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Thread Lifts

A thread lift, also known as a non-surgical facelift, is a facial rejuvenation technique. It is minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure designed to lift and tighten saggy skin on the face and neck and give an overall lifted appearance. Thread lifts are cosmetic procedures that work differently from the likes of anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

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Treatment Time 60 mins

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Duration of Results Permanent

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Results 1 treatment recommended

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Downtime 1-2 weeks


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Thread Lifts

Thread lifts are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, also known as surgical facelifts, thread rejuvenations, or non-surgical facelift surgeries. Their purpose is to lift and tighten loose skin on the face and neck. They serve as a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgical facelifts, offering quicker recovery and fewer surgical risks.

The thread lift procedure involves the insertion of biocompatible threads under the skin. These threads lift and reposition the underlying tissues. Typically, the threads are made of dissolvable materials like polydioxanone (PDO), a substance used in medical procedures for many years.

How Thread Lifts Work

Thread lifts, also known as non-surgical facelifts, are a revolutionary approach to facial rejuvenation. This minimally invasive procedure utilises biocompatible threads, typically made of polydioxanone (PDO), Polylactic acid (PLLA), or Polycaprolactone (PCL), to lift and reposition sagging skin on the face and neck. The threads, inserted under the skin, create an immediate lifting effect and stimulate collagen production, leading to long-term skin rejuvenation and improved texture. The procedure is quick, typically taking about 60 minutes, and offers results that can last from 12 to 18 months.

Why Choose Derma Revive for Thread Lifts in London?

At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, we pride ourselves on our team of award-winning surgeons and doctors, including renowned specialists like Dr. Ajit Singh and Dr. Deniz Kanliada. Our clinic in the heart of London offers the latest generation of Aptos threads, using a clever combination of PLLA and PCL, both known for their superior quality and effectiveness. We provide personalised care, ensuring each treatment is tailored to meet your unique aesthetic goals. Our commitment to safety, excellence, and delivering natural-looking results makes us a preferred choice for thread lifts in London.

The Aptos Threading Technique

Derma Revive Skin Clinic uses the advanced Aptos threading technique for thread lift treatments. Aptos threads are renowned for their durability and ability to provide a more natural lift. These threads are strategically placed to support sagging skin and stimulate collagen production, offering a rejuvenated appearance that lasts between 1 and 5 years. The Aptos technique is known for its effectiveness in addressing various facial concerns, including jowls and sagging neck skin, making it a versatile solution for facial rejuvenation.

Thread lift treatments offer several benefits for individuals looking to address mild-moderate skin sagging and achieve a tighter appearance. Here are some of the key benefits associated with thread lift treatment:

  1. Non-surgical Treatment: One of the significant benefits of a thread lift is that it is a non-surgical procedure. Unlike traditional facelift surgeries that require incisions and significant downtime, a thread lift involves minimal invasion. This means fewer risks, reduced scarring, and a faster recovery time.
  2. Skin tightening & lifting: Thread lift treatment effectively lifts and tightens sagging skin, providing a noticeable improvement in facial contours. The threads are inserted beneath the skin to lift and reposition the underlying tissues, creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. The lifting effect is visible immediately after the procedure and continues to improve over time as collagen production is stimulated.
  3. Collagen production: The threads used in a thread lift procedure are typically made of biocompatible materials, such as polydioxanone (PDO). These threads not only lift the skin but also stimulate the production of collagen in the treated area. Collagen is a protein that helps maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness, contributing to long-term skin rejuvenation and improved texture.
  4. Natural-looking results: Thread lift treatments provide natural-looking results. The threads are strategically placed to lift and support the sagging skin, restoring a more youthful appearance without creating an overly tightened or pulled look. The results are subtle yet noticeable, enhancing the individual’s natural features.
  5. Quick procedure with minimal downtime: The thread lifts procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of treatment. It is performed on an outpatient basis, and most individuals can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure. Thread lifts offer a significantly shorter recovery time and minimal downtime than traditional surgical facelifts.
  6. Long-lasting results: While thread lift results are not permanent, they can last for several months to a couple of years, depending on factors such as the type of threads used and individual skin characteristics. Over time, the threads dissolve naturally within the body, but the collagen stimulated by the treatment can continue to benefit the skin’s appearance and texture.

At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, our award-winning surgeons & doctors perform thread lift treatment at our clinic in Cannon Street clinic.

  1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a qualified surgeon / Doctor, usually a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the doctor will evaluate your skin condition, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for thread lifts.
  2. Numbing: Before the procedure begins, a local or topical anaesthetic may be applied to numb the treatment area. This ensures that you remain comfortable throughout the process.
  3. Thread insertion: The doctor will make small incisions strategically on your face or neck. The threads are then inserted using a thin needle or cannula and carefully guided into place. The threads have small cones or barbs that grip the underlying tissues, allowing them to be lifted and repositioned.
  4. Tissue repositioning: Once the threads are inserted, the doctor gently lifts and tightens the sagging skin by manipulating the threads. The number and placement of the threads depend on your specific needs and desired outcome. The threads provide immediate lifting effects and stimulate collagen production, contributing to further skin rejuvenation over time.
  5. Trimming excess threads: Any excess threads are trimmed once the desired lifting effect is achieved.

The thread lift procedure typically takes around 60 – 90 minutes, depending on the extent of the treatment. After the thread lift procedure, you can generally resume your normal activities immediately, as there is minimal downtime associated with the thread lift work procedure.

The results of a thread lift are visible immediately after the procedure, and they continue to improve over time as new collagen production increases. The thread-lifting side effect can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months, depending on factors such as the skin type, of threads used and individual skin characteristics. Eventually, the threads will dissolve naturally within the body.

What to Expect During a Thread Lift Procedure

During a thread lift procedure at Derma Revive, you can expect a seamless and comfortable experience. The process begins with a consultation to assess your suitability and discuss your goals. A local or topical anaesthetic is applied to ensure comfort. Small incisions are made, and the threads are inserted using a thin needle, providing an immediate skin-lift effect. The procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, with minimal downtime. Post-treatment, you may experience light swelling or bruising, but these effects are temporary, and you can resume normal activities shortly after.

How Much Do Thread Lifts Cost?

The starting price for thread lifts is £250 per thread. The total cost varies based on the number of threads needed. During a consultation, the required number of threads for the desired result is recommended, and a full cost breakdown is provided.

Who is a Good Candidate for Thread Lifts?

Ideal candidates for thread lifts are individuals experiencing mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, typically in their mid-thirties to fifties. Those seeking a non-surgical solution to achieve a more youthful appearance without the extended downtime of traditional facelifts are perfect for this treatment. As with most treatments, it is essential to have realistic expectations and good overall health. A consultation with our experts at Derma Revive will determine your suitability for the procedure and ensure that your treatment aligns with your aesthetic goals.

About our Doctor

Dr Ajit Singh is an award-winning ENT and facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon based in various locations, such as the London clinic at Premier Laser & Skin and his Harley Street and Liverpool Street, London practices.

Dr. Deniz Kanliada has over 14 years of experience in aesthetics and surgery and has performed over 2,000 surgeries in Istanbul, the UK and Cyprus.

Known as the “Nose King” by his clients & the media, he values consistent and excellent results. Dr Deniz has been featured in the press and on TV, such as Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon of the Year 2019 Highly Commended Surgeon Award Winner! (Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards) 

Considerations and Aftercare:

As with any cosmetic procedure, a thread lift has potential risks and side effects. These can include temporary swelling, bruising, redness, and mild discomfort at the treatment site. Serious complications are rare but can include infection or the migration of threads.

It is important to choose a qualified and experienced professional to perform thread lift procedures. They will have the necessary skills and expertise to assess your suitability for the various thread lift results and lifting treatments, discuss the expected outcomes, and address any concerns or questions you may have.

Thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that offers a non-surgical solution for individuals seeking to lift and tighten saggy or loose skin. It provides immediate results with minimal downtime, making it an attractive option for those seeking a more youthful appearance without undergoing traditional surgical facelifts.

Please bear in mind that it is essential to consult a professional to determine if thread lifts are the right choice for you and ensure that the procedure is performed safely and effectively.

Thread Lift Removal FAQs

Which brand of thread lifts do you use at Derma Revive Skin Clinic?

Derma Revive Skin Clinic uses the latest generation of Aptos threads for thread lift treatments. Aptos threads are chosen for their superiority and numerous advantages over other thread lift options.

How long do the results of Aptos threads last?

The results from Aptos threads typically last 1-5 years, depending on the specific type of thread used. Additionally, collagen stimulation continues to strengthen the skin well after the treatment.

What can I expect after an Aptos thread lift?
Following an Aptos thread lift, an immediate lifted appearance is noticeable. Minor side effects like light swelling or slight bruising may occur but will diminish. The clinic provides aftercare advice to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness.

Does the aftercare advice for Aptos thread lift require strict adherence?
Strict adherence to aftercare advice is crucial after an Aptos thread lift. Key instructions include sleeping on your back in an elevated position for 3-5 days, avoiding makeup for at least 24 hours, and not having massages in the treated area for a month. This ensures optimal results.

Can thread lifting be combined with other procedures?
Combining thread lifting with other treatments is possible and can enhance results. The experienced team at the clinic can discuss options and tailor a personalised treatment plan.

Is a thread lift treatment painful?

Thread lift treatments are not painful. Local anaesthesia is applied to the treatment area to ensure comfort throughout the procedure.

Can threads help with jowls?
Yes, threads effectively redefine the jawline and improve the appearance of jowls. As a non-surgical facelift method, threads can address various facial concerns.

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