What is a thread face-lift? A thread face-lift is a safe and convenient cosmetic technique designed to improve minor facial sags and other early signs of aging. As the name implies, a thread face-lift involves the placement of tiny threads into the face to lift the sagging skin. How does a thread face-lift work? A thread face-lift can smooth your skin for a more youthful appearance in several areas of the mid and lower face, such as: Cheeks, Jowls, Lips, Neck. Dr. Metelitsin uses a needle to make small incisions in the chosen area and to insert the threads. She attaches the threads to the skin and pulls them back to lift up your face. Tiny cones on the threads cause inflammation in the targeted areas; this inflammation stimulates collagen production, and collagen continues to grow around the threads.What can you expect from a thread face-lift? Dr. Metelitsin usually administers local anesthesia before the procedure, although sometimes this isn’t necessary. The face-lift can take as little as 30 minutes or as long as two hours, depending on the number of threads inserted.Because the threads have lifted the skin, you’ll see the effects almost immediately. Because the threads are hidden in the skin, any scarring is invisible, and you’ll only need a day or two of downtime.