Jawline Enhancement

Jawline Enhancement

Reshape & define

Is the “Thread Lift” the New Face-Lift?

The thread lift is a “minimally invasive procedure for the face, neck, or jowls in which threads, which have small cones/graspers on them, are passed under the skin via a cannula,”.Now, the newest threads are dissolvable, The procedure is done under local anaesthesia, and typically requires little downtime of about two to three days due to post-operative swelling, bruising. Because of the dissolvable threads, the treatment can last up to six to twelve months.

Unlike a traditional surgical face-lift, the thread lift doesn’t involve incisions or “deep-tissue manipulation,”. “This means that one: It is a much easier process for the patient (like getting fillers as opposed to getting a facelift): It can’t achieve a result of the same magnitude or longevity of a traditional face-lift.”

What is jowl (jawline)?

A jowl is the drooping bit of skin and fat on your jawline. It is mainly caused by the fatty tissue in your face moving downwards as you age. In the end, the appearance of a jowl can make you look sad, tired and older. In the before picture above you can see a clear sag in the jawline caused by skin and fat. This is a typical jowl.

How are jowls treated?

Before thread lifts were introduced, the main treatments available to combat the problem were dermal fillers or a surgical facelift.

Using dermal fillers placed on the cheekbone and in the chin together with the angle of the jaw, you can “conceal” a jowl. The treatment works because:

  • Filler in the cheekbone helps to lift the skin and muscle in the face-up. This helps to lift the jowl up too
  • Filler in the chin and jawline angle stretches the skin and fat across the jowl and helps to define the jawline

However, in some patients, the jowl has sagged so much that using fillers would not make any difference. This is where a jowl thread lift works best. If you were looking to have a procedure that had less downtime than a surgical facelift the best treatment option for your jowls is a thread lift.

What is a jowl thread lift?

A thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment. By placing a thread under the skin and into the fat tissue we can pull these threads up to lift skin and fat. The thread is the same material used in surgery to stitch wounds and at MELOCARE we use polydioxanone (PDO) threads. These threads have small tags on them that help to latch onto skin and fat so when the thread is pulled up, the skin and fat are pulled up too.

A jowl thread lift is a treatment that places these threads across your jawline. The threads are pulled up to lift the jowl up the face and remove it sagging across the jawline. This results in a defined natural jaw. At Melocare we often combine the treatment with a dermal filler placed in the pre-jowl area. This means your jaw is not only defined but has a natural contour that suits your face after a thread lift.

What happens after?

After the treatment, you may have a bit of swelling and bruising but you can go back to your daily activities. We recommend you don’t eat any chewy foods for 7-10 days and don’t exercise for 5 days. Any pain you may feel should be mild and can be managed with Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.

Procedure time:30 to 40 mins

Downtime:24 to 48 hours

Duration of results:6 to 12 months

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