Results Of Thread facelift

Thread facelifts use polymer threads with barbed ends, and we insert them under the skin to lift the face. These polymers, such as PDO and PLLA, are biodegradable and dissolve slowly over 12-24 months. The advantage of threads is the immediate lifting without adding volume to the area. The use of threads for cosmetic purposes started in the late 90s, but Canada was behind in adopting this procedure. Inserting a thread is a simple yet challenging procedure.  This video shows the insertion of threads through a cannula tucked under the skin.

What are the threads?

A mini-face lift is a technique that utilizes temporary stitches to create a faint but noticeable “lift” in the skin.  A NovaThread is a barbed suture used to pull back loose skin and tighten the area that had drooped over time.  In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, this stimulates the body’s healing response and causes the body to create an abundance of collagen, which plays a significant role in the aging process.

Side Effects

The most common adverse effects of thread facelift treatment are bruising and swelling, which last about a week but vary based on the individual’s skin type.

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Before and after threadlift
Before thread lift after threadlift

About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.


This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.

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