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Non-Surgical Facial Thread Lift Using Revolutionary Absorbable Threads

Treatment Summary

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    3-6 months

  • Treatment Procedure Time icon

    Procedure Time

    10-25 mins

  • Treatment Risk and Complications icon

    Risk &

    Allergic reactions

  • Full recovery from treatment icon

    Full Recovery

    1 week

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    Back To Work

    After treatment

Treatment Objective

Lift and tighten sagging skin by increasing collagen and elastin production

PDO Threads are one of the most popular and highly effective non-surgical means to lift and tighten loose, sagging skin tissues as well dissolve small areas of fat on the lower face and body. PDO (polydioxanone) is a synthetic fibre widely used in areas of medicine such as general surgery and cardiology. In aesthetics, the threads help to lift sagging skin as well as stimulate new collagen – your own natural collagen. Another interesting effect of the threads are their ability to induce lipolysis (fat cell death) which is quite effective in treating facial and body stubborn fat areas as well as inducing collagen and tightening the skin.

There are two basic types of threads. Small threads measure a few centimetres that be placed virtually anywhere (in far east even the skin around female genitalia is popularly treated) in the body to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin. The other type is called a “Cogs” which are approximately 6-12cm in length and have small hooks on them that grip the skin and allow for pulling the skin against gravity. The Cogs are inserted in the skin via a blunt cannula (a technique we’ve been performing with dermal fillers for years) by making a small hole with a normal needle in the skin first. Both types of threads are made of PDO which is the same material used in normal surgical face lift surgery however, now we are able to perform the procedure without any incisions, general anaesthesia while you’re awake and talking to us comfortably under local anaesthetic. The PDO threads are strong, non-allergenic and fully biodegradable and will dissolve over 6 months but producing enough collagen and tightness to last many years.

Facial thread lift Treatment
The facial thread lift procedure has become exceptionally popular giving the option of lifting and tightening skin without surgery.

Interesting Fact

PDO threads work similar to acupuncture needle. They both stimulate collagen via complex pathways due to mechanotransduction – mechanism through which cells convert mechanical stimulus into chemical activity.

At CosmeDocs London we perform non surgical facial thread lift via specially designed blunt cannulas and very fine needles avoiding the need for a scar, general anaesthetic, and long recovery times associated with a surgical face lift with results that are comparable.

PDO Thread Indications

Face & Neck Treatment Time Down time Thread Type
Mild To Moderate In 30 to 50 year olds
15-20 Mins No Small
Jawline Slimming
Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening
15-20 Mins No Small
Chin Tightening
Sagging Skin / Mild Double Chin
10-15 Mins No Small
Neck & décolletage Rejuvenation
Wrinkles, Sun Damage, Sagging Skin
10-15 Mins No Small
Under Eye Circles
Increase Collagen & Skin Tightening
10-15 Mins No Small
Brow / Forehead Lift
Mild – Moderate Degree of Drooping
10-15 Mins No Cogs
Sagging Face – Non-Surgical Face Lift
45+ Year Old
1 Hour 3-7 Day
Small Threads
and Cogs


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


  • PDO Face & Neck Thread Lifts

  • Full Face Lift £2,250
  • Tear Trough / Under Eye Circles £400
  • Eye Brow Lift (lateral) £600
  • Tear Trough & Eye Brow Lift £900
  • Lower Facial Slimming £650
  • Please note this procedure is for young people who are looking for lypolisis rather than lift.
  • Jaw line Definition (for mild jowling) £650-£950
  • Chin Lift / Tightening £500-£750
  • Neck Lift £700-£1000
  • Face & neck lift From £3000

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