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Threadlifts

Thread-lifting is the art of inserting bio-absorbable or permanent suture threads in to specific areas of the skin in order to lift the facial features and to assist in the production of vital youth-giving substances such as collagen and elastin. Our surgeons provide bespoke thread lift treatments, by combining techniques for the best results.

We all know that the ageing process can play havoc with our skin. It can can cause facial laxity, volume loss, dullness and dehydration – leading to lines and wrinkles and a lacklustre appearance. Features such as jowls can appear as well as heavy eyelids and a turkey neck. None of this is something we neither look forward to or wish for, but if the signs of ageing are beginning to concern you, we offer a long-term, effective treatment to physically lift and tighten the skin, back in to place without the use of surgery, Botox or dermal fillers. This treatment is called thread-lifting.

At the Dr Medispa cosmetic surgery and skin clinics in Chiltern Street in London and Loughton in Essex, our doctors use PDO threads, Spring Threads and Silhouette Soft and each have their own, unique benefits. Depending on how your doctor is going to treat your face, they will decide on which individual or combination of brands to use. As thread-lifting utilises bio-compatible substances, the risk of allergic reaction or negative side-effects is minimal-to-none.

What sets Dr Medispa apart for thread lift treatment..

Dr Medispa cosmetic surgery and skin clinics are CQC-approved settings for thread lifts, and all of our doctors are surgeons, which makes them more experienced and attentive to detail than clinics where doctors come from a GP background.

An in-depth consultation is required before any treatment with our surgeons at Dr Medispa. Patient concerns and des. A formulaic approach is required for the best outcome when it comes to thread lifting, so facial measurements are taken in order to develop a bespoke treatment.

Treatments are performed in state-of-the-art facilities Patients who choose Dr Medispa for their thread lift will receive industry-leading aftercare and follow up.

When is the right time to have a thread lift treatment?

If you are in your late 30s to early 50s, you’ll probably be noticing moderate to advanced signs of skin ageing. This window of time is perfect for thread-lifting. Older patients with more significant ageing issues would tend to be more suited to a procedure such as keyhole facelift surgery. However, before any treatment can proceed here at Dr Medispa, you will be asked to attend a no-obligation consultation, so that one of our specialist doctors can assess your individual skin concerns as well as check your medical history, to determine whether you are suitable and healthy for thread-lifting.

Not everyone is suitable for a thread lift. Those that are showing deep signs of ageing may be recommended to have a Keyhole Facelift™. Developed by our chief medical officer Dr Somji, the Keyhole Facelift™ blurs the line between non-surgical and surgical anti-ageing treatment, without the need for invasive surgery and long recovery.

What are the differences between PDO, Spring Threads and Silhouette Soft threads?

PDO threads

PDO threads are made of a substance called Polydioxanone, which has been used for many years for temporary sutures in surgery.

PDO threads come in barbed and non-barbed varieties. They are inserted into the deeper layers of the skin and work by tightening and mechanically lifting the skin and, as time goes on, the production of collagen and elastin within the dermis is increased, due to the induced trauma to the skin, thus encouraging a healing response. The threads are temporary and will dissolve in around 6 to 8 months, leaving behind significantly tighter and lifted skin.

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Silhouette Soft

Silhouette Soft® from Silhouette Beauty is a patented Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) based suture thread. It is designed to provide both lifting and skin tightening as well as the stimulation of the body’s own collagen, a proven effect of PLLA.

Silhouette Soft threads have small cones which provide traction and fixation points within the dermis. The natural foreign body response reinforces this, by the build-up of new collagen formation, helping to restore a youthful appearance to the face and neck. Again, Silhouette Soft threads dissolve naturally within the skin in the months that follow treatment.

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It’s thought that PDO threads are generally more effective for patients with heavier skin and greater levels of ageing and skin sagging; whereas Silhouette Soft offers superb, natural and instant results for those who have milder to moderate skin laxity, due to the delicate nature of the threads and the methods used by the doctor to insert them and mould the skin in to place.

Spring Thread

Spring Thread is a composite implant which comprises of a substance similar to tissues found within the body, such as elastin fibres and collagen helix. It consists of a silicone matrix which provides elasticity and a polyester helix core to offer resistance and control of the elasticity. These materials are inert and completely biocompatible and have been used for over 50 years for medical implants. The threads contain cogs which point in 4 different directions, allowing for the thread to be positioned precisely and to offer a strong fix under the tissues of the skin.

Spring Thread offers the same mechanical lifting and tightening as well as the production of collagen over time. The difference with Spring Thread is that the threads themselves are permanently positioned within the dermis and will not dissolve over time, as with PDO or Silhouette Soft threads.

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Thread Lift FAQs

Where can threads be applied?

Threads are extremely versatile and can be applied in all areas of the face and neck as well as in the elbows, knees and décolletage. In fact, anywhere where there is loose, lax and sagging skin can benefit from thread-lifting.

Does thread-lifting hurt?

There may be some slight discomfort during a thread-lifting procedure, however, with the use of a topical anaesthetic and the more advanced, modern products and methods now available, the treatment should not be painful.

How long do thread lift results last?

Results with PDO threads can last anything from 6 months to 18 months and Silhouette Soft threads last up to 2 years. The results from Spring Threads last from 3 to 5 years, making them extremely cost-effective as a long-term solution to skin and facial ageing. Your individual requirements and unique facial concerns will determine which type of thread/s your doctor will recommend.

For more information about threadlifts, or to book your consultation with one of our specialists, please contact us at Dr MediSpa.

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