What are thread lifts?

Thread lifts have been popular for a while as the procedure creates a subtle but visible lifting effect on sagging skin. Thread lift treatment also helps to compensate for reduced collagen production which causes thinning skin and loss of elasticity. The treatment actually boosts cell renewal mechanisms from within.

Who can benefit from this treatment?

This procedure is suitable for people who experience sagging skin, as it lifts and tightens skin that has lost elasticity. Usually the best candidates are people in their thirties to mid-fifties who need a skin lift and wrinkle reduction in areas around the eyes, mouth, forehead, neck, cheeks, and jaw line.

Modern thread lift material comes in a variety of thicknesses and shapes, used to address a wide range of skin ageing concerns. Your doctor will be able to recommend the most effective thread for your needs, skin condition, and budget. Bear in mind that people with certain health conditions are not eligible for this treatment.

What are the advantages?

Although this isn’t a new procedure, the techniques have greatly improved over the years and state-of-the-art thread lift treatments have clear advantages over older techniques. For starters, they are non-invasive and the potential side effects are few since the treatment doesn’t involve surgery. The risk of infection is minimised, and because new thread materials are of a higher quality, they stay in place for longer without breaking. The risk of bleeding and scarring is virtually zero.

Because threads are introduced into the deep layers of the skin, they are able to stimulate collagen production and boost cell renewal, which results in a smooth skin appearance. Threads can also cause fat tissue reduction along with a tightening and lifting effect. Moreover, downtime is minimal and the procedure can be combined with other skin lifting treatments, such as fillers or ultrasound therapy.

Procedure overview

Essentially, the procedure involves getting thin threads injected under the skin. You don’t need to worry about pain while this is being done, since the area to be treated will be numbed under local anaesthetic, although you may still experience mild discomfort. Your doctor will use a very thin and sharp needle tip to push the threads into the deep layers of the skin. The procedure itself usually takes half an hour, but it can take shorter or longer depending on the area to be treated and the type of thread used.

What to expect after treatment

You can expect to see full results in 1 to 2 months after treatment. Irrespective of which material they’re made of, threads are made to be gradually absorbed by the skin, so although the effects will last for months, this is not a permanent procedure. In most cases, you will need a top up treatment approximately 6 to 9 months after the initial thread lift.

Some patients can experience bruising after thread insertion, but in most cases bruising and swelling are very mild. There may be some discomfort too or the area treated might feel tight, but these side effects usually disappear within a couple of weeks after the procedure.

Of course, no procedure is completely risk free and everyone reacts differently. Our highly experienced Aestheticx specialists will discuss these issues so you know what to expect and how any side effects can be managed.


Price per ml
PDO THREADS (Face lift)From £1500
Mono threads (per area)From £500


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