While many over-the-counter treatments can refresh and rejuvenate your complexion, not many are designed for drooping skin. A thread lift at Beauty Medica can provide a more youthful look by gently lifting and repositioning the tissue.
However, there are some cases where the skin may be too droopy for a thread lift. Dr. Tatiana Sorkin can review the details of a thread lift and if you are a candidate during a consultation. Call our office in Houston and learn how we help patients achieve outstanding results.
What causes drooping skin?
Age is the most common cause of drooping. Our skin loses elasticity and slows down collagen and elastin production as we age. These proteins are known for their ability to keep skin firm and tight. Other factors that can lead to hanging or loose skin include:
Recent weight loss: When losing a significant amount of weight, your skin may not be able to “bounce back” as it did before.
Pregnancy: The added weight and hormone changes associated with pregnancy can lead to sagging skin.
Environment: Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage your skin and lead to sagging.
Genetics: If your parents or grandparents had loose skin at a young age, you are more likely to experience it yourself.
What are my skin rejuvenation treatment options?
There are many ways to reduce drooping skin, but not all of them are effective or safe. For example, drugstore creams and lotions may claim to tighten skin but do not provide satisfying results. Plastic surgery can remove excess skin, but it also comes with a higher risk of side effects and complications.
Beauty Medica is proud to offer a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment called a thread lift. This procedure uses tiny threads to lift and reposition sagging skin. We use absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) sutures to perform the procedure. These cutting-edge threads have been used in medical procedures for many years and are slowly absorbed by your body over time.
Who is a good candidate for a thread lift?
Dr. Sorkin will need to perform a skin assessment before recommending a thread lift. The best candidates for this procedure have good skin elasticity and a mild to moderate amount of excess tissue in the middle to lower face.
A thread lift may not be effective for patients with a severe amount of hanging or loose skin. In these cases, a traditional facelift may provide better results. However, we find that most people who come in for a consultation are good candidates for thread lift treatment.
Are there any side effects?
PDO threads are considered safe, but there is always a risk of side effects. Common side effects include bruising and swelling at the treatment site. These are temporary and will resolve within a day or two. Skin rejuvenation patients at Beauty Medica are happy to enjoy the results of thread lift treatment with minimal discomfort.
Skin tightening without surgery
Loose or drooping skin can be a sign of aging, but you don’t have to live with it for long. A thread lift may be the answer you are looking for. Learn about this minimally-invasive skin tightening treatment by calling the team at Beauty Medica in Houston. Dr. Tatiana Sorkin will be happy to assess your skin and determine if you are an ideal candidate.