UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE
Central Florida Health News|December 2020
Thread Lifts Offer Less Invasive, More Affordable Option for Facial Rejuvenation
TIM CRAIG

While thread lifts have been around in the U.S. since the 1990s, advances in technique and technology have steadily made them more popular, widespread, and increasingly local.

Ashley Newman, the founder of Ageless Aesthetics and Wellness Clinic in Lakeland, has been doing the thread lift procedure for about two years, and she says her patients opt for it based on two main factors: the ease of the procedure and the cost in comparison to invasive, surgical facelifts.

“People really love the minimal downtime and the ease and quickness of the procedure,” Newman says, “and the cost is definitely a factor.”

A thread lift is a procedure that uses temporary sutures to produce a subtle but visible lift in the skin. Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, the procedure simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it. This effectively pulls the skin back slightly, lifting and tightening the face. The effects of the thread lift last between 18 months to two years, says Newman.

“Because we’re not cutting off the skin, we only need to use a local anesthetic,” says Newman. “The patient only feels the pressure as we insert the needle and the threads needed for the procedure.

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