Thread Lift in Baltimore

Dr. Dean Kane, Baltimore Board Certified Plastic Surgeon understands the desire to achieve immediate facial rejuvenation with limited downtime and recovery. If you want the effects of a facelift, but are not ready for surgery a Thread Lift might be the solution for you. Thread Lifts are the latest in non-surgical technology and can be used in the face, neck and now in most body parts.


What is a Thread Lift?

Thread Lifts are absorbable surgical sutures that are placed just below the skin subcutaneously to stimulate your own collagen and elastin production to lift, firm, tighten, contour and brings volume and plumping into the skin. Numerous styles of the Thread Sturtures have been developed to perform a variety of cosmetic rejuvenating functions from improving wrinkles, lifting skin laxity to lightening pigmentation and improving acne scarring. 


To find out about Thread Lift procedures in Maryland, call the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa at 410.602.3322 and ask for Lauri Kane. Schedule a Consultation Today


What Are PDO and PLLA Threads?

Thread Lift Sutures are made out of PDO and PLLA dissolvable surgical sutures. They are biodegradable and are pre-inserted through a sterile cannuala (a blunted needle) which is placed under the skin. PDO is Polydioxanone and PLLA is Poly-L-Lactic Acid also known as Sculptra. Both have been FDA approved and are dissolvable or biodegradable molecules that have been used in surgeries for decades. What makes Thread Lift sutures unique from your typical dissolvable suture is that they have been purposefully manufactured for the sole purpose of cosmetically stimulating a person’s collagen and elastin for skin tightening, volumizing, plumping and firming. 

What makes these threads so effective is a system of threads that are also dissolvable, but come in different forms, thickness and lengths. They also come in an injectable format so that no anesthesia is required to insert them. They are as easy to inject just like a filler injection.  Also instead of one type of suture fits all problems we offer an array of unique threads that perform multi-functions.


The Old Contour Thread Lift

The first set of threads approved by FDA was in 2004 and these were produced by Contour Threads. These were permanent sutures so they remained in the skin permanently and did not dissolve. Dr. Dean Kane’s had great success and very good  results using these threads to achieve a non-surgical facelift. However, the company lost favor when they allowed non-surgical physicians to place these threads without proper training. Due to complaints lounged at the company, Contour went out of business.


InstaLift Thread Lift

InstaLift Threads were the next set of threads that came to market and were approved June 2017 by the FDA. These were created to be dissolvable. They are coated with PLLA which is Sculptra that stimulates collagen and elastin to create firming and tightening. They are created with cones which when placed under the skin with a very thin needle it catches and pulls the skin laxity up leaving a firmer tighter affect. These sutures have been effective, however, they are limited in that they only come in 3 sizes and are strictly used for lifting facial skin laxity.


What Can a Thread Lift Achieve on the Face and Body?

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Thread Lift Patient Testimonial

**Individual results may vary from patient to patient**


Face and Neck Thread Lift Treatment Areas

A diversity of Thread Lifts can be used in the following ways to provide instant non-surgical results in the following areas.

  • Facelift
  • Neck Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Wrinkle lines in and around the lips
  • Deep neck wrinkles
  • Forehead furrows
  • Crepey Décolleté Skin
EuroThreads | Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS | Baltimore, MD

**Individual results may vary from patient to patient**


Body Thread Lift Treatment Areas

Thread Lifts can be used in various places on the body to lift the skin in those areas.

  • Crepey Aging Arm Skin
  • Skin above the knees
  • The inner and top of thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Small Breast Lifting
  • Nipples in breasts that fall below implants
EuroThreads | Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS | Baltimore, MD

**Individual results may vary from patient to patient**


EuroThread Sutures vs Other Threads Lifts

EuroThreads are designed to be more durable and longer lasting within the skin. It will take the face and body 8 to 12 months to fully absorb the sutures. However, the collagen and elastin stimulation last up to 12 to 16 months. This basically gives you a longer lasting rejuvenation result. The EuroThreads are sturdy enough to be used in the body as well as the face where you need a strong suture to support the body’s thicker tissues.

EuroThreads | Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS | Baltimore, MD

**Individual results may vary from patient to patient**


To find out about Thread Lift procedures in Maryland, call the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa at 410.602.3322 and ask for Lauri Kane. Schedule a Consultation Today


The Thread Lift Procedure

Using just a local anesthetic, Dr. Dean Kane will first numb the areas of the face and body to be lifted. The sutures come within a sterilized cannula. These cannulas also have the added ability to provide more local anesthetic if the patient feels any discomfort while be inserted under the skin. The patient will feel pressure, but little to no pain. The procedure continues in a few different ways depending on what area of the body Dr. Kane is lifting. During your consultation, Dr. Kane will provide a complete evaluation and treatment plan.

If the goal is to plump wrinkles in and around the mouth than Dr. Kane would perform a mesh technique of injections and a smoother style thread is used. The smoother threads will stimulate the collagen and elastin to reduce the lips lines or smoker lines, wrinkles that surround the chin and mouth area.

For an arm lift, a combination of smooth style threads and the twisted, barbed style would be used. The smooth style will be inserted to create a mesh-like result smoothing and plumping the crepey skin. The twisted and barbed style will be used to lift the skin laxity. This fantastic combination will be excellent at helping both issues.

EuroThreads | Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS | Baltimore, MD

**Individual results may vary from patient to patient** 


Thread Lift Recovery

The great news about the non-surgical use of the Thread Lift is that there is no need for any incisions, external stitches, no sedation anesthesia, or extensive recovery. The Threads are inserted through tiny puncture sites that close on their own by the very next day. Patients can expect some mild swelling and bruising for approximately a week. If there is any extensive bruising, a steroid pack can be prescribed to quickly reduce the swelling. Ice packs are also very helpful in reducing bruising and swelling.

A facial or body garment may be advised for approximately a week to hold the sutures in place while they set within in the skin. Dr. Kane recommends that physical activities be reduced to not jolt the sutures for 1 to 2 weeks. If one’s employment does not entail physical activity or lifting than you can return to work the very next day. Make-up can be applied to cover any potential bruising. I

Over the counter pain relievers can help with minimal discomfort. Patients should avoid direct sun, submersion in a hot sauna or bathtub, swimming, vigorous washing of the face and no face down pressure from a massage or yoga type activity.

EuroThreads | Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS | Baltimore, MD

**Individual results may vary from patient to patient**


What Results Can I Expect from a Thread Lift?

Instant gratification! The exciting part of the Thread Lift is that these special sutures gives an instant lift and then over the next 12 to 16 months a continual tightening and smoothing of the skin tissues.

EuroThreads | Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS | Baltimore, MD

**Individual results may vary from patient to patient**


What Are the Risks of a Thread?

The risks are extremely rare. However, our staff performs a thorough medical history before the procedure to make sure there are no contra-indications to inserting these sutures.

While not a risk, but an outcome of the procedure, a person needs to expect bruising and swelling for 1 to 2 weeks. Thread Lifts are a minimally invasive procedure where Dr. Kane is inserting the sutures under the skin. With any insertion of material, filler, Botox or these sutures, patients always need to be aware that they can bruise and have swelling.


Dr. Dean Kane’s Personal Experience with Thread Lifting

Dr. Kane has been using thread to lift faces since 2005 when they were first FDA approved. He has tremendous experience and success with using thread lifting for his patients. He continues to seek the best options for his patients who are seeing non-surgical solutions for face and neck lifts. He understands that people do not have the downtime for a surgical facelift and are looking for a minimally invasive approach that does not require anesthesia and limited downtime. The Injectable PDO and PLLA Threads created by Eurothread provide the most advanced options that Dr. Kane now offers to his patients. Patients can drive themselves to the treatment and with the use of local anesthetic and also ProNox (a laughing gas), Dr. Kane provides a very comfortable and easy solution for all his patients.


Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Thread Lifts and how they can provide exceptional results without the need for surgery please call (410) 602-3322 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kane today.