January 25, 2023

Why I wanted to try eyebrow lifting: Earlier this year, I decided to get back in Lee’s chair and tackle the top half of my face with a brow lift. It was incredibly fast and yes, completely painless and again I am thrilled with the results. I also want to clarify that I didn’t get brow threads to achieve the controversial “fox eye trend” (I ask Lee for her opinion in our interview below). My goal was to prevent any sagging of the eyebrows 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 filler for under the eyes (which I’ve been getting since I was about 37) because it didn’t give me the results I was looking for. In fact, it is for this reason that Lee began researching threads, and they have since become an important part of her practice.

“Earlier, fillers and neuromodulators allowed me to plump and smooth a face, but I couldn’t 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, yes we do!

However, since my treatment, I’ve seen a lot of misinformation and fear mongering in online threads after some patients shared treatments that weren’t properly applied by their healthcare provider. I didn’t experience any negative side effects or long term issues and that’s because I did the research ahead of time and made sure I chose an experienced technician, had a consultation beforehand, and discussed the process at length before proceeding. Please please please do your research first and know all you can about threads before booking an appointment. Vanessa addressed this her Instagram recently.

“Threads have a much bigger learning curve than fillers and Botox because there are so many variables to getting great results,” she wrote. “As a healthcare provider, I have to choose a patient with the right skin slack, thickness and strength, then match the right wire sizes and barbs, choose the right vectors, place them in the right planes, anchor and secure them while minimizing the chance of infection and finally, ensure that the patient adheres to the aftercare instructions. I have gladly spent tens of thousands of my own money getting training from Western and Eastern trainers, including out-of-town Korean trainers to learn from the most experienced and artistic in this very specific sector of aesthetics. My team is continuously trained to deliver consistent wire results after passing our wire training program at The Things We Do.”

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

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