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Absorbable Suspension Sutures

What are Absorbable Suspension Sutures and how do they work?

Absorbable Suspension Sutures, also known as “threads”, is a novel dual-action cosmetic rejuvenation device that’s minimally invasive.  Changes in shape and appearance of the face happen gradually over time.  These changes occur as skin strength and elasticity decrease with age, as well as due to the gradual loss of fat, bone, and cartilage.  Using innovative micro-suspension technology (MST), a medical practitioner is instantly able to lift aging skin in the mid-face area and gradually renew the body’s natural collagen for a visibly more youthful appearance.  

What are they made of?

These threads are made from a well-polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body.

What are the expected results of Absorbable Suspension Sutures?

Results from threads will provide an instant lift to sagging skin in the mid-face region and restore lost facial volume by stimulating collagen production for a more youthful appearance that continues to improve over time and lasts up to 2 years.   

How is the procedure performed and how long does it take?

Before the treatment begins, our medical practitioners explain to the patient where the micro-suspension technology (MST), will be placed and temporarily marks the patient’s face with a pen.  Local anesthetic is then provided.  The procedure takes only 45 minutes and requires minimal downtime for results that last up to 2 full years.

Is the procedure safe?

Absorbable Suspension Sutures is the only FDA-cleared, and Health Canada approved dual-action device for cosmetic rejuvenation.  It is made from well-known polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body.

What are the side effects associated with Absorbable Suspension Sutures?

After the procedure there may be some minor pain, swelling, and bruising.  These threads is technique-sensitive, so you should speak with our medical practitioners to see if you are the type of person best suited to receive the treatment based on skin type, age, facial structure, and medical history.

** Patients should not receive the Absorbable Suspension Suture procedure if they have a known allergy or foreign body sensitivity to plastic biomaterial or if an infection is present. **

How much downtime is needed following the procedure?

Following treatment, patients may experience minor pain, swelling, and bruising.  Recovery time is minimal, with most patient’s returning to normal activities within 2-4 days.

Post-Procedure Recommendations:

Activity:

  • Apply cold packs immediately after procedure if required (should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion points).
  • Acetaminophen may be taken in case of pain (2-3 days).
  • Refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible.  Make-up may be gently applied after a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Sleep face-up, elevated on pillows for 3-5 nights.
  • Do not rub face aggressively when washing, shaving, and drying face for 5 days; be gentle.
  • Avoid excessive neck and facial movements for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid participating in high impact sports (example: running) for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and UV light for 2 weeks.
  • Do not use saunas for 3 weeks.
  • Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks.
  • Avoid facial or face-down massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks.