Facial Thread Lifts (V-Lifts) in Laguna Niguel

When you want to feel younger and rejuvenate your appearance without having to go through a full surgical procedure, our practice offers facial thread lifts in Laguna Niguel. This non-surgical cosmetic procedure, also called a “V-lift” can lift and tighten your sagging facial skin by using dissolvable sutures (or “threads”) to create a lifting effect, enhance contours, and reduce drooping skin.

Dr. Sikorski has over 30 years of experience providing many different skin tightening treatments that are safe, effective, and most importantly, look and feel natural. The team at Natural Image OC is dedicated to giving you an informative and relaxing visit where you can ask important questions and feel comfortable with your injectable treatment plan.

PDO Threads

Facial thread lifts are a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional facelift for patients who want to lift sagging cheeks, jowls, or jawline with a less complicated procedure. Threads made of polydioxanone, or PDO, are absorbable and gradually dissolve over time.

Benefits of a Thread Lift

The procedure stimulates collagen production, which improves the quality of your skin over time. The additional collagen will give your skin elasticity and firmness, which will help you achieve natural-looking results, restore a more youthful appearance, and enhance facial contours without creating an overdone or unnatural appearance. Thread lifts can also increase the strength and thickness of the skin.

When you have a busy schedule, V-lifts are quicker than surgical facelifts, often taking an hour or less to complete. Effects should be immediate and typically last from several months to over a year.

This treatment can be used to address various areas of your face that need a tune-up, including the midface, jowls, neck, and eyebrows. The results, which can include higher cheekbones and a tighter, more defined jawline, will be more subtle than those of a surgical lift but will still give you a lifted, natural-looking face. Facial thread lifts in Laguna Niguel can be used in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments, like dermal fillers, lasers, or neuromodulators, to achieve a V-lift.

Thread Lift Procedure

Dr. Sikorski will make sure that you are very comfortable with your decision to get facial thread lifts. You will first have a consultation, where she will evaluate your face, discuss your goals, and determine whether a V-lift is suitable for you.

You can expect to be under local anesthesia, and though the area will be numbed, you will be awake for the procedure, which generally takes 45 minutes. Threads with tiny cones that grip your tissue and provide lift and support will be strategically inserted into the subcutaneous tissue beneath your skin. Once the threads are in place, Dr. Sikorski will gently pull them to lift and reposition the skin into a more youthful and attractive structure. Recovery time for a facial thread lift in Laguna Niguel will be much quicker than with a traditional facelift surgery. It is typical to experience some soreness and mild swelling following a thread lift, but most patients can return to work. Any tenderness is usually completely resolved in a week.

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What Type of Results Should I Expect?

Threads can achieve a V shaped face, as well as higher cheekbones and a defined, tighter jawline. While it is important to remember that the results are going to be more subtle than a surgical facelift, this procedure can still give your face a lifted, rejuvenated, and natural look. It also compliments fillers and can be combined with fillers at our practice to achieve a “V lift.” Threads can be mixed and matched with many types of procedures, such as lasers, Ultherapy, and more.

Schedule a Consultation for Thread Lifts in Laguna Niguel

When you want to look younger and tighten your face quickly, but are looking to avoid invasive surgery, facial thread lifts, or “V-lifts,” in Laguna Niguel could be the right choice for you.

This is a popular, cost-effective way to tighten your skin and get people to notice a rejuvenated appearance. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sikorski and learn how we can personalize this treatment for you, contact Natural Image OC today.