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A Non-surgical Solution For Ageing Signs With Thread Lift Procedure

Yes, that is right ageing signs can be resolved like a surgical facelift procedure but with the non-surgical option of thread lift. Tightened and smooth skin without surgery, what else do you need. Our clinical team at MEDSTAR can make you look younger with a simple and safe thread lift procedure.

What is Thread Lift?

  • Thread lift is a cosmetic non-surgical procedure used for treating the signs of ageing. It is like a non-invasive facelift procedure for tightening and firming the skin. 
  • In this procedure, small self-dissolving sutures are stitched in the skin to pull it back tightly. This helps in tightening the skin and also, results in the body’s response of increased collagen production to heal the injuries caused by sutures. Tightened skin, increased collagen production and new skin cell growth help in achieving the tightened, fuller and smooth appearance of the skin.
  • This procedure takes 45 minutes and the patient can go home the same day. The patient can resume normal daily routine from the same day or maximum by the next day.

Complications of thread lift

  • A thread lift treatment in Dubai is a low-risk procedure, but there are side effects and rare complications associated with it.
  • Common side effects are:
    • Bruising 
    • Swelling 
    • Bleeding 
    • Mild pain at the site of the thread injection
  • Possible complications are;
    • Allergic  reaction 
    • Continuous bleeding  
    • Visible dimpling or pulling on the site of thread injection
    • Slipping or migration of the threads resulting in lumps of bulges in the skin
    • Pain due to excess or improper thread tightening 
    • Infection 
  • Contact the doctor right away if you notice:
    • Discharge from the site of thread injection
    • Abnormal pain and swelling for more than 48 hours
    • Headaches
    • Fever

Are You Eligible for the thread lift procedure?

  • This procedure works best for women dealing with mild to moderate signs of skin laxity under the late thirties to early fifties. 
  • Patients above the age of 55 can also go for this procedure if their medical condition is not allowing them to go for facelift surgery.
  • The patient must have realistic expectations as the results of thread lift helps in lifting the facial skin by few millimetres.
  • Consult our clinical team for diagnosis of the skin and guidance on what your skin really needs. Our certified doctors are experienced in performing thread lift procedures safely with natural-looking results.

Why choose MEDSTAR for Thread Lift Treatment? The MEDSTAR Advantage

Our clinical team of the cosmetic and dermatology department is highly experienced in performing the non-surgical procedure of thread lift. They have performed more than 1000 plus cosmetic surgeries effectively. Vast experience makes them well-known in Dubai for safe and natural-looking cosmetic results.
Along with the certified doctors we also provide the service of the latest FDA approved thread lift procedures- NovaThreads and Silhouette InstaLift threads. We always support and help our patients in achieving their desired results safely and effectively.

How is the thread lift procedure performed?

● In the thread lift procedure, the patient is reclined comfortably and targeted skin is cleaned with alcohol followed by the topical anaesthesia application. Then the surgeon will insert a thin needle or cannula to place thread underneath the skin of the patient. After insertion of threads needle or cannula is removed.

● The result can be seen instantly but the final result will be visible after a couple of weeks. These results can last 1-3 years.

● This whole procedure can take 45-60 minutes and the patient will be free to go home.

● This procedure can be used with other non-surgical cosmetic procedures to boost collagen production and enhance the results.

● It is used for sagging areas of the face like:

○ Jowls and jawline

○ Browline

○ Under-eye area

○ Forehead

○ Cheeks

● They are also used to lift and tighten breasts, especially after pregnancy and weight loss.

● Advantages of thread lift:

○ Non-surgical procedure for treating the ageing signs

○ Quick procedure

○ A good option for patients who do not want to go for surgery due to fear or health

○ Faster recovery

○ Virtually no risk of surgical wound complications like scarring and bleeding

What are the various options for treatment at MEDSTAR?


● NovaThreads sutures are made from a biocompatible polydioxanone (PDO) material, for safe re-absorption by the body. They start dissolving in 4-6 months after placement. This results in increased collagen production and lifting of the skin.

● Types of NovaThreads are :

○ Barbed sutures are designed for lifting the skin and are usually placed near the hairline in order to gently pull back the skin and lift the cheeks and jowls.

○ Straight or curved smooth sutures are used for collagen stimulation and placed areas of the face with noticeable signs of ageing.

● These sutures are placed after local anaesthesia with the help of a thin cannula or needle. This whole process takes 3-45 minutes only and the patient is free to return to a normal daily routine.

Silhouette InstaLift

● Silhouette InstaLift are also biocompatible temporary sutures used to lift the face. They are mainly used for lifting skin rather than stimulating collagen production.

● These threads have tiny cones shape sutures interspersed for grabbing tissue efficiently. This helps in gathering more skin, producing a more noticeable lift to the face skin especially in the cheeks and jowls.

● This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and threads are inserted into the skin with the help of a thin needle. The whole procedure is completed in 45 minutes and the patient can resume the daily activities on the same day.

The patient will be advised to:

  • Take prescribed medications for mild swelling and bruising
  • Avoid rubbing face vigorously and sleeping on the side for a couple of weeks
  • Avoid vigorous exercises and saunas for the first week
  • Do not use moisturizer for a couple of weeks

Some visible swelling and bruising are expected with minimal recovery time after a successful thread lift procedure. The patient can resume daily life routine immediately.

Noticeable results can be seen instantly but final results are completely visible once swelling and bruising are gone. These results last from 1-3 years as threads are absorbed by the tissues of the body. Thread lift is a very good option in treating mild to moderate ageing signs safely and effectively without surgery.

Is thread lift procedure safe?

Yes, thread lift is a safe non-surgical procedure for lifting the facial skin for treating the signs of ageing. It is a good option for patients who don’t want to go for surgery for a facelift due to fear or their medical condition. Thread lift is used to the mild to moderate signs of ageing with safe and excellent results.

What happens in thread lift?

In the thread lift procedure, under local anaesthesia small biocompatible self-dissolving sutures are place inside the skin with the help of a thin needle or cannula. These sutures pull up the skin and stimulate collagen production to treat the ageing signs without surgery. This procedure is quick, safe and effective with the least to no complications post-treatment.

Who is the eligible candidate for a thread lift?

This procedure helps in lifting skin by few millimetres, so it is preferred in patients with mild to moderate signs of ageing. Patient in their late thirties to early fifties is an ideal candidate for this procedure. But it is also recommended to patients above 55 years in case they are not allowed or don’t want to go for a surgical facelift.

Who performs the thread lift procedure?

Doctor certified in skin cosmetic procedures, dermatologists and cosmetic surgeon performs the thread lift procedure. Make sure to go to the certified doctor for safe and good results with the least or no complications post-treatment. A skilled doctor will know what to do and what to avoid to achieve desired results safely.

What is the recovery time of thread lift?

Thread lift treatment in Dubai is a simple, easy and safe procedure. It is completed in 45-60 minutes and the patient can go home the same day. Recovery time is minimal and the patient can resume the work after the procedure immediately if want to. Mild and temporary symptoms of bruising, pain and swelling subside in few days to a week.

Can thread lift be performed with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, thread lift can be performed with other non-invasive skin cosmetic procedures for enhanced and natural-looking results. Other procedure like ultherapy is combined with thread lift for increased collagen production and cell growth resulting in tighter and younger skin with reduced lines & wrinkles.

Are facelift and thread lift the same?


Thread lift


Non-surgical procedure

Surgical procedure

Skin is lifted by the use of self-dissolving sutures inserted by a thin needle or cannula

Excess skin is removed and pulled up surgically

No surgical complications like scarring, bleeding

Surgical complications present like scarring, bleeding, wound infection.

Minimal recovery time

Recovery time is 2-4 weeks

Results last for 1 -3 years

Results can last for more than 10 years

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