PDO Threads

What is a thread lift, and how does it work?

A PDO thread lift is a procedure that involves passing dissolvable threads beneath the surface of your skin to provide some immediate lift and stimulate collagen growth over time, resulting in firmer tissue. 

Well-placed threads can create subtle, natural-looking results and a more youthful appearance—especially in the midface, lower face, under the chin, and along the jawline. 

As facial threads are absorbed over the course of about six months, they stimulate a natural healing response that boosts natural collagen production and gradually firms the tissue.


What are the pros and cons of a thread lift?


Thread lifts are quick, with little downtime. Most people return to work as soon as the day after the procedure. It’s significantly more affordable and less invasive than a surgical facelift, with no incisions, fewer risks, and less recovery time.

The dissolvable threads used today are associated with significantly less risk of complications than the permanent type that were used in the past.


Thread lift results are far less dramatic than you'd see from a surgical facelift, which repositions both the skin and the underlying muscle layer while removing excess skin. As with any nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedure, it’s key to be an appropriate candidate and have realistic expectations - consultation will be needed prior to treatment.


What happens during a thread lift procedure?

  • Your Clinician will start by marking your skin where the threads will be placed.
  • Then they’ll apply a topical numbing cream and/or inject a local anesthetic. 
  • Once you’re numb, your Clinician will insert a long needle or a cannula (a very thin tube), with the thread attached to it, into your skin and pass it under the surface. 
  • They’ll pull the thread taut, to create tension and gently lift the tissue. 
  • This process is repeated until all the threads are placed. (The number of threads used is unique to each person and largely depends on the goals and treatment areas)

Does a thread lift hurt?

This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so it shouldn’t hurt. However, you may still experience some discomfort during the procedure. If pain or anxiety is a concern, discuss your options with your provider during your consultation.


What is thread recovery like?

Thread lift recovery is relatively easy, so most people don’t need to take time off work. 

Here’s what to expect afterward, along with some dos and don’ts:

  • You may have mild swelling and bruising for up to a week. 
  • To reduce swelling more quickly, sleep upright and skip strenuous workouts for a few days post-treatment.
  • Arnica gels and tablets can also help relieve swelling and bruising. 
  • Use only gentle skin care products in the week following your thread lift, in order to avoid potential stinging and irritation.  
  • Avoid rubbing, tugging, or massaging your skin or making exaggerated facial movements (Pressure on or near the threads can cause them to move out of place, compromising results and even causing complications to occur)
  • Your skin may look mildly bunched up or dimpled, but that should resolve within a week. 


How soon will you see thread lift results?

Your skin will look firmer and more lifted immediately after your procedure. Results will become more apparent after about a month and those results will maximize within three months.


How long does a thread lift last?

The longevity of thread lift outcomes is the subject of much debate in the world of aesthetics. PDO threads gradually dissolve over six to nine months, and you’ll see most of their collagen-boosting effects during that time. You may continue to see an improvement for up to a year or more.



Full face (Cheek/Jaw/Chin/Eye) - £1200

1/2 face (Cheeks/Jaw or Jaw/Chin) - £800

Foxy eyes - £300

Pixie nose tip lift - £200

Jaw - £499

Cheek - £499

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