Skin Laxity

What can be done to treat Skin Laxity?


A thread lift is a type of procedure that uses temporary sutures to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. This non-invasive procedure is done under local anesthesia and has the effect of pulling the skin back slightly and therefore lifting and slightly tightening the face. Additionally, the threads combat aging by provoking the body’s healing response via the stimulation of new collagen formation.

Frequently asked questions: 

How do Threadlifts work? 

  • Threadlifts work by manually lifting skin which has lost its firmness. In addition, they stimulate new collagen formation to further improve skin laxity. This is especially useful for improvement of the nasolabial folds and marionette lines (“smile lines”) in patients who do not desire a surgical facelift.  

How long does it take for Threadlifts to show results? 

  • Results from ThreadLifts are noted immediately. In addition, the lift will continue to improve for 6 weeks post-treatment.  

How long do ThreadLifts last? 

  • The duration of clinical results varies depending on treated area. On average, the clinical result lasts 1-1.5 years.  

Do ThreadLifts have an expected recovery period or post-procedure downtime? 

  • You may note some mild swelling and bruising post-procedure, but there is no true “downtime” after ThreadLifts.