Thread lifts are a popular non-surgical facelift procedure that can help you achieve a younger, more streamlined silhouette. The cost of a thread lift can range from £800 to £2,400, depending on the number of threads used and the areas treated. A 30-minute consultation with a doctor is usually required to determine the best treatment options for your individual needs. Silhouette Soft is a “soft surgery” procedure that uses thin poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) wires with small cones to hold the skin in place.
This material has been used for years in various surgical applications and has no scalpels or cuts associated with it. PDO threads (or polydioxanone threads) are another type of thread lift that are thinner than a single strand of hair and have long been used in biomedical surgeries. They have a double effect that includes an immediate lifting effect and a more gradual regenerating effect. The average recovery time after a PDO thread lift procedure is 24 hours of rest followed by light activity.
The lifting effect of PDO threads is immediate, and full results will continue to develop in the coming weeks as your body creates new collagen. Customers can expect to reap the benefits of the PDO thread lifter for a period of between 18 months and 4 years. Thread lifts are minimally invasive procedures, so no recovery period is usually required and you can return to your day as soon as you leave the clinic. However, it's important to note that more threads are used during treatment than a Silhouette Soft thread lift, as PDO yarns are softer on the skin.