At the Art of Facial Rejuvenation, we believe that achieving beauty should come without having to make a large dent to your wallet and your time. As we age, the natural elasticity and vitality of the face begins to decline. In its place, wrinkles and fine lines begin to form around the areas of the forehead, eyes, and lower face.
As a cosmetic clinic, it is the fabric of our very core to provide as many non-surgical options possible to our varied clientele. We are mindful of the large diversity and variance in age, needs, and skin types of our patients, and because of that, we have introduced some methods which may be novel to some. One form of treatment, which we want to discuss today is threadfilling.
In our last blog, we discussed the many benefits of threadlifting; but there is a distinct difference between the two procedures. While both encompass the insertion of a thin thread under the dermis, the function and result of the two procedures differ. In a typical threadlifting procedure, our medical professionals often slightly elevate and pull the skin upwards using the threads, thus giving the face a natural “face lift”. In our threadfilling procedure, however, the insertion of the fine, spiny threads in the middle layer of the face do not act as lifting agents, rather, they fill in the creases and deep wrinkles of the face and neck area. In fact, threadfilling can sometimes be appropriately compared to cosmetic injectables like Botox and Dermal Fillers; with the exception that threadfilling is much longer lasting.
The treads in the threadfilling procedure are more fine and shorter in length. This is very advantageous for the areas of the face along the deep forehead lines and laugh lines. With the insertion of the treads in the areas of the face prone to deep lines and wrinkles, the thread sticks onto the inner tissues and over time dissolves. Furthermore, the foreign presence of the thread streams in an array of collagen and fibrous inducing properties that begin to build collagen along the thread – essentially re-filling the fine lines and providing longer lasting volume.
The procedure of threadfilling can take up to 15 to 45 minutes and it can be done right within our office with no downtime and no presence of scarring. With the many benefits that threadfilling has to offer, it is quickly becoming a more pronounced procedure in Canada, and definitely a favourite with our patients for the purpose of skin rejuvenation.