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The Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads technique is an innovative, minimally-invasive way to diminish signs of age and sagging skin and achieve a more youthful and smooth aesthetic. The treatment utilizes what is known as dissolvable threads (also referred to as “sutures”), which are strategically placed in areas affected by loose, inelastic skin. The threads work to stimulate collagen and “lift” the skin to provide a firmer and tighter appearance. Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads from Pinsky Plastic Surgery can provide many individuals with a less invasive alternative to facelift surgery or other skin rejuvenation options. This procedure can be used to address sagging skin in a range of areas, including the face, neck, and décolleté, as well as virtually every other region of the body.

What Are the Benefits of Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads?

Thread lifting with the Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads technique offers an array of benefits for both women and men looking to address skin laxity that commonly develops over time. Advantages of this procedure include: 

  • Reduction in signs of crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, nasolabial folds, and jowls    
  • “Lifting” of the cheeks 
  • Reduction in signs of neck bands 
  • Reduction in signs of sagging skin in areas such as the flanks, abdomen, breasts, buttocks, upper arms, and legs 
  • Smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin 
  • Major surgery and extensive recovery times are not required 
  • Long-lasting, almost instantaneous results 

When you come in for your initial consultation, we can evaluate your skin and help you determine whether Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads can serve as an effective treatment for your needs. If so, we will create a customized treatment plan designed to provide you with results that appear both beautiful and natural.

What Does the Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads Treatment Process Involve?

The Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads procedure can be performed right here at our practice. During treatment, the dissolvable sutures (threads) are delicately inserted into areas of skin via a small needle. The skin will be gently pulled taut to minimize signs of sagging and provide a firmer appearance. As the threads “lift” the skin, they are also designed to boost collagen in order to keep the skin looking firm and youthful for an extended period after the sutures themselves have already dissolved.

This treatment can be performed utilizing an array of different types of cosmetic threads, including PDO, PCL, and others. The type of threads utilized will depend on your ultimate goals and aesthetic needs. The results of Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads may last from 18 months to two years and can often be maintained with follow-up treatment sessions.

What Happens During Recovery from Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads Treatment?

Patients can expect some mild swelling and soreness in the treatment areas following the Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads procedure; however, these effects should dissipate over the next few days. Most individuals do not need a long period of downtime after this treatment.

To learn more about Les Encres® Cosmetic Threads, or to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.