Tensioning wires or thread support (also called magic threads) is a minimally invasive technique of facial lifting without surgery that provides very natural results. With this treatment, wrinkles and face and neck flaccidity are tightened thanks to the formation of new tissue that the reaction to the threads of our own body causes.
Depending on the type of thread we use and the person, it can take between 3 and 8 months to be totally reabsorbed by the organism, but the effects of collagen and elastin induction that they naturally generate can last between 1 year and a half and 2 years. As soon as they are applied, the results improve over the months, due to the setting and stabilisation of the fibrosis process they cause, generating a revitalising action that visibly improves the texture of the skin tissues.
The technique consists of the intradermal implantation of multiple resorbable and biocompatible threads by means of a needle, which when removed leaves the thread inside our skin, creating a net that acts as a support and causes a lifting effect (stretching).
There are different types of threads, according to length, thickness and materials they are made of, but to simplify it we could classify them into 3 groups:
·Non-spun monofilament or multifilament yarns (PDO): These are the simplest, simple threads of surgical material that we place at dermis level so that they regenerate collagen when reabsorbed by the skin.
·Spiculated threads: Small spicules are placed along the path of the thread to anchor it to the skin in order to tighten the tissue and fix the areas that have fallen due to flaccidity.
·Cone threads: These would be one step ahead of the spicules as they replace the spicules with small cones that will give more support to the fabric allowing for the lifting of older skins that need more support.
As always, the most important thing is that you to go to a well qualified Cosmetic Doctor to get the most appropriate diagnosis for your case. In our experience at Clínica Áureo, in general, we can indicate that non-spiculated PDO threads will normally be used in people between 35 and 45 years of age, when the first signs of flaccidity and loss of collagen are present. On the other hand, spiculated or cone threads will be more suitable for people over 45, who tend to have a much more pronounced loss of skin or flaccidity.
To enhance the results, in many cases, this treatment can be combined with other techniques of aesthetic medicine and bioplasty (volumisation).