No lifting techniques can give patients permanent results. Facelift surgery will usually produce longer lasting results than a thread lift and the results of a minimally invasive short scar facelift can last up to a decade, whereas a thread lift will generally last from 6months to 3 years. You should be very cautious as a lot of physicians and nonphysicians promise much more dramatic results. The truth is a lot of people are paying $5,000 to $12,000 for thread lifts and even the best studies show only 20% of patients notice a one to 2 mm improvement after a year. That is not very dramatic and most people are left very disappointed. We see a lot of patients in our office that have spent a lot of money on thread lifts that regret it and end up getting facelifts and correction in our office.
Dr. Speron has used many types of thread lifts but the only one he recommends and currently uses in his office is the Silhouette InstaLift. This specifically focuses on the underlying layers of the skin and helps with sagging in your face. These threads are not permanent and are absorbed by the body over time. As they are absorbed by your body, they stimulate collagen renewal. This helps achieve a younger, natural look. Side effects can include minor pain, swelling, bruising, sensory nerve injury, asymmetry or banding.
The most critical thing is to make sure that you have realistic expectations. Dr. Speron's thread lifts are very different than other thread lifts because he uses a technique to release the skin from the muscle that allows a much more powerful lift with results the last far longer than other thread lift techniques.
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