K Thread Lift
Dr Sebagh demonstrates the K Thread Lift
What is the K Thread Lift?
The K Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using Korean threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO).
The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce three effects in the skin:
- Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
- Cellular renewal, through collagen stimulation and neovascularization to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
- Skin tightening by contracting fat tissue
How is the K Thread Lift performed?
The K Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure. After numbing with an infusion of local anesthesia, the PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off.
Depending on the areas treated, the procedure takes 15- 45 minutes.
There is some discomfort during the procedure.
How long do the threads last?
The skin is immediately lifted after a K Thread lifting procedure, as the threads provide support to lift skin in its new position, looking slightly tighter than the final result, but in about one week it will begin to look much more natural.
The rejuvenating effects kick in after 1-2 months showing a better skin texture, firmer and smoother skin.
In about 9 months after the treatment the threads will have dissolved, but the results will still continue for many more months.
Who is suitable for a K Thread Lift?
The K Thread Lift is an effective non-surgical face lifting treatment that is suitable for anyone looking to improve the appearance of sagging skin of the face and neck.
This treatment is suitable for someone who is willing to undergo some injections, and who would like to attain an immediate lift of the facial contours without undergoing facelift surgery. It is best suited for women and men who are unwilling to tolerate the long downtime of a facelift surgery but want to look refreshed and lifted naturally.
Compared to non-invasive face lifting options like ULTRALIFT (HIFU), the PDO thread lift works faster and has more visible results. However, the procedures work even better when combined for synergistic results.
How does the K Thread Lift compare with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?
Both the K Thread Lift and Silhouette Soft Thread Lift are excellent skin lifting procedures. However, they are very important differences. PDO lifts the skin better due to its configuration, while Silhouette Soft is better at compressing skin tissue to produce a volumising effect.
Although Silhouette Soft threads are made up of PLLA, the technology is very different. They use cones instead of barbs to lift sagging skin. Compared to a Silhouette Soft procedure, more threads are used during a PDO thread lift. The K Thread Lift also pulls the skin back more.
In Dr Sebagh's opinion, the two procedures complement each other, and work even better when performed together in a combination thread lift treatment.
Which treatments work well with the K Thread Lift?
It works very well with biostimulting Fillers such as Ellanse and Hyaluronic Acid fillers, to provide a comprehensive anti-aging solution which now allows Dr Sebagh to turn back the clock for his patients like never before, without surgery.
Is the K Thread Lift safe? What are the possible side effects?
This treatment is surprisingly safe. PDO threads are inserted via BLUNT NEEDLES and not surgery, and are absorbed in 6-8 months.
Depending on the types of threads used and areas treated bruising may or may not occur.
Expect some mild swelling and soreness for 3 to 5 days after the procedure, and a sensation of mild tightness of up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur, and resolves in a few days.
Some side effects are related to the technique of insertion and the types of threads used. These include surface depressions; thread migration and even extrusion, facial asymmetry, prolonged pain, and prolonged dimpling.
Finally, more serious side effects although rare, can occur. These include, infection, nerve damage, formation of nodules and damage to the salivary ducts.
The side effects are mostly manageable. Removal of threads may be required in cases such as migration and extrusion.