Thread Lift

Facial threads involves the insertion of dissolvable threads into specific target locations in the face (or body). These threads are then lifted, pulling the skin into its rightful place. Restoring volume, skin quality and texture. In response the skin produces more collagen and elastic around the threads, which produce long lasting results even after the original thread has dissolved. The best candidates for thread lifting are individuals aged 35 to 55 year olds with relatively good skin tone and mild to moderate laxity.

What are Thread Lifts Used For?

  • Facial skin sagging
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Loss of tissue volume
  • Fine lines and wrinkles, cheek wrinkles
  • Jowls
  • Under eye bags
  • Turkey neck
  • Patients who have previous undergone a face of neck lift
  • Sagging of body skin

Thread Lift Procedure

Thread lifting is an in clinic procedure, performed under local anaesthetic, and takes about 30 – 60 minutes. Multiple threads (or however many are required based on treatment area) are introduced with a needle or a blunt ended cannula which is removed once the threads have been positioned.

Recovery From a Thread Lift

Most people are able to return to normal activities immediately. There may be some redness, pin prick marks, and some degree of swelling, possibly some puckering along the site of the suture, possibly, indentations at the insertion or exit points.

The immediate side effects are expected to settle within two weeks.

For up to a week after the procedure it may feel tender around the sutures which is relieved with Paracetamol.

The Cost of Thread Lifts

Price is dependent on the number of threads used which is determined during the initial consultation.

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Scarring From a Thread Lift

There is minimal bruising, and no scarring.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the complications and risks of thread lifts?

Edema (swelling), bruising, infection, foreign body reaction/granuloma, needle hematoma, pain: protrusion, migration, facial nerve trauma, and asymmetry. Please request a copy of our thread lift information sheet and consent for more information.

How long do results from a thread lift last?

Results are visible immediately after the procedure, but will take 6 weeks to 6 months for the skin to produce its own natural collagen. Results varying depending on the patient's health, skincare routine, and lifestyle. Results last 3-5 years, depending on technique and thread type used.

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