Thread Lifts

Considering facial threads?

When we say ‘thread lift’ we are also referring to terms such as ‘suture lift’ or ‘stitch lift’. The treatment is not new but has gained popularity over the past few years with the development of new absorbable threads.

What is a facial thread?

As shown in the picture, they are filaments like a strand of hair, attached to a fine needle.  They are inserted under the skin and when removed they leave the suture material in the fat layer.  The most common type is polydioxanone or PDO, a safe material that has been used in surgery for decades.

polydioxanone threads

Who should use them?

tighten and promote collagen

Threads are safe for anyone wanting tighter skin on any of the facial areas or neck.  Commonly treated areas include the jawline, nasolabial folds and necklines but really any area of concern can be treated.

How much downtime?

The short answer is next to none!  Some patients may have some mild swelling and bruising for a few days but generally, we find most patients tolerate the treatment well.  This makes it an excellent choice to be performed during your lunch break for example.

Sometimes there might be some mild dimpling of the skin seen if you look closely.  There’s usually some discomfort after any cosmetic injectables procedure but there should never be any pain.

Occasionally one of the threads may back out and be visible, just like a hair on your chin.  Feel free to pull it out with some tweezers or trim it off.

threading your face

How long do the results last?

You will need to be patient to see the changes from facial threads.  Results gradually develop over 6 weeks.  However, the good news is that they last for up to 2 years for most patients.

Why choose us for facial threads?

At Secret Skin Clinics, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be treated by a Cosmetic Physician that is highly trained in performing facial threads.  Our lead injector, Dr Robert Laidlaw performs this treatment at both our Sydney and Shellharbour clinics.  We only use leading brands and our clinics are discreetly located yet luxuriously fitted out.