An Irvine Thread Lift Overview

An Irvine Thread Lift is the right procedure to combat sagging skin as you get older. This technique involves a minimally invasive nonsurgical thread that promotes skin regeneration.

It’s considered an effective alternative to facelift surgery.

Medical Grade Threads 

Basically, medical grade threads are inserted into your face and then pulled taunt for the desired results. Here is an overview containing everything that you need to know about this procedure.

How Irvine Mint PDO Threadlift Works 

The threads work two different ways.

  • In the first method, dissolvable thin sutures are placed under your skin. Then, the skin is pulled taunt around areas like your neck or forehead. 
  • The second process involves invisible barbs. These hook onto your skin and the threads gripped the tissue underneath as they are pulled tight. Your body detects that a suture has been used and stimulates the production of collagen.

 Treatments like Irvine PDO Threadlift have been found to be effective in these areas. 

  • The forehead. 
  • The brow line.
  • The cheeks.  
  • Under the eyes. 

These procedures are considered low risk. However there are a few side effects that patients should be aware of. These include issues like bruising and swelling as well as minor pain at the  injection site. 

Irvine Non-Surgical Facelift Procedure 

First off, you’ll be asked to make yourself comfortable in a room and then a topical anesthetic will be applied. A cannula which is a thin needle will be used to apply the threads.

This part of the treatment can take anywhere from 30 up to 45 minutes. Once the threads are all installed, most patients feel a slight tightening or light pressure.  A few minutes after the needles have been removed, you’ll be able to leave.

Minimal Recovery Time 

Recovery time is usually minimal. That means there might be some slight bruising and swelling, but you can go back to work right away if you so choose.

Many patients report the results are apparent right away. However, they will become more noticeable as the bruising and swelling subsides in the days and weeks after the treatment. 

Dissolvable Products 

Even though the results from Irvine Thread Lift treatment aren’t permanent, most patients report they do last up to three years. Because these are dissolvable products, they will eventually be absorbed. Don’t forget to inform us about any medications you are taking before your appointment. It’s also a good idea to stay away from alcohol the night before you come in for a thread lift.