Thread Lifting Specialist

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

"We treat patients for non-surgical facelifts, jawline sagging, and neck wrinkles."

Droopy cheeks and jowls are something everyone faces as they get older. Until recently, a surgical facelift was your only option for fixing these visible signs of aging. But with advances in cosmetic dermatology, the team of board-certified dermatologists at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center can rejuvenate your look with non-surgical thread lifting. The in-office cosmetic treatment lifts your sagging skin and smoothes out lines and wrinkles. To schedule your in-office or telemedicine thread-lifting consultation, call the Washington, DC, office or book online today.

Thread Lifting Q & A

What is thread lifting?

thread liftingThread lifting is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. Skin laxity is a natural part of the aging process and is responsible for droopy cheeks and jowls. 

During a thread lift, your cosmetic dermatologist uses special dissolvable sutures and barbs that lift saggy skin to smooth out your lines and wrinkles. 

Am I a candidate for thread lifting?

If you’re struggling with skin laxity and wrinkles that no longer respond to other cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers, then you may be a candidate for thread lifting. 

The board-certified dermatologists at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center specialize in aesthetic treatments that rejuvenate your look. When you come in for a consultation, your dermatologist conducts an in-depth clinical exam to determine the best treatment for you.

They may recommend thread lifting if you have skin laxity and you’re searching for a non-surgical alternative to a facelift, neck lift, or brow lift. The aesthetic experts also offer thread lifting to treat rhytids, which are shallow facial lines and creases.

What happens during thread lifting?

Thread lifting is an in-office aesthetic treatment that takes less than an hour. While you recline and relax in an exam chair, your dermatologist cleanses your skin with alcohol and applies a topical numbing agent.

Then, your dermatologist uses a thin needle to insert the thread or barb into specific areas of your skin to get the desired look. The thread or barb gathers the skin and underlying tissue to create the lift that smooths out your lines and wrinkles. 

Your dermatologist then secures the suture or barb, removes the needle, and repeats the process based on your personal thread lift treatment plan. 

What happens after thread lifting?

You may notice some skin redness or swelling after your thread lift, but there’s no need for downtime following the procedure. Your dermatologist provides specific instructions on how to care for your skin following your thread lift.

Placement of the thread lift sutures or barbs stimulates your skin’s natural rejuvenation process and increases the production of collagen and elastin. As your sutures or barbs dissolve, the new collagen and elastin provide the support your skin needs to maintain your younger look. 

Thread lifting results are immediate and may last a year or more.

To learn more about thread lifting at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool today. 

We see patients for botox, fillers, acne scars, skin tightening, neck wrinkles, brown spots, and offer Radio frequency Microneedling, Threadlifting, coolpeel laser that can help treat sun damage with one day recovery and no down time. Call us to book your appointment today.

*Individual results may vary.

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