Gold Thread Lift Skin Rejuvenation
Gold Thread Lift is a technique used for more than 10 years across Europe and Asia, and is a low-impact, highly effective technique for improving the youthfulness of skin. Of all the treatements that stimulate the production of new collagen to thicken the skin and reduce wrinkles, the gold thread approach is the longest lasting -- up to 10 years. Because thicker skin is more youthful and more elastic, it also will retract better after procedures such as liposuction or a facelift, and so in our clinic we often recommend gold threads to our patients having these treatments.
The approach implants a loose matrix of hair-thin gold threads just under the surface of the skin. The gold is medically pure and inert, but stimulates the body to create collagen and gives rise to a network of small, new blood vessels giving the skin a renewed elasticity and firmness. It can be used on any part of the body where skin is beginning to sag or wrinkle.
How does it work?
During the procedure, micro-fine surgical gold threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin. The gold triggers a reaction within the skin tissue to coat the threads with collagen. As blood circulation intensifies in the surrounding tissue, an increased supply of oxygen and nutrients flows to the treated area. The skin begins to tighten and elasticity is restored, making the face more youthful.
Why is gold used?
Gold has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory qualities. It does not oxidize inside the body, does not cause rejection by the immune system. Gold threads are preferred because of their purity and inert characteristics.
Areas of Treatment
The Gold Thread Lift can be performed on the cheeks, forehead, eyes, mouth and neck, other areas that can be successfully treated include the cleavage, arms, hands, stomach and inner thighs.The areas of treatment can include any part of the body, almost anywhere where skin has lost its firmness, but is not yet loose. Face, neck decolletage, hands, buttocks, and tummy can all be treated advantageously.
Is a Gold Thread Lift right for me?
The best candidates are young to middle-age patients who are looking to firm up their skin. The procedure also has the effect of softening expression lines, wrinkles and mild nasolabial folds.
Gold Thread Lift is most successful on a person that displays minimal signs of aging and who is looking for a long-term alternative to Botox and Fillers. Individuals who have already had a full surgical facelift sometimes get an additional gold thread lift to improve the skin's firmness and youthful quality.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Gold Thread Lift is performed under a local anaesthetic. The procedure uses a unique implantation technique whereby micro-fine gold threads are inserted into the skin with a needle. An invisible gold web is weaved to hold the facial tissues in place and prevent sagging of the skin. The procedure is completed in one single treatment that lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
What are the risks or possible side effects?
The procedure is safe as pure gold is inert and does not cause any allergic or foreign body reactions. There is no bleeding or scarring and even swelling is uncommon. Complications if they do happen or minor, such as bruising.