What is Spider Web Thread Procedure?

A thread lift is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissues for a younger look.

Spider web is a method using Polydioxanone (PDO)/Polycaprolactone (PCL) threads, woven like a spider web under the skin using very thin needles to re-stimulate the collagen production of the body to compensate for decreased collagen.

These threads have been used in surgery for years. 

What are the types of threads used?

There are three main types of threads currently available; polydioxanone (PDO), polylactic acid (PLA or PLLA) and polycaprolactone (PCL)

What are the categories of threads for aesthetic purposes?

Threads can be categorized into:

  • Lifting threads
  • Rejuvenating threads
  • Voluminizing threads

In what situations do you use Spider Web Threads?

The Spider Web Thread technique can be of benefit to anyone who wants to;

  • improve acne scarring
  • improve uneven skin texture
  • lift sagging skin
  • improve wrinkles on the face including the lower eyelid 
  • augment other anti-aging treatments
  • make lower chin line and neck more apparent
  • improve shape of nose
  • rejuvenate and refresh the face
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How is the procedure performed?

First, a preliminary examination is performed by the doctor to decide whether the patient is a suitable candidate for this procedure or not. Then, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area(s) to minimize pain or discomfort. 

The procedure is performed by placing the threads under the skin using the tunnel technique with the help of fine-tipped needles. The threads used in the spider web procedure are self-resolvable and harmless with no cuts or stitches required. 

When do I expect to see results and how long will the results last?

Results of spider web threads are seen immediately for lifting threads and within 6 months for non-lifting threads. The effect lasts up to 2 years and can be repeated if deemed necessary.

What side effects do I expect?

After spider web threads, patients may experience slight bruises or redness at the entry points of the threads.

The threads which are used are absorbable surgical threads, safe and approved for use in medical practice.