Thread Lift (Face & Body)

Thread lifting incorporates the latest minimally invasive techniques, devices and collagen stimulating technology to create a subtle lift and restore youthful contours to the face. Without taking a knife to the skin our cosmetic physicians are able to subtly reposition areas of facial sagging while at the same time strengthen and tighten your skin through collagen stimulation.

The procedure is performed using different types of sutures of different lengths and designs, otherwise known as ‘threads’. These sutures can have barbs along them, which act to gently pull the soft tissue of the face for elevation and prevention of sagging. The sutures are also made of collagen stimulating substances which are fully bio-resorbable and biocompatible. So not only do these threads elevate areas of facial sagging, they also stimulate collagen and strengthen the skin of the face therefore providing the structural support your face needs to prevent future sagging.

Treatment areas and indications include:

  • Lower facial sagging e.g. correcting the jowls and the marionette lines.
  • Mid-face sagging e.g. softening the nasolabial folds and restoring youthful contour of the cheeks and temples.
  • Eye brow lift is achievable and a secondary benefit is excess weight from skin and soft tissue over the upper eye lids can be lifted and tightened.
  • Anywhere on the face can be treated with short threads to strengthen the skin by inducing collagen stimulation.

Overall thread lifting is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in as little as 30 minutes. Thread lifting can help elevate sagging areas of the face as well as strengthen and fortify the skin helping prevent future sagging. Thread lifting can tighten the skin and create youthful contours without the downtime of a surgical face lift.

Consult is needed with a doctor in the planning process of this treatment. They will determine if you are a suitable candidate and will come up with a treatment plan together with you. You may need to stop any blood thinning medications prior to treatment.

Threading has a very good safety profile due to the use of fully re-absorbable, biocompatible and biodegradable product. As with any minimally invasive treatments: Infection, bruising, minor pain, swelling, immune reaction are potential but rare complications.

At All Saint Clinic, these risks are easily managed and mitigated with proper technique and training as well the right after-care and follow-up. Pregnancy and breastfeeding is a contraindication to having a threads treatment.

Results vary depending on the type of threads utilised and the treatment area targeted. The nature of the thread material results in collagen stimulation which has long-term ongoing benefits for skin health. Think of this as superannuation for your skin as you age!