Fine Thread Contouring (FTC)

  • 08 Jul, 2013
  • Anti Aging Treatments

What is Fine Thread Contouring (FTC) Therapy
The product used for FTC is a fine needle affixed to the absorbable thread. The needle is inserted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin, and when it is taken out, the threads remain implanted in the skin. Insertion of dozens of needles to the deeper layer of skin with absorbable threads activates their natural regenerative process and mechanical stimulation of wound healing and tissue contraction. It is an excellent and effective cosmetic technique to lift and tighten sagging skin tissues.

Will the procedure be uncomfortable?
You will have local anaesthetic cream applied to the lower face for half an hour prior to the procedure. We will then inject local anaesthetic to the parts of the face that can feel a little sore. After this you should not feel any sharp pain. As the deeper needle goes through the ligaments we sometimes have to apply quite a lot of pressure, and this may feel a little uncomfortable but does not last for long.

What is the downtime after the procedure?
The downtime with this type of thread lift is minimal. There is no need to take time off work unless you would feel more comfortable with this. There are some possible side effects, as with any treatment:
• Swelling is common but mild in most patients. This can persist for around a week
• Bruising may occur, but is less common with this technique as no sharp needles are used
• A pulling type pain is normal after the procedure and can persist for several days

Do I need follow-up after FTC PDO therapy?
We will arrange follow-up around 1 week after initial treatment and again at 3 months. At the 3 month appointment we can discuss the need for any touch ups and an ongoing maintenance programmed.