PDO Thread Lift 

The PDO thread lift is often referred to as a ‘non-surgical facelift’. 


PDO threads are very effective on skin that has lost volume and has some sagging or drooping, as they create a lift to the skin without any surgical incisions. This is a minimally invasive procedure that takes under 1 hour to perform and can be carried out under a local anaesthetic. Recovery time is quick and requires no hospital stay. PDO thread lifts are more affordable than surgical facelift treatments and can last up to 2 years. 

The threads are made from PDO, polydioxanone, the same material used in surgical stitches. Once inserted, the body produces collagen around the threads which leads to a subtle and effective lift to the skin, giving a rejuvenated and refreshed look. 


  • Ideal for patients not wanting a traditional surgical facelift 

  • Performed under a local anesthetic

  • Minimally invasive and non-surgical 

  • Quick treatment time – takes under an hour 

  • Quick recovery time 

  • Minimal side effects 

  • More affordable than the cost of a full facelift  

  • Can be performed in stages 


What are the risks? 

No procedure is without risk. Thread lifts can cause minor side effects such as infection, bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness and slight asymmetry. 

How long does a thread lift take? 

A typical thread lift procedure takes as little as one hour, but it depends on the number of threads required and the areas being treated. 

What happens after the procedure? 

After the procedure we will discuss the aftercare instructions for you to follow. Most patients experience some mild swelling and bruising but this should settle quickly. Recovery time is usually less than one week and strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks. 


How long do the results last? 

A thread lift’s lasting power depends on the age of the patient at the time of the procedure and how much sagging the thread lift has corrected. It should be noted that sagging will return over time but results can last for anything between 2 and 3 years. To extend the results it is possible to have additional threads inserted and Vicki can advise you when this is required. 


Before this treatment can be given you will require a consultation to ascertain your medical history and suitability for treatment. To book online please book a Consultation for Dermal Fillers. 

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time

60 mins

Recovery Time

None to 7 days (dependant on treatment)


Local anaesthetic or topical numbing cream

Back to work

Can be same day but depends on the treatment/individual

Duration of results

Up to 2 years but can differ dependent on treatment/ individual

No. of treatments

Initially 1 - this will need repeating to maintain results


From £250