Tensor Theads and Mini Threads
The new facelift without surgery
Facial sagging is one of the problems that most concern men and women, looking for a well defined face with no signs of the passing of time. In order to answer to this growing demand, Clínica Planas has incorporated the treatment of magical threads to its services of aesthetic medicine.
It is a revolutionary technique of skin rejuvenation that stimulates internal tissues to tighten skin and correct sagging. The mini threads are located at a subcutaneous level to induce the collagen and fibroblasts formation in order to stretch and redensify the skin.
After deciding the facial areas to be treated, the specialist introduces the mini tightening threads under the dermis in only 30 minutes. The technique is completely personalized for each patient depending on the age, physiognomy and degree of sagging; however between 10 and 20 threads are usually inserted in a standard session. The procedure is easy, quick and painless. Once the threads are placed, they are anchored in the tissue thanks to a few small spicules producing a small tissue lesion that causes the formation of supporting tissue made of fibroblasts and collagen.
Magical threads have their origin in Japan and have been used as a cardiovascular suture material for a long time, so there is evidence that they do not cause any rejection or allergies since they are antimicrobial and bio-absorbable. The material thread is polydioxanone and is reabsorbed at 6 months. However, the effect created with the formation of new tissue made of collagen and fibroblasts can last between 12 and 18 months.
The results are natural and progressive. It is easy to see the results at the third week, though it is not up to third month when the treatment reaches its peak.
Spring Threads for more durability
For those cases with severe sagging and for patients who do not want to undergo a facelift surgery, there is another type of thread lift, called Spring Threads.
These threads made of silicone are elastic, have an easy placement and do not require any anchoring or attachment point. 4 threads are usually introduced to restructure the face contour and the treatment is carried out under local anesthesia. Recovery varies between 5 and 15 days (always depending on the patient’s characteristics) although correction is allowed during the 8 days after their placement.
The results are spectacular and last between 3 and 6 years.