The threadlift procedure was developed to fill an unmet need in cosmetic dermatology - instant, noninvasive lifting of deep mid-facial skin with natural-looking results. While neuromodulators (such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) smooth wrinkles and dermal fillers such as (Juvederm and Restylane) replace facial volume, threadlifts lift the skin without surgery or significant downtime. At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists use one of two types of threadlifts, depending on the needs of the patient. Both types of threadlifts use absorbable sutures to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck. NovaThreads are made of absorbable polydiaxanone (PDO) while Silhouette Instalift by Thermi uses Poly/Glycolide/l-lactide (PLGA) cones to grab and hold facial tissue in an elevated position. Both PDO and PLGA have been used safely for many decades in different surgical specialties, and, although newer in the United States, the threadlift procedure has been performed for many years internationally. Threadlifts are injected into the skin, instantly lifting it with no cuts or incisions. Then, in the four to six months needed to fully absorb the threads, your skin undergoes controlled healing, repairing and building collagen where the threads were inserted. The results are immediate, with little to no downtime!
"I went to Bay Area Dermatology because a few of the girls in my office recommend it. I had developed a really bad case of melasma on my cheeks and upper lip. When I made an appointment they had asked me if I had a preference as to who I wanted to see. I told the receptionist that I had Asian skin so if I could get someone that is familiar with treating common Asian skin issues that would be fantastic. I was scheduled an appointment with Dr. Hui.At my first meet with Dr. Hui she confirmed that I did indeed have melasma and that my next step was to start getting chemical peels 4-6 weeks apart. Wow. Holy smokes! So far I've received 3 chemical peels and the melasma is almost gone. It's at the point where I am able to cover it up with just foundation. Yippee! At my most recent appointment I received my first laser treatment with Mary. I had a 1pm appointment and was seen quickly to start the numbing process. I am one of those people that benifit from the extra time with the numbing cream so I appreciate that the ladies got me started immediately. I was so numb that I barely felt a thing. Definitely one of the easiest laser procedures I have ever done."- J.C. / Yelp / Dec 02, 2017
"I have been suffering acne for many years. I have visited many dermatologists and tried all types of treatments without having any positive results. Dr. Hui has completely changed my skin. In a few months my acne has dissapeared and the redness caused by it as well! I could have never imagined better results. She is a great professional. After losing all hope that anything would ever work, now I am confident again about my skin. This is the best office you could ever go to."- M.D. / Yelp / Apr 16, 2018
"The women I've met who work here are amazing! They are professional and caring and truly passionate about getting skin to the best it can be safely and carefully! If you are passionate about skin and excellence in skin care, this is a wonderful office to consider a connection."- A.F. / Yelp / Mar 13, 2018
"I LOVE Bay Area Cosmetic Derm!!!! I see Garret-Forest,PA and she's so amazing! Super friendly and takes the time to get to know her clients. The office is super clean and very comfortable as well. I always recommend this office to all of my friends :)!"- L.H. / Yelp / Mar 09, 2018
"My experience at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology has truly been exceptional. Having very fair skin, sun damage and redness have been constants for most of my life. After laser treatments with Garrett Forrest, my skin looks better than I thought possible. She was empathetic and did a great job articulating what practices to add to my daily routine to keep my [now perfect] skin. Highly recommend!"- R.P. / Yelp / Mar 09, 2018
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prior to the threadlift procedure, one of our board-certified dermatologists will consult with you to determine what type of threadlift to use, how many to inject, and where to place the threads for best results. The day of your treatment one of our dermatologists will inject the treatment area with lidocaine prior insertion of the threadlift. The anesthetic allows the threads to be quickly inserted with no discomfort. The entire procedure takes about thirty to forty minutes depending on the number of threads used.
The most common but temporary side effects of the threadlift procedure include: swelling, bruising, and inflammation. However, most patients find that there is minimal downtime following their procedure and they are able to resume normal activities immediately.
GIVE YOUR SKIN A LIFT
At Bay Area Dermatology, our dermatologists are experts at helping you turn back the clock. We already achieve beautiful results with neuromodulators and dermal fillers, and now we have the threadlift procedure to further enhance your results. For an immediate, natural-looking lift without surgery, please call our office to schedule a consultation for the threadlift procedure.