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PDO Thread Lift – 5 Things It Can Do For You & Your Skin

Everyone wants firmer, smoother, wrinkle-free skin. But what if your signs of ageing are beyond the limits of creams, lotions and potions? You might think that surgery is your only answer, but a PDO thread lift can give you a tighter, firmer and smoother appearance – without going under the knife.

What Is A PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can give you a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery.

Often used as an alternative to surgical facelifts, the PDO thread lift requires no cutting or slicing. No general anaesthetic and no downtime for recovery.

Instead, an aesthetic doctor applies a local anaesthetic and carefully inserts a fine PDO thread into the skin, weaving it around the areas you wish to treat. This PDO thread is then pulled, to lift and tighten the skin, giving you a firmer, smoother and younger look.

Not only does the PDO thread lift pull the skin taut on your face or neck, but it has the added benefit of actually stimulating collagen production and skin regeneration. Helping to reverse the signs of ageing from the inside out.

Female client having facelift treatment


Why PDO Threads?

There are different types of threads that can be used in a thread lift, but here at Elite Aesthetics, we believe that PDO threads are the way to go.

PDO stands for polydioxanone which is an absorbable polymer that offers the best combination of strength and flexibility, as well as being naturally broken down by the body over time. This means there’s no need for a removal procedure later on.

PDO threads are medical-grade threads that have been used for other purposes for many decades, giving them a long track record for safety and efficacy. They are thinner than hair and made of a type of protein.

Research shows that PDO can help to relax your muscles, improve blood flow, stimulate the production of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid. All key substances involved in creating firm, young skin.

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What Can A PDO Thread Lift Do For You?

So a PDO thread lift is safe, long-lasting and very effective. But what can it do for you?

1: Tighten Loose, Sagging Skin

Neck Thread Lift After Neck Thread Lift Before
Loose, sagging skin on your neck or face can have a significant impact on how old you look.In a PDO thread lift, fine threads are woven into the skin around the neck or face, then pulled tight to lift the skin and contour the face. Much like in a surgical facelift, the skin is pulled taut giving you a firmer, lifted appearance.

2: Smooth Wrinkles & Fine Lines

From fine lines to deep creases, wrinkles can be very frustrating and have a significant impact on your appearance. A PDO thread lift can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, giving you smoother skin and a more youthful look.

The PDO thread lift helps in two ways: the “lifting” created by pulling the threads, helps smooth the wrinkles and pull the skin taut, while the PDO threads themselves help to stimulate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This allows your body to create stronger, less-wrinkled skin from the inside out.

Thread Lift Woman After 15 Days Thread Lift Woman After 4 Months

3: Eliminate “Turtle” Neck

PDO Thread Lift Before and After
Struggling with a sagging neck? A PDO thread lift could be the answer. Saggy skin or a droopy chin can impact the contour of your face and make you feel self-conscious. With a PDO thread lift, we can lift the skin under your chin, from your neck and give your face the smooth, contoured appearance you desire.By weaving the threads around your chin and neck area, we can create a similar result to that of a surgical procedure, but without the need for slicing, cutting or a general anaesthetic.

4: Lift The Jowls & Cheeks

Saggy cheeks or jowls can make you look older than you really are. In previous years the only solution would have been surgery, but now a PDO thread lift can offer you a non-surgical solution.By strategically inserting the PDO threads into certain areas of your face, your aesthetic doctor will be able to lift and firm your cheeks and contour your jowls, to give you a firmer, younger look.

Thread Lift Woman After 15 days Thread Lift Woman After 4 Months

5: Stimulate Collagen Production

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As you age, and especially as you go through the menopause or andropause (male menopause), your body’s ability to produce collagen reduces. Collagen is essentially the building blocks that give your skin its structure. It provides the strength and elasticity your skin needs to stay smooth, firm and youthful.Surgical facelifts can pull the skin tight and remove sagging or drooping, but it can’t stimulate regeneration of firmer, younger skin. However, A PDO thread lift can. Research shows that PDO thread encourages your body to produce more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which in turn, creates healthier, smoother and stronger skin.

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Are You A Good Candidate For A PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that’s ideal for people who are experiencing mild to moderate sagging, drooping or wrinkling on their face or neck.

Here at Elite Aesthetics, we understand that premature ageing can be frustrating. Wrinkles, saggy skin or fine lines can make you feel self-conscious and have a significant impact on your confidence.

That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping people find the best anti-ageing treatments for their own, unique situation. PDO thread lifts can have tremendous results. For some people, it’s the ideal solution.

So how can you know if a PDO thread lift is right for you? A good aesthetic clinic will offer you a thorough consultation, to assess your needs and answer any questions you might have. During your consultation, we’ll be able to advise you on whether a PDO thread lift is the right solution for you – or make suggestions of alternative treatments if we think it could be more beneficial to you.

Our team here at Elite Aesthetics are kind, experienced and professional. They’ll listen to your concerns and give you only the very best advice. To book a consultation or talk to us about our PDO thread lifts click here…

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Frequently Asked Questions

The PDO threads remain under the skin until they eventually dissolve, spurring the body to naturally produce more collagen to tighten the skin. The threads also anchor the skin and lift it upward.

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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

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19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

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08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

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20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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