Modeling the jawline with needles? Find out what needle shaping is all about
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Modeling the jawline with needles? Find out what needle shaping is all about

Needle shaping, or autologous threads, is a procedure that causes the body to increase collagen production. As a result, it is supposed to make the skin firmer. There are opinions circulating that it is the safest aesthetic medicine procedure. Is it worth performing and what side effects does it carry? You will learn about it in the following article. 

Autologous threads – what are they?

Needle shaping is a special strengthening of collagen and elastin fibers, it is achieved with very thin needles through which a current of different frequencies is passed. This gives a lifting effect and stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibers in the affected areas of the body. Using autologous threads, acne scars and stretch marks can also be eliminated. It is a minimally invasive method of improving skin firmness without the need for fillers such as hyaluronic acid or botox. 

Does the procedure hurt?

Before performing the needle shaping procedure, specialists use an anesthetic cream to reduce pain. This makes the whole modeling procedure not so unpleasant, and the pain becomes bearable. 

How many treatments should be applied to notice results?

To notice clear results of facial modeling with autologous threads, a series of 4-6 treatments should be applied at intervals of two or three weeks. The firmness improvement effect can last up to two years.

What are the side effects of needle shaping?

Since this procedure is non-invasive, it is virtually free of the risk of side effects. Temporary drawbacks may include swelling and redness of the modeled areas. These symptoms usually subside after a few hours. Occasionally, minor bruising may also occur. Despite this, however, no recovery time is required after the procedure. Specialists claim that it is completely safe. 

When to go for needle shaping?

Go for a facial shaping procedure with autologous threads if you want to stimulate the skin’s natural regenerative abilities. You might consider it if facial wrinkles and other minor wrinkles are starting to bother you. It is a good way to improve the oval of the face and improve the volume of the lips. You can also opt for it to get rid of scars and stretch marks. 

Are there contraindications to using autologous threads?

Although needle shaping is a non-invasive procedure, there are contraindications to it. One of them is cancerous diseases. It is also better to forgo this procedure if there is inflammation on your skin. Sometimes metal implants in the body and a pacemaker can also be contraindications, as well as pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you have any doubts about whether you can perform this procedure, let your specialist know about them before performing it.

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