Polydioxanone — a clinically proven material already used in surgical sutures. It’s the preferred choice of material for a thread face lift as it naturally and safely breaks down and dissolves in the body.
Men and women in their 30s and beyond who have mild to moderate drooping, lines, and wrinkles in the forehead, face and/or neck. We can also perform the treatment as a non surgical eyelift or on other areas of the body, such as, upper arms, stomach, and thighs.
You must also be in overall good health and have realistic expectations of the treatment. Facelift threading is best suited for those who want to enhance their appearance without resorting to cosmetic surgery.
The insertion of the PDO threads triggers the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which lasts for at least 2-3 years. The threads themselves dissolve over six months as new fibrous connective tissue grows around them.
No, the threads will gradually dissolve in the body over six months, which actually helps stimulate collagen production. The threads work to return some of the skin’s elasticity, resulting in a reduction in sagging, lines, and wrinkles.
The threads are clear and cannot be seen once they are inserted under the skin.
Threading requires no prior preparation, other than your initial consultation at Thread Lift Clinic. Our experienced doctors will help determine your suitability and plan your treatment for optimal results.
Local anaesthetic will be applied to the treated area, so you will be comfortable throughout your face thread lift. Your doctor will then use a cannula or a micro-needle to insert the PDO threads into the deeper layer of your skin. You will be able to return to your usual activities within a couple of days.
Your non surgical face lift will take around 45-60 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated.
You will notice an immediate improvement right after your threading face lift. Optimal results will begin show over 2-6 months as collagen production is stimulated. The threads will dissolve over six months, but the results will be maintained for much longer.
This varies depending on the patient’s age at the time of treatment, the quality of the skin, the degree of sagging and the number of threads used. However, results tend to last 2-3 years on average.
Most patients experience mild bruising and swelling that lasts for 24-48 hours after treatment. This can be alleviated by using a cold compress and keeping your head elevated. Recovery time usually takes about a week.
Your doctor will give you comprehensive advice on how to ensure a smooth, fast recovery.
In most cases, patients are able to wear moisturiser, sunscreen, and makeup straight after treatment. If you experience mild bruising, a light concealer can be used to cover this up.
As the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic, you will need someone there to drive you home afterwards.
You should be able to return to work right away. However, if your job requires strenuous activity then you must take at least 2-3 days off to facilitate healing. Your doctor will advise you on what’s best for your recovery.
Your follow-up appointment will be scheduled for the first week after your treatment to assess the immediate results and your recovery.
A thread facelift is a very safe treatment and complications are rare. There is a small risk of swelling, infection, bruising, numbness and slight asymmetry. If you experience any side-effects, they should pass within a few days.
Your doctor will explain the side-effects and risks in full prior to your procedure.
If a single thread breaks, no structural support will be lost. Our experienced doctors always insert extra PDO threads to ensure superior strength and longevity.
Follow-up treatment is rarely necessary. Asymmetry is an unlikely occurrence which can be corrected by tightening the existing threads. If sagging happens prematurely, we’ll insert additional threads to lift and tighten the skin.
You can book your consultation by calling us now on 020 34752649, or emailing us at Anchorinfo@threadliftclinc.co.uk. We’re open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm.