Gwyneth Paltrow made the news years ago for talking openly about her non-surgical thread lift. Many cosmetic surgeons questioned the treatment at the time, but the non-surgical facelift procedure has advanced a long way and is now one of the most popular treatments for tightening up loose, creepy skin.
Longevity: 8-12 months
Recovery Time: 5-7 days
Treatment Time: 30-45 minutes
Dr. Tamiry is an experienced and certified expert in threading lifts and other minimally invasive beauty enhancement and anti-aging treatments. He's been practicing medicine for 20+ years and has been performing facial threading at his Newport Beach medical spa since 2015.
Dr Tamiry is Newport Beach's preferred provider for PDO Threads and non-surgical facelift.
Dr Tamiry loves helping men and women achieve new levels of natural beauty and confidence. Dr Tamiry is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Medical Association.
We offer complimentary consultation for threading lift treatment by appointment only. Please call us 9-5 weekdays, or fill out a quick inquiry form above and Dr Tamiry's assistant will reach out to you right away.
HautSpa is Orange County's premier medical spa for minimally invasive beauty enhancement and anti-aging.
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Our first priority is patient education. You will have a private consultation with Dr. Tamiry to answer your questions and explain the procedure to you. If our assessment determines that a thread lift is right for you, we will create a personalized treatment plan for achieving your desired results.
At Hautspa, we strongly believe that a relaxed state of mind is critical to successful thread lift treatment. We’ve done everything to make our practice a comfortable and safe environment for your PDO threads treatment.
Downtime is minimal from thread lifts in most cases. You may experience mild pain, swelling, and bruising at the site of injection for a few days to a week. Results can take up to 2 weeks to fully set in.
Thread Lift | Newport Beach
Is a non-surgical facelift possible? With a thread lift, people who are looking for non-surgical options to help them put a fresh face forward can skip the scalpel without skipping noticeable results. This is a fast, non-invasive and affordable alternative to facelift surgery that is leaving both everyday people and celebrities with rejuvenated, lifted and toned skin.
How Facial Threading Works
A thread lift actually helps the skin to look younger in two ways. First, temporary sutures are placed under the skin to create a visible lift that is comparable to the results that would be seen with something like a traditional facelift. The threads placed under the skin often have tiny sharp points that use gripping to achieve that lifting, tight look. The difference between a thread lift and a more invasive procedure is that a thread lift is simply "pulling up" excess skin instead of cutting it away.
While the real-time lifting effect of a thread facelift is impressive for creating instant visible results, this actually isn't the only benefit of threading. That's important to know if there is a concern that threading is merely a "temporary" fix for sagging facial skin. The facial threads used in this procedure actually trigger the body's own healing process from the inside. As a result, the body begins to produce a large amount of collagen that gets directed to the threaded skin as part of a natural healing response. That means that the threads are causing your skin to intuitively turn back the clock to ramp up collagen production to create a much smoother and softer appearance.
How Long Do the Results of Threading Last?
While threading results aren't permanent, threading is a quick procedure that creates long-lasting results. Each threading procedure typically takes under an hour. Most people are able to return to work or other duties almost immediately without any issues. Generally, it takes about six months for all of the threads used in a threading procedure to be fully absorbed by the body. That big rush of collagen that is being sent to the skin improves firmness, texture and appearance for up to a full year.
What Areas Can a Thread Lift Address?
A thread lift can be tailored to lift your whole face or focus on a target area. The common focus areas for threading are the forehead, jowls, eyebrows and eye region. With a thread brow lift and eye thread lift, the focus is on creating a more alert, wide-eyed look. A thread neck lift combined with a jowl lift is also quite common for people looking to combat the effects of gravity that seem to pull down loose skin in the bottom portion of the face.
What Is a Threading Procedure Like?
Threading is similar to options like Botox and fillers in the way that it can be done so quickly and easily. This is an in-office procedure with very minimal recovery and downtime needed. A non-surgical facelift uses PDO threads that are composed of a dissolvable material called polydioxanone that is commonly used in medical sutures for all types of procedures. The most common type of PDO threads used are FDA-cleared, fully absorbable sutures called Nova Threads.
Are There Any Alternatives to Thread Lifts?
If you're concerned that a thread facelift won't produce the dramatic, long-lasting results that you want, a traditional facelift may be a better option. Keep in mind that the main reasons why people are looking to improve facial firmness pivot to the thread facelift is that they want to avoid the high cost and surgical nature of a facelift. However, this is ultimately, simply the best option based on the goals of some patients. It's also possible to bring down the cost and recovery time of a facelift simply by doing a lower facelift that only addresses problem areas in the bottom third of your face. On the other end of the spectrum, a full-lift procedure can cover everything from the brow to the neck.
For some people, fillers are preferred over sutures. Popular fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm relax and plump the skin using hyaluronic acid. These fillers can actually be used to do facial sculpting by lifting sagging skin and building up the volume in strategic points. Generally, Botox is used in conjunction with fillers to help smooth out wrinkles. A procedure that combines several types of injectables and fillers is often referred to as a "liquid facelift." Like threading, a liquid facelift delivers non-permanent results.
Building on the concept of fillers, a facial fat transfer uses your own fat to build volume in the face. The fat used for these fillers is acquired through a liposuction procedure. The benefit of a facial fat transfer is that results often stay in place for ten years or more.
Collagen stimulation is another option for people looking to restore smoothness and volume while avoiding surgery. With collagen stimulation, a variety of injectables and ultrasonic treatments are used to stimulate the body's own natural collagen production. Generally, you're looking at what can be described as subtle results that last for anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Seen and Heard: Which Celebrities Are Using Thread Lifts?
Thread lifts have been popularized by celebrities of all ages in recent years. Thread lifting is a natural fit for people in the public eye because it allows them to improve appearance without the need to disappear for a recovery period. Threading also doesn't drastically alter the composition of the face the way a more invasive, intensive surgical procedure might. Gwyneth Paltrow famously gave her endorsement of cosmetic threading when Goop highlighted the beauty treatment as a must-try procedure. Influencers like Kim Kardashian and more are also using threading to achieve that pulled-back, high-and-tight cat-eye look via a nonsurgical brow lift.