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Thread Face Lift: What to Expect, Cost, Recovery, and More 2024


Thread Face Lift: What to Expect, Cost, Recovery, and More 2024

Thread Face Lift: What to Expect, Cost, Recovery, and More 2024

What is a Thread Lift?

What is a thread lift? A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, the cosmetic surgeon simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it.

Is a Thread Lift Right For Me?

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? The Thread Face Lift could be the answer. Quick Tip – scroll down to watch our Dr’s video on everything to do with Thread Lifts.

The Unique Elite Thread Lift

At Elite Aesthetics, we believe that patient care and results are extremely important.

A unique technique by Elite Aesthetics using the best FDA approved threads in the UK combined with the best Thread Lift Doctors ensures that you will be happy with your results. We include a FREE follow up appointment for all our patients and we can top up your threads with up to 6 mono threads to further enhance your results. We have 99% Patient Satisfaction.

Thread Lift For Face vs. Face Lifting?

A Thread Lift For Face is a non-surgical thread facelift 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 PDO Thread Lift gives you a significantly younger, firmer appearance.

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

The “threads” are inserted under the skin’s surface into the sub-dermis during the thread lift facial procedure. These tiny threads anchor to the skin, keeping it in place as the threads are raised to create a smoother and tighter appearance. Made from PDO (Polydioxanone), they also stimulate a collagen production response.

This non-surgical face lift threading lifts and tightens your skin, giving 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!

Thread Lift For Face Treatment Summary

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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Prices From

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Thread Mono (per area) from £ 600
Thread Lift from £ 900
Nose Threads From £ 900
Frequently Asked Questions

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


Thread Lift For Face 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 10 years combined experience in Thread Lift treatments.


Thread Lift for Eyes (Fox 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 The Results 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 For Face 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 the treatment?

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 Thread Lift For Face Procedure Hurt?

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.


What Is The Advised 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.


What is a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

A Silhouette Soft Threads are different from PDO Threads in one special way, they are injected with HA, which further stimulates collagen production.

Silhouette Soft is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to redefine facial contours with immediate results.


How long does silhouette soft thread lift last?

The lifting effect of the Silhouette Soft treatment is immediate since it results from the compression of tissues and elevating the skin when the sutures are being implanted. This effect will improve as post-procedure swelling subsides and may last for between 18 months to about two years.


Can it cause sagging?

The authors of a 2019 study found that a PDO thread lift caused immediate improvements in skin sagging after the procedure.


Can a thread lift break?

It’s quite rare for the thread lift to break a thread provided that you follow the aftercare guidance. An experienced thread lift doctor will know exactly where to place the threads and how many are required. With this is mind, please ensure that your doctor is exceptionally qualified and experienced in thread lifts.


Thread Lift vs Fillers

For an instant result, we’d recommend opting for fillers, with visible results within a week, rather than the PDO Thread lifts which can take slightly longer for the full results to show once the new collagen and elastin in the skin has formed.


Thread Lift Eyebrow

Brow lift using PDO threads is another non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to provide a more youthful facial appearance without the need for downtime.


How Many Years Does A Thread Lift Last?

Thread lifts generally last between 12 and 18 months. However, this depends on the individual patient and their age, lifestyle, skin type and how quickly their body breaks down the sutures


Which Thread Lift For Face Lasts The Longest?

PDO threads have been around longer and are made from a biodegradable synthetic polymer that has been used in surgery for many years. PDO threads are absorbed into the body for 6 months by hydrolysis and work by activating fibroblasts to produce more collagen in a specific area.


What are the Risks of a Thread Lift For Face ?

Thread Lifts carry minimal risk if performed by an experienced doctor in a CQC registered clinic such as Elite Aesthetics.


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What Problems Can A Thread Lift Help With?
What Problems Can A Thread Lift Help With?

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

While many people desire a neck thread lift, a cheek thread lift or an eyebrow thread lift, this 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 Does a Thread Lift Work?
How Does a Thread Lift Work?

From the age of around 25, collagen production in the 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 sagging of the skin.

If you wanted a facelift effect for many years, then surgery was the only way to go. But that’s no longer the case. The Thread Lift UK has revolutionised the aesthetic industry, giving people a safe, effective alternative that offers impressive immediate results and improves skin condition and stimulates regeneration.

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Benefits of a Thread Lift Facial
Benefits of a Thread Lift Facial

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.


PDO Thread Lifting
PDO Thread Lifting

PDO thread lifts are made of PolyDiOxanone and use barbs to lift the skin. Contrastingly, Silhouette Soft threads are made up of PLLA threads and use cones to lift sagging skin. Finally, because PDO threads are gentler on the skin, more threads are used during treatment than a Silhouette Soft thread lift. We offer both types of threads at Elite Aesthetics.


What Our Clients Say...
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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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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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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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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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