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TENSION THREADS

Facial treatments with tensioning threads

Tensioning threads are used in order to produce skin tightening to combat sagging in a non-invasive way. Currently we are using two types of threads:

  • Polydioxanone threads.
  • Sutures with polylactic acid cones.

We are witnessing an increase in demand from patients as they are easy to use and very safe.
Polydioxanone threads, unlike sutures, are implanted in high numbers, without the need for incisions or anchoring in the skin and stimulate the production of collagen forming a tissue support mesh and providing a tension that decreases sagging. The fibrosis that generates the thread creates a lifting effect.

Sutures with polylactic acid cones (silhouette sofa) are introduced in smaller numbers, and the cones exert an anchor in the dermis while stimulating the synthesis of collagen fibres. This anchor provides an added mechanical effect in addition to the aforementioned stimulation of collagen and elastic fibres.

The effects last about 12-18 months, depending on the characteristics of the patient and the placement area.

These techniques can be combined with other aesthetic techniques such as laser (to improve changes in pigmentation, roughness or facial luminosity), hyaluronic acid (to combat static wrinkles, loss of volume), platelet factors (to hydrate the skin) or botulinum toxin (to fight dynamic wrinkles).

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