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Brow Thread Lift Review: Pros, Cons, and Cost

Brow Thread Lift Review: Pros, Cons, and Cost

Why I wanted to try brow thread lifts: Earlier this year, I decided to get back in Lee’s chair and address the top half of my face with a brow thread lift. It was incredibly quick and, yes, totally painless. Once again, I am thrilled with the results. I also want to clarify that I did not get brow threads to achieve the controversial “fox-eye look.” (I ask Lee for her thoughts in our interview below.) My goal was to prevent any sagging of the brow and to strengthen and tighten the overall eye area by stimulating my own body’s collagen production. I also wanted to try another alternative outside of under-eye filler (which I have been getting since I was about 37) because it wasn’t giving me the results I was after. In fact, it’s for this reason that Lee started researching threads, and they’ve become a major part of her practice ever since.

“Previously with filler and neuromodulators, I was able to volumize and smooth a face, but I wasn’t able to lift a face without adding fullness in specific areas,” she explains. “Threads give me a way to lift and address thin skin without making a face look heavier or puffy in any way, and patients love that.” Yes, we do!

Ever since my treatment, however, I’ve seen a lot of misinformation and fearmongering around threads online after some patients shared treatments that had not been applied correctly by their providers. I didn’t experience any negative side effects or long-term issues, and that’s because I did the research beforehand and made sure I chose an experienced technician, had a consultation prior, and discussed the process at length before moving forward. Please, please, please do your research first and know everything you can about threads before you book an appointment. Lee actually addressed this on her Instagram recently.

“Threads have a much larger learning curve than fillers and Botox because there are so many variables to nailing great results,” she wrote. “As a provider, I need to choose a patient with correct skin laxity, thickness, and strength, and then match the correct thread measurements and barbs, choose the right vectors, place them in the right planes, anchor and secure them while eliminating chance of infection, and then finally make sure patient is compliant with post-care instructions. I happily spent tens of thousands of my own money to have trainings by Western and Eastern trainers, including flying out Korean trainers to learn from the most experienced and artistic in this very specific sector of aesthetics. My team is continually trained on delivering consistent thread results after graduating from our thread training program at [The Things We Do].”  

Also, threads aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, I recommended a friend to The Things We Do for threads, and the team actually advised an alternative treatment for her because threads wouldn’t achieve the specific results she was after. That’s how I know Lee is someone I can trust. Her team would never recommend something that won’t work for your individual skin goals.