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Threading Specialist

Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic -  - Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic

Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic

Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, the natural compounds that keep your skin firm and taut. Threading procedures offered at Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, by Ezara Gutierrez, DO, Melissa Hernandez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and an experienced team promote collagen and elastin production from within to help you minimize wrinkling and skin sagging. Learn more about how a threading procedure can help you look younger and rejuvenated by calling the office or booking an appointment on this website.

Threading Q & A

What is a threading procedure?

This non-invasive, in-office procedure involves placing surgical sutures just under the skin using a small needle. A threading procedure can lift drooping or sagging features that make you look older and more tired. 

Diet, the environment, stress, smoking, sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and poor sleep accelerate the natural loss of collagen and elastin, hastening these signs of aging.

Threading restores a more youthful look by mimicking the effects of plentiful collagen and elastin. Over time, the presence of the threads prompts your body to develop more of these skin-strengthening compounds. The procedure gives you results that are much like a facelift, but without the scars, blood loss, and recovery time of surgery. 

What happens during a threading procedure?

At Babcock Health and Wellness, your technician applies Les Encres Cosmetic Threads® just under your skin’s surface using a tiny needle. The threads have small hooks that grab hold of your skin to draw it up to a more youthful position. 

Your technician places 1-15 threads, depending on the desired effect and the area treated. Following threading, your face is massaged to discourage dimpling. Over time, the threads dissolve naturally, leaving only your natural collagen that has built up around them to maintain the lifted look. 

During your treatment, your technician applies a topical numbing cream, so the procedure is nearly pain-free. You will feel slight discomfort for a few days following treatment, but this shouldn’t interfere with work or other daily routines. 

No skin is removed in the process, and the stitches aren’t visible to the naked eye. After threading, you end up with a smoother, more youthful appearance.

What areas can be treated with a threading procedure?

Threading improves the look of many areas of your face and body, including:

  • Jowls and jawline
  • Browline
  • Under-eye area
  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Upper arm
  • Love handles
  • Armpit
  • Décolleté/cleavage
  • Elbow

A threading procedure can also be used to create the look of a breast, thigh, butt, or calf lift, or even make it look like you’ve had a tummy tuck. 

When will I see the effects of my threading procedure, and how long do results last?

The effect of threading may be visible almost immediately in small areas. If you have a larger area treated, like your buttocks or abdomen, it may take up to eight weeks to notice the results. Your skin needs time to respond to the threading and develop collagen.

The youth-enhancing effects of threading last 2-3 years, depending on the area treated and your body’s personal response. 

To benefit from a threading procedure, call Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic today or use the online scheduling tool to book your appointment.