4D Threadlift Package at a Glance

Best Results 1-2
Duration of Results 18 months
Treatment Recovery 2 - 4 days
Risks & Complications Medium
Anaesthetic Injection and/or Topical
Procedure Time 60 mins
Skin Specialist Doctor
Back To Work Same day

Frequently Asked Questions

The 4D Threadlift package at Skin, Body & Health Renewal includes Radiofrequency procedures, Botulinum Toxin injections, dermal fillers, Mesotherapy and PDO threads. Each treatment has its own benefits and the cumulative effect of the various combinations will result in a gorgeous younger looking you.

  • The Exilis monopolar radiofrequency treatment shrinks loose tissue immediately and stimulates long term collagen production that lifts and tightens skin over time, great for the brow, jowls and neck area (but can also be used on the body).
  • The Titania system uses multipolar radiofrequency therapy (various depths and tissue can be targeted) which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
  • Anti wrinkle Injections weaken the depressor muscles which causes the terrible frown between the brows, as well as those lines on the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes that make one look sad and angry, and it strengthens the elevator muscles, thus giving a more refreshed more pleasant look.
  • Dermal Fillers are great for replacing lost volume along the cheekbones, temples, deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines. There is immediate gratification as the rejuvenating effect is visible and you literally walk out looking years younger!
  • PDO Threading is at the forefront of rejuvenation therapy and a wonderful technique that has everybody wanting to see and experience the result. These dissolving threads are embedded below the skin’s surface to literally serve as a support structure to the skin and the material from which these threads are made, polydioxanone (PDO), is a safe substance that offers instant visible results. Optimal results becoming evident after about 3-4 months, with the lifting and smoothing effect of the procedure lasting 2 to 3 years, with top-up treatments recommended annually. It sounds painful, but it is not. When these super thin dissolving threads are placed strategically under the dermis, skin appears lifted and the sagging on the lower part of the face is no longer visible. At the same time new collagen production is stimulated to produce younger looking skin over the next few months.

A customised treatment package is created for each patient after a thorough consultation with a Skin Renewal doctor, upon which the price will be advised.

The 4D Package is available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & Umhlanga.

Many individuals resort to surgery (i.e. face-lift) when the skin has lost a substantial amount of volume and wrinkles take over the majority of the face. But while this can get rid of sagging, it does not replace volume, resulting in a tightened and stretched look. Don’t despair! The great news is that at Skin Renewal, we can offer you beautiful non-surgical solutions to combat the signs of sagging, hollowness and the so-called "hound-dog look".

At Skin Renewal we individualise all our treatment plans, because no patient is the same. We are very excited to introduce our new 4D threadlift packages which combine the Liquid facelift with PDO threads to tackle both the volume loss and sagging skin issues with minimal downtime and discomfort. Read more about these fantastic treatments in last month’s newsletter.

Numerous studies have shown that gravity is not the only determinant of ageing, volume loss in the face is a combination of factors: tissue atrophy, loss of fat, bone resorption and the loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin. Often an ageing face is less about a softening jawline and more about losing volume higher up in the face in the temples, the eyebrow area, the anterior and lateral cheeks.

When we are young we have full cheeks and good mid-face volume, tight jowls and a neat little chin. Much like an inverted triangle with the vertex where your chin is. As we age this triangle reverses as there is less volume in the cheeks and mid-face and more volume in the jowl area. This mid-face volume loss gives one, for lack of a more descriptive comparison, a “hound-dog” look. Most people can see that they are looking older but do not recognise that volume loss is the reason that their face is beginning to "sink" and "sag".

Although surgical procedures have been used traditionally to tighten skin and muscle and reduce the appearance of sagging, surgery cannot restore lost volume and is particularly obvious in men who cannot easily hide the surgical scars as they have accompanying receding.

In addition to ageing, hormones (particularly estrogen) have a major influence on the skin’s appearance; estrogen protects the skin, helps it heal and maintain moisture. As we age the estrogen level gradually drops and this has an ageing effect on our skin because it can no longer heal and maintain moisture as well as when estrogen levels are higher.

The doctors at Skin, Body & Health Renewal can assist by looking at Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BIHRT) or more natural alternatives if necessary. In addition they may recommend nutraceuticals that will assist your skin in retaining its plumpness and to help prevent premature ageing.

3 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -Delighted with Results!
Reviewed on 9 December 2015 by Sam

The doctor has treated me exceptionally in the past 4 months! I have had fillers, threads and Botox. He has been amazingly caring, gentle and I am delighted with the results! I cannot recommend him more highly!

Review -PDO Threads
Reviewed on 4 October 2015 by THB From Morningside

I had 4 on each jowl area,. I am so happy and have seen an immediate result, so have my friends. I was initially nervous of the idea but am so happy I did it! I can recommend it to anyone.

Review -Excellent Experience every time
Reviewed on 16 March 2015 by M.C From Illovo

The doctor at Illovo is very patient, explains the procedure and makes you aware of your options so you can take an informed decision. She is very helpful and provides guidance on treatments offered by the Skin Renewal offices which I was not aware of. Very happy with my doctor.

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