Thread Lift. Non-Surgical Face Lift

Thread lifts -what are they?

A thread lift is an advanced minimally-invasive alternative to a surgical face lift. It is particularly useful to improve the nasolabial folds, jowls and jawline.
The threads we use are made from absorbable medical suture material, which has been in use for years in surgery. Most patients get an immediate benefit, which improves over 3 months. 

Thread lift before and after

Before the treatment you will be given local anaesthetic and any discomfort is usually minimal. You are likely to be sore and your face may be swollen for at least a few days afterwards.
We therefore recommend that you take it very easy for at least 4 days after the procedure and avoid heavy physical activities for 2 weeks.

Thread Lift Before & After

We use market leader Silhouette Soft cone treads as our preferred choice. They are made in the USA and are approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), which gives our patients excellent reassurance on quality and efficacy. 

We often combine thread lifts with other treatments, such as microneeling/PRP, ‘botox’ and dermal filler for best results. A good result can usually be achieved for a combined cost of around £2000 over 2-3 appointments.

Thread Lift

 2 weeks before the procedure botulinum toxin is recommended to relax the muscles of the lower face and neck.  4 weeks after the procedure further isolated threads or subtle dermal filler may be required to achieve maximum benefit and a truly natural looking result. 

The procedure is carried out by Dr Thorsteinsson, who has carried out thousands of facial surgical and aesthetic procedures over the past 8 years, including complex reconstructive surgery after skin cancer.The price of the procedure may vary according to the needs of each patient.

A thread lift is a minimally invasive, rejuvenation treatment using special surgical threads to lift and regenerate sagging skin. Common sites are on the mid-face, jowls and neck where they can give a tighter, more youthful appearance.

It’s hugely important to us at Freyja Medical that our patients achieve the results they want. We believe this starts with a thorough consultation.

You will have the time you need to talk things through with our highly trained medical practitioners. We will take the time to discuss aspects of your skin or appearance you may be unhappy with, your desired results, costs and timings. We want you to leave your consultation feeling confident, fully informed and happy with any decisions you have made. Our bespoke Skin/Deep Methodology for consultation and assessment will make sure we give you the right advice on any treatments to fully address your concerns while still maintaining a natural, but refreshed look.

Administered by our exceptionally skilled Surgical Doctor (Dr Thorsteinsson), over time these facial thread lifts  stimulate collagen production to restore facial volume and smooth out deep lines and wrinkles. We use a brand called Silhouette Soft threads which are designed to treat the signs of ageing and give you a naturally refreshed appearance.

It provides a fantastic dual effect with the immediate lift when the tread is placed and the long-term collagen regeneration effects on top.

The threads are inserted under the skin using a needle (no need to go under the knife!), to lift and tighten the sagging tissue in problem areas.

Patient Feedback

‘Working in the medical arena I have sometimes struggled to negotiate finding a clinic I feel I can fully trust. It is after all a big decision to trust someone with your face. However Freyja medical is run by medical professionals and is a highly professional, friendly and reassuring place to have a treatment. They are not only highly skilled at what they do but also at listening exactly to your needs and delivering exactly the required results. I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. I would 100% recommend them.’

‘My consultation was professional and informative. Dr. Thorsteinsson talked me through all aspects of the treatment and I left with all the information I needed (and a booked appointment!!). Highly recommended’

‘Here I am, 3 days post op, face thread lift procedure and so far very happy, no bruising -yay!!! I was very anxious beforehand but the doctors were amazing at putting me at ease, no pain or discomfort at all throughout the procedure. I won’t see the full effect for a couple of months but I can already see subtle changes, so, to anyone considering a face thread lift I would have no hesitation in recommending Freyja Medical’

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treatment time

60 minutes

recovery time

3-7 days

number of treatments


how long does it last

1-2 years

course of treatment


approximate cost