Fighting the signs of ageing is something that many of us can understand and luckily these days there are all sorts of different cosmetic procedures we can undergo in order to keep our youth for longer. One of the newest treatments of this kind is thread lifts, an incredible non-surgical facelift that can help to lift sagging areas on the face without you having to stay in hospital or even require a sedative.

It’s typically performed under a general anaesthetic and takes around half an hour to carry out, so you can walk in and then walk out again, looking like a brand new you.

As we get older, facial tone becomes looser thanks to the loss of elastin and collagen in the skin. This results in saggy skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When you couple this with a natural loss of fat in your face, your cheeks can seem heavier and you can appear more jowly along the jaw line and around the chin area. This can make you look older and more tired than you perhaps feel.

So what can you expect if you do go for such a treatment? All your doctor will do is place some anchoring sutures under the skin using a very fine needle to help tackle any problem areas you might have – all without needing surgery or incisions, so if you’re worried about going under the knife you no longer need to be. What’s more, the sutures that your doctor will use are entirely biodegradable so there’s no need to have them removed.

It’s possible that a bit of swelling or slight bruising will be experienced in the days immediately after the procedure has been carried out, as well as a bit of tension in the areas that have been treated but you will be given full advice from your doctor so there’s no need to worry.

Meg Matthews, former Brit pop star, is just one of the many famous faces to have undergone this kind of treatment. Speaking to the Daily Mail, she explained that she felt a bit flat after hitting 50 and needed to boost her spirits a bit, so a thread lift was the answer. “I still feel 20, but I want to keep my face looking fresh,” she said, something that we can all relate to no doubt. Who doesn’t feel young at heart and come over a bit despondent when the face staring back at them in the mirror conveys the opposite?

No doubt an increasing number of people will opt for this treatment over the more traditional facelift because it doesn’t involve any surgery, so if you want to diversify the offering of your clinic and boost your profits into the bargain, it’d be wise to go on thread lift courses so you can increase your skill set. Get in touch with us at Derma Institute to find out more.