Do suspension threads help our connective tissue regenerate?
This is a post from Doctor Foumenteze’s blog
Patients often evoke a persistent effect of absorbable thread lift after their disappearance. A result confirmed by judgment of the physician in comparison with photographs taken before the surgery.
How to explain then that tensor threads, made of poly-l-lactic acid whose studies show that it is eliminated by the body on average 265 days or by PDO (polydiexanone) disappearing even faster, show persistent results sometimes up to 12 months? This especially with patients whose skin is neither too stretched or too “heavy” that is to say whose face does not contain an excessive amount of fat.
The connective tissue is certainly the key element of the response. Real structural fabric of our face, composed of collagen and elastin fibers, it distends under permanent stress it undergoes 24h / 24 and 7/7. With its elasticity decreasing over the years, it collapses under the weight of the fat and takes with it the skin.
Could it be that the connective tissue benefits from the presence of tensor threads to replenish part of its capital? The easing of constraints on the connective tissue would give it enough time to recover some of its lost original tone? I share this opinion with Dr. Jorge Manuel *, which published on this subject in the journal of the AFME, but today this remains to be validated scientifically.
Getting permanent thread lift then would maintain the quality of connective tissue long lastingly and this could prove much more effective than trying to correct an already started sagging. The term “prevention” would then take its meaning.
Studies should be conducted in this direction in order to validate this principle.
Other cosmetic procedures have also shown their preventive effect. Formerly subject to criticism, we now have scientific evidence of benefit of the use of BOTOX® in young patients. Its use from 30 avoids wrinkles of the crow’s feet or forehead 15 years later. Etc.
To be continued…
* Dr. Manuel Jorge graduated from the Bordeaux University of Medicine and member of the AFME (French Association of morpho-aesthetic medicine and anti-aging)