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Thread Lift

Thread Lift

Are you fed up and frustrated with loose, saggy skin? Do you want a non-surgical way to reduce wrinkles and give your face a natural-looking lift without going under the knife? A Thread Lift could be the answer.

What Makes A Thread Lift So Special?

A Thread Lift is a non surgical thread face lift procedure that lifts and smooths the skin on your face, neck or jowls. Using a fine thread to pull the skin tighter, whilst also stimulating the natural production of collagen, the Thread Lift gives you a significantly younger, firmer appearance.

Also known as the “one stitch facelift” or “puppet facelift”, this revolutionary treatment offers you the results of a surgical facelift without the pain, recovery time or risks associated with traditional cosmetic surgery.

During the procedure, the ‘threads’ are inserted under the surface of the skin into the subdermis. These tiny threads anchor to the skin, keeping it in place as the threads are lifted, to create a smoother and tighter appearance. Made from PDO (Polydioxanone), they also stimulate a collagen production response.

Lifting and tightening your face, giving the skin back its strength and elasticity and providing you with a noticeably younger-looking appearance. With treatments like these fast becoming popular it’s no surprise that The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reported a 44 per cent drop in traditional facelift procedures in 2018 alone!

Summary of Thread Lift Treatment

Procedure Time

30 minutes

Back To Work



Topical and Local

Full Recovery

2-3 Days

Sensitivity Period

24 hrs

Duration Of Results

12-18 months

Risks & Complications

Swelling, bruising

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What Problems Can A Thread Lift Help With?

The Thread Lift for face is one of the most effective treatments for instantly treating the visible signs of ageing. Giving you an immediate natural-looking lift while also helping to regenerate and improve your skin on a cellular level for a long-lasting result.

A Thread Lift is the perfect treatment for:

  • Lifting loose or sagging skin on the cheeks, jowls or under your eyes.
  • Smoothing fine lines such as forehead creases, crows feet and frown lines.
  • Tightening the skin on your jawline and neck.
  • Improving the appearance of wrinkles and deeper lines on the lower face, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
  • Creating instantly visible results without going under the knife.

How A Thread Lift Works

How A Thread Lift Works

From the age of around 25, collagen production in your skin slows down and continues to decrease as we age. Collagen is the substance that gives your skin its elasticity, strength and bounce. Creating that smoothness and firmness that we associate with a youthful complexion.

This reduction in collagen causes your skin to lose some of its elasticity, resulting in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and drooping of the skin.

For many years, if you wanted a facelift effect then surgery was the only way to go. But that’s no longer the case. The Thread Lift has revolutionised the aesthetic industry, giving people a safe, effective alternative that not only gives impressive immediate results but also improves skin condition and stimulates regeneration.

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Why Choose A Thread Lift?

A Thread Lift isn’t just any thread lift. While other threads can physically lift your skin,  PDO threads are the only treatment that provides an immediate physical lifting effect, as well as a biological stimulating the natural production of collagen.

Our thread is made from a special substance called PDO (polydioxanone). This substance has been used in the medical field for many years in suture thread, orthopedics, plastic surgery, drug delivery, cardiovascular applications, and tissue engineering. It’s highly compatible with the body and completely biodegradable, making negative reactions very unlikely.

Polydioxanone helps to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production processes, giving the skin back its strength and elasticity.

This unique combination of mechanical lifting and cellular regeneration is what makes the PDO Thread Lift so powerful, giving people immediately noticeable results and long-lasting regeneration.

The Thread Lift Patient Journey

If you’re considering a Thread Lift then the first step is to book a consultation with our Medical Aesthetic Doctor.

During your consultation, the Doctor will ask you about the results you’re looking to achieve from your Thread Lift and answer and questions you might have about the treatment. They’ll help you understand what to expect from the procedure, discussing potential results, benefits and risks, so that you can make a fully informed choice on whether this treatment is right for you.

It’s important that you feel comfortable with your chosen clinic so this consultation also gives you a chance to see our purpose-built clinic in peaceful Greenhithe, Kent, and meet the Aesthetic Doctor and the team here at Elite Aesthetics.

Why Trust Elite Aesthetics For Your Thread Lift Treatment?

  • Professional, Medial Standards Of Care – Founded by Medical Doctor, Dr Shirin Lakhani, we’re fully registered with The General Medical Council (number 4634863) and meet their standards of Good Medical Practice.
  • Honest, Caring Advice – Your needs come first. We’ll only ever offer you honest advice, helping you to choose the treatment that is right for your goals and condition. 
  • Accredited by both the CQC and Save Face – Both independent accreditations, recognised by leading health and medical industry bodies.
  • Fully Qualified & Professional Trained Staff – All our clinic staff are professionally trained and fully qualified, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

If you’d like to learn more about a Thread Lift treatment or you want to find out more about Elite Aesthetics, our ethos, or any of the other services we offer, contact us today for a chat, or to arrange your personal consultation with one of our Aesthetic Doctors.

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Prices From

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Thread Mono (per area) from £ 600
Thread Brow Lift from £ 800
Face Lift - 4 Threads £ 800
Face Lift - 8 Threads £ 1400
Face Lift - 10 Threads £ 1750
Face Lift - 12 Threads £ 2050
Frequently Asked Questions

The procedure can range from anywhere from £800-£2,400 depending on how many threads are needed.

Thread Lift Near Me

Thread Lifts are a regulated treatment by the CQC. Ensure that the clinic is CQC registered and has an experienced doctor. At Elite Aesthetics, we have over 3 years experience in Thread Lifts.

Thread Lift for Eyes

We offer Thread Lift for Eyes, primarily to help lift hooded eye lids without the use of surgery. There is a celebrity trend for ‘Fox Eyes’, which we do not offer as we specialise in natural looking results.

How Long Will Thread Lifts Last?

Thread lift results will depend upon the type of thread being used. The latest thread by APTOS can last over 3 years as they not only lift the skin but also encourage collagen regrowth.

Thread Lift Before and After

When you have your face to face consultation for a thread lift, please ensure that you ask for some recent before and afters for Thread Lifts.

How do I prepare for a thread lift?

In the run-up to your Thread Lift treatment, you can continue your usual face care routine, but there are a few things to avoid if you want the best results.

It’s best to keep your skin hydrated before the procedure, so drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and smoking for the week before treatment where possible.

For 24 hours before your treatment, you will need to avoid blood thinners such as aspirin and other anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or Aleve. This helps to reduce the risk of unnecessary bleeding or bruising following the treatment.

Does it hurt & how long does it take?

On the day of your treatment, your Aesthetic Doctor will mark the areas to be treated and apply a local anaesthetic to help keep you comfortable. The thread is then inserted into the skin and gently put into place.

After inserting the suture, the Doctor 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 treatment usually takes around an hour, so you can fit it easily into your busy schedule. The lifting effect is immediate, with the full results continuing to develop in the coming weeks as your body creates new collagen.

Thread lift aftercare?

As the Thread Lift is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure there’s usually no recovery period required and you can get back to your day as soon as you leave the clinic.

You will need to avoid wearing makeup for 1-2 days to give your skin time to recover. It will be necessary to sleep on your back for around 7 day. You must also avoid high impact sports, saunas, dental treatments and facial or beauty treatments for several weeks while your skin fully heals.

You may experience slight bruising or discomfort for a few days after the treatment, but this is usually very mild and dissipates very quickly.

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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 Dartford, King’s Hill, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Charlotte was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given products that were within my budget.
I was able to pick the products up with an hour, all the safety restrictions where in place and worked very well.
I was very excited to use my new skin care products.
And I was not disappointed, they were amazing and my skin felt amazing too.
I was 100% satisfied with the service I received from the moment I called Elite, every member of staff was friendly and professional.
I am looking forward to attending the clinic to have some treatments very soon.
Thank you ladies for all your help and for making me feel at ease and confident with the viviscal professional products I purchased.


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. Confidential pictures are taken to review progress which is great. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. (Dermal Fillers Bromley)


Charlotte was great and gave some good advice for my skin! Thank you and will definitely recommend your services now I know where you are :)


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 clinic, lovely, clean and modern. Charlotte was excellent, knowledgeable about the treatment whilst also friendly. The facial itself was very enjoyable and my skin looks and feels tighter and smoother. I highly recommend the Hydrafacial Treatment.


Dr Shirin’s professional approach fills you with confidence. The clinic is modern and efficiently run. They certainly do their utmost to help and advise their clients. I am 100% satisfied that I made the right decision in choosing Elite Aesthetics!

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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).

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