Aging is inevitable. It happens to all of us, but that doesn’t make you feel better when you look in the mirror and see the ravages of time on your face. Fortunately, there’s a vast array of surgical and minimally invasive treatments for facial aging. Facelifts have been available for decades, and now non-surgical thread lifts are an option. Both procedures work to restore your facial skin’s youthful appearance, but they offer different results. So, how do you know which method is right for you?

Facelifts and thread lifts can both reduce saggy and loose skin around your neck, jowls, and cheeks, but you may benefit more from one procedure versus the other. Your doctor can help you decide which treatment will give you the best results. 

What’s a Thread Lift

A thread lift treatment uses dissolvable threads to tighten the skin on your face and reduce aging and sagging. During your treatment, your doctor will strategically place tiny, dissolvable threads beneath your facial skin. The threads will help fight gravity, correct your skin’s laxity, and contour your face and neck. The threads also stimulate collagen production, which helps strengthen your skin’s structure and improve its firmness. You’ll see instant, long-lasting results that enhance over time. 

The PDO thread lift procedure is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that will rejuvenate your face and give you natural results. A thread lift will provide you with approximately 25- percent of the effects a surgical facelift offers.

What About Facelift Surgery?

A surgical facelift removes the excess skin in the lower regions of your face. And the procedure tightens the muscles underneath your skin. You’ll get smoother, tighter skin, especially on your neck and jowls, and it will restore volume to your face. There are various types of facelift surgeries, and your surgeon will help you decide which facelift you should choose. 

A mini-lift procedure will treat the early aging signs in your lower face and jowls. But if you want extra rejuvenation on your neck, cheeks, midface, jawline, and jowls, consider a deep plane lift. 

Am I a Candidate?

You should be in excellent physical health if you want to undergo a facelift or a thread lift. It’s essential to have realistic expectations as to the possible outcomes of each procedure.

If you have aging skin that’s exceptionally saggy or droopy underneath your chin, a surgical facelift is likely your best option. But if you catch the signs of aging early, a PDO thread lift is a more effective, less invasive way to get fantastic results. 

If you ignore the early warning signs of aging skin, the deep creases and sagginess may get too severe for a PDO thread lift to be effective. At that point, a facelift would be your only option.

If you see the early signs of aging, you’re a terrific candidate for a PDO thread lift because your skin has firmness. If you periodically receive a PDO thread lift during your younger years, you can postpone a surgical facelift indefinitely.

At Allurant, we have a team of highly-trained experts available to answer all your questions. Contact us for a complimentary consultation today and discover which treatments are right for you.