What can Thread Lift do for you?

One of the most common complaints when it comes to ageing is loose, sagging skin on the face – particularly around the jawline. In the past this inevitable part of ageing could only be treated with drastic surgical procedures, but after advanced research the Thread Lift is now available at Courthouse Clinics. This innovative procedure works to firm and lift the skin in just 30 minutes, providing instant results with zero downtime.

During the treatment one of our specialist doctors inserts a biodegradable thread into predetermined sites in the face. After gentle tissue manipulation of the area there will be greatly improved contours and skin texture. The treatment can be used alongside Botox® and Dermal Fillers for natural-looking, full-face rejuvenation.

Please note that this treatment is not permanent as the thread naturally breaks down in the body after 12 to 18 months.

What issues are tackled with Thread Lift?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin folds
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Signs of ageing
  • Skin laxity
  • Loss of facial volume or definition

How Thread Lift works

Thread Lift is a very simple and quick procedure designed to lift the mid-section of the face to improve contours and skin tone.
  • Biodegradable thread is used to gently pull the skin upwards while simultaneously stimulating collagen production, furthering the improvement to ageing skin even after the treatment is complete.
  • The doctor applies the thread beneath the skin in a formation that best suits your face shape and expectations from treatment. Multiple threads can be used to enhanced the effect.
  • Over time the thread will be reabsorbed back into the body, at which point you can choose whether to have new threads applied or allow your skin to return to its condition pre-treatment.

There are a number of differing Thread Lift techniques, as shown in the diagram above. In the consultation the doctor will assess your needs and choose the one most suited to you.


As we age collagen and elastin, the proteins within our skin, begin to weaken and break down. This results in loose and fragile skin that gathers in folds and wrinkles. Thread Lift counteracts this issue with the use of a biodegradable thread that supports the skin, helping it to lift and firm for a more youthful look.

After a small amount of local anaesthetic the doctor will insert the thread beneath the skin using a fine needle. Once in place, the doctor will lightly compress the tissue to reshape it by hand so as to obtain the desired lifting effect. The result is firmer skin with improved contours without any need for incisions, stitches or downtime.

This treatment is the perfect balance between a surgical and non-surgical procedure. It is effective in diminishing the appearance of ageing skin without the invasiveness or side effects that comes with surgery. The treatment can also be used alongside Botox and Dermal Fillers for a truly naturally rejuvenated complexion.

All potential risks and side effects will be discussed during your consultation. The most common side effects associated with Thread Lift includes bleeding, tenderness and redness. If present, these side effects will be temporary and should subside completely within a few weeks of treatment. Additionally, there is also the risk of infection or allergic reaction.

Men and women with mild to moderate facial wrinkles and skin laxity. Book a consultation with one of our doctors to determine your suitability for treatment.

The final results of Thread Lift will last between 12-18 months.

A topical anaesthetic will be applied to the face beforehand. You may feel a slight pinch as the needle enters the skin, but most patients report they feel little to no discomfort.