Thread Lifts in Columbia, MD with Dr. Dean Kane
Dr. Dean Kane, 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. Dr. Kane has over 20 years of experience in using Threadlifts to create a non-surgical face and neck lift. In Dr. Dean Kane’s new office in Columbia, MD he performs the Threadlift procedure under local anesthesia without the need to be put to sleep.
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 PDO Thread Sutures have been developed to perform a variety of cosmetic rejuvenating functions from improving wrinkles, lifting skin laxity to lightening pigmentation and improving acne scarring. Some common and brand names for Thread Lifts are: threadlift, suture lift, suspension lift, weave, Silhouette InstaLift (SIL) sutures, PDO, MINT PDO and PDO Eurothreads.
Patient below had a combination of a surgical necklift, surgical eyelid lift with PDO Threadlift to her face. *
What Are PDO and PLLA Threads?
Thread Lift Sutures are made from 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 with clogs or barbs to catch under the skin to lift and pull the skin upward to lift skin laxity. As these PDO threads dissolve they cosmetically stimulate 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 Dr. Kane offers an array of unique threads that perform multi-functions.
Patient below had PDO Threadlift to her face and neck. *
Who Are Good Candidates For a PDO Threadlift?
The PDO Threadlift works well for people of all ages and all ethnic backgrounds. For example, patients who are younger with early skin laxity, as well as older patients who do not want to undergo an invasive facelift procedure due to medical issues. The PDO Threadlift is even ideal for those patients who have had a previous traditional facelift in the past and are seeking to simply refresh their faces again.
This procedure is an option for smokers and medically high-risk patients, and for people who would rather avoid general anesthesia. The PDO Threadlift is popular with men who are excited about the possibility of a natural-looking lift without scarring, especially if they are bald or have a receding hairline. Patients can expect to achieve the following face lift effects:
- Repositioning of the cheeks and jowls
- Reducing the naso-labial and marrionette folds
- Creating a well-defined jaw line
To achieve optimal results, careful patient selection is key. As one of the first surgeons in the country to perform the threadlift procedure, Dr. Dean Kane is highly experienced in choosing appropriate candidates and performing the procedure with precision. Wondering whether the PDO Threadlift is a good choice for you? The best way to find out is to request a consultation with Dr. Kane.
Patient below had Contour Threadlift with a TCA Chemical Peel. *
How Fast Can I Expect Results from a Thread Lift?
Instant gratification! The exciting part of the Thread Lift is that these special sutures give an instant lift and then over the next 12 months a continual tightening and smoothing of the skin tissues.
How long will a Thread Lift last?
Thread Lifts will last approximately one year. The PDO Threads dissolve in about 3 months. As they dissolve, they stimulate your skin to produce collagen and elastin that will continue to firm and tighten the face. At any time, more PDO threads can be added to keep the face skin lifted and tight.
What is the cost of the Thread Lift?
The cost will vary depending on how many PDO Threads are being used on the face and neck. For a typical PDO Threadlift for the face and neck, Dr. Kane likes to use between 5-7 threads per side of the face and neck or a total of 10 to 14 PDO Threads. The cost can range from $3000 to $3500. But every patient is different with different needs. Some patients only want their jowls lifted and this only takes approximately 2 threads per side of the face. The cost can be as little as $1700. For the cat eye threadlift or browlift again only 2-4 threads the brow to create a non-surgical brow lift especially when Botox and Dysport are no longer effective to lift the brows.
What Are the Risks of a Thread Lift?
The risks are extremely rare. This is the case because Dr. Kane being a plastic surgeon and has 35 years of surgical facelift understands the complete anatomy of the face. He knows exactly the depth of skin that he is placing the threads in the face which reduces almost all the risks to the procedure. Our staff also conducts 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.
Patient below had Threadlift, Lipo-Contouring of Face and Neck, Filler for Chin*
**Individual results may vary from patient to patient**
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 to speak with Lauri Kane or email: Lauri@DrDeanKane.com and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kane today.