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Thread Lifts: Your Non-Surgical Solution for Aging

Here’s the complete guide to thread lifts and how they can take years off your face

What is a thread lift?

Do you want to get rid of wrinkles and drooping cheeks but are afraid of getting a facelift? While skin rejuvenation treatments can minimize the effects of aging, they don’t give drastic results. If you are hesitant about a surgical facelift, you should consider a thread lift. A thread lift, also known as lunchtime lift, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that helps you get a more youthful appearance without going under the knife. A thread lift tightens your skin by inserting medical-grade threads into your face and then pulling your skin up by tightening the threads. In addition to being ideal for lifting the skin, threads also combat the signs of aging by stimulating your body's healing response. After the procedure, your body treats the threads like an injury and makes more collagen where the threads are.

How is a thread lift performed?

It is a quick procedure and takes about an hour. First, your doctor will prepare your skin for the surgery by rubbing alcohol and topical anesthesia. Then, they'll slide small hollow needles called cannulas under your skin where they plan to set the threads. These cannulas will be used to guide the threads into place. Inserting the threads can take 30 to 45 minutes. Your doctor will decide how many threads you need based on how large the treatment area is. The cannulas will be removed once the threads are inserted. You may feel slight pressure or tightness under your skin after the procedure. Thread lifts can be combined with other facial injectables to achieve a fresh, radiant face.

What areas can be treated with a thread lift?

Here are some of the common areas that can be treated using a thread lift:

  • Forehead
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Under-eye area
  • Breasts

What are the benefits of a thread lift?

Thread lift is an excellent alternative to traditional facelift surgery because of the following reasons:

  • Reduced recovery time: Facelift patients usually need to take one to two weeks off of work in order to heal. However, you can resume your daily activities immediately after a thread lift.
  • Minimally-invasive: Thread lifts are minimally invasive; therefore, there is virtually no risk of scarring or severe bruising.
  • Affordable: Thread lifts are more affordable than surgical facelifts.
  • Low-risk procedure: With facelift surgeries, the risk of complications is much higher. Thread lifts are a relatively safe procedure.
  • Quick procedure: The procedure is quick and can be completed within just an hour.

What are the complications associated with a thread lift?

A thread lift is considered a safe and low-risk procedure. However, you might experience a few complications and side effects:

  • Bruising
  • Irritation
  • Stiffness
  • Visible dimpling or pulling where the threads have been inserted
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Slight pain at the site where threads are injected
  • Infection at the site of the procedure
  • Allergic reaction to ingredients in the threading material
  • Migration of the threads that results in skin that looks lumpy or bulges

Are the results visible immediately after the procedure?

You can notice a dramatic lift in your skin immediately after the procedure. It is due to the instant tightening effect created by the threads. However, final results and improvements can be seen three to four weeks after the procedure.

Are the results permanent?

The results of a thread lift aren’t permanent. The results usually last between nine to twelve months. Factors like age and degree of skin elasticity also affect the longevity of the results.

Where to get a thread lift?

If you are looking for a non-surgical alternative to a facelift, check out thread lift at Biolite. After analyzing your medical history and skin concerns, our team will provide you with a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our experts may also recommend this treatment in combination with other skin rejuvenating treatments like dermal fillers, laser resurfacing treatments, for best results. Book a consultation now to get in-depth information about the treatment. You can speak to us on  +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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