Is the Artisan Thread Lift Permanent? Here’s what to expect during and after your Treatment

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Do you find wrinkles and creases that try to form on your face unpleasing? They develop due to age, and that’s a manifestation that your skin gradually loses its elasticity with time.

Now, if the developing wrinkles and smooth lines aren’t giving you peace of mind, you have multiple options to reverse them. One of those options is getting the Artisan thread lift.

If you’re not sure how it works, check this page to see how this minimally invasive aesthetic treatment can help you deal with; droopy eyebrows, double chin, and deep smile lines, among others:

Thread Lift Treatments are Not Permanent

If you’re fascinated by this treatment, it is better to acknowledge that there isn’t a thread lifting technique designed to leave permanent face lifting results. Ideally, the results will last long, but you won’t see them forever.

For instance, if you get the Artisan thread lift, you can expect the results from a successful treatment to last for around 12 to 36 months. To achieve these results, your cosmetic surgeon will insert medical-grade threads or sutures beneath your facial skin and then tighten the thread to ‘pull’ your skin up, thus giving you a subtle lift.

This procedure is also generally safe with a short recovery time and convenient, considering that you may only need around 45 minutes to get it done. Even though the Artisan thread lift is safe, you should expect mild side effects like swelling, redness, and bruising to occur. To ensure that you get the best service and minimize the risks from severe complications that would result from using wrong threads or placing the threads wrongly, it is prudent that you only work with a trained and licensed provider.

What is the Procedure for Getting the Artisan Thread Lift?

Getting the thread lift isn’t an overly complicated procedure. As we have highlighted early in this guide, you should expect your provider to insert the threads beneath your skin and then tighten them to give your facial skin a lift. Here’s a breakdown of the basics on what happens before and during the threads’ insertion.

  • Consultation

You will need to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon before getting your Artisan thread lift. During this consultation, the provider will ask you questions about your medical history, especially if you’re currently using blood-thinning supplements or medications.

If you’re using any of those, the doctor will recommend that you stop them or help you find alternative treatments. They may also recommend that you postpone your thread lift treatment if, for any reason, you can’t stop using the supplements or blood-thinning medications you’re currently using. 

Other than the medications, you may also not be approved for the Artisan thread lift if you’re currently an active smoker or drinking alcohol. Ideally, you will need to stop using the drugs for some time if you’re interested in getting the thread lift treatment.

  • Preparation

If you’ve been approved as an ideal candidate for the treatment, you’ll schedule a date for your treatment. For this aesthetic treatment, your provider will ask you to recline inside the room where you will be getting your treatment.

They will then apply alcohol to your skin’s target treatment areas to prepare you for the surgery. Some of the areas that the Artisan thread lift treatment can help tighten the skin include; the brow line, on your cheeks, jowls, and jawline, on your forehead, and under your eye area. The alcohol used here will act as a topical anesthetic.

  • Treatment

Once the doctor is certain that the preparation work is done to perfection, they will use a thin cannula or needle to insert the sutures or threads beneath your skin. This process can take around 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of areas you wish to treat.

  • Removal of Cannula or Needle

After inserting the threads, your cosmetic surgeon will withdraw the needle or cannula used to insert them. When removing the needle or cannula, you may feel some bits or tightening or light pressure on the treatment areas under your skin. You’ll need to rest in the clinic for a few minutes before being discharged to go back home after your treatment.

How is the Recovery Like after getting the Artisan Thread Lift?

As we had also earlier mentioned in this piece, the recovery from this treatment is typically minimal. You may get slight bruising and swelling that may be visible, but you’re free to immediately get back to your place of work.

However, your provider may not advise you to get back to work immediately if your work involves intense or vigorous activity. Your cosmetic surgeon will also advise you not to rub your face or avoid any activity that may add pressure to your face, including facials, facial massage, etc.

You should also expect to see a bit of lift on your skin immediately after your treatment. You’ll see more improvements in the coming days as the bruising and swelling subsides.

To ensure a quick recovery and best results from your treatment, the cosmetic surgeon will advise you to avoid any sleeping position that may add pressure on your face. Ideally, you may need to prop your head up to avoid accidentally rolling over your face when asleep, thus impacting the treatment.

You may also need to ditch your makeup routine, especially if you use daily moisturizer. You may need to avoid using the daily moisturizer for a few weeks following your treatment.

How do I prepare for the Artisan Thread Lift?

Your cosmetic surgeon will advise you on what to do and avoid when preparing for this treatment. Here are a few helpful things you should expect to be requested to do/observe when preparing for Artisan thread lift;

  • Ensure your doctor is aware of any medications or supplements you’re currently using before your treatment
  • Try to avoid any food you suspect would trigger inflammation in your body like artificial trans fats and refined carbohydrates
  • Do not take any blood-thinning drugs for at least one week before your treatment
  • Do not drink alcohol at least 24 hours before getting your Artisan thread lift

Bottom Line

The Artisan thread lift isn’t permanent but it is guaranteed to help you take off a few years off your looks for at least 12 months if inserted correctly. Please, get in touch with us to schedule your consultation if you’re contemplating getting the treatment.