for patients who prefer a quick, non-surgical alternative to the browlift surgery that will still produce great results for a fresher looking face.

What are the complications for a thread browlift?

Because a thread browlift only uses barbed sutures rather than lifting using incisions at the hairline, a significant risk of the thread browlift procedure is that the lift could be below your expectation. Numbness may occur at the threading sites, but this usually subsides within a couple weeks. Infections, which are extremely rare, can be treated using an antibiotic. Scar tissue formation and migration of the sutures are also possible risks.

What is the recovery period like?

The recovery period following a thread browlift is typically quicker than recovery from a surgical browlift. After 24 hours, patients can usually resume basic activities, and all normal activities can be resumed within 7 days. Some patients may not feel comfortable in social situations until a few weeks after the browlift.