Threads are contained inside tiny needles which are inserted into the skin. As the needle is removed, the thread is left in the skin. A network of threads act as a scaffold or sling for the skin that helps hold the skin against the effects of gravity.
A “mesh” of threads helps support and tighten sagging or loose skin. They can be used in areas such as jowls, double chin, jawline, neck, smokers’ lines and under-eye puffiness.
The threads themselves dissolve in approximately 6-8 months but the effects last for 12-24 months.
The tension created by the embedded threads combined with fluid retention produces a visible lifting effect immediately after treatment. However, more considerable improvement appears after 6-8 weeks after the threads stimulate the synthesis of collagen, fibroblasts and increase oxygenation of the skin which becomes more smooth and radiant.