For many women, the most distressing visible sign of aging is skin laxity that causes loose or drooping skin. Skin laxity is caused by a decrease in natural collagen production, which begins to slow down during our 30s and 40s. Luckily, there are treatment options available to you to help correct these issues. At Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, NY, we believe one of the best treatments for skin laxity is Euro Threads, a revolutionary alternative to surgical facelifts.
What Are Euro Threads?
Euro Threads are a minimally-invasive anti-aging treatment that functions as one of the best non-surgical alternatives to facelifts. Euro Threads are made out of a unique surgical suture that is placed beneath the top layer of skin and physically lifts your skin into a higher, tighter, and more youthful position. In terms of restoring a youthful appearance, this thread treatment is one of the best and most efficient anti-aging treatments for patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity concerns.
What Does This Treatment Do?
As a treatment solution for skin laxity, the main purpose of this treatment is to lift and tighten the skin. This physical intervention is best-suited to deal with certain problems that are usually solved by surgical techniques. For example, drooping eyebrows, sagging jowls, and loose skin on the neck are all ideally treated with this minimally-invasive thread treatment. Areas that can be addressed by this treatment include:
- Around Eyes
Importantly, this treatment can also stimulate the production of collagen within the skin. This is vital for two reasons; first, stimulating collagen production within the sub-dermal layers of skin will also help the surface of your skin appear more youthful and supple, and second, the increased production of collagen will also ensure that your results last for a longer period of time.
How Does This Treatment Work?
The key to this treatment is the biodegradable threads that are inserted into the skin. These threads are made of a unique polymer that will eventually break down and be absorbed by the body, which will help stimulate the body’s production of collagen and healing properties for a more youthful appearance. Your body will continue to produce collagen for several more weeks after the biodegradable threads have been absorbed.
What Should You Expect From This Treatment?
The first step of your treatment will be a consultation appointment during which we will discuss your appearance-related concerns and outline your expectations for your treatment. We may also ask about previous treatments you have tried in the past, particularly any previous history of surgical facelifts or browlifts.
In terms of the treatment procedure itself, the steps for your treatment will be simple. First, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the areas of insertion, then a small, open-ended needle will be used to insert the thread into the sub-dermal layers of your skin. When the needle is removed, the thread is left behind in the skin as it physically lifts skin into a more youthful position. It’s common to use between four and 16 threads during your treatment to achieve your desired appearance goals.
How Should You Prepare for This Treatment?
Unlike surgical procedures, there isn’t much you will need to do to prepare for your non-surgical thread treatment. For example, we may direct you to avoid taking blood-thinning medications and supplements for about one week before your treatment. We may also ask that you reschedule your treatment appointment if you have a current cold sore, fever blister, or other skin breakouts on the day of your appointment.
Sometimes, we encourage patients to use Arnica products to prepare for treatment. Using Arnica products for at least three days before your treatment appointment will minimize the risk of any bruising or swelling after your treatment, and may even help speed up your recovery.
What Is Recovery Like?
There will be several things you should avoid doing after your treatment while you are in your seven to 10 day-long recovery period. For example, you should not massage your skin, use dermal rollers, and make exaggerated facial expressions. You should also not sleep on your stomach and you should try to keep your head elevated.
You will not be able to wear make-up after your appointment, and we may tell you to avoid using certain skincare products, such as Retinol. However, you should wear sunscreen after your appointment and use moisturizers as usual.
How Long Do Results Last?
How long you can enjoy your specific results will depend on certain factors, such as your age and lifestyle habits, as well as the condition of your skin. Many patients can enjoy results on average for 12 months or longer and sometimes more if they respond particularly well to the treatment. For that reason, we generally recommend that patients attend a follow-up or top-up appointment once or twice a year to maintain your desired results.
Can You Use Other Cosmetic Treatments With This One?
Many patients want to know if it’s possible to use certain other cosmetic treatments with this one, either to enhance the results of this treatment or to address different appearance-related concerns. The short answer is: yes, you can use other cosmetic treatments with this one. In fact, many patients opt to continue using chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, dermal fillers, and neurotoxins in addition to this one to produce more comprehensive anti-aging results.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
This thread treatment is right for anyone who has mild to moderate anti-aging concerns. This treatment is appropriate for patients who have isolated areas of concern, such as a drooping eyebrow, as well as for those who are trying to correct skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. Examining the condition of your skin during your consultation appointment will let us know if this treatment is a good fit for your needs.
Try a Non-Surgical Facelift With Euro Threads
Facelifts, brow lifts, and neck lifts are all invasive surgical treatments that involve painful and prolonged recovery times – but you have other treatment options to consider when your goal is lifting and tightening your skin. A treatment such as Euro Threads will restore your youthful appearance from the inside out. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.