Surgical threads, and the polymer that they consist of, have been used for years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications – sutures, rods, screws, orthopedic pins, and nails for bone fractures. These applications have been developed because the polymer has shown such excellent biocompatibility and is biodegradable.
We love threads because they are a unique facial rejuvenation procedure that lifts and contours the skin without the need for surgery or general anesthesia – and no scarring! It’s a simple in-office procedure that is often called a “one-hour” or “lunchtime” facelift.
Results are typically immediate and generally last for a year or more. Along with an immediate effect, you will continue to see a tightening of the treated area as the threads dissolve and encourage the body to generate collagen.