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
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.