Thread Lift for facial skin

How Does the Thread Facelift Procedure work?


As we age, our skin starts losing its elasticity; that’s why signs of aging, wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin become more obvious. These issues are more important to address because these signs indicate a breakdown of skin tissues.

Usually, the face and neck are more common areas of concern for which people may opt for expensive and more invasive cosmetic surgeries. Are you one of those who undergo other surgical treatments to treat facial skin problems? Do you want to get a less invasive, affordable, and short procedure that is not only effective for facial problems but also for other skin problems? If yes, then the wait is over. The thread facelift procedure helps address these concerned areas.

What is a thread lift?

A thread facelift procedure involves the hypodermic placement of PDO threads to obtain the required skin-lifting effects by targeting the aging signs on the lower face. PDO thread lift often focuses on midface, jaw, and neck lifting; however, it can also tackle eyebrow and cheek sagging.

What is the goal of the thread lift?

The thread lift treatment aims to restore a youthful appearance and proportion of the face, neck, and body by repositioning skin tissues. Any certified plastic surgeon can do this lifting and tightening treatment. During the process, the expert at London Laser Clinic will insert a thread into the skin using a needle by attaching it bi-directionally to the soft tissues of the face, neck, or body to grip, lift, and suspend the treated area.

To achieve the desired lifting effects, surgeons often use “cross-hatch” and “basketweave” techniques in the treatment area. The main purpose of this non-invasive method is to encourage collagen production and restore youthful appearance by stimulating long-term results.

Thread lift procedure:

Firstly, the patient will get local anesthesia in the treatment area. Then, a pre-threaded needle is inserted in a curved direction into the subdermal facial layer means the needle will go underneath the visible layer of the targeted area. After that, the second needle will be directly inserted above (approximately 1-1.5 cm) the existing needle.

Each needle is used to insert the bi-directional thread into the area to be lifted. These bi-directional threads are often referred to as PDO threads because they are made up of polypropylene. These threads consist of small barbs that act as cogs to grasp by lifting and suspending the treatment area. Novathreads are most commonly used as PDO thread, but your surgeon may also prefer another type of PDO thread.

As the needle is inserted along with the thread, it creates a suture lift when withdrawing slowly by causing the tissues to “gather” over the thread until the desired effects are achieved, and the surgeons can cut off the long ends of the thread.

Around the PDO sutures, new collagen and fibrous tissues form and will keep holding and tightening the skin tissues. This growth happens to help heal the treated areas naturally,  but as threads are in place, new growth will occur in the repositioned areas around the threads. This results in the long-term results offered by a PDO thread lift.

You don’t need to worry about threads being left under the skin. They promote new collagen growth and dissolve entirely on their own in about 6 months through a natural method called hydrolysis, without leaving any remaining material. Hydrolysis is a painless process, generally related to a chemical breakdown resulting from a water response.

The collagen and fibrous tissues already formed in the treatment area after the dissolution of threads and will continue to show boosting effects, restoring the area’s youthfulness.

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