More and more patients are coming in to see me these days to discuss facial rejuvenation. Living our life on Zoom and FaceTime is convenient, but it also means that we’ve all been staring at our faces a lot! And yes, facial aging is part of life. However, this does not mean that you need to just accept it if you don’t want to.
I offer my Boston area patients a wide range of surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation options. While most want a non-surgical procedure, there comes a point where your skin and tissues will sag beyond these treatments ability to improve tone. But maybe you don’t want surgery or even need it quite yet. A thread lift can be a wonderful in-between option. So, how expensive is a thread lift?
What is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is an old procedure that has undergone its own facelift in the last decade. The procedure involves inserting any number of specially designed threads to lift the skin and tissues on your face, jaw and neck back into a more youthful looking contour. Furthermore, the “injury” of the threads stimulates and promotes your body to produce more collagen in order to heal. So, while, with time, the threads themselves dissolve, you are left with a smoother, tighter and more lifted looking face and/or neck that can last anywhere from 10-12 months.
I call a thread lift an in-between procedure as it does involve a couple of small incisions. However, they are so tiny that they don’t even require stitches. And the procedure is performed in the office, under local anesthesia, with you returning to most normal activities immediately. I do ask my thread lift patients to avoid super strenuous exercise for the first couple of days, and patients report mild tenderness in the area for anywhere from 1-3 days.
Ideal Candidate for a Thread Lift
I pride myself on always being honest about what, exactly, you can expect from any given procedure. A thread lift can be a fantastic option for the right patient. If you are someone who is in good overall health, and you are bothered by mild to moderate sagging in the lower face, or you have more intense sagging in the skin and tissues of your face, but you:
- Don’t want to deal with incisions & downtime of surgery
- Have a medical condition that could make surgery dangerous
A thread lift could be a good solution.
Thread Lift Costs
The cost of a thread lift, as with any aesthetic procedure, is going to depend on which areas we decide to treat. A thread lift can address your:
- Neck & jawline
- All three
In general, you can expect to spend anywhere from $1,200 – $1,800 for a thread lift on the face. For just the neck and jawline, a thread lift will run about $800 – $1,000. And if you want to address your entire face, neck and jawline, a thread lift will cost you about $2,000 to $2,500.
Why Thread Lift is an In-Between Procedure
While a thread lift is considerably less expensive than a facelift, the results are not permanent. This is why I refer to the procedure as a good in-between option. Injectables, like Botox® and fillers, are great for addressing the early signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss. Fillers can also deliver some improvement in terms of skin tone, but neither can lift drooping skin. A facelift is the best option for addressing a moderate to severe amount of sag in the skin. But it is a surgical procedure and not everyone wants to deal with the incisions and anesthesia. A thread lift fills in the gap for patients who’ve moved beyond non-surgical treatments yet are not quite ready or willing to embrace a surgical option.
Thread Lift to Improve Jowling
One of the most common and troubling problem areas for men and women is jowling. This is when the skin and tissues of the lower face start to sag, and you get those unsightly folds of skin around the outside of your mouth. It is not only incredibly aging, but it is also extremely prominent when looking down at your computer, tablet or phone. A thread lift can be a fast and easy way to subtly improve the look of the lower face, neck and jawline without:
Furthermore, though the results are not forever, if you amortize the money that you will spend on a thread lift over the duration of the results, you may find that this is a procedure that gives good bang for its buck. It can also be a nice way to “try out” a facelift without actually going under the knife. I often find it nice to combine this procedure with Botox®, facial fillers and other non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures for maximum results.
To find out more about a thread lift or any other surgical or non-surgical procedure with Dr. Sean Doherty at his Boston or Brookline office, contact us today or call (617) 450-0070 to schedule a consultation.