Thread Lift

Thread Lift Treatment in Bangalore

As a person gets older, the skin is subjected to certain changes in its appearance and feel. Over time, the skin loses its building blocks i.e. collagen and elastin which causes sagging and wrinkles. The underlying cartilages also get weaker with age and they are not able to hold the skin around it up very well. To delay the aging and deal with the mild to moderate skin laxity, one of the cosmetic treatment options is a thread lift. This is a very good option for those people who fear going under the knife and are looking for an economical anti-aging treatment. 
Thread Lift, the best-anti aging treatment in Bangalore is available at DNA Skin Clinic led by Dr. Priyanka Reddy (a renowned dermatologist). With this treatment one can achieve a youthful and tighter appearance of the face immediately without any downtime. 

What is a thread lift?

Thread lift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that aims to provide a subtle, visible lift to the skin by placing medical-grade absorbable sutures (i.e. fine thread and filaments) underneath the skin. It stitches up the skin to give it taut and a youthful appearance that most people long for. The treatment is safe, quick, and much more budget-friendly as compared to a surgical lift.

Ideal Candidates for a Thread Lift

Typically, the candidates for thread lift are people (both men and women) who are: 

  • Aged between the 30s - early 50s and have begun to experience signs of aging (i.e. mild to moderate skin laxities).
  • In good overall health and have realistic expectations and a positive outlook on the treatment.
  • Suffering from medical conditions that make use of general anesthesia and surgical facelift risky.
  • In need of skin rejuvenation beyond energy-based devices and injectables.

To know if you are an ideal candidate for thread lift in Bangalore, consult Dr. Priyanka Reddy at DNA Skin Clinic.

Preparation needed before Thread Lift Procedure

After meeting and confirming the patient’s candidacy for the treatment, they must follow some do’s and don’ts before the procedure to get prepared for it. These include:

  • Do not consume alcohol a night before the procedure.
  • Avoid the intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or blood thinners at least 1 week beforehand. The provider must be well-informed of the current intake of medications or supplements that can affect the results of the treatment prior to the procedure.
  • Avoid stressors and keep the mind and body relaxed the night before the treatment.   
  • Do steer clear of any familiar inflammation triggers in the diet.

How does a thread lift work?

When the dissolvable sutures are placed underneath the skin, the invisible and painless barbs on the threads grab onto the skin, open in an umbrella-like fashion, and ensure that threads get a good grip on underlying muscles and tissues as the thread is pulled tight. The insertion of barbed thread also triggers the natural healing response of the body. Upon detection of suture material, there is a boost in the collagen production in the targeted area. Collagen helps in making the skin firm, smooth, plump, and elastic, therefore restoring a youthful appearance for a significant long period of time. 

Areas that can be targeted with Thread Lift

A thread lift is mostly performed on mild to moderate sagging areas of the face such as:

  • Forehead
  • Brows
  • Under-eye area
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline

Other than these, it can even be performed to tighten loose skin of the neck, arms, buttocks, inner thighs, knees, tummy, and even the bust area (especially after weight loss or pregnancy).

Concerns Corrected with Thread Lift

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Tear trough
  • Nasolabial fold
  • Marionette lines
  • Jowls (droopy/ heavy jawline)
  • Bunny lines
  • Droopy/ sunken cheeks 
  • Lip borderlines
  • Thin lips 
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Neck lines/ bands

The procedure of Thread Lift

A thread lift treatment is usually carried out under local anesthesia (i.e. while the patient stays awake and able to talk), taking about an hour to complete. However, the longevity of the procedure may vary among the patients depending upon the method used for insertion of the threads, the size of the area being treated, and the severity of the condition being addressed. The procedure is performed by a licensed practitioner in his/her office. It may be slightly different for every patient because of their preferences and the area that is being targeted. The basic technique is usually the same and as follows:

  • The patient is asked to lie back in a relaxed position in the room where the procedure is performed and the treatment site is numbed.
  • Next, a cannula (small hollow needle) or a fine needle is used to place the threads beneath the skin i.e. under the skin’s superficial fat layer. The provider decides upon how many threads would be required to cover the treatment area. 
  • Once the threads are carefully inserted in the right place, the cannula used for insertion is removed. At this point, the patient may feel tightening or light pressure under the skin. 
  • Soon after the needles are taken out, the patient can return home or back to work.

At DNA Skin Clinic, the best anti-aging clinic in Bangalore the treatment is performed by the best skin doctor Dr. Priyanka Reddy who uses her medical knowledge and artistic skills to deliver the best outcomes in terms of the most pleasant facial aesthetics.

Immediately after the thread lift treatment, the patient can see apparent changes in the skin’s appearance but the result is more noticeable when the swelling subsides and threads settle, which is usually after a week. The full desired result i.e. a natural-looking, youthful skin due to collagen remodeling can be noticed only after a few months. 

To know about thread lift treatment cost in Bangalore, schedule an appointment with the best dermatologist at DNA Skin Clinic. After care Tips for Thread Lift Treatment 

  • Apply ice packs for 10-15 minutes multiple times on the treated area regularly to minimize swelling and bruising.
  • Wear waterproof broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 and above to avoid sun or UV damage.
  • Avoid rubbing, touching, and scrubbing the treated area. 
  • Do sleep with the head propped up and avoid rolling onto the side where treatment has taken place for the first few weeks. 
  • Do not go for saunas, swim, sun-tanning beds, and high-intensity workouts for the first week or so following the treatment. 


Q.1 Are there any side effects or risks associated with thread lift?

Ans. Thread lift is a less invasive alternative to a surgical facelift which is associated with low risk and minimal recovery time. However, there are some possible risks of complications and side effects.

Following a thread lift procedure, the patient can expect slight bruising, bleeding, swelling, and mild pain at the site of insertion of thread.

The likelihood of having complications is rare and these are minor, self-limited, short-term, and can easily be fixed. Possible risks that can take place during a thread lift treatment include:

  • Noticeable dimpling, transient rippling, and skin retraction at the point of thread insertion.
  • Material sensitivity i.e. allergic response of the skin to the ingredients of thread lift material.
  • Bleeding due to build-up of blood vessels underneath the skin.
  • Infection/Inflammation of the treated site.
  • Pain felt beneath the skin due to awkwardly placed thread or too tight thread.
  • Skin showing lumps or bulges due to unintended movement or migration of the thread. Asymmetry can be seen due to swelling and resolves within 2 weeks.
  • Stiffness of the treated body part.

It is recommended to get a thread lift treatment performed only by a skin expert. Dr. Priyanka Reddy is a qualified and experienced dermatologist with specialization in anti-aging procedures like thread lift. She has helped many men and women to achieve the desired outcomes with this treatment.

Q.2 How long does the effect of thread lift last?

Ans. Thread lift treatment provides natural-looking results which may last anywhere between 1-3 years which is much less than the surgical facelift. The thread material usually dissolves under the skin after about 6 months but skin improvements caused by new collagen production can remain there for several more months.

Q.3 Who is not recommended to go for thread lift treatment?

Ans. People with the following concerns are not recommended to go for this treatment:

  • Uncontrolled hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, or cardiovascular disease
  • HIV or Hepatitis B/C infection
  • Childbearing or nursing women
  • Malignancy or having chemotherapy 
  • Porphyria
  • Mental or neurological disorders
  • Haemophilia
  • Active skin infection or acne breakout
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Amyloidosis, etc.
  • Collagen-vascular disease
  • Anticoagulant medication like warfarin
  • Keloid predisposition
  • A known allergy to biomaterial, plastic, or non-absorbable fillers

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