Thread Lift, Bexleyheath | Persona Medical Aesthetics

Thread Lift

 

 

There are different types of thread lift on the market and patients are often confused and misguided by the options. PDO is the material used sometimes in the sutures that are used for thread lifts. The difference is that there are lifting threads and tightening threads. Tightening threads are cheaper and not considered a surgical procedure. Threads are placed throughout the skin with the aim of stimulating collagen production. In our experience these threads do NOT work well!

Lifting threads can only be performed by a CQC registered clinic as they are deemed a minor surgical procedure. They have either cones, barbs or cogs on them which anchor the skin in place as it is lifted. This type of thread lift actually lifts and tightens the skin and holds it in place. At Persona we only perform lifting thread procedures as our experience has taught us that this treatment actually works!

What is a Thread Lift?

Thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that offers a minimally invasive alternative to  facelift surgery. It tightens your skin by inserting medical-grade thread material into your face, “pulling” your skin up by tightening the thread.

Also called a barbed suture lift, it aims to lift and sculpt the shape of your face. Thread lifts use temporary, medical-grade suture material to “stitch-up” your skin so that it’s drawn taut.

Treatments  have been around since the 1990’s, but innovations in the material used for thread lifts have led to an increase in popularity in recent years.

The typical candidate for this treatment is in their late 30s to early 60s. A person who is generally in good health and is just starting to notice the signs of ageing may benefit the most from the subtle impact of a thread lift.

Those who can’t have a surgical facelift because of medical conditions that make general anaesthesia risky may consider a thread lift as a safer alternative.

How does a it work?

The thread lift procedure is fairly straightforward; we thread thin, dissolvable sutures underneath your skin, and are then able to pull your skin tight around your forehead, lower face, jowls, neck, or brows (Fox Eye Lift)

Invisible, painless “barbs” grab on to your skin and make sure that the thread grips your underlying tissue and muscles as the thread is pulled tight.

Once a barbed thread is inserted, your body’s healing response is triggered. Even though you’re not injured by the threads under your skin, your body detects a suture material and stimulates collagen production in the affected area. Collagen can fill gaps in sagging skin and restore a more youthful elasticity to your face.

Targeted areas for a thread lift

Many people choose a thread lift for facial areas that “sag” or look less tight over time. These areas include:

  • jowls and jawline
  • brow line
  • under-eye area
  • forehead
  • cheeks
  • neck

You’re in safe experienced hands with us.

During your free consultation, we will advise on facial areas we can target to help maximise anti-ageing effects and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions or go through any details you are not sure about.

Specialist Thread Lift treatments at Persona

Our expertise and experience allows our medical team to treat either the face as a whole for an all over facelift or they can target smaller specific areas to lift jowls and brows for the fox eye lift for example. Similar we can divide the face and offer either an upper face lift or lower face lift depending or where the rejuvenation is required.

Thread lifting works in harmony with many of our anti ageing procedures and our team of experts can tailor a bespoke treatment plan for you to achieve your desired result.

Real Results

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I felt that I was looking a little tired & needed a lift as skin was starting to sag a little & look a little heavy. It’s not like the fillers that give you instant results, with this you have you be patient but  the results are well worth the wait!

- Juliet
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Ohh my goodness where do I start.
Dr Lisa is just amazing.. She spent a long time listening to what I was hoping to achieve….and was kind and understanding……..this lady will put the most nervous person at ease….and my treatment was painless though out……..its now been 3 days since my treatment…and every day I look better.!..
so big thankyou to everyone who looked after me…even the lady who did my makeup before I left… xx

- Wendy, Google Reviews
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What a gem of a place! Wish I’d found it sooner. All the staff are so friendly and helpful and Dr Lisa was so lovely and really accommodating to individual needs. I read that someone had travelled 7 hours to see her and I completely understand why. Could not recommend highly enough.
Thank you Persona

- Kelly Wildes, Google Review

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Thread Lift at Persona

  • What is a Thread Lift and how does it work?
    The Thread Lift is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure that lifts, rejuvenates and redefines the face in a similar way to a surgical facelift but without the need for surgery. The threads are made from a safe synthetic material similar to that used for stitching the skin and has been used medically for many years. The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin using fine needles, as the thread is pulled back the skin is tightened and lifted in the direction of the thread and anchored in place.
  • Which areas can be treated?
    Thread lifting can be used almost anywhere on the face or body with the following being the most popular areas

    • Upper face lift
    • Brow lift and eye rejuvenation (Fox Eye Lift)
    • Mid face / cheek lift
    • Jowl lift
    • Lower face lift Marionette
    • Neck lift
  • How soon will I see results?
    An immediate result can be seen, however the threads will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin the 2 proteins in the skin responsible for giving it tension and during the 12 weeks following procedure the skin will become tighter and more lifted The threads naturally dissolve after about 8 months, but the newly produced collagen and elastin will have formed to maintain the lift and hold the skin in its new position.
  • How long do the results last?
    Results can vary from one person to the next depending the condition of their skin and the specific lift had but generally your results will last around 18 months.
  • Is a Thread Lift safe?
    The threads used at Persona are both FDA approved and are very safe and are only administered by trained and experienced medical practitioners. Post procedure, the area treated will often be tender with some swelling or puffiness lasting a few days, with any bruising lasting about a week.
    In very rare circumstances, the thread end may work its way out of the entrance to the skin, this is remedied by your Persona practitioner by simply trimming the protruding end. Do not attempt to re-insert the thread yourself, as this may possibly result in an infection.
    Patients may develop a ‘puckering’ of the skin, this can again be remedied by your Persona practitioner lightly massaging the area. Do not attempt to do this yourself.
  • How should I care for my skin after a Thread Lift?
    To maximise the effects of your thread lift treatment we recommend you take the following after care steps:

    • Do not rub or massage the treated areas for one month following insertion of threads. This
    • could lead to them breaking and loss of the aesthetic result.
    • Do not undertake any vigorous exercise for one week.
    • Use ice packs and pain killers/anti-inflammatory medication if required.
    • Try not to make exaggerated facial movements for the first few days.
    • Use a soft pillow to help cushion the face and try if possible to sleep slightly upright.
    • Do not have any laser, CACI or radio-frequencyprocedures on the treated areas for 8 months.
  • Where will I have my Thread Lift?
    Our Thread Lift procedures are carried out by our registered medical practitioners and we are located on the outskirts of Bexley Village down a private, tranquil lane just off the A2 and close to Bexley train station. We are just 5 minutes from Dartford, Blackfen, and Bexleyheath, and only a short drive from Sidcup, Pettswood, Chislehurst, Orpington and Bluewater shopping center. We offer plenty of free parking and the privacy of our setting gives you complete discretion.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Persona Cosmetic Medicine cannot guarantee specific results.

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