Using the Arcing Technique to Perform an Injectable Thread Lift™ Procedure


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Abstract

The Injectable Thread Lift™ offers your patient the latest concept in facial contouring. The goal of this procedure is to reassign volume into the triangle of beauty, while supporting the falling skin, with created structural columns. This procedure tacks the skin back into the triangle of beauty. There is a new concept of delivering dermal fillers that I refer to as “arcing.” It is important to realize that the skin is a 3-dimensional structure. The current injection techniques treat the skin in only 2 dimensions, where the filler is placed all in the same depth in the dermis. With the arcing method used in the Injectable Thread Lift™ procedure, filler is injected along a path of variable depths using one continuous thread, creating an arc of support for the overhangs. Because of this variation, the arcing method offers another major advantage. Scaffolding is created, which prevents folding of the skin in this area, keeping the crease from being created during animation.

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