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.
A Thread Lift 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!
Topical and Local
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:
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.
A Thread Lift for the face works in two ways: it uses a drawstring-type effect to pull the skin-tight and stimulates the natural production of more collagen.
Whether you want to improve the look of your eyebrows, nose, lips, cheeks, jawline, neck, eyes, the theory is simple. Your Aesthetic Doctor will carefully insert the thread around the edge of your face, neck or area you wish to treat. Once complete, the threads are gently pulled to lift and tighten the skin, providing an instant, more youthful appearance.
These threads anchor to the skin, allowing it to be pulled tighter and stimulating the body to start healing and producing more collagen. While you will have instantly visible results from the PDO thread lift treatment, the full benefits are visible after 6-12 weeks when your body has had time to regenerate and produce new cells.
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.
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.
If you’d like to learn more about a Thread Lift treatment in London 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 Expert Aesthetic Doctors.
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.
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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|
|Mid face and Jawline up to 12 Threads From||£ 1800|
|Mid face and Jawline up to 18 Threads From||£ 2500|
|Mid face, Jawline and Neck up to 18 Threads From||£ 2500|
|Mid face, Jawline and Neck up to 22 Threads From||£ 2700|
|Nose Threads From||£ 1200|
The procedure can range from anywhere from £800-£2,400 depending on how many threads are needed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The authors of a 2019 study found that a PDO thread lift caused immediate improvements in skin sagging after the procedure.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.