There are many different threads available on the market and we understand that it can get a little overwhelming, especially if you are new to the industry. There are PDO threads as well as PCL and PLLA threads. There are cogs, cones, stamped and even permanent threads! There are barbs, monos, screws, springs, tornadoes, uni directional, bi directional, 2D, 3D and 4D threads and it can be difficult to decide which thread to use for what area and how many you need.
Sapphire Medical Aesthetics is proud to offer 4 threads that are unique and effective in achieving maximum results.
Screw Embossed Threads: These mono filaments have small ‘pillows’ on them that increases thread longevity in the skin. The spring like coil also increases thread length and offers superior volumization. The extra ‘pillows’ allows the thread to remain longer in the body, thereby increasing the amount of collagen and elastin formed around it.
Mono Beaded Threads: Small ‘beads’ are embedded along the thread increasing the surface area and traction strength of the thread allowing it to tack onto the skin better. This helps with migration that can occur in loose and compromised skin.
Hollow Core Threads: These threads have a specially designed tip to cut through tough star tissue from trauma, surgery or scars. Superior cutting ability allows for a smoother less painful procedure and better results.
Flex-hook Threads: These threads are shaped in a U shape and help to hold and anchor the skin using opposite vector technology. Great for the neck and nose as well as contouring the cheeks.
This is where education and training becomes a key point in achieving great results. Using the correct threads in the correct plane in the optimal vectors, will consistently give you amazing outcomes. Patient selection and setting realistic expectations with the client is an important factors in patient satisfaction.
Thread lifts can be largely divided into two types of lifts.