Prevention of aging: 15 years of thread lift experience

This is a post from Doctor Foumenteze’s blog

The analysis of a patient coming to consult for an aging of the features of her face allows us to differentiate three cases of figures:

  • In advance for her age,
  • Makes her age but wants to look better,
  • Does not make her age and wants to maintain this state.

 

The profile of these patients is not the same for physiological reasons.

  1. Patients in advance for her age :
  • Age of consultation: often quite early, around 35-40 years old and sometimes before 28-30 years old.
  • Clinical examination: laxity of the tissues, very important mobility between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue.
  • Clinical consequence: significant sliding of the skin.
  1. Patients that make their age :
  • Age of consultation: variable, 35 to more than 60 years old.
  • Clinical examination: casual mobility between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue.
  • Clinical consequence: progressive sliding of the skin.
  1. Patients that do not make their age :
  • Age of consultation: generally around 50-55 years, or even later.
  • Clinical examination: no laxity of the tissues, very important adhesion between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue.
  • Clinical consequence: skin very well maintained.

 

Physiologically, it seems reasonable to attribute these variations to the quality of the connective tissue, a real structural mesh of our organism consisting of 80% of collagen fibers and 20% of elastin fibers. Depending on its elasticity and laxity, this mesh will sag more or less under the weight of fat (subcutaneous tissue) and take with it the skin. Genetic origin seems to be the most logical cause of these differences between each of us.

While waiting for the future and a possible action on our genome (if only that makes sense ??), we can already propose a preventive action against the ptosis of our subcutaneous tissue. This reflection goes further than the notion of corrective intervention usually practiced.

Thread lift, early enough at the first signs of slippage of the skin, will play a particularly powerful auxiliary role for patients ahead of their age, undergoing hyperlaxity of their connective tissue. The threads will really “support” and strengthen this connective tissue. They will keep the subcutaneous tissue in place for a long time. In a way, they will offer to repair a genetic injustice.

The greater the laxity of the connective tissue of the patient, the more the preventive effect of the suspension threads will be remarkable in comparison with the normal ptosis that the patient would have undergone.

The beneficial effects of this prevention are to be linked to the hypothesis that I share of a possible regeneration of our connective tissue thanks to the support of tensor threads. I mention it in my previous blog.