By the time we reach the age of 40, the effect of gravity on the face starts to become visible. This is because as you age, you lose the fat in your face, your cheekbones become less prominent and the thinning skin collects as jowls in the jawline.
For those patients who start to show these signs of ageing, but feel that a traditional face lift procedure is too invasive, or who feel that the sagging does not yet warrant full surgery, a thread lift may be an option.
The introduction of the newer technology in thread lifting, Silhouette Soft, has increased the popularity of this technique. These threads have tiny cogs along the length of the thread, which perform 2 functions. Firstly, they provide anchorage points to achieve a secure lift, and, they stimulate the production of more collagen along the length of the thread.