V-Lifting

V-Lifting involves inserting very thin bracing wires in targeted areas beneath the dermis by following certain tension axes. This very dense network facilitates collagen production.

Indications

Use of smooth sutures to regenerate the dermis and thoroughly re-densify the skin (V-Lift meso) :

  • Filling frown lines, the nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Reducing wrinkles under the lower eyelids
  • Smoothing the fine lines on the upper lip
  • Smoothing out the neckline

Using barbed sutures to lift the slightly loose skin tissue (Premium V-Lift) :

  • Raising the tail of the eyebrow on the forehead
  • Repositioning the cheekbones
  • Retightening the jowls
  • Redrawing the facial contours
  • Treating moderate sagging skin of the arms, abdomen or thighs

 

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How the session works

After having cleansed and disinfected the area to be treated, the practitioner applies an anaesthetic cream. Then the sutures are inserted into the subcutaneous tissue, introduced and positioned where the needle extracts.

They are sutures made from Polydioxanone (PDO), an absorbable material which has been used in heart surgery to implement sutures for more than 50 years. Unlike other suture techniques, including gold threads, they are completely absorbable and disappear gradually after 6 to 8 months. There is no allergy, rejection or side effects.

For a comprehensive treatment of ageing, there are two types of sutures: smooth and barbed. Both techniques can be combined in one session depending on the indication being treated.

The V-Lift Meso technique

The doctor uses simple smooth sutures. He inserts the needle into the dermis, under a local anaesthetic to establish a grid with the sutures on the area to be treated. The sutures are positioned in the skin at the time of extracting each needle and remain in situ.

The V-Lift Premium technique

The doctor uses barbed sutures. He inserts the needle into the dermis, under a local anaesthetic, and brings out the suture at the opposite point. He then forms a loop with both ends. The he pulls gently on the suture to set the barbs in the dermis. The lifting effect is immediate.

 

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Follow-Up

The patient can return to work immediately. There is oedema which fades after 3 to 4 days. A certain amount of bruising can also appear in some people. It disappears after 7 to 8 days and can be masked by foundation makeup. The facial contours are slightly painful to the touch for about 1 week.

Results

The skin is less wrinkled and benefits from a lifting effect. The presence of the sutures in the body generates a local inflammation and tissue fibrosis. To regenerate the dermis, the skin then stimulates the production of new collagen for 6 to 8 months, the time it takes for the sutures to reabsorb. The effects, which are immediately visible, are progressive and become optimal 1 to 2 months after the treatment.

The result lasts for between 12 and 18 months. The majority of patients renew the treatment after 15 months.

V-lifting prices

M : Meso

P : Premium

Indications Prices including VAT*
Wrinkles
  • Frown lines (M) : €350
  • Wrinkles under the lower eyelids (M): €900
  • Nasolabial folds (P): €350 per fold
  • Fine lines on the upper lip (P): €450
Slight sagging skin
  • Forehead (P): €800
  • Facial contours (P): Between €1,900 and €2,500
  • Area under the chin (M+ P): €600
  • Neck (P): €1,500
  • Whole face + neck (M+P): Between €2,000 and €2,800
  • Neckline (M): €1,800
  • Arms (P): Between €1,500 and €2,500
  • Abdomen (P): €2,500
  • Thighs (P): €2,200

Consultation Prices including VAT*
Consultation with the doctor €50

* 20% VAT



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