Thread Face Lift

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Thread face lifts are a non-surgical minimally invasive treatments to lift tighten & redefined your facial contours, in an hour, for a results that last up to 18 months.

Our Silhouette Soft and MINT PDO thread face lift procedures combine 2 treatment effects:

  • A discreet and immediate lifting effect to immediately reshape your face.
  • A gradual, natural regeneration of your collagen to restore your natural facial shape long term. 

Silhouette Soft and Mint Fine are suspension thread sutures which can be used to correct partial skin laxity to achieve a face lift without the downtime associated with surgical face lifts.

Silhouette Soft threads are made from Poly-lactic acid which is slowly absorbed by your body, over 4 months, whilst stimulating the generation of your natural collagen to improve shape and health of your skin.

MINT PDO threads are made from Polydioxanone which is slowly absorbed by your body, over 6 months, whilst stimulating the generation of your natural collagen to improve shape and health of your skin.

Whilst the procedures do provide an instant face lift the optimum results are seen at 6 months and can last last up to 18 months.

Thread face lifts are suitable for men and women who are experiencing sagging facial skin caused by ageing, sun damage and collagen loss.

This treatment might be suitable for you if you have:

  • A pinchable layer of fat under your skin to allow anchorage of the threads in order to achieve lift.
  • Mild facial sagging without jowling to reduce nose to mouth and mouth to chin folds.
  • Moderate facial sagging with less than 2 cm of jowling below the jawline and all natural teeth are present, which are need to support skin structure. Additional dermal filler treatments to restore the foundation the skin that has been lost may be required.

Thread lift procedures can not correct issues associated with:

  • Excess skin.
  • Fat loss and volume in the face.
  • Bone loss from, disease, tooth loss, age, hormonal change.

The procedure does not correct lines and wrinkles, but a combination treatment plan using anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers and be used to achieve the desired outcome.

After the application of local anaesthetic the threads are gently inserted under your skin before using them to reshape your skin to achieve the lifting effect.

No incision is required, as the thread is inserted using a fine needle. No stitches are required as the threads are held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions. One or more threads may be applied, depending on the desired outcome.

The procedure only takes 30-60 minutes. You will receive a complimentary review at 6 weeks to discuss your results.

Following thread placement you will have a series of needle marks on each side of the face which will remain visible for the rest of the day, but can be covered with makeup the next day.

Some patients experience minor bruising and swelling around the insertion points which resolve in 5-10 days and you may feel tender around the threads for up to 7 days.

Aftercare the procedure you should:

  • Sleep on your back for 3-5 nights.
  • Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds and contact sports for 14 days.
  • Avoid swimming pools, spas, saunas and dental surgery for 21 days.
  • Men should avoid shaving for 7 days.

You will not look your best immediately after treatment because of the ruching, dimpling, blanching and numbness from the procedure, but this will pass and we would recommend you take avoid work and social engagement for 24 hours after the procedure.

Thread lift procedures start from £400, although most procedures cost between £1,200 and £2,500 depending on the treatment plan and combination treatments such as dermal fillers to achieve your desired outcome.

Treatment Option from £
Face Lift 2500
Check & Jowl Lift 1500
Cheek Lift 1200
Neck Lift 1200
Brow Lift 800
Cat Eye Lift 600 
Nose Lift 400

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Dr Victoria Dobbie

Dr Victoria Dobbie

Victoria has over 18 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 36,000 treatments. Victoria speaks at conferences and has been involved in pharmaceutical steering groups for dermal filler product development. She has been a trainer for Ellanse, Silhouette Soft® and MINT® Threads and an Ambassador for Ultherapy and Obagi.

Victoria specialises in providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, Thread Face Lifts, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Victoria provides advanced injection treatments for chronic migraines, bruxism, TMJ and hyperhidrosis.

Victoria is also passionate in helping women through menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS
Dental Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics
GDC 69584

GDC 69584
Clinical Director
Claire Jackson

Claire Jackson

With over 12 years' experience in aesthetic medicine, Claire is highly skilled in advanced procedures enabling her to discuss a wide range of treatment options to achieve your goals with minimum discomfort and downtime. 

Claire specialises in treating photodamaged skin, trauma scars, stretch marks and skin disorders such as rosacea and acne. In addition Claire provides facial rejuvenation through treatments involving Ultherapy®, Threads, TIXEL®, EndyMed, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.


Claire Jackson RGN INP
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics
NMC 05F1684E

NMC 05F1684E
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics

How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?

Arrange a 30 minute consultation with our expert practitioners who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend appropriate treatment options whilst explaining associated costs, expected outcomes and any risks.
We charge £35 for each consultation to cover the costs, which means you get honest advice from which you can make an informed decision and are never pressured into making a decision.

How to do I check that the clinic is a safe and professional treatment provider?

The team and clinic is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.