They said they wanted a long and strong thread, reliable and simple to use.
Doctors want something flexible, with elasticity, as they want to treat parts of the face which are moving a lot, and if they have a thread that’s rigid, they’ll have a rigid aspect.
They also said they want long, blunt needles that can be manipulated easily.
We then went to patients and asked, “What do you want from your thread treatment?” They said, “We want something effective that will last a long time; we don’t want to go back and pay for the thread treatment every six months.”
All of these considerations have been included in Spring Thread®, to offer the advanced aesthetic doctor and surgeon, a new, reliable option for long-lasting tissue suspension and skin rejuvenation.
Dominique Malard, CEO, 1st SurgiConcept.
Spring Thread® was first CE marked in 2008 and was designed and is 100% manufactured in France.
Spring Thread® comprises of a polyester thread with soft silicone cogs moulded upon it. These materials have been used in surgery for decades and are 100% biocompatible with the skin.
Spring Thread® is sought after by aesthetic practitioners with experience of absorbable threads, who have learned their limitations in lift and longevity of result, particularly for clients of advancing age with moderate facial tissue sagging. They are now seeking to achieve more.
Patients who are seeking a genuine alternative to surgical lifting, or have had surgical lifting previously and want a top-up. Most typically they range from 40-70 years old. Some have had thread lifting treatments before but have been unsatisfied with their results.
Patients should be in good health. Their skin should not be too wrinkled, excessively saggy or extremely heavy, although these patients can often be made good for Spring Thread® with preparatory treatments such as deep peels, liposuction or skin tightening.
With any thread, complications can occur such as infection or threads that have been poorly implanted, which comes down to poor technique. Unlike with absorbable threads, with Spring Thread®, we do not get hard end thread extrusions thanks to thread elasticity and we do not see tissue granulomas, due to the materials being biocompatible. Spring Thread® can also be removed and they retract as a single piece, which gives confidence to new Spring Thread® practitioners, knowing that any incorrect implantation can be managed quickly and successfully.
Spring Thread® is designed to replace loose connective tissue. It lifts sagging skin and then mimics connective tissue action, thanks to the mechanism of the thread elasticity, to give a long lasting and natural looking lift to facial tissue.
Clinical research suggests that non-surgical procedures with Spring Thread® offer the majority of patients good results for 2-3 years, slowly fading, after which they can have more implanted. This time can be extended with more aggressive techniques such as skin undermining and excision.
Spring Thread® is very effective in lifting the mid and lower face, the neck, and brows.