A threadlift is essentially type of facelift wherein the skin is pulled-up through a surgical incision to tighten the skin, rendering it a youthful look. Though threadlift is reputed to be very effective and doesn’t present any serious problems, some people are apprehensive about the surgical nature of this procedure. Thus, it is important to discuss non-surgical facelift options that are reputed to be equally effective.
Non-surgical facelifts are less-invasive procedures that combine facial skin rejuvenation and skin tightening. They are performed by qualified dermatologists or cosmetic surgeons. Some non-invasive alternatives to threadlift include:
Thermage Skin Rejuvenation
Thermage is the proprietary name of an improved approach over the conventional form of laser-based skin tightening. In Thermage, the frequency of the radiowaves is controlled to a greater degree to ensure minimal chances of side-effects. This makes Thermage equally beneficial for people with sensitive skin. The radiotherapy induces heat deep within the facial skin. The internal heating stimulates a process of skin rejuvenation that sustains itself for many months. The deep-seated heating ensures that the collagen formation is stimulated. Collagen is one of the most critical proteins for maintaining the overall tightness of skin.
Thermage can reduce wrinkles, but to a slightly lesser extent that threadlift. This is essentially because threadlift is a more accurate approach wherein every individual wrinkle is identified so that it can be eradicated through micro-surgical skin tightening. However, Thermage is less demanding and less painfull as compared to any kind of facelift. Further, its ability to stimulate collagen formation is a major advantage, since once catalyzed, the collagen formation can sustain itself for years.
This is an exception within the realm of non-surgical facelifts. Unlike other procedures that use laser or radiowaves as the heating medium, Microcurrent uses electric currents. It uses a controlled form of electric current to stimulate the formation of collagen. Further, it is also known to catalyze the formation of elastin within the skin. Elastin is only secondary to collagen in terms of helping to maintain the tightness of facial skin. The electric currents used here are a safer medium than either laser or radiowaves. Thus, they can be used to access slightly deeper layers of the skin. This helps to achieve better stretching of the skin by stimulating the facial muscles.
Microcurrent Facelifts are non-surgical in nature and don’t share the core concepts of conventional facelifts or contemporary facelifts like threadlift. Microcurrent facials are often advertised as Bio-ultimate facelifts. This is mainly due to the greater degree of safety they offer. Microcurrent Facelift is aimed more towards toning the skin and catalyzing the biological processes that help to maintain the youthful appearance over a long period. It isn't recommended for people demanding instant results, such as the removal of wrinkles that is done in surgical facelifts.
BOTOX® injections are perhaps one of the fastest cosmetic aids in the niche of non-invasive anti-aging techniques. Here, a compound derived from the Botulinum toxin is injected into the fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. The smoothening effect of BOTOX® is almost immediately visible. However, the best results surface within three-to-four days. This happens due to the toxin derivative that reduces muscle contraction, thereby arresting the formation of wrinkles.
It should be noted that though BOTOX® needs to be inserted via a fine needle it isn't regarded as an invasive procedure. This is because BOTOX® injection therapy is free from issues such as surgical incisions, downtime or recovery time, and the risk of skin damage.