Skin Renewal is very excited to introduce thread lifts - a non-surgical, no-scar facelift.  The treatment, which has been a hot favourite in Europe and the East for a few years now, is now available via Skin Renewal in South Africa.


During the procedure, which only medical doctors are qualified to perform, multi-strand threads are injected deep underneath the surface of the skin, using different lengths of thin acupuncture needles.
  
The threads are strategically placed, guided by the natural tension lines of the skin.  Once placed, they act as a scaffold, lifting loose and sagging skin. The procedure also stimulates the production of collagen and further creates a frame for the collagen to attach to, showing effects similar to that of a surgical facelift.
The threads are reabsorbed and dissolved over a period of time, but due to the stimulation of collagen, the treatment shows prolonged rejuvenation effects.  Skin ages when elasticity and collagen are depleted, but due to the maximum collagen stimulation and a cell generation boost, the ageing process is drastically slowed down. 

Threading relaxes the muscles, creating a similar effect to anti-wrinkle injections, but with a more natural look.  
The procedure is relatively pain-free, but to minimize any discomfort, a topical anesthetic is massaged into the area.  Insertion points are then drawn over the treatment area, after which the doctor implants the threading wires into the correct position.  Depending on the treatment area, the treatment takes between 15 to 45 minutes, with no downtime afterward.

With a continual stimulation of blood supply to the treated area, collagen and elastin are stimulated.  This means that even after just a few days, the treated area looks brighter and healthier.  Optimum results are, however, achieved after approximately 3 weeks.  As the threads are dissolvable, they will last for 4 – 6 months, but with the continued collagen stimulation, the lifting and smoothing effect of this treatment lasts for a period of 2 – 3 years. 

Even though this treatment is usually recommended for the facial area, useful results are achieved in any field of the body where lifting is the desired outcome.  On the face, it addresses fine lines and wrinkles around the eye and lip area, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, crow’s feet and it assists in creating a V-shaped facial outline.  On the body, it helps with tightening of the abdomen - especially post pregnancy, the breast and chest area, batwing arms, ageing hands, sagging buttocks and cauliflower knees.

The cost of the treatment is dependent on the number of threads inserted, which will, in turn, depend on the area being treated, and the severity of the lift needed. Patients can also opt to treat one area at a time, thereby making it more affordable. 

To find out more about the 4D Threadlift visit www.skinrenewal.co.za, or if you’d like to make an appointment with one of the Skin Renewal doctors, contact Skin Renewal 086 126 3972 to book your individual assessment.

It is great to see how previous anti-ageing treatments are being refined and revived thanks to technology.






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