Thread Lift

Thread liftnon-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.

The threads are inserted within the layers of the skin, to stimulate and accelerate your own collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, providing instant results that improve over time, with no downtime. The treatment uses PDO smooth threads which dissolve over time, creating collagen in the treated area, resulting in a lifted, plumper and more youthful complexion. Used to treat the face and jawline, this treatment is ideal for anyone looking to improve the quality, tone, and texture of their skin.

*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 (+30 minutes numbing cream prep)
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Thread lifts involve the placement 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 inserted under the skin, 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. 

  • 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 inserted under selected areas of the skin using a canula and needle. A numbing agent will be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment to minimise discomfort. 



Anyone who: 

  • Is pregnant 
  • Has a severe auto-immune disease 
  • Has acute or chronic cutaneous disease in the insertion area 
  • Has active sepsis or infection, including chronic systemic infection 
  • Has metal implants in treatment areas (jaw, orbit) 
  • Has permanent or other bioactive fillers in situ 
  • Is allergic or hypersensitive to PLLA, Glycolic Acid, lidocaine, lignocaine, adrenaline, Chlorhexidine, betadine 
  • Has tattoos at the treatment area

If you are unsure, contact your clinic. 


  • 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 
  • Apply cold packs that are wrapped to avoid direct contact with the skin and injection site. 
  • Take analgesia such as paracetamol as required 
  • Refrain from make up for 24hrs 
  • Refrain from lying face down for three to five days 
  • Refrain from exercise and sun exposure for two to three days 
  • No high impact sports for two weeks 
  • Avoid dental work, saunas and massages for four 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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