While the sutures can be used anywhere, this includes hands, buttocks, forehead, quite literally anywhere that needs a lift, they are best suited for the lower face to recreate the classic youthful V shape. The procedure is no more painful than getting injectables such as filler or Botox and it works very well in most candidates.
The procedure is done by an MD who will insert a small needle into the area to be worked on which will cause slight discomfort. The needle will be removed and the suture will have barbs on it. Depending on the procedure and the extent of what needs to be corrected we will choose either double barbed (both sides) or single barbed (barbs on one side of the thread) threads of varying sizes to correct your facial imbalance.
Results depend on the threads used. All threads will create collagen synthesis by sheer fact that a foreign body, albeit a safe one, is in your face, neck or chosen body part, results last for at least 12-15 months, most dissipate with natural ageing. Madonna has allegedly and infamously had a thread lift of the older type wherein you could visibly see the threads in her neck lifting the skin to its new position. The collagen synthesis allows us to use thread lifts for other areas too but again the most common and most sought after area is the lower face and neck.