Thread Lift

'Non-Surgical' Thread Lift in Southend-on-Sea, Essex at JR Medical

Thread Lift Essex

What is a thread lift?

A thread lift is a type of non-surgical procedure where temporary threads are used to suspend the skin of the face and produce a "lift" in the treated area. Thread lifts are commonly used as an alternative to surgically removing loose skin.

Why choose to thread lift?

The thread lift is a non-surgical face-lifting treatment that is suitable for anyone looking to improve the appearance of sagging skin. This treatment is suitable for someone who is willing to undergo some injections, and who want to achieve an immediate lift without undergoing facelift surgery.

How does the thread lift work?

The Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The thread introduces them into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin:

  • Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
  • Cellular Renewal through Collagen stimulation, and neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
  • Skin Tightening, by contracting fat tissue

What areas can be treated with a thread lift?

  • Undereye area
  • Eyebrows
  • Crows feet
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Naso jugal folds
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Jawline
  • Neck

Are thread lift treatments in Essex safe?

This treatment is surprisingly safe. The side effects are in fact, much milder than Dermal Fillers. Because threads are inserted via needles and not surgery and are absorbed in 6-8 months, many of the side effects associated with older thread lifting procedures, such as infection and thread breakage are also minimised.

How long does a thread lift last?

Your skin is immediately lifted after the procedure, as the threads provide support to lift skin in its new position. For the first week after you may look slightly tighter than the final result, but after this week, you will begin to look much more natural.

After 1-2 months – you will notice better skin texture, firmer and smoother skin. Your doctor may concentrate more on either skin rejuvenation or skin lifting during your procedure. Depending on the technique and which is used, the results will vary from person to person.

Around 9 months after the procedure, the threads will have dissolved, but the results will still continue for many more months. I recommend repeating the procedure 6-9 months after the first procedure, to allow for a long-lasting result of up to 3 years.

The final result of thread lifting will last between 12-18 months.

Are there any side effects associated with thread lifts?

Depending on the types of threads used and areas treated, bruising may or may not occur. There is none to minimal bruising. Expect some mild swelling and soreness for 3 to 5 days after the procedure. You may experience a (mild) tightness sensation for up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur – and resolves in a few days.

Possible Side Effects From PDO Thread Lift

Common But Mild

Technique Related

Serious But Rare


Prolonged skin dimpling



Surface depression

Granuloma (hard nodule)


Migration of threads

Parotid duct fistula (damage of salivary gland)

Temporary skin dimpling

Extrusion of threads

Nerve damage





Prolonged pain

JR Medical is a clinic based in Southend-on-Sea, in Essex, with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All treatments are administered by an experienced professional and include a free follow-up consultation to review your treatment as part of our ethically responsible service.

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Call JR Medical now on 01702 314497

All of our services cover the whole of Southend-on-Sea including Westcliff-on-sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Rochford, Hadleigh and Benfleet. We also cover a wider area of Essex, including Rayleigh, Basildon, Grays and Thurrock.

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