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Non-Surgical Thread Lift Using Revolutionary Absorbable Threads

Treatment Summary

  • Anaesthetic Icon



  • Treatment Results


    3-6 months

  • Treatment Procedure Time

    Procedure Time

    10-25 mins

  • Treatment Risk and Complications

    Risk & Complicationss

    Allergic reactions

  • Full recovery from treatment

    Full Recovery

    1 week

  • Back to Work from Treatment

    Back To Work

    After treatment

For Skin Tightening & Rejuvenation:

One of the most advanced and latest techniques for acquiring delicate and natural look is non-surgical PDO thread lift procedure. This revolutionary non-invasive facelift technique not only helps in redefining and enhancing contours but also stimulates the production of collagen inside the skin.

For the past 10 years, PDO threads have been used extensively in various surgical procedures for stitching. PDO threads are the plain synthetic fibres that are manufactured from ‘Polydioxane’.

Basically, there are two different types of threads;

  • The first kind of threads is Cogs. These are the threads which comes with small barbs that act like hooks which fix to the skin and helps in lifting the skin upward during the non-surgical thread lift procedure. These threads are vital for  performing face lifts, eyebrow lifts, breast uplifts for example when immediate lifting of the skin is required.
  • The second kind comprise of very fine threads. The basic objective of these threads is to stimulate the production of collagen and to help in skin tightening and also they induce lipolysis like in the jawline for obtaining a slimmer jawline. These threads are inserted into jawline, neck and decollage area, body and stretch marks & scars

PDO thread lift is a non-surgical treatment which gives dramatic results with quite low downtime. The patient experience discomfort almost like an insects bite while leaving no scars or cuts, behind.

An interesting fact about PDO threads:

The working of PDO threads and acupuncture needles is almost similar. Both of them, adopts mechanotransduction processes to stimulate production of collagen through the complex pathways. It is a mechanism via which the mechanical stimulus is converted to the chemical activity by the cells.

PDO thread lift treatment at CosmeDocs

CosmeDocs offer the non-surgical facelift treatment with PDO threads by using the specially created blunt cannulas along with very fine needles which are inserted into the skin. Unlike surgical facelift procedures which entail scars, general anaesthesia and long recovery times this non-invasive facelift give comparable results without the need of any of the aforementioned.


The PDO threadlift procedure has become exceptionally popular giving the option of lifting and tightening skin without surgery.

Indications for PDO Thread lift treatment indications:


  • Round, Sagging Face – Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Jowls
  • Brow / Forehead Lift for Droopy Eyebrows
  • Stimulates  Collagen (Under Eye Circles, Cheeks, Nasolabial Folds, Skin Furrows)
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Lines
  • Improvements in Skin Texture (Wrinkles, Pigmentation, Pores and Laxity)
  • Lipolysis (eg. facial slimming)


  • Neck & Cleavage Skin Furrows
  • Breast Firming & Shaping
  • Stretch Marks
  • Stubborn Fat Deposits (Arms, Belly, Love Handles, Buttocks)
  • Hands

Procedure of The PDO Thread Lift

At CosmeDocs, we have designed the PDO thread lift treatment to minimize discomfort with minimal side effects.  At the initial visit, our experienced cosmetic doctor will give you an initial consultation about the treatment. After you are satisfied with the brief of the treatment and are ready to undergo the thread lift treatment, an appointment will be made then for your procedure with instructions.

During the day of your procedure a numbing cream and local anaesthetic will be applied. The treatment area will be marked using a skin pencil and then PDO threads are inserted using a Cannula or a very fine micro needle. The treatment does not need any kinds of cuts or incisions which minimise any risks of scarring. The approximate procedure time is 1 hour during which you are awake and talking to your doctors casually.

Following the treatment, you can observe the immediate lifting effect in your face after the insertion of the PDO threads however, it takes almost 6 months for the thread lift treatment to exhibit its complete and comprehensive effect as in that time body naturally starts to produce collagen and elastin in skin giving it an even more rejuvenated and youthful look.

PDO thread lift treatment for Slimming and Reducing fat/adiposity in the Jawline

Not only do PDO threads stimulates the collagen and elastin production when inserted in the skin they induce lipolysis. This is particular useful for the jowls area as well as in patients wishing to obtain a slimmer lower face. When PDO threads are inserted in the jaw line they give a slimmer, contoured, tightened and subtle look.

Some Contraindications to non-surgical facelift

  • Active acne or skin infection
  • Keloid predisposition
  • Auto-immune diseases: scleroderma, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, etc.
  • Anti-coagulant medication: coumarin & heparin (aspirin?)
  • Haemophilia
  • Pregnancy, IVF
  • Malignancy/Chemotherapy
  • Hepatitis B & C, HIV
  • Porphyria

Treatment Side Effects

Side effects of PDO Thread lift Treatment

There can be minor side effects of the treatment like infections, bruising, swelling, numbness, and tenderness but when the treatment is done by expert, professional and competent cosmetic doctor or practitioner the risks are minimal.


Please see Pricing Table

We try to make it minimally painful for the client. We might use both topical and local anaesthetic injections during the non-surgical threadlift procedure to ensure minimum pain and discomfort. Extra anaesthetic can be used at any time if needed.

You may feel some of the threads initially inside your skin but this condition will improve and will be resolved as the threads gradually get absorbed in the skin.

No, it is not possible for you to exactly pinpoint the location of inserted threads. However you might be able to see the tiny end of the thread outside (similar to that of hair) but it is very easy to resolve this issue and it does not cause any problem.

It is a highly unlikely situation that the thread breaks inside the skin. However, in rare cases if it happens, it is not a big issue as the thread will gradually get absorbed in the skin. A new thread can be easily placed to replace the broken thread.

The threads that are used for the treatment can be divided into two categories: threads that are inserted to help in lifting and tightening the loose and sagging skin and the threads which are superficially placed to support the skin while they stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The number of threads used for the treatment varies with the individual requirements.

Some of the common and minor side effects of the treatment are redness, swelling and bruising which usually vanish in few days. Some serious side effects like infections are quite rare. Despite that, it is essential that you properly discuss any potential risks or side effects of the treatment with your practitioner prior to the treatment.

Two of the most common side effects of PDO threadlift treatment are swelling and bruising which takes few days to fade away but you can resume your normal routine within few days. The recovery time greatly varies from individual to individual but in general most of the people are able resume their routine work in 1-2 weeks.

No, initially the skin might feel stretched and tight but this will resolve and settle with the passage of time.

The results of the threadlift can be immediately seen after the treatment however it takes almost 6 months for the results to take full effect as the skin starts producing collagen, elastin and hyluronic acid.

Normally, the effects of the non-invasive facelift lasts for approximately 2-3 years however there is variation in the results from individual to individual. It is also affected by various other factors like ageing, lifestyle, diet, health habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and excessive sun exposure.

The treatment cost for threadlift varies according to the treatment area. For a complete facelift procedure including jawline £2250 are charged. For non-surgical facelift treatment of different areas such as neck, jaw line, etc. you can check our prices section.

Yes, you can undergo a repeat procedure when the effects of the facelift wear off almost after 2-3 years period.


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