Non-Surgical facelifts have been the buzz for the last few years with varying degrees of success but truly there has been a lack for true lifting in the non-surgical field, with non-surgeons being dependent on plastic surgeons when there is redundant tissue that needs to be lifted.
Be it a heavy cheek that is making your face look odd and plump or a poorly defined jaw line or deep lines that make you look upset and depressed all the time, the Cog thread lift is the non-surgical answer.
If you had sharp features and suddenly notice that there are shadows on your face or your cheeks are not as lifted as before or that the corners of your mouth is drooping or it seems that suddenly you are getting a double chin, then Cog threads can help you.
The Magic Pro threads are made of an absorbable material “Polydiaxonone”. This is the material used to make resorbable surgical sutures that are used in surgery. It is broken down over a period of time by the body and one does not have to worry about adverse events or foreign body reactions. It’s safe and has a proven safety record.
Depending on the area and the heaviness of the skin or laxity of the skin, the threads are inserted into the skin. There is no need to make a cut as in surgical the threads have small little barbs, which hold onto the skin when inserted. This causes a tug and a lift that is instant and long lasting. This is a lunchtime process as it takes 30 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to perform the procedure.
The results have been known to last for 2 to 3 yrs. Part of the effect, up to 40 per cent is immediate and the rest is visible over 8 – 12 weeks due to the skin stimulation to produce its own collagen by the Polydiaxonone absorption.
Right after the procedure, you can perform your normal work. There is mild swelling lasting for 24 to 48 hours. Magic Pro threads have been the top aesthetic procedure in South East Asia for the last 3 years and it has just reached the Indian shore.
(The writer is a Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist practicing in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.)
Dr. Chytra V Anand