By positioning several threads of various lengths, which are all flexible and finer than a hair, the doctor creates a veritable hammock that supports the sagging dermal tissue, point by point. After applying an anaesthetic cream, they create a first mesh on either side of the face, with parallel and vertical threads inserted around a centimetre apart, from underneath the jaw up to the edge of the lips. Then, two more networks of threads are inserted – one horizontally and the other at an angle – on top of it. Imprisoned in the dermis, these threads provide instant support for the tissues.
Another advantage: each thread only requires one entry point, unlike other techniques which require an entry point and an exit point. Deposited in the tissues using a needle, into which the threads are inserted, the threads remain in place once the needle has been removed, without the need for any knots or stitches. Though they gradually break down and are absorbed after six to eight months, they cause fibrosis to set in, which keeps the tissues in their new position.