Women in South Korea, who seriously know a thing or two about having perfect skin, are crazy about the nonsurgical face-lift technique called ‘thread lifting.’
The technique has made its way over to the U.K., and Dr. Terry Loong (aka Dr. Terry) is one of the professionals there who performs this kind of procedure. She explains the fascinating yet slightly creepy process on her website and says that inserting microfilaments called PDO threads in areas along the face ‘in the direction of youthful vectors’ will help stimulate collagen to firm the skin and visibly lift the eyebrows, cheeks, jawline, and double-chin areas. And the whole thing is done with only local anesthetic, so the downtime is minimal.
The threads, which are completely bio-compatible and bio-absorbable, break down in about six to eight months, but the results of the lift can last somewhere between 15 months to three years.
Although the threading technique isn’t exactly new, in the video above Dr. Terry demonstrates a combo of procedures for maximum results, which is pretty interesting. For the patient in the video, Dr. Terry follows up the thread lift with a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment (this technique was also used in the vampire facial in which you inject your own blood to stimulate your collagen production) for a new treatment she calls ‘threads of life.’
To break it down for you, she starts with some good, old-fashioned PRP harvesting by drawing the patient’s blood, which she will later re-inject into her face.
Then she draws guidelines for where she’ll insert the threads.
Dr. Terry then inserts the threads and afterward injects the PRP along the lines to boost collagen and elastin production.
Although the patient looks a little swollen immediately after the procedure, Dr. Terry says the swelling should go down in about three to five days and the results will continue to improve for six months.
Creepy processes aside, the patient looks pretty good even after five weeks.
In today’s video I take you through a Thread Lift & PRP Treatment. The thread lifting treatment originated from #Korea where women prefer to do thread lifting instead of going down the surgical route. They love it for the natural effect and long-term prevention of premature ageing. One of my patients, Leona, kindly agreed to have her treatment filmed. She had her eyes, lower face and neck lifted so it took a good 2 hours of treatment time. However, we’ve edited the video so it shows you an overview of the treatment in less than 5 minutes. Link to video in bio. #AskDrTerry #skincare #antiageing #beauty #skindoctor #necklift #facelift #cosmetictreatments #aestheticfreatments #eyelift #naturaltreatments #threadlift #threadlifting #newyearnewyou #video #youtube
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com