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What Is Thread Lift Puckering?

Thread Lift Puckering is when a thread is pulling the skin and dimples become apparent. This is quite common and not to be overly concerned about as it will settle quickly.

PDO Thread Lift puckering, dimpling and visibility of threads are often the most troubling to patients and practitioners. These complications can be applied to various types of threads including PDO, PLLA and PCA threads. It is essential that the doctor performing the treatment is experienced and working in a CQC registered premises.

At Elite Aesthetics all of our doctors that perform Thread Lifts are Trainers for Threads and regularly train other doctors on how to perform the treatment. They are highly experienced and therefore know how to avoid complications with this treatment. The best way to avoid PDO thread complications is to obtain the right training in how to correctly and safely place threads based upon the patients face.

The benefit of PDO threads is that they are dissolvable, therefore making this problem only temporary. However we rarely have any complications with thread treatments.

Below are some of the factors which will reduce the risk of complications:

  1. Have your treatment at a CQC and Save Face registered clinic as they are required to adhere to the highest level of standards and safety.
  2. Quality of threads rather than quantity – We only use the best threads available, which include a combination of APTOS, MINT, Silhouette Soft and V-SOFT. All of our threads are from reputable sources. Having a range of threads enables our doctors to use the right threads for the right results and combine them to get your the most cost effect result.

  3. It’s all about the art! Whilst you may feel that a Thread Lift is a one fits all treatment, there is a significant artistic element. Knowing where to place the threads based up on your face shape, skin laxity, muscles and end goal will all feed in to making the ideal result for you. Our doctors will ask you to make facial expressions before your treatment to help identify the areas that will benefit from threads.
  4. Experience, Experience and Experience. Our doctors have performed 100s of thread lifts between them and they are regularly training other doctors in the master classes. We are the only practice with 3 Thread Lift Expert Doctors who are also trainers for Thread Lift. They really do know this treatment inside out and you’ll know that when you book in for a consultation and they explain what can be achieved based upon your budget and goals.
  5. Free follow up appointment included with each treatment to ensure you’re happy with your results and an opportunity for you to ask our doctors any questions. We will arrange follow up appointments to fit around the key times after your treatment.

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If you would like to find out which solutions are best suited to your goals, you can book a one to one consultation. Here we can discuss your lifestyle and your aims, as well as address any concerns you may have. At Elite Aesthetics, we work with some of the country’s most informed and expert aestheticians who will guide you through the decision and process.

Our consultations are held at our multi-award winning clinic in Greenhithe, Kent. We’re easy to get to and are located close to both Dartford and Gravesend stations (just 10 minutes away), Maidstone (just 15 minutes) and London (20 minutes).

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re experiencing problems with your thread lift procedure or do not like the cosmetic results overall, they can be reversed using minor surgical procedure. This is dependent upon the type and shape of thread used. For example, PDO Threads cannot be removed easily, however they dissolve relatively quickly and are absorbed typically within 6 months.

Is a thread lift worth it?

A PDO thread lift will offer significant results straight away, and you’ll notice a tightening and lifting of the skin. However, it will take around two weeks for the collagen production to start to get going, and this is when you will see an improvement of the skin’s tone, texture and overall quality. You can read up to date reviews on Real Self by clicking in the link below.


What Our Clients Say...

4.97/5 from 1229 reviews

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.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Greenhithe, Dartford, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Read How I Improved My Lichen Sclerosus

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given treatment options that were within my budget.
A few weeks after the P Shot I've really started to see a difference and have gained my confidence back.

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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 CQC (Care Quality Commission) Registered, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health and NHS England.

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!

Margaret QuirkeMargaret Quirke

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

Salima CharifSalima Charif

09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

Valerie LambValerie Lamb

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.

Izzy ChaplinIzzy Chaplin

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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