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Thread Lift Specialist

LUX Dermatology

Dermatologists located in offices at Santa Barbara, CA, Hanford, CA, Visalia, CA, Porterville, CA, Stockton, CA, Manteca, CA, Las Vegas, NV & Sparks, NV

A thread lift is a non-surgical treatment that lifts and tightens droopy cheeks and jowls to restore a more youthful look. LUX Dermatology specializes in cosmetic dermatology. The experienced dermatologists offer many innovative treatments to rejuvenate your look, including the thread lift. LUX Dermatology has offices in Sparks and Las Vegas, Nevada, and Stockton, Manteca, Santa Barbara, Porterville, Hanford, and Visalia, California. Call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online to schedule your thread lift consultation.

Thread Lift Q & A

What is a thread lift?

A thread lift is a non-surgical alternative to a face-lift. As you get older, your skin thins and loosens, resulting in skin laxity, droopy cheeks, and jowls.

Not too long ago, a surgical face-lift was your only treatment choice to fix sagging skin. With advances in cosmetic dermatology, also called plastic surgery, a non-surgical thread lift can give you a younger look without the need for a long recovery.

During a thread lift, the experienced cosmetic dermatologists at LUX Dermatology place special temporary sutures around your face. The sutures gather and suspend the excess skin, creating a subtle lift and tightening effect. These sutures gradually dissolve on their own.

In addition to lifting your droopy cheeks and jowls, the thread lift sutures stimulate the production of a protein called collagen. Collagen keeps your skin firm and resilient and helps maintain your youthful look long after your sutures dissolve.

Am I a candidate for a thread lift?

When you visit LUX Dermatology for a cosmetic dermatology consultation, the team conducts an in-depth evaluation to determine which treatment best meets your beauty needs and goals.

You could be a candidate for a thread lift if you’re experiencing mildly to moderately sagging skin that can’t be fixed with less invasive choices like skin tightening treatments, Botox®, or dermal fillers.

What can I expect during a thread lift?

Your dermatologist does your thread lift at the office. During the cosmetic procedure, your dermatologist cleans your skin with an antiseptic and applies a numbing lotion to keep you comfortable.

Your dermatologist then uses a special cannula, a thin needle, to insert the suture threads under your skin. You can feel pressure during your thread lift but shouldn’t feel any pain.

Most thread lifts take less than an hour. Your dermatologist sends you home after the procedure.

What happens after a thread lift?

You should see an on-the-spot improvement in your look following your thread lift. Though you can feel sore, there’s no need for downtime following the cosmetic procedure. You can go back to work right away.

The LUX Dermatology team provides instructions on how to care for your skin following your thread lift to best promote healing and minimize bruising.

The results of your thread lift could last a year or more.

To schedule your thread lift consultation at LUX Dermatology, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.