These threads are composed of poly-lactic acid with cones or hooks attached, which provide support for the tissue where they are placed. Because they are made of absorbable material, there is no risk of migration or complications such as the formation of foreign body granulomas. In addition to the tensioning effect and improved sagging, this material also stimulates the regeneration of collagen, improving the final appearance of the skin, providing a double benefit.
The most common place of application is the lower portion of the face, in order to correct jaw sagging. It is also used to increase the projection of the cheekbone area and, in some cases, in region of the neck in order to soften local sagging lines. Body use is even more recent, with application techniques mainly for the arms, thighs and abdomen.
It is a procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office, and is suitable for people with initial flaccidity or who do not want to undergo a surgical facelift. The threads do not replace reconstructive surgery when excess skin is too extensive.