Threadlift in San Francisco, CA

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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!  


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. 


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. 

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