Thread Lifting Treatment

Thread lift Treatments before and after cosmetic courses

Dropping eyebrows


Sagging jawline


Facial contours






Mid and lower facelift



  • Cost

    Starts at £500

  • Results

    Lifting results from this treatment are visible straight away whilst the rejuvenating effects will show over time

  • Downtime

    You should avoid strenuous work or activity for seven days following the procedure

  • Aftercare

    Swelling and bruising may occur immediately after the thread lift treatment which should resolve within a few days and can take pain medication if you have any discomfort

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.

PDO Thread Lifting

A PDO Thread Lift is a non-surgical facelift with Polydioxanone (PDO) threads, suitable if you have loose skin around your mid to lower face and are looking for a tighter and fresher appearance. Using N Finder threads phenomenal results can be achieved with our techniques.

The PDO treatment otherwise known as “the lunch time facelift” is a safe and effective alternative to surgical procedures. Results can be seen immediately and last on average for around 18 months.

Dissolvable threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO)  are inserted into the face using a cannula, lifting loose skin and improving it’s texture. Unlike a surgical face lift there is no cut or incisions, just small injections.

What do PDO Threads do and How does it Work?

PDO threads can be used to contour the face, treat wrinkles, improve skin quality, reduce pore size and tighten the loose skin promoting a youthful appearance.

Research into PDO has found that the procedure induces a foreign body reaction to produce new collagen. The purpose of the procedure is to stimulate your bodies own collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, causing immediate lifting and tightening of the area.

Silhouette Soft 

Silhouette Soft Treatment uses threads to lift and define the face in a minimally invasive procedure with instant results. Using innovative bidirectional cone technology suspension suture, with an excellent safety profile, that provides a highly effective solution. The procedure re-contours the face and neck by slightly elevating the facial tissues for a more youthful look.

How does Silhouette Soft work?

The threads are inserted into the face which creates firmer skin whilst lifting sagging skin, achieving an all round youthful appearance. The treatment stimulates the bodies own collagen, resulting in glowing, natural results. Giving you breathtaking results similar to surgical procedures, without the downtime.

What areas can be treated with Silhouette Soft?

  • Dropping Eyebrows
  • Sagging Jawline
  • Facial contours
  • Cheeks and cheekbones
  • Neck

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

To book an appointment you will first need to speak to an advisor you can contact the team directly on 01844 390110 / [email protected]