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Contour thread lift
Over time, factors like gravity, sun exposure, smoking and genetics take a major toll on your face and neck. As your face ages, a natural descent begins and the loss of elasticity results in deepening folds and furrows, sagging and a slackening of your tissues that tends to pull everything down. Wrinkles and folds form largely because the levels of collagen, a major component of the connective tissue in the skin that creates strength and flexibility, decreases over time.
Today, many women and men are seeking facial rejuvenation procedures at a younger age to help maintain their youthful appearance for longer. But they are eager to avoid the risks, recovery, and telltale signs of invasive surgery. Now there is a minimally invasive, short recovery technique that can shave years off your age – without major surgery or visible scars – the Contour Lift facial rejuvenation procedure.
How does a Contour Lift work?
A Contour Lift is an innovative facial rejuvenation procedure designed to gently elevate sagging brows, cheeks and jowls. Due to the unique design of the delicate filaments used in the procedure, the surrounding tissues act to hold them in place without the need for visible scars. Your doctor will make a tiny notch, usually hidden behind the hairline or tucked behind the ear, and the fine Contour Threads are then advanced along the previously marked contours so they create a firm hold on the underlying tissues. The delicate filaments do the work of holding, by becoming fixated to tissue as they are softly smoothed into place. Once they are gently positioned, your body generates new collagen bundles that surround each filament to maintain the lifting effect. The result is a refreshed, rejuvenated and natural look without the telltale signs of major surgery.
What areas can be treated?
The Contour Lift facial rejuvenation procedure may be used for repositioning sagging cheeks, lifting droopy eyebrows, and elevating the jowls and neck areas. The Contour Lift is truly an individualised procedure and the treatment area is based on your personal preferences, the quality and quantity of your skin and your goals.
What are the advantages of a Contour Lift?
The Contour Lift is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that offers lasting results without visible scars, a long recovery, general anaesthesia or a hospital stay. Another key advantage is the minimal time required to perform the Contour Lift. It is also much more affordable than a surgical face or brow lift. Due to the subtle nature of the Contour Lift facial rejuvenation procedure, the results avoid a tight, operated or over stretched look.
Am I a good candidate?
The best candidates tend to be women and men in their 40s to 60s who have minimal sagging of the brows, cheeks, jowls and neck. The Contour Lift is ideal for someone who wants a more dramatic result than can be achieved with Muscle Relaxing Toxin and filler injections, or skin tightening laser treatments, but does not want to have traditional cosmetic surgery.
How long does the procedure take?
The actual length of the Contour Lift facial rejuvenation procedure varies and will depend on the number of filaments used by your doctor. A typical procedure takes about an hour to perform.
How many treatments will I need?
In most cases, a single Contour Lift procedure is sufficient to achieve the desired lifting effect. If additional lifting is required, a second procedure may be done at any time.
How long does it last?
The longevity of a Contour Lift depends on your age at the time of the procedure, the degree of sagging, the areas treated, the extent of the procedure, and the technique used. Over time, your facial areas will start to sag again. Many doctors report that results may last from two to four years. In most patients, additional filaments may be placed as needed to extend the results for even longer, and to keep up with the ageing process.
Can I have other procedures done at the same time?
Many doctors have found that a Contour Lift may be performed as a complement to other cosmetic procedures, such as dermal fillers, Muscle Relaxing Toxin, chemical peels and laser resurfacing, to enhance the results and provide a longer lasting rejuvenation.
If you would like more information about this treatment, please call the clinic on 02 9477 1661 and make an appointment.