3D Mesothreads face lifting
Mesothreads or 3D mesonites are thin, biodegradable threads which enable the avoidance of a surgical facelift. Lifting of the facial muscles with mesothreads is a minimally invasive procedure of lifting and refreshing the face, without the possibility of complications and scars with a short term recovery.
3d Mesothreads treatment
Biodegradable and antiallergic 3D mesonites are comprised of a resorptive surgical thread with a large number of microscopically visible notches on it. By placing mesothreads into the lower layer of the skin the notches on the threads are being carved under the skin and by pulling and arranging the threads in different directions, the extra skin is being tightened in various parts of the face and neck. Mesothreads treatment is performed with a local anesthesia for 30 to 60 minutes after which the patient can return to the usual daily activities.
Initial solution for non surgical facelifting were nonabsorptive golden threads. A great flaw in this procedure was that after the procedure there was an inability to use noninvasive methods like miolifts and radiowave facelifting, and also, special complications appeared such as the breaking of the threads, or the threads becoming apparent and visible under the skin a few years after the intervention. Degradability of mesothreads enable the avoidance of the mentioned complications while giving the same result.
Ideal candidates for nonsurgical mesonite facelift procedures are persons of both sexes between 35 and 60 years of age with no excessive skin on the face and neck and whose skin still has fullness. Mesothreads treatment is a procedure especially intended to the persons which want to completely keep their appearance and facial shape and gain a refreshment in the appearance and a better skin quality. By lifting the face with 3D mesothreads up to 50% of the effects can be achieved in relation to the traditional surgical facelifting. This is the reason the procedure is not indicated for the patients with a large skin excess.
The time required for the degradation of mesothreads
In order for the organism to degrade the mesothreads, up to 9 or 12 months are required. During this period the body forms collagen fibers around every thread which upgrades the effect of mesothreads implementation from 2 to 3 years. After the complete resorption of mesothreads it is possible to safely repeat the procedure in desired directions, depending on the process of skin aging and patients wishes.
On which body regions mesothreads are performed?
Regions which are mostly performed on by mesothreads are:
- Forehead region – enables the raising of the eyebrows, tightening of the upper lids, correcting the eyebrow asymmetry and enables a rarer use of botox.
- Raising of the cheekbones with a mild compensation of the cheekbone volume.
- Correcting the wrinkles which stretch from the nose to the lips – nasolabial wrinkles.
- Correcting the corners of the lips and raising of the extra skin from the corners of the lips to the chin – the marionette line.
- Tightening of the extra skin on the jaw.
- Tightening of the neck skin.
Also, mesothreads can be used to treat body regions like stomach, arms and inner side of thighs.
Unwanted effects after mesothreads treatment
After the mesothreads intervention small and thin bruises and mild swellings can be found at the points of entry. Complete recovery from the intervention lasts up to two weeks during which the patient can normally perform all the usual activities with more or less normal facial mimicry, although it is recommended to sleep on the back and avoid sports activities. Mesothreads face lifting is a somewhat more aggressive procedure then the hyaluronan and botox application and so it can not be claimed that on the same day the face will appear as it will after a 2 week recovery, even though the results of a surgical facelift would be visible immediately.
To maintain the face tone in the long term it is desirable to combine mesothreads treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers, Botox injections, mesotherapy and treatments with fractional CO2 laser. Combined with these procedures the need for surgical facelifts can be permanently and completely avoided.
Spec. Dr. Svetlana Djurisic, dermatologist
Dermatological clinic DERMATIM, Belgrade, Serbia