Thread lifts use sterile threads inserted underneath the skin to produce a mechanical lift to the face and neck area. Suitable for both men and women who are starting to see heaviness in the face associated with ageing, we use them to target the brow, cheeks, jawline and the neck as appropriate. They can also be used to stimulate skin tightening in other areas such as the stomach, arms and thighs.
This is a relatively simple treatment that delivers a natural looking lift to your face and results in a fresher, rejuvenated look.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
Time until results seen
Results are immediate, with continuing improvement over the following 3 - 4 weeks
Up to 18 months. We recommend an assessment after 12 months
Number of treatments required
1 initial treatment, with follow up treatments usually after 12 - 18 months
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does this treatment work?
The threads are inserted using a cannula that is fed through a small hole in your skin made with a sharp needle. When the cannula is removed the threads remain, creating the desired lift.
What happens during my treatment?
Your skin will be carefully cleaned prior to treatment. Dr Sophie may also draw on your skin to mark the area being treated. Local anaesthetic will then be injected.
At the end of the treatment, antibacterial ointment will be applied and the tiny needle holes made will be covered with small spot plasters.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
Pain may be felt during the injection of anaesthetic, a little like injections at the dentist. When the anaesthetic wears off some discomfort may also be felt. Swelling and sometimes visible bruising may also occur.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
Anyone aged 18 and over. Thread lifting is particularly effective in treating jowls or heavier marionette lines.
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