Only a bad face lift can look unnatural. (Picture: Instagram)

A thread facelift is a safe, convenient alternative to traditional facelift surgery. Designed to be less invasive, it can reduce sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and neck at a quicker rate and with less risk.

“Thread facelift is a solution for both women and men and the invisible fine threads are placed in the skin, getting to places on the face where other procedures cannot reach,” explains Dr Michelle Karl, Cosmetic Dentist at The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium’s (CDE) Menlyn practice. This innovative facelift procedure can be performed in just one or two hours and often without anaesthesia.

There are many misconceptions about thread lifts, below Dr Michelle debunks the various issues:

It looks unnatural

This is one of the most common myths about the thread facelifts, but this is not the reality if you have an experienced cosmetic surgeon. A bad lift can certainly look unnatural, but facelifts performed by a skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon are not only natural looking but also take years off of your appearance.

A thread lift is an invasive surgical procedure 

A thread lift is a minimally invasive, non-surgical facelift treatment and skin tightening procedure. It involves the introduction of medical-grade, absorbable threads within specific areas of the skin to stimulate collagen formation, producing subtle and natural-looking skin tightening and rejuvenation. 

It takes a long period of time to recover

The recovery period for thread lift is less than a week. The invasive procedures, such as a surgical facelift, will take about two weeks of recovery.

It is permanent

Like any procedure, a facelift cannot stop the ageing process. The lasting effects of a facelift depending on the type of the procedure along with some other factors, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Tobacco & alcohol use
  • Weight changes
  • Sun exposure
  • Genetics