A thread lift is a non surgical procedure using dissolvable thread material to lift sagging skin. The procedure takes about 1 hour and results can be seen on the day.
It is popular with patients who have sagging skin around the jowls, jawline and lower face who do not want to undergo a surgical facelift.
How do thread lifts work?
The thread lift procedure involves placing a very fine thread under the skin through a tiny hole made in the skin. The thread grips to the tissue under the skin which the practitioner uses to reshape the skin on the day and provide an instant lift.
Threads are resorbed by the body over time – being replaced by collagen which helps with the signs of ageing and sagging skin.
Dr Mary Fonti from Cityskin discusses thread lifts
Which areas of the face can be treated with a thread lift?
Thread lifts can be used to lift sagging skin on:
- Lower jaw
Threads can also be used to lift the brow but we do not offer this treatment at Cityskin.
Who is the ideal patient for thread lift treatment?
Threads lifts are ideal for patients in their 40s and 50s who would like to achieve a natural looking lift without surgery. The ideal patient has mild to moderate skin laxity.
Patients with severe skin laxity may be more suitable for surgery.
How many threads do I need for a lift?
A standard thread lift procedure on the face needs 6 threads in total (3 threads per side). The amount of threads that you may need can vary and this can be discussed with you at your initial consultation.
How much do thread lifts cost?
- We charge from $3000 for a thread lift treatment
- The cost of your treatment depends on the number of threads used but our standard treatment uses 6 threads in total (3 each side)
- We do not charge a consultation fee at Cityskin
How long do thread lifts last?
They are not a permanent treatment and last up to 2 years.
What are threads made of?
The threads are made of Poly l-lactic acid with the cones made of Poly(lactic-co-glycolic). These materials are biodegradeble, bio compatible (compatible with the body) and totally re-absorbable.
Threads are not permanent. They are broken down over the course of about 2 years to carbon dioxide and water which is naturally excreted by the body.
Why to patients like thread lifts as opposed to surgery?
The most commonly reasons that patients like thread lift procedures are because:
- You can see an immediate result on the day
- There is no need for general anaesthetic
- The procedure is minimally invasive
- The recovery time is quick
- It is a good stop gap for patients wanting to delay having a full surgical face-lift
Which brand of threads do you use at Cityskin
At Cityskin we use Silhouette Soft threads. These has been used in 130,000 patients across the world
Possible thread lift risks and complications
Thread lift risks and complications are uncommon and esily managed if they arise. As with any cosmetic injectable procedure there is a risk of bruising and infection. There is the risk of damage to adjacent structures (nerve injury, parotid gland) but these risks are exceedingly rare.
We always recommend coming back for a review appointment 2 weeks after your initial treatment so we can review your results.
Thread lift before / after photos
The photos shown below are provided by the Silhouette Soft company and are not Cityskin patients.
Patient 1: Maria, 63 years old. Mid face and lower jaw thread lift
Patient 2: Paz, 45 years old. Mid face thread lift
Patient 3: Hinda, 50 years old. Mid face thread lift
How do I book an appointment?
Book an appointment with Dr Mary Fonti by clicking on the link below. We ask that all patients have a consultation prior to having thread lift treatment. This gives you ample time to discuss the treatment with Dr Fonti and for all your questions to be answered.
How much is a consultation?
Consultations at Cityskin are free.
Common thread lift questions
The questions listed below are the most commonly asked thread lift questions. If there is something that you would like to ask us about thread lifts please contact us or use our live chat function in the bottom right corner of this page to speak to someone live.