If you want to improve the sagging skin on your face and neck without surgery, a thread lift in Palo Alto at Hessler Plastic Surgery has the ability to lift the cheeks and jowls, as well as soften smile lines.
How a thread lift works
A thread lift uses a dissolvable, medical-grade thread that has a combination of small barbs and dissolving polydioxanone cones attached to it. This thread has been FDA approved and designed to easily go through the facial skin to safely lift sagging skin. The polydioxanone cones are responsible for lifting the face. They address the loose tissue under the skin, compressing and bringing tightness back into the tissues. In addition, as the threads slowly dissolve, they stimulate new collagen growth around the loose tissue. This creates a collagen “scaffold” under the skin, which helps it look more youthful. This is why it is sometimes called a non-surgical facelift.