The non-surgical Aesthetic Health Thread Uplift uses Silhouette Soft dissolvable threads strategically positioned to lift and sculpt sagging cheeks, jowls and neck. When required we also use judiciously placed PDO threads for the ultimate refinement.
1 hour (including numbing time).
Local anesthetic cream up to 20 mins prior treatment.
Social downtime of 24hours while skin can show slight dimpling following which there can be some possible bruising for a few days, coverable with make-up.
Some lift is visible immediately which reaches its final result after three months
Improving contours of the face, the mandible line, cheeks and malar area, and the neck and eyebrows.
If you’re battling with skin that’s struggling to keep it’s laxity, a traditional facelift isn’t your only option. To restructure sagging skin, a thread uplift offers the results of a classic facelift but without the painful and expensive surgery. Dr Julia Servi and her team use specialist Silhouette Soft dissolvable threads to physically lift tissue and sculpt your facial contours, resulting in a subtle, youthful, and beautiful appearance.
Thread uplifting uses fine, dissolvable threads weaved through tiny holes in the skin to tighten and give a more toned, lifted, voluminous appearance. The procedure can take up to one hour, but the time will be spent in comfort due to our handpicked combination of anaesthetic treatments at the local areas.
The procedure is commonly carried out to lift and sculpt sagging cheeks and jowls and to restructure the brows, but can also be used across the body to refine the arms, stomach, inner thigh and knee areas due to its long-standing safety profile.
While the results of thread uplifting will be visible immediately, it’s vital to note that the treatment actually stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen – meaning the long-lasting results are completely natural, and absolutely pain-free. After three months, the final results will be visible and the threads will have dissolved, leaving you with a new, glowing structural support in place. The results will last up to 18 months, but the treatment can also be used preventatively to support your skin’s natural anti-aging defenses before wrinkles and sagging even occur. In these cases, the results may last much longer.
Thread Uplift can be used on eyebrows, cheeks, lower face and neck, resulting in restored volume and lifted contours. It can also be used on arms, stomach, inner thighs or knees.
The procedure is relatively comfortable due to two types of local anaesthetic: a cream followed by small injections of local anaesthetic with adrenaline (similar to that used in a dental injection) which will feel like small pin pricks.
During the 60 minute treatment dissolvable threads are passed through small needle holes where the skin has already been numbed and manoeuvred into place in the direction of the desired lift.
You will see immediate lifting of the treated area and any swelling should settle over the next 24-48 hours. Any dimpling or wrinkling of the skin or bruising generally settles over the next two to seven days. We expect the results to last for 18 months.
Thread Uplift has a long-standing safety profile that has been developed through years of research and experience of thread suspension in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
A local anaesthetic cream is used to numb the skin prior to around ten gentle, small injections of local anaesthetic with adrenaline (similar to that used in a dental injection) which will feel like pin pricks. (The addition of adrenaline to the local anaesthetic reduces bruising but can occasionally make susceptible people feel a little shaky. For this reason it is helpful to eat something light an hour before treatment.)
The resorbable thread is passed through a small needle hole in the direction of the lift and then maneuvered into place where the skin has already been numbed. A little tension is then placed on each thread to lift the tissues at which point a light pressure will be felt
You will see immediate lifting of the treated area and any swelling should settle over the next 24-48 hours. Any dimpling or wrinkling of the skin which can look asymmetric generally settles over two-seven days. Bruising can range from mild to severe and tenderness in the treated area (for example when applying make-up) is normal and generally settles in the first week, although it can last for up to one month. Some temporary soreness during facial movements can occur.
The results are unique to every individual but in general some immediate lift of the treated areas will be apparent. Over time the threads stimulate regeneration of the treated area, increasing collagen production, with the final result being visible after three months. Eventually the threads dissolve leaving the new support in place.
The results will last around 18 months at which point a further consultation will establish whether another full treatment or a partial treatment will achieve the best result. In some cases, excessive descent of tissue will require a two stage treatment, but this will be determined during the consultation.
There are a few ways in which to prepare for the treatment which will be discussed fully at consultation level.
1 week prior to treatment