Thread Lifting Treatment
Before & Afters
Choosing your Thread Lift treatment:
At Cosmetic Courses we offer two types of Thread Lifting to our models, Silhouette Soft & PDO Threads. Both highly sought after, results driven treatments performed by our advanced practitioners and expert trainers.
We invite all of our potential patients for these treatments to contact us and book a consultation, this way our practitioners can match you up to the most suitable thread lifting treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between PDO and Silhouette Soft Threads?
Both Silhouette Soft threads and PDO threads have a safe, non invasive use in facial rejuvenation. They do this by two actions – they can mechanically lift/reposition tissue and also have regenerative action by stimulating collagen in the skin. Silhouette soft threads are made of poly- L -lactic acid whilst PDO threads are made of polydioxanane – both are bioresorbable and so ‘dissolve’ over time in the skin. Typically, the effect of PDO’s will last 12 months, silhouette a little longer at approximately 18 months. How they anchor in the tissue also differs – silhouette has hollow cones along the thread length with good evidence of immediate firm anchoring and efficient soft tissue suspension. PDO threads are either smooth (monos) for improving skin texture and fine lines or they consist of barbs, cogs or anchors to preposition the tissue. Whilst Silhouette is only made by one company (Sinclair Pharma) PDO’s are available from a number of companies and so the product cost of these threads is less.
For a patient it is worth discussing further which thread system may be more beneficial for them as sometimes skin thickness and degree of sagging may also need to be taken into account.
Both procedures are carried out using local anaesthetic and both have downtime with aftercare necessary of upto 2 weeks. Discomfort of the procedure during and afterwards may be a little more with PDO threads due to the number of threads used and the lifting.
How long do the results last for thread lifting?
Results from this treatment can last up to 18 months, giving it the term “temporary face lift”. You can then book in for another session to have the treatment repeated.
What is the post-procedure for this treatment?
Swelling and bruising may occur immediately after the thread lift treatment which should resolve within a few days. Pain or numbness may be experienced in some of the treated areas, this may be controlled with pain medication. You should avoid strenuous work or activity for seven days following the procedure.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are very rare however; there may be some redness or irritation and very rarely infection. This is however a very safe procedure and side effects are not common.
What will happen on the day of my treatment?
The appointment will start with the practitioner talking through your medical history and discussing your expectations from the treatment. To minimise any pain your skin will also be injected with local anaesthetic to numb the area.
The facial threads are then injected into the skin using a fine cannula. The treatment itself will last from 30-60 minutes and some slight pain may be felt from injections as with any procedure.
Immediate results can be seen with this treatment but the maximum effect will become apparent a few weeks following this. The appearance of your skin will improve in all round texture and tightness as fine lines are reduced.
As this is a more invasive procedure you are likely to experience some bruising and swelling which can last up to 2 weeks. We advise that you don’t undertake any contact sports or other facial treatments for 4 weeks post-treatment and to be delicate with the area to help with healing. Full aftercare will be discussed at the appointment.
How will I know which thread lift I need?
You may have done your research or taken a recommendation from friends on a preferred thread lift product, or you might be keen to hear what our expert practitioners recommend for you. Either way you will be invited for a consultation to discuss your goals and go over each option for you.
How do I book an appointment?
To book an appointment you will first need to speak to an advisor you can contact the team directly on 01844 390110 / [email protected]