- The thread lifts that have been available recently, like silhouette, have to my mind been too thin and fragile and unable to give a satisfactory lift
- Threads used in thread lifts have been very expensive, meaning that the average cost of a thread lift has been around $3,000-$4,000 or more.
- Generally results from thread lifts have been too minor, and also too short term.
- Thread lift procedures with many of the threads that have been available have been quite invasive and sometimes quite painful, or required a lot of local anaesthetic. Some threads require small incisions in the skin and knotting of the threads, which can cause tenderness and lumps.
- Threadlift procedures have often been time consuming with a high risk of swelling, bruising or short term skin creasing, which has meant that they have not been a quick “lunchtime” procedure but a minor operation requiring some downtime.
As many of you know I have performed thread lifts of one kind or another for over 20 years, but I have not been offering them for the past few years. There are a few reasons for this
In a nutshell I’ve felt that, for their cost, thread lift results have been too minor and too temporary to justify their cost for the majority of patients.
However, all that has changed. I have recently sourced a new pressed PDO thread for thread lifting from South Korea. This thread has several key advantages
They are much stronger (five times stronger, with a 5kg breaking strain)
The treatment itself is quick (half an hour) and requires no incision
The treatment is no more painful than an average dermal filler treatment
The risk of bruising is low (1 in 200)
The cost is much lower, with a typical treatment being $990 for 4 threads.
The threads themselves last for 6 months, but results on average last for 12 months.
The lower cost and simple procedure means that additional threads can be placed at any time
For most patients there is little to no downtime.
These threads are true anchored suspension threads for lifting. They are not to be confused with free floating micro threads which are used purely for skin texture issues.
Pressed PDO threads are designed for a subtle lift of the cheeks and jawline. They do not work well on the neck and results on brow lifting are too inconsistent.
If you would like to know more or come in for a free consutation to discuss, call us on 55394000 or contact us on the website
Article by Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Clinic Benowa
Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Skin Clinic Founder and Director.
Dr Christopher Leat has 33 years’ experience in Medicine and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians of London.
Dr Leat has devoted the last 18 years to Cosmetic Medicine and is recognized throughout Australia as one of the most experienced doctors in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.