Why am I against the thread lift?

As a medical professional, I have an ethical commitment to offering treatments that are proven to be effective and safe for my patients. That’s why, after years of experience and careful analysis, I am vehemently against the use of thread lift as a method of facial rejuvenation. My position is based on several reasons, including my own clinical experience and a review of the available scientific evidence.

Firstly, it is important to recognize that the thread lift procedure promises results that are often not achieved in practice. Although it may initially seem like a quick and minimally invasive solution to facial sagging, the reality is that the results obtained with these threads often don’t live up to patients’ expectations. This can lead to disappointment, frustration and, in some cases, even adverse complications.

Furthermore, the efficacy of the thread lift is questionable when analyzed in the light of the available scientific evidence. After a careful review of studies published in respected journals, I found a lack of robust data supporting the lasting and significant effectiveness of these procedures. In many cases, the results obtained with thread lifts are temporary and inconsistent, and do not justify the potential risks and costs associated with the treatment.

Another important point to consider is the possibility of complications and adverse side effects arising from the use of threads. Studies have reported a variety of adverse events, including thread migration, infections, skin irregularities and even allergic reactions. These complications can result in unwanted cosmetic results and, in some cases, require additional medical intervention for correction.

Given these considerations, it is my conviction that patients deserve facial rejuvenation approaches that offer reliable, safe and sustainable long-term results. As such, I choose not to offer the thread lift in my clinical practice. Instead, I look for proven, evidence-based alternatives that provide my patients with the best possible results, without compromising their safety or well-being.

It is important that patients are fully informed about the benefits and risks of any cometic procedure before making a decision. My mission as a healthcare professional is to provide the necessary guidance and care to help my patients make informed choices and achieve their cometic goals safely and effectively.


Bibliographic references:

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  2. Carruthers, Alastair, et al. “Consensus Recommendations on the Use of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers in Aesthetic Facial Procedures.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133.3 (2014): 383e-393e.
  3. De Felipe, Isabel, et al. “How Can Hyaluronic Acid Injections Achieve the Effects of a Facelift?” Dermatologic Surgery 47.3 (2021): 412-417.
  4. Hsiao, Yu-Yu, et al. “Dermal Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Adverse Reactions and Pathogenesis of Injection Granulomas.” Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 119.8 (2020): 1314-1320.
  5. Sclafani, Anthony P., et al. “Fiberblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) and Platelet-Derived Growth Factor AB (PDGF-AB) Used Alone and in Combination Promote the Proliferation of Human Dermal Fibroblasts, Keratinocytes, and Endothelial Cells In Vitro and Stimulate Angiogenesis In Vivo.” Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 3.4 (2001): 215-220.

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