Thread lifts for Face and Neck are a revolutionary treatment in the field of non-surgical aesthetics, offering patients the results of a surgical facelift without the recovery time and risks associated with traditional cosmetic surgery. From our purpose built clinic in Greenhithe, Kent, our expert team carries out the so-called ‘one stitch facelift’, or ‘puppet facelift’ for a variety of clients across the South East, including Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sidcup, Orpington, Dartford, Kings Hill, Kings Cross and the surrounding area.
Considering a facelift but don’t want to go under the knife? A Thread Lift for face and neck could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Droopy, sagging or wrinkled skin on your face or neck can be embarrassing, frustrating and even confidence-crushing. There’s no escaping the ageing process – it happens to us all. But that doesn’t mean you have to just put up with it!
Go back a couple of decades and you’d only have two choices: have surgery or accept your wrinkled, sagging skin. But thanks to developments in the cosmetic industry, there’s now a third option – non-surgical facelifts.
A Thread Lift is a minimally invasive alternative to surgical facelifts. In a traditional facelift, a surgeon will cut your skin, pulling it tight and stitching it back together. It’s a pretty serious procedure and requires a general anaesthetic and a substantial recovery time.
With a Thread Lift, there’s no cutting or slicing. Instead, your aesthetic doctor uses a small needle to weave a fine, medical-grade thread through the skin, before using it to pull the skin taut. Reducing sagging skin or wrinkles and giving you a smoother, more youthful appearance.
If you’re looking to get firmer, tighter and wrinkle-free skin without going under the knife then a Thread Lift could be the ideal solution for you.
Despite its non-surgical nature, the Thread Lift is a highly-effective way to tighten loose, sagging skin and give your face, neck or jawline a more youthful, firm appearance.
While the results from a Thread Lift are less dramatic than a surgical facelift, they can still resolve many of the issues of mild to moderate ageing.
A Thread Lift can:
The thread used in a Thread Lift is specialist, medical-grade suture material called polydioxanone or PDO. It’s made from a hypoallergenic substance that dissolves over time and has either a “barbed” structure, or a smooth structure depending on the area being treated.
As the thread is pulled through the skin these tiny barbs help grasp the skin, allowing it to be pulled tight and also stimulating a healing response. As the skin heals it produces more healthy and strong collagen, which gives your skin a tighter, firmer appearance.
Where the smooth threads are used, a number of threads may be placed into the skin in a criss-cross or grid-like pattern, which will allow for the formation of new collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing out the area and creating the lifting effect.
While a surgical facelift is an invasive and painful procedure, a Thread Lift is a much more comfortable experience.
At the beginning of the procedure, your aesthetic doctor will apply a local anaesthetic cream, or may inject a local anaesthetic to the area that is going to be treated. This cream or injection numbs your skin, blocking the pain signals and making your treatment pain-free.
Most people say that it’s a similar experience to dental treatment with an anaesthetic – you can feel the procedure but experience no pain.
Thread Lifts have been practised since the early 90s and are considered to be a low-risk procedure.
Surgical facelifts require a general anaesthetic, which can carry high risks and is not suitable for all people. But a Thread Lift is completed using only a local anaesthetic, making it a much safer alternative.
As with all cosmetic procedures, there is a risk of some minor side effects such as bruising, swelling and slight pain at the site of the treatment – but these usually resolve quickly within a few days.
Serious complications are very rare – especially when your Thread Lift is performed by a skilled, qualified and experienced aesthetic doctor.
A Thread Lift is a very quick procedure! Your appointment should take around 45-60 minutes depending on the area of the body that you’re having treated.
There’s no need for a recovery period, so you can go straight back to work or continue with your normal daily routine right away.
The results from your Thread Lift will be visible immediately, however, they will also develop over the coming months, with your skin continuing to firm as your body produces more collagen.
For most people, the results last for around 18 months – making it an excellent, long-lasting alternative to surgery.
A surgical facelift is a costly procedure. In the UK you can expect to pay between £6000-£10,000!
But a Thread Lift is a much more affordable option.
A Thread Lift with a reputable clinic should cost somewhere between £500-£2500 depending on the area you’re having treated.
Making it not only safer, less painful and quicker than a surgical facelift – but much easier on the pocket too!
As you can see, a Thread Lift is a highly effective and safer way to get that facelift effect, without going under the knife.
But how do you know if it’s the right treatment for you?
A good aesthetic doctor will be happy to provide you with a full consultation in which they’ll find out all about your condition, your health and what you’d like to achieve. They’ll help you to understand the procedure and give you all the information you need to make an informed and educated decision.
As with all cosmetic procedures, it’s essential that you choose a reputable clinic for your treatment – these non-surgical procedures are very safe when performed correctly, but an inexperienced or unqualified practitioner can lead to some unwanted complications.
Here at Elite Aesthetics, Dr Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics. If you’re looking for a highly-experienced, fully-qualified and ethical aesthetic doctor then you’re in the right place.
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The Thread Lift is one of the most effective treatments for instantly treating the visible signs of ageing, and helping to improve them over time as well. Thread Lift is the perfect treatment for:
Thread lifts can be used to lift the jowls as well as redefine the jaw line. As a result of the immediate repositioning of the tissues, long lasting reshaping of the face and neck contours is achieved. Whilst building stimulating collagen regrowth.
At Elite Aesthetics, we precede all of our treatments with a full consultation process to ensure that thread lift treatment is right for you. As a medical doctor and advocate for ethical practice in the aesthetics industry.
During your consultation, Dr. Shirin will work with you to understand your background, concerns and the results you’d like to see from your treatment. The consultation process also gives you an opportunity to get to know Dr. Shirin and the rest of the team at Elite Aesthetics, and to make sure that we’re right for you too.
On the day of your treatment, Dr. Shirin will mark the areas to be treated and apply a local anaesthetic for your comfort. The thread is then inserted into the skin and gently put into place. After inserting the suture, Dr. Shirin will then apply slight pressure on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin, smoothing and tightening it for instant, visible results. The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. She will then cut off the end of the thread to make sure it remains in place properly.
The treatment usually takes around an hour, so can easily fit into busy schedules, and after treatment you can resume normal activities very quickly. However, you should avoid makeup for 1-2 days, sleep on your back where possible for up to a week and avoid high impact sports, saunas and hammams, dental treatments and facial or beauty treatments for several weeks after the treatment. Other than that, you can get back to your day as soon as you leave the clinic. You may experience slight bruising or discomfort for a few days after the treatment, but this is usually very mild and dissipates very quickly.
Elite Aesthetic’s private, purpose-built clinic is located within 20 acres of the beautiful Kent countryside. Our state of the art technology, combined with our peaceful surroundings make for a comfortable, relaxing treatment process. Our friendly staff are always here to help and ensure that you feel comfortable throughout every step of your treatment process with us, from your initial consultation, to your treatment, and beyond into the aftercare process.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are dedicated to achieving beautiful, natural-looking results that genuinely improve the lives of our clients, while also keeping patient safety at the forefront of what we do. Our practice leader, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, is committed to the development of ethical aesthetic practice, and always puts the welfare of our patients first and foremost.
Dr. Shirin is one of the foremost figures in the field of non-surgical aesthetics nationally, and has a wealth of experience. After graduating from St. Guy’s and Thomas’ Hospitals in 1999, and worked as an NHS doctor for the next 14 years. During this time, she carried out a variety of postgraduate qualifications, including certificates in minor surgery and aesthetics. She also worked on a sub-speciality in anaesthetics and did terms in medicine, surgery and A&E care, as well as working as GP for several years.
In 2013, Dr. Shirin left the NHS to pursue her passion of working in aesthetic medicine, a field that has always fascinated her. She brings her expertise to her clients all over Kent and the South East, as well as further afield.
As a clinic, we make a commitment to ethical practice, that is a part of everything we do. Dr. Shirin’s background and extensive experience in the medical field means we have a strong dedication to the safety of our patients, and make this a priority in all of the work we do. We are firmly committed to never overtreating our patients, and we pride ourselves in finding the most effective solutions, tailored to each individual client. We know that aesthetics isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ industry, and so tailor your treatment plan and experience to you personally.
It’s an integral part of our treatment process to make sure that our clients are receiving the most medically appropriate course of action for them, and believe it is our ethical responsibility to refuse treatment if a certain procedure isn’t right for you. Instead, we prefer to work together with our clients to create a more fitting treatment plan. At your consultation with Dr. Shirin, she will always make sure you’re getting the best possible treatment for you.
Dr. Shirin and the rest of the staff at Elite Aesthetics’ rich expertise and excellent reputations in the aesthetics industry are what makes our clinic special. We are a close-knit team, with a dedication to getting the highest-quality results and making a real difference to the lives of our clients.
Our staff and the clinic have received multiple awards recognising the high-quality work they produce every day, their commitment to safe aesthetic practice and the warm, welcoming service felt by all of our clients. Elite Aesthetics was honoured to be recognised as an Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Practitioner by the My Face My Body Awards, one of the largest and most reputable awarding bodies in the aesthetics industry. We have been accoladed as one of the best aesthetic clinics in Kent by Kent Health and Beauty Awards, where Dr. Shirin was also awarded Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year.
Elite Aesthetics is also accredited by both the CQC and Save Face as part of our dedication to safety and ethics in our practice. The CQC and Save Face are two independent and highly-regarded regulatory bodies that are recognised by a variety of national and government agencies, including the Department Of Health, the Professional Standards Authority and NHS England. These accreditations show that as a clinic, we ensure we are adhering to rigorous safety standards and work every day to ensure the safety, security and comfort of our clients.
If you’re interested in a Thread Lift treatment, and want to see how it can help you feel refreshed, youthful and confident in Bexley, Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling or the surrounding areas, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics and the services we offer, contact us today to arrange your consultation, and let us help make you feel like yourself again.
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.