Thread Lift

Thread lifts non-invasively treat facial sagging caused by ageing, with instant results and minimal downtime. The treatment is ideal for reducing jowls and strong nasolabial folds and for lifting drooping and sagging skin. It can also even out the jawline and restore lost facial volume.

For all thread lift procedures, we advise clients to book a Consultation appointment with our Doctors to assess your suitability. 


downtime NO
Pain ●○○○○
Treatment Time 30 - 45 minutes
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Thread lifts involve the injection of dissolvable threads underneath the skin. The threads contain poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is naturally broken down by the body over time. Once injected, the threads are fixed to certain points of the face and then pulled upwards to immediately lift the skin, with the PLLA working to gradually stimulate new collagen production, resulting in a lifted, plumper and more youthful complexion.

Thread lifts are used to treat the face and jawline.


Results are visible immediately and last for up to 12 months as the threads naturally dissolve and are naturally broken down by your body. Annual treatments are recommended for optimum results.


Before your treatment:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin ibuprofen, fish oil, and St John’s wort) one week prior
  • Advise the clinic if you:
    • Have had a major dental procedure recently, or have one planned
    • Have had any immunisations in the past three months
    • Are prone to fainting or bruising
    • Have been on a sunbed in the past three months

Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for thread lifts and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The procedure involves the threads being injected into the selected areas using a canula. A numbing agent will be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment to minimise discomfort.


Anyone who:

  • Has a known allergy or has foreign-body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial or permanent fillers
  • Has acute or chronic skin disease, or has had a skin injection or inflammation in the neck or facial area
  • Is taking, or has taken in the last 12 months, Roaccutane/Accutane or Isotretinoin (for acne)
  • Is currently taking, or has taken in the preceding three months, any medical treatment or medication or treatment including steroids or anti-inflammatory tablets
  • Has an autoimmune disease
  • Is pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive or undergoing IVF treatment
  • Is under 18 years of age

If you are unsure, contact your clinic.


Side effects are rare, but may include:

  • Swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the treatment area, which is usually resolved within seven days
  • Puckering and/or irregularity of the skin, which is usually resolved within several days

For a full list of possible risks, side effects and complications, refer to the Client Consent Form, or contact your clinic.

  • Avoid makeup for first 24 hours
  • Apply cold packs as required
  • Take analgesia (e.g. paracetamol) in case of pain
  • Sleep face up, elevated on pillows for first three to five nights
  • Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing for first five days
  • Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and do not use sun beds for first two weeks
  • Avoid excessive facial movement for first two weeks
  • Avoid facial massages and facial aesthetic treatments for first four weeks
  • Avoid sports, in particular high impact sports (e.g. running) for first two weeks
  • Avoid saunas for first three weeks
  • Avoid dental surgery for first three weeks

To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment after two weeks.

Your next treatment is due within twelve months.

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact your clinic immediately.

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