Thread & Lift is the first laboratory to offer patients a real face and neck lift thanks to the combination of a suspension thread, Infinite-Thread®, and a gentle technique adapted to their expectations, in complete serenity thanks to the know-how of its certified practitioners.
Expertise and Know-how
The Infinite-Thread® has been designed in France by our medical micro-technology engineers side-by-side with our doctors who are experts in thread lifts. It is now used by our certified practitioners throughout Europe.
Each Infinite-Thread® is exclusively made in France.
The quality of our products is systematically verified by our engineers through an 8-point control process. The use of tools specifically developed for their manufacture and control ensures a perfect and identical quality to each Infinite-Thread®.
A suspension thread, however efficient it may be, cannot do anything without the highest quality laying technique. The result but also its durability depend on it.
A technique is of quality when it perfectly meets the expectations and needs of the patient, while remaining as simple and gentle as possible.
Each patient is unique, with his or her own expectations and needs, so the technique must be adapted on a case-by-case basis. There is no universal technique. On the other hand, there are techniques that have proven their worth and in which certified Thread & Lift practitioners are trained.
The Parallel technique offers a simplified procedure to your practitioner and even less invasiveness for the patient while further improving results.
This is a real breakthrough because it means the end of complex techniques and the start of simpler, quicker and less traumatic technique for the patient!
The Parallel technique is referred to as “medical” because it does not require surgery. This technique is performed without the use of a scalpel and guarantees the absence of scars and of any detachment of facial tissues.
The Parallel technique also implies simple local anesthesia, short recovery time and, therefore, perfect discretion. It meets the expectations of many active patients who want to quickly return to their lives.
The threads are implanted in the middle of the hypodermis (fat located just below the dermis) and not on the surface, in order to ensure an efficient result and the invisibility of the threads.
To be effective and provide a natural result, the technique must allow fat tissues to be repositioned in their original location. However, under our skin, fat is not evenly distributed. We have several compartments (or pads) in which fat is trapped and their shape varies according to the areas of our face. As a result, the tensor threads must follow different paths, also called “vectors”, depending on these areas.
This is why the Parallel technique consists in placing 3 threads on each side of the face, independent of each other in order to treat different areas. This will be done, among other things, on the malar zone responsible for the collapse of the cheekbones and the creation of the nasolabial fold as well as on the jugal zone responsible for the appearance of jowls and marionette lines.
The entry point of the threads must be located at the level of the temporal area (black marking) in order to be able to exert a significant upward movement of the tissues without creating any wrinkles or creases. The half of the thread above this temporal area has notches pointing downwards, in order to avoid sagging of the thread, while the half below this area has notches pointing upwards, in order to catch and raise the tissues.
If you wish to treat the neck, it will be necessary to add a 4th thread for this purpose. The entry point will then be at the mastoid level.
Surgeon practitioners can also offer their patients highly effective and minimally invasive techniques called “semi-surgical” techniques.
These techniques also have the advantage of not requiring significant tissue detachment and, therefore, do not cause visible scarring. Just like the Parallel technique, they imply very light effects with short social withdrawal.
The difference compared to the Parallel technique is that they attach the Infinite-Threads® to a deep structure such as a muscle or the periosteum in the temporal area.
This is why it is not a purely medical technique like the Parallel technique or a purely surgical technique like the classic facelift, which requires large incisions, alteration of deep structures and resection of the skin. In “semi-surgical” techniques, the structure of your anatomy is not modified in any way, but the practitioner will use solid tissues to ensure the long-term durability of the result.
The choice of this type of technique will be made by your practitioner according to your face, the result you want to obtain, your medical history but also sometimes in order to propose a combination of treatments requiring this approach.
A salutary evolution towards tailor-made and lighter techniques
In 2015, with the birth of the Infinite-Thread®, we wanted to guarantee our patients an effective and above all long-lasting result! Much longer than what was previously offered by the other suspension threads. Our expert, Dr Jean-Paul Foumentèze, then thought of a technique that would allow to secure the threads on both sides of the face by making them join at the top of the skull. This was to avoid sagging over time under the effect of gravity and, therefore, the loss of the result over the years.
The threads were joined by two loops under the scalp. These two loops then acted like a vault, guaranteeing that the results would be maintained over time.
Nevertheless, this reflection was born from the use of the old generations of threads, whose cogs were not efficient enough and that eventually sagged under the effect of gravity.
Infinite-Thread® is a major evolution thanks to its 800 notches, with a patented design, very effective in raising and holding the human tissues while remaining perfectly soft for the patient. Its materials are the same as those used in such demanding fields as cardiac suture, guaranteeing unrivaled strength and reliability.
We have proof today that the complex techniques are over.
The qualities of the Infinite-Thread® make it possible to use techniques that are much softer for the patient and also have the great advantage of being adaptable to their needs. Indeed, the quality of the result with a thread lift presupposes that all the superficial fat compartments of the face be treated. The threads must therefore go through them all. However, these compartments differ significantly in each patient regarding their location, their shape, their volume as well as in the axis (also called vector) to be chosen for their repositioning.
This is precisely the value of the Parallel technique. The three threads on each side of the face will always allow to act directly on all the fat compartments and, since these threads are independent of each other, the practitioner will be able to position them freely according to the exact need of the patient.
Here is an example of a specific positioning of the threads while using the parallel technique:
This parallel technique when applied with the Infinite-Thread® also offers many other benefits to the patient:
Each of our training sessions is taught by one of our experts. The experts we collaborate with have many years of experience and hundreds of thread lifts to their credit. They are among the most important practitioners in France and some have been the pioneers of this new facelift. The selection of our experts-trainers is strict in order to guarantee high-end knowledge.
We do not think it is possible to effectively share medical knowledge to a large committee simultaneously. We have therefore chosen face-to-face training courses between the expert and the new practitioner. In this way, the expert can adapt the explanations, answer all the questions and provide a truly tailor-made training. This individualization strengthens the quality of the exchange.
Our training has a theoretical part consisting of a presentation allowing the future practitioner to discover the approach and the values of our laboratory. It is essential in understanding the stakes involved in thread lifts and the conditions of their success. This theoretical presentation paves the way for a relationship of trust that will benefit the patient.
However, if the theoretical part is important, it remains insufficient. This is why our training goes much further by including a practical part which is not limited to a simple demonstration by the expert.
Indeed, our training includes a real situation with a thread lift realized side-by-side with the expert. This allows the health professional following the training to acquire real mastery.
The expert trainer takes the time to present the patient’s needs and the appropriate responses. The expert’s actions are broken down and analyzed slowly in order to transmit them. The expert trainer accompanies the practitioner during the training and constantly exchanges with him. The expert controls the practitioner’s actions in order to guarantee the patient a perfect result despite the training. The purpose of this practical part is to give time to assimilate the good practices, both technically and in terms of patient management.
This training process is currently the most high-end one. It is the only way to ensure optimal quality standard for each patient benefiting from the Thread & Lift procedure.
At the end of this training, our expert will validate the skills of the practitioner. Only then will the conditions be met for the practitioner to become a certified Thread & Lift user. This condition is the guarantee for the patient to benefit from a professional who has received our advanced training.
Of course, our experts and the Thread & Lift team remain fully available to our clients once the training is completed. We are always delighted to exchange with them or to connect them together through the forum available on the private part of this site. Also, and if they wish to come back for a thread lift carried out by one of our experts, clients are always welcome.
For a patient, to ask a surgeon or doctor for the Thread & Lift solution is to be guaranteed to benefit from a true facelift with peace of mind.