Rejuvenating your face to restore its youthfulness is now easier than ever.
Thankfully, you don’t have to ‘go under the knife’ to combat the signs of facial ageing. There are now plenty of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures proven to deliver subtle but effective results.
As an aesthetic clinic which is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, we firmly believe in the high-quality transformations which can be achieved by non-surgical anti-ageing treatments.
By comparing the benefits of thread facelifts vs surgical facelifts, our aim is to help you weigh up whether you REALLY need surgery to stay looking younger for longer.
What is a thread facelift?
A thread facelift is a minimally-invasive and non-surgical procedure which uses dissolvable threads to ‘lift’ tissue in your face and improve the appearance of sagging skin on the jawline, cheeks and neck.
Rather than remove loose skin during surgery, PDO threads are inserted under the surface to slightly pull and lift skin back. Once inserted, the threads help your body naturally stimulate the production of collagen which tightens the appearance of the face.
What are the benefits?
- Carried out under local, rather than general anaesthetic.
- No downtime - return to daily life immediately.
- Minimal soreness, redness, bruising or swelling.
- Non-invasive and extremely low risk.
- Very affordable – prices start from £400 at Botastic.
Who is it best for?
A thread facelift is ideal for people between in their late 30s to early 50s who are eager to subtly reverse the signs of ageing, delaying the need for surgery.
Obviously, it cannot achieve the same level of success as traditional surgery but it will dramatically improve skin laxity by as much as 25 per cent.
If you’ve already undergone facelift surgery, a thread lift can be an ideal way to ‘touch-up’ the surgeon’s handywork.
At Botastic, we recommend threads for anyone who wants to lift or raise a specific facial area – including brows, jowls and neckline. It’s also ideal for plumping up cheek contours and reducing deep folds.
How is facelift surgery different?
When you go under the knife, a skilled surgeon will carefully remove excess skin on the lower to midface to create a tighter and more youthful appearance.
Instead of using threads to support your body’s existing collagen production, facelift surgery significantly smooths your skin and tightens the muscles to restore firmness to the jowls, neckline and cheeks.
Who is it best for?
Historically, surgical facelifts were specifically for people over the age of 55 because it was felt they would enjoy the biggest benefits.
If you’re displaying significant signs of aging - deep creases, jowls or drooping skin – you may still want to undergo surgery.
However, at Botastic Medispa we believe the rising popularity of needle and knife-free beauty treatments means cosmetic surgery is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
What are the biggest drawbacks?
- High-risk, complex surgical procedure.
- Requires heavy sedation - general anaesthetic.
- Long recovery time – usually between 2 to 4 weeks.
- Soreness, bruising & swelling initially needs round-the-clock assistance.
- Expensive – prices often start from £10,000 in the UK.
Conclusion – Do you really need surgery?
With facial ageing, it often pays to think carefully about the end results you want to achieve – as this will help to find the most appropriate solution.
Let’s be honest, there’s no doubt that facelift surgery will produce longer-lasting results than a PDO thread facelift.
But you should expect to pay a premium for the privilege – and have to endure quite a bit of pain!
Depending on what you want to change and your expectations, a thread facelift can target a specific area to provide the perfect pick me up.
For professional advice on the anti-ageing treatment that’s best for you, call 01482 651600 to schedule a consultation.