Until recently, the only way to address problems caused by facial skin laxities – such as jowls and drooping cheeks – was facelift surgery. Introducing, Thread lifting, it is a cosmetic procedure that offers a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. The Thread Lift treatment tightens your skin by inserting tiny medical-grade threads into the desired area, which physically lift your skin up, offering immediate results.
Tighten, rejuvenate, and smooth your skin with this sought-after treatment. The Thread Lift treatment addresses a variety of concerns that are typical in ageing skin including lifting loose sagging skin, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenating and plumping areas affected by facial volume loss.
At The Skin to Love Clinic this treatment is always performed by a medical practitioner in our CQC registered setting.
During the Thread Lift treatment, multiple threads are placed into the skin to regenerate, re-vitalise, and immediately lift the treatment area, resulting in firmer, tighter skin and redefined features, such as your jawline.
Several types of threads are available to target your specific concerns, for example, some threads have a volumising effect and some have a direct lifting effect to improve sagging skin; you may have a combination of thread types should you wish to address more than one concern. The type(s) of threads that would be most beneficial for you will be discussed fully during a consultation.
The threads used during your Thread Lift treatment are made from polylactic acid, the same safe substance used in orthopaedic medicine for suture pins. Aside from immediately lifting your skin, the threads then work on the treated tissues to stimulate collagen production which further improves the look and feel of the skin.
These threads are gradually broken down and safely removed by the body following the treatment: Thread Lift results typically last up to 12 to 18 months, depending on your metabolism and the area treated.
This treatment is recommended for those who wish to rejuvenate and/or lift the tissue on the face, neck or body. Indications that this treatment may be right for you if:
You wish to tighten and redefine your jawline
You wish to lift and firm your neck and chin
You wish to lift and redefine your cheeks
You wish to soften nose-to-mouth lines
You wish to soften marionette (mouth to chin) lines
You wish to rejuvenate your mid-face area
You wish to elevate your eyebrows
You wish to improve signs of ageing around your mouth
You wish to soften crows-feet and other lines around your eyes
You wish to generally improve the elasticity and brightness of your skin
You wish to rejuvenate and tighten your abdomen, buttocks, thighs and/or inner arms
You wish to lift and firm your face and neck
If I don’t have a thread lift again, will I look worse than I did before?
No, the treads will very gradually and safely be broken down by your body so there will not be a dramatic difference or drop from one day to the next. The threads will leave behind a legacy of naturally stimulated collagen and hyaluronic acid which your skin will continue benefiting from.
Is the thread lift treatment the ‘non-surgical face lift treatment’?
The Thread Lift is sometimes referred to as the non-surgical face lift, however it must be noted that patients should not expect to achieve the same results with this treatment as they would with a surgical procedure.
Do thread lifts hurt?
At The Skin to Love Clinic we use local anaesthetic during your treatment to greatly improve your comfort, therefore the level of discomfort is usually minimal if any.
I’m looking for dramatic correction for my signs of ageing, is a thread lift right for me?
We will be able to give you specific advice during your consultation, however, this treatment can help if you have loose skin and/or have other advanced signs of ageing such as wrinkles. It is not a substitute for surgical treatments.
The Thread Lift can be used in combination with other treatments such as Thermage CPT, Wrinkle Relaxing Injections and Dermal Fillers. You and your practitioner will create a treatment plan which may include using this treatment alongside other treatments.
My skin isn’t in great condition, will I be ok to have thread lifts?
It is important to ensure that your skin is in a good enough condition to take the lifting threads therefore before having treatment, very occasionally, treatment to improve the skin quality is recommended first with the Thread Lift treatment scheduled at a later date; depending on the condition of your skin prior to treatment, home-use products with key ingredients in them or in-clinic treatment such as laser or radiofrequency may be recommended prior to the thread treatment to ensure that your skin is able to well receive the threads. This would be discussed with you fully during a consultation.
Very experienced staff who take the time to put you at ease. – Trisha
Thank you once again, Jane. Had another great experience and another great improvement. My neck looks amazing. – Jo
Really great skin clinic. Would highly recommend – Nathan
“Can’t praise the team at The Skin to Love Clinic enough as excellent results from mini threads and fillers. The personal aftercare puts to rest any anxieties about procedures. Highly recommended.” – Jane
“It’s always a pleasure visiting The Skin to Love Clinic as everyone always so very nice! The beauty of the clinic, especially Jane, is they have a genuine desire to help me look my best without trying to oversell or overdo treatments. (I know this because before Skin to Love opened I used to visit another local clinic who always made me think they were all about turnover!) Jane always listens, discusses and helps me make the right choices with all my treatments. I am over the moon with the thread treatments and the difference they are making. I have never ever been disappointed and will be a client for the rest of my life!!!” – Karen
“Thank you for taking the time and trouble to answer all my questions! I feel in such safe hands and am really looking forward to seeing the end results.” – Rose
“Can’t recommend this clinic enough. The team make you feel very comfortable and confident. I had the PDO threads and am absolutely over the moon with the results. My husband was very impressed. It is so lovely to attend a clinic where you are made to feel so comfortable by all the staff and have consultations that enable you to convey your requirements and gain an understanding to achieve the best results. Forget the face lift! PDO honey thread lift gives amazing results. I am absolutely thrilled with my new neck and jawline!!” – Rita
“Just got home and my partner said my skin looked fresher but couldn’t work out why. Result!” – Celine
“Review with Jane today which was thorough and everything explained very clearly. Current images taken to compare with those pre-treatments and the results spoke for themselves! Thank You!” – Rose
“As always my appointment with Jane was professional and exactly what I wanted. Skin to love takes into account your style of life and will advise and schedule treatments to fit around you. They follow up all treatments with a phone call or text to check for any concerns. I have been a customer for 3 years and have never had an issue and have no hesitation in recommending them as nice caring people and for providing only top quality service and products.” Jean
Starting from £650.
We offer a bespoke approach to treatment, tailored entirely to your needs and desires, therefore the cost of your individual treatment will be confirmed during your consultation following a thorough assessment.
No. of treatments Designed to be a single session, however further threads can be placed at any time should you wish
Procedure time Dependent on the size of the area treated and the number of threads. This will be discussed during your consultation
Final results Dependent on your concerns and threads used. Lifting effect often can be seen immediately
Recovery time Patients may experience mild swelling and tenderness in the treated area, this usually starts to settle within a few days and, if necessary, is managed well will over-the-counter pain relief
Resume usual activities Most patients find that they can continue many of their usual activities immediately. There are some considerations post treatment whilst your threads are settling, which will discussed with you during your consultation; for example, avoiding dental work for approximately a month post treatment due stretching movements that may be needed
Discomfort level Usually none to mild as local anaesthetic is used during the treatment
Duration of results Months to years dependent on concern and area treated and type of threads used
Consultation needed prior Yes
*Disclaimer: We are all individuals therefore results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results will last a different amount of time from person to person depending on variables such as the individual’s metabolism, lifestyle and area of treatment; this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Number and type of threads used, results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience
Fabulous place. From the moment you step through the door you are warmly welcomed. Natalia is very knowledgable and friendly. She really listened to my concerns sensitively and gave me all the options available without pushing me to make a decision. I was given all the time I needed to make my choice and when I went back for my treatment it was such a relaxing experience. I went away knowing exactly what I needed to do as after care and I highly recommend Skin to Love
Had my first session of Sculptlift, with Jane. I had so many questions and Jane explained in simple terms enabling me to understand what to expect. The procedure was painless and Jane talked me through every step. I was left without bruising which was suprising as I usually bruise quite badly. I am looking forward to seeing the final results.
I cannot recommend this establishment enough. The receptionist was lovely and greeted me with a bright smile. Emma was friendly, kind and put me right at ease. After seeing how much my issue bothered me, she offered me an appointment the same day during her break to sort out my problem. I’m so happy and relieved that my issue is 95% sorted. Thank you so much Skin to Love! You’ve certainly got a customer for life now! I’ll be telling all my friends about this little gem.
I have seen Jane a few times for my skin tag removal and it’s been an absolute amazing service!! She’s been super calming and helped me every step and if I had any tension it was gone in a minute or so, she get rid of all the issues super quick and pain free and has been super helpful with the healing process afterwards too. This clinic is quite far from me but I am willing to travel for such a good service. Would recommend to everyone you’ll be really happy
Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff who counsel the right non intrusive option to suit your body shape and need. Results are seen within weeks too. Thank you Jane and team! Best decision I have ever made.
I’ve had the HydraFacia treatment with anti-aging booster recently and I couldn't be more pleased with the results! My skin feels incredibly clean, hydrated, and has a radiant glow. Nikki was fantastic—she meticulously explained each step of the treatment, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The thoughtful touch of a follow-up call post-treatment added a personalised touch that I truly appreciated. Thank you, and I'm definitely looking forward to more sessions!
A friendly, warm and informative reception met me when I arrived.Emma was excellent and explained exactly what she was going to do.Emma talked through the forms and I felt confident with her knowledge and ability to treat me in a clean and hygienic medical room.I can highly recommend Emma and the Skin to live clinic in St Albans.
I met Emma who did my treatment. She provided great customer service in explaining the process which has gone so well. All staff are warm and welcoming, making me feel comfortable throughout the process. I highly recommend anyone. Thank you Emma
This was my first Hydrafacial and it was great!! The process was really interesting, lots of different steps and my skin is now glowing! I will definitely be back for another soon. Thank you so much for everything!
I've always been made to feel very welcome when visiting the Skin to Love Clinic. The follow-up sessions are a great opportunity to monitor progress and chat about any changes. Jane is very thorough and knowledgeable and her skin product recommendations have worked a treat. All the staff are really really lovely, I cannot fault a thing. Thank you!❤️
I had 3 moles removed (one on my face, and two on my body) by Emma. She did a wonderful job and they are healing up beautifully. She is clearly incredibly knowledgeable and I was well informed about the process. Not only that but she put my mind at ease fantastically as I was feeling quite nervous. We were able to laugh and chat throughout the appointment and I actually left in a better mood than when I went in! That is definitely Kudos to Emma (and the lovely staff at the front desk who always made me feel so welcome). Thank you so much.
I was a bit anxious about my skin condition at first however , it was by far the best experience I’ve had in a clinic so far. I was reassured and made feel comfortable. The expertise of Jane is outstanding, she went above and beyond and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for professionalism, warmth and effective treatment. Thank you!
I've been visiting the Skin To Love Clinic for around 6 years and cannot fault the staff and the service. I am made to feel special at every appointment and over the years Jane has offered me fantastic advice about my skin and general wellbeing. Jane has a wealth of experience and I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else! The result is always fresh and natural looking and I always leave the clinic with renewed confidence. Thank you!
I just want to send a little note about the brilliant skin to love clinic in St Albans. I would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking the many many treatments they do for face and whole body.I am very lucky to have the fantastic Nikki as my therapist who is so many things to many to mention and a brilliant superb therapist. She is so good at her job and devoted to her work procedures and patients and very very patient and empathetic and understanding and helpful as I am going through greiving of losing my der mum.a few months ago.I absolutely lovgo8ng to the clinic for my reagents. They are the best. And would definitely recommend to anyone considering any treatments.Thank youKay Harrison