It is a non-surgical procedure, a non-invasive procedure that uses threads to create a mini-lifting effect.
In aesthetic medicine, non-surgical technique with tensor threads evolves more and more, with their implantation under the skin leading to the repositioning of the slightly droop areas of the face, neck and parts of the body.
Suspension threads of biocompatible materials are either resorbable or permanent. Both options aim to correct moderate tissue ptosis as a simple procedure, with local anesthesia made by expert hands, a maneuver that does not last very long (30-40 min).
The uniqueness of this procedure is given by the nature of the implanted material.
Several years ago, doctors preferred the use of nonresorbable polypropylene threads that remained in the patient’s skin tissue. Their implantation requires a small intervention in the skin. In retrospect, the idea of this technique was to produce long effects and to offer the possibility of re-tensioning the threads by obtaining a new lifting effect without any other threads. However, several medical reports have indicated some recurrent cases and complications after using them, such as prominent threads, numbness, and foreign body granulomas.
More recently, the tensor threads of biomaterials, that resorb once they have fulfilled their role of regeneration and tension, have emerged. Their reversible nature is a guarantee for the patient. This medical discovery was presented as an alternative to surgical facial lifting and started a controversy in the aesthetic medical world.
The objective of this article is not to provide general data of these tensor threads, but attempts to explain the reasons for the current enthusiasm for the new generation of threads.