Collagen and elastin are proteins that work
together to form the binding fibers of our skin.
These fibers provide us with a web-like support
making up over 80% of the outer layer of skin
Collagen gives our skin its firmness while elastin
gives flexibility and helps the skin bounce back.
Our bodies naturally produce both proteins
but as we age, we produce less and less. Other
factors are at war with our skin as well and with
the skin laxity.
We typically start to see signs
of looser, sagging skin beginning in our early
thirties. Genetics plays a part however there
are many other contributing factors to our skin
heading downward. Diet, our environment,
stress, smoking, sun exposure, fluctuations in
weight and poor sleep patterns all take their
toll and cause us to lose precious collagen and
elastin in our skin.
What is the Threading Procedure?
Cosmetic threading is a non-invasive in office procedure. The threads are surgical sutures inserted under the skin using a small needle. During the Threading Procedure, a trained, licensed practitioner will place thin threads (Les Encres Cosmetic Threads) under the skin through tiny needle sites made in targeted areas. The thread is attached to a thin needle and inserted below the skin surface through fatty tissue. The threads have small hooks that pass under the skin through the use of a needle. The hooks grab hold of the skin and pull to re-suspend the skin in a more youthful position. Threading these sutures under the skin allows us to use the exposed thread end to pull the loose skin taut.
Cosmetic Threading Procedure Photos
Cosmetic Threading Procedure - Face Lift
The loose skin is not removed, it is pulled back
using the thread ends and then tiny sub-dermal,
non-visible stiches are made to secure the lift. To
produce lift we use cosmetic threads with ‘strategic
split ends’ that gently grab a hold of tissue as they
are pulled taunt. This slight suspension tightens up
the treatment area and restores that youthful look.
A cosmetic thread procedure offers mirror-like
effects of the more invasive, surgical face-lift
procedure without the added pain and hassle.
Restoring a smooth, youthful appearance to the
face, neck, décolleté (chest canvas), breasts, legs,
buttocks, upper arm, and mid-section.
what areas can be treated?
- jowls and jawline
- brow line
- under-eye area
- Upper Arm
- Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Thight Lift
- Calf Lift
- Knee Lift
- Buttock Lift
- Love Handles
Is this painful?
The treatment itself is nearly pain free. Patients do
report feeling slight discomfort for a few days following
the treatment, but the healing typically does not keep
you from your normal daily routine.
Threading Procedure is considered a low-risk procedure with minimal recovery time, but side effects of redness, bruising, and swelling do occur.
When do I get to see the new me?
The Cosmetic Threading Procedure can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, smooth out the décolleté, provide slight lift to the breasts and knees, minimize sagging on the upper arms (batwings), chin and neck, and reduce the appearance of nasal-facial folds and marionette lines. The Cosmetic Threads dissolve completely leaving behind new, healthy collagen in their place. The boost in collagen gives each treatment area a “reset” on the normal aging process.
You will be able to see the changes a little lift can make during and immediately following treatment if treatment is in smaller areas. It will take about eight weeks to see noticeable effects of treatment.
How long does this last?
The more youthful look achieved by The Threading Procedure can last anywhere from 2 to 3 years depending on treatment area and type of thread used.
For your convenience, our office is open 6 days a week. To schedule your appointment, please call 210-544-5715 or click here to request an appointment online.
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