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One of the undesirable aspects of the natural ageing process is the occurrence of sagging and loose skin, particularly around the facial area. With age, our skin gradually produces less collagen, the essential component responsible for maintaining skin strength and elasticity. Consequently, volume loss, thinning skin, and the formation of wrinkles become more apparent. However, undergoing invasive surgical procedures is no longer the sole solution for addressing sagging skin.

Thread lifts offer a swift, efficient, and minimally invasive alternative that can deliver comparable results. By utilizing this technique, a significant improvement in sagging skin can be achieved without the need for extensive surgery.

Benefits of Thread Lifts


One of the remarkable advantages of thread lifts is the immediate visible improvement they offer. Throughout the procedure, dissolvable threads are strategically positioned beneath your skin in key areas. With a gentle upward pull, your face experiences an instant lifting effect. Notably, the effects are not short-lived. As the threads gradually dissolve, they stimulate the production of new collagen in the treated area.

This newly generated collagen contributes to increased volume, diminished sagging, and the restoration of a youthful complexion that can last for up to a year. The combination of immediate results and the long-term collagen-boosting benefits makes thread lifts an appealing choice for individuals seeking a rejuvenated appearance.


The convenience of modern thread lifts eliminates the need for extended time off from work typically associated with traditional face lifts. Following the procedure, you can confidently resume your work on the same day. The actual treatment usually takes around 30-60 minutes; however, it is advisable to allocate up to two hours for pre and post-treatment review at the clinic. While minor swelling and bruising may occur, they are temporary and expected to gradually subside in the following days.

The reduced downtime and minimal post-treatment effects make thread lifts an attractive choice for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation with minimal disruption to their daily routine.

Frequently Asked Questions


The Thread Lift procedure consists of two distinct phases. Initially, an immediate lifting effect is achieved during the procedure itself, facilitated by the threads anchoring into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. This initial lift, often referred to as the ‘mechanical lift,’ may experience some settling in the first month.

However, the second phase of the Thread Lift involves the production of new collagen as the threads naturally break down within the body, a process known as neocollagenesis. This gradual process occurs over the subsequent 6-9 months and contributes to the long-term lift achieved.

Typically, results can be expected to last approximately 18 months to 2 years. Importantly, the collagen produced in the skin during this process tends to endure well beyond this time-frame, providing additional benefits over the long run.


Local anaesthetic is used to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Once the area to be treated is numb the procedure itself is relatively painless. There may be some sensations of pressure. After the procedure paracetamol & ibuprofen is generally adequate for pain relief.


On arrival to the clinic patients may be offered an oral relaxant medication and a single dose of antibiotic. Pre-treatment photos are taken and then planning of the procedure takes place. This is vitally important as it determines the direction of lift that is achieved. The area to be treated is numbed with local anaesthetic. Once everything is prepared the Thread Lift is performed, generally only taking about 45 minutes (however expect to be at the clinic for up to 1-1.5 hours). After the procedure incision sites are dressed and follow-up is arranged.


It is common for patients to experience some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort following the procedure. While these symptoms are typically mild, they can be more pronounced in a small number of individuals. The majority of swelling will subside within 24 hours, with the remaining swelling resolving over the course of 2-3 weeks.

In some cases, temporary skin texture irregularities such as tethering or puckering may occur; however, these issues will typically resolve as the skin naturally re-drapes in its new position during the subsequent 2-3 weeks. If needed, these can also be reviewed and addressed in clinic.

Managing expectations is essential for this type of procedure. While it effectively addresses sagging of the face, it is important to note that it cannot replicate the degree of lift achieved through surgical procedures like a face lift.

Although rare, there is a small risk of infection. However, the procedure is conducted in a sterile medical facility under controlled conditions, minimizing this risk. Additionally, a prophylactic antibiotic is administered prior to the procedure to further mitigate potential infection risks.


The extent of swelling and bruising varies among patients. For the majority, these effects are mild, and many individuals are able to resume work within one to two days following the procedure. However, it typically takes around 2-4 weeks for the swelling and bruising to completely resolve. It is important to allow sufficient time for the body to heal and for these temporary side effects to subside, ensuring optimal recovery and aesthetic outcomes.


It is generally recommended to arrange for a companion to drive you home after the procedure and to rest for the remainder of the day. If you are feeling well and comfortable, you may be able to resume work the following day.

During the initial 7-day period, it is advisable to sleep on your back to allow the threads to settle effectively. Placing a pillow beneath your knees can help prevent unintentional rolling onto your side. In the event that you wake up on your side, there is no cause for concern, as any slight shifting of the threads will not impact the amount of collagen produced or the long-term lift achieved.

To ensure proper healing of the incision sites, it is important to refrain from swimming in pools, spas, or the ocean for a period of 3 weeks.

Engaging in strenuous exercise should be avoided for a duration of 4 weeks following the procedure. This allows ample time for proper healing and optimal results. It is crucial to adhere to these guidelines to support the recovery process and enhance the overall outcome of the procedure.


The cost will vary depending on site and number of threads used. The average price is $2500-3000. Please see our prices.

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