Myths about thread braces
What myths have been formed in the field of filament technology since 2014.
In 2017, time accelerated, almost all articles and scientific and practical materials contained the words “innovative” and “revolutionary”. We started the year 2018 by raising editorial material from past years. What we talked about at the same time in 2014. An online professional portal is a mirror. We write about what excites the reader in a specific period of time. Because, as you know, it’s difficult to deceive Google and Yandex, everything that aesthetic medicine doctors and patients ask in their regular requests becomes a great source of information for various analytical resources.
What has changed over the years?
We will reprint the myths of 2014 and my answers to them and discuss a fresh idea that excitedly excites patients on the Internet. Myth of 2017: mesothreads will help get rid of cheekbones.
Myth number 1
“The threads create a dense collagen skeleton that can hold tissues, so they are an effective means of combating ptosis.”
Smooth threads from PDO (polydiaxanone) do not cause collagen formation, experiments on animal models are actively conducted, but the lifting effects realized by threads from PDO occur due to reinforcement, microtrauma, the formation of connective tissue at the site of injury and edema.
Myth number 2
“Mesothreads are not fixed in the tissues, but provide a lifting effect.”
Smooth filaments do not provide true lifting, but in the lower third of the face, rich in subcutaneous fat, in patients with a deformation type of aging, a lifting effect is observed due to reinforcement and the formation of connective tissue along the wound channel.
Myth number 3
“Absorbable threads do not leave harmful substances in the body.”
As I already said, experiments on animal models are ongoing, and only delayed data will allow us to judge distant toxic phenomena. But since suture material has long been used in surgery, it can be said that polydiaxonone is split into substances that are safe for the body.
Myth number 4
“All kinds of thread suspenders can be done by a beautician.”
No, this is not entirely true. There are types of thread suspenders that only a surgeon has the right to do in a clean dressing room or operating room.
Myth number 5
“Facial or trigeminal nerve damage may occur during thread placement.”
Of course, knowledge of the dangerous areas of the face and the exits of the facial and trigeminal nerve is the primary condition for a cosmetologist who decides to engage in thread correction methods. Compliance with the introduction techniques and the absence of “cavalry guard” enthusiasm for the doctor and patient is the key to a safe successful procedure.
Myth number 6
“A certain number of strands can trigger an organism’s immune response.”
We must remember that the skin also performs the function of an immune barrier defense, it produces a large number of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines (substances) in response to trauma, which can provoke an uncontrolled immune response if there is a problem in the system. Thus, the doctor should carefully collect an anamnesis before conducting thread techniques, and the patient should not hide the existing pathologies from the doctor.
Myth number 7
“A thread lift can disrupt natural facial expressions.”
This is possible in case of nerve damage and in the case of hypercorrection in the middle and upper third of the face, when the threads from suture material are trying to use with the goal of “Botox effect”, which is ineffective and highly traumatic.
Myth number 8 (2017)
“Mezoniti can ‘flash’ oil and relieve cheekbones.”
Summarizing what patients write on specialized forums about zygomatic edema and mesothread, the following can be said. 1. After installing the threads in the zygomatic zone, a powerful post-traumatic edema appears, which passes after two to three weeks, after the edema has decreased, patients begin to feel that the zygomatic has also decreased. 2. Some patients continue to discuss the number of mesothreads, believing that it is the quantity that determines the outcome of the procedure. Proponents of the “working therapeutic dose” believe that “20-30 threads on each side should be administered, and 5-7 do not work,” and here we return again to point 1 of the discussion of effectiveness. The more threads, the more significant post-traumatic edema.
Why are patients discussing correction methods in forums dangerous?
Diagnose on the Internet – now it has become the norm of reaction. A fourth year student of a medical school diagnoses all diseases, including pregnancy. So our patients now, coming to the initial consultation, are ready to offer the doctor a prepared treatment plan and access points. In 2014, many patients came with articles cut out from magazines asking, “Doctor, I need mezzanines.”
The situation changed from 2014 to 2018. Largely due to the educational work of doctors and a lot of scientific work done.
Smooth threads from PDO took their place in aesthetic medicine, but ceased to be considered patients as a panacea for everything.
We will be pleased to receive feedback from cosmetologists. Do you work with smooth PDO threads