Thread Lift - Threads Explained

Thread Lift – Threads Explained

Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we are very proud to be known as thread lift experts! Our practitioners have years of experience under their belts researching and performing these procedures, meaning that we know all of the latest techniques and provide our clients with breathtaking results. As a clinic, we only offer the most effective thread lifts treatments and use our wealth of experience to ensure that we use the right threads for your individual needs. So, if you suffer from a sagging face and jowls, for instance, we will work with you to determine which type of thread lift thread is the perfect fit for you!

It can be very confusing to understand the benefits of the many different threads that are used in thread lifts. Some of our clients have turned to Google for answers before contacting us and have been left confused and overwhelmed, which is why we decided to create this article breaking down the different types and summarising who they are best suited for.

What are Thread Lift Procedures?

A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses specialised, medical-grade threads to lift and pull back any sagging skin. The threads used help to rejuvenate the skin and, in turn, give the skin a tighter and more youthful appearance. 

Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we have several different thread lifts on offer. It is essential you chose the right thread lift to help you combat your particular desires. For example, we would suggest an unbarbed thread around your eye region, as this will enable your clinician to get the best results when rebuilding and constructing the shape of your eyes. But, if you’d like to target sagging skin or jowls, a MINT super thread lift would be more effective.

A thread lift procedure is a cosmetic, skin rejuvenating treatment designed for both men and women. It is a minimally invasive procedure and is often described as a non-surgical face-lift. Medical-grade threads are used to pull back loose and sagging skin into a lifted position. The threads that are inserted hook into the skin and create a tighter tension across the face. They help the skin relax into a lifted position while your body produces more collagen, a natural, structural protein that is key for your skin’s elasticity and firmness. 

What different Thread Lifts threads are available at Aesthetics of Liverpool?

As of this moment, we have a wide collection of threads available to you, including APTOS, PDO, MINT, Intraline, Silhouette Soft, and Spring. Before the development of thread lifts, the only way to achieve incredible, long-lasting anti-ageing results was to go under the knife, but thread lifts are now able to offer the same dramatic improvements! Recent developments in aesthetic technology have enabled us to use different types of threads to combat different issues, resulting in tighter, firmer and smoother looking skin that targets our clients’ needs without being invasive, dangerous and very expensive.

Read on to discover more about our range of threads.


APTOS threads can be both non-absorbable and absorbable. As absorbable threads dissolve naturally, the skin starts to produce more collagen and elastin, giving you a longer-lasting result. In addition, they are inserted without incision into the skin, so the procedure is extremely safe.

A number of different areas can be targeted, from smoothing horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles to lifting the brow area and restoring volume to sagging cheeks. Results are evident instantly and can last between one and a half years to five years, depending on thread composition.


Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts use a biodegradable polyester suture. Most parts of the face can be treated with this type, including the cheeks, jaw, neck, and eyes. PDO thread lifts can also be used in tandem with other anti-ageing procedures to have an even bigger impact.

PDO is a naturally occurring substance that has been used in medicine for over 25 years. The threads are bio-absorbable anchoring surgical threads, allowing a fine needle to insert them into your skin or subcutaneous fat and elevate the tissue, lifting the problem areas. Your face will be disinfected with alcohol during the procedure, and a local anaesthetic will be administered. 

As there is no need for general anaesthetic and any incisions are minimal, you’ll be free to go home shortly after.


Minimal Invasive Non-surgical Threads (MINT) are used to lift any sagging or loose skin. Inserted underneath the skin, these threads are pulled back and secured to create an instant lift. The procedure is similar to PDO thread lifts as it is a minimally invasive treatment that achieves the desired results with very little downtime or discomfort.

However, the difference lies within the thread itself. Our MINT Thread Lifts are based on the latest innovation from South Korea. These use barbed threads that have been moulded, allowing the thread lift to take the definition to the next level. The barbed threads give the appearance of arrows and are used to hook the skin tissue, producing the most naturally defined appearance in a three-dimensional fashion. In addition, the improved barbed thread has a much stronger lifting ability as it has a larger surface area to attach to the loose skin.

Moreover, as they are made of PDO, these threads can dissolve away as your body absorbs all the material and uses it to accelerate your collagen production. In addition, they are non-allergenic and non-antigenic, having been used in biomedical applications for years.

Silhouette Soft

The Silhouette Soft procedure is carried out in the same nature as all thread-lifting procedures but uses Polylactic Acid and Lactide threads instead. Silhouette Soft threads are moulded into bidirectional cone-like shapes, which easily hook onto the skin’s tissue. These threads can therefore create instant results of tighter, lifted skin. The immediate effects are very appealing, and it provides very natural-looking results.


The Spring thread uses a biocompatible that has a silicone matrix, providing elasticity and flexibility. Since it has similar properties to the skin’s elasticity, around 20% of treatment’s effects leave you with normal and natural facial movement/expression.

The silicone is moulded into cogs that point into four different directions. This allows the threads to effectively lift and precisely position skin without any trauma whatsoever. The results last around 3-5 years on average as they retain their strength over time.

Picking the right thread lift threads for you is complicated, but using our extensive experience, we can help you to create a bespoke treatment that will tackle your problem areas and leave you looking and feeling younger and more confident!

If you are looking for thread lift treatments in Liverpool and would like to learn more, please call 0151 203 1393 today! We would be more than happy to invite you in for a consultation where we can answer any queries or concerns you may have. You can also visit our website to find out more information on these industry-leading treatments.

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Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. *Disclaimer: Actual results may vary on an individual basis. All deposits are non-refundable. Please note that we do not treat under 21 years of age and that all bookings are subject to a consultation with our Clinical Director to ensure you are safe for treatment.  Thread Lifts are carried out by Dr Suneetha Kovvuri GMC No 5195454.

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