We are delighted to announce that we are now offering another new treatment. The medical staff at the Skin to Love Clinic have been trained to carry out the Dr K Regen Lift, more commonly referred to as the mini-thread lift.
The premise behind the mini-thread lift is very simple – incredibly fine threads are inserted into the skin to build volume, create a firming and tightening effect and stimulate your own skin’s rejuvenation mechanism, in order to make the area being treated look smoother, plumper and therefore more youthful. The body then generates its own collagen and hyaluronic acid around the threads which helps to maintain the youthful appearance.
How the mini-thread lift differs from a face or body lift
There are many advantages of the mini-thread lift over a surgical lift, the main one being that you don’t have to undergo major surgery. The mini-thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure carried out under local anaesthetic, and involves only tiny incisions by the needles which will position the threads. These areas where the insertions are made will not be visible after you have recovered; you can expect very minimal bleeding during the treatment at the time and point of insertion and there may be some bruising in the treatment site, as you could expect with any treatment involving a needle.
After a surgical facelift under general anaesthetic, you would have to take at least two weeks off work to recover, and it will take up to 14 days for the swelling to go down, and at least one and a half months for the wound to heal. After a mini-thread lift, you could go back to work immediately. You may experience slight soreness, bruising or swelling, but that should settle after a few days.
And because the mini-thread lift isn’t as invasive as a facelift, there are fewer potential side effects. With a face or body lift, you would be under a general anaesthetic, which comes with its own risks and potential complications. You will also run the risks of post-operative haematomas or infection in the wound.
On the other hand, you should not expect to get the same results as a surgical lift, which are far more dramatic. The effects of a mini-thread lift will not last as long as those of a surgical lift because the threads are made of complex carbohydrates which naturally break down after a while. But you will be able to repeat the treatment, and the upside of this is that because the effects do eventually wear off, you can walk away from it, unlike an irreversible surgical lift.
Possibly the major difference between the mini-thread lift and the surgical lift is the cost – the mini thread lift is usually carried out for just hundreds of pounds whereas surgery runs into thousands, making it far more accessible as well as more natural looking.
If you would like more information about mini-thread lifts, contact us for a chat or visit us at our Skin Clinic in the centre of St Albans.
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