Thread Lift

In the ever-evolving world of aesthetic treatments, thread lifts have emerged as a revolutionary solution for those seeking facial rejuvenation without going under the knife. This non-surgical procedure offers a subtle yet effective way to combat the signs of ageing, providing a refreshed and youthful appearance with minimal downtime.

A brief overview of thread lifts

Thread lifts, also known as suture lifts or thread facelifts, use specially designed threads to lift and tighten sagging skin. These sutures, made from biodegradable materials, are strategically placed under the skin to create an immediate lifting effect. Over time, they stimulate collagen production, further improving skin texture and firmness.

Why thread lifts are growing in popularity

The appeal of thread lifts lies in their ability to deliver noticeable results without the risks and recovery time associated with traditional surgical facelifts. As more and more people seek ‘tweaks’ – subtle improvements that don’t dramatically alter their appearance – thread lifts have become an increasingly popular choice. They offer a middle ground between non-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers and more invasive surgical procedures, making them an attractive option for those looking to refresh their appearance without significant downtime.

Perpetual Aesthetics’ Expertise in Thread Lift Procedures

At Perpetual Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of aesthetic medicine. Our team of highly skilled practitioners have extensive experience in performing thread lift procedures, ensuring that each treatment is tailored to the individual needs and desires of our clients. We understand that the decision to undergo aesthetic treatment is a personal one, which is why we’re committed to providing you with comprehensive information and expert guidance throughout your journey.

What Are Thread Lifts?

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the world of aesthetic treatments, you’ve probably heard the buzz about thread lifts. But what exactly are they? Let’s unravel the mystery behind this innovative procedure that’s taking the beauty world by storm. At its core, a thread lift is a minimally invasive way to give your face a little lift. Think of it as the younger, less intense cousin of a facelift. Instead of going under the knife, this treatment uses specially designed threads to lift and tighten your skin. It’s like giving your face a subtle but effective lift without the drama of surgery.

The concept of using sutures in cosmetic procedures isn’t brand new, but it’s come a long way since its early days. Back in the 1990s, doctors began experimenting with permanent sutures to lift sagging skin. While innovative, these early attempts often led to complications. Fast forward to today and we’re using much smarter, dissolvable sutures that not only lift but also stimulate your body’s collagen production.

The beauty of modern thread lifts is their versatility. Whether you’re looking to lift your cheeks, define your jawline or even give your neck a little lift, there’s probably a thread lift solution for you. And the best part? The results look natural. You won’t walk out looking like a different person – just a fresher, more vibrant version of yourself.

As we delve deeper into the world of thread lifts, you’ll discover how this seemingly simple procedure can make a world of difference. It’s not about dramatic transformation, it’s about helping you look like the best version of yourself. And isn’t that what we all want?

How Do Thread Lifts Work?

Thread lifts have revolutionised the world of non-surgical facial rejuvenation, offering a unique blend of immediate results and long-term benefits. But what’s the science behind this revolutionary treatment? Let’s unravel the mystery of how thread lifts work their magic.

At the heart of thread lift technology is a deceptively simple concept: using specially designed threads to lift and reposition sagging skin. But these aren’t your ordinary sutures. Made from biocompatible materials, they’re carefully crafted to interact with your body in remarkable ways.

When you come to Perpetual Aesthetics for a thread lift, our skilled practitioners begin by inserting these threads under your skin using fine needles or cannulas. It may sound a little scary, but don’t worry – the procedure is minimally invasive and performed under local anaesthetic for your comfort.

Once in place, these filaments do more than just sit there. They’re equipped with tiny cones or barbs, that grip your underlying tissues. As our practitioners gently adjust the threads, they create an instant lifting effect, subtly lifting sagging skin and restoring more youthful contours to your face.

But the real beauty of thread lifts is what happens next. You see, your body is incredibly clever. When it detects these threads, it thinks, “Hello, what’s this?” and starts its natural healing response. This is where the magic begins.

Your body begins to produce new collagen around the sutures. Often referred to as the scaffolding of the skin, collagen is crucial to maintaining that plump, youthful look we all crave. As new collagen forms, it gradually improves the texture and firmness of your skin. This process, known as neo-collagenesis, continues for months after your treatment, gradually improving the quality of your skin.

But it’s not just about collagen. The healing response triggered by the sutures also stimulates the production of elastin, another vital protein that keeps your skin firm and elastic. Increased blood flow to the treated areas brings a healthy glow, nourishing your skin from within.

So while you’ll leave our clinic with an immediate lift, the best is yet to come. In the weeks and months that follow, you’ll notice your skin becoming firmer, smoother and more radiant. It’s like your body is slowly turning back the clock, all thanks to those clever little threads.

At Perpetual Aesthetics, we love explaining this dual-action approach to our clients. There’s something truly fascinating about a treatment that offers both instant gratification and long-term benefits. It’s this combination that makes thread lifts stand out in the world of aesthetic treatments.

Of course, it’s important to remember that everyone’s experience is unique. The immediate lifting effect is usually subtle – enough to refresh your appearance without anyone suspecting you’ve had “work done”. Long-term improvements are gradual, mimicking the natural process of youthful skin renewal.

Essentially, thread lifts work by harnessing your body’s own regenerative powers. They give your skin the little boost it needs to remember how to behave like its younger self. It’s not about dramatic changes, it’s about restoring your natural, refreshed appearance.

As we often tell our clients at Perpetual Aesthetics, thread lifts are like a gentle nudge to your skin, encouraging it to rediscover its youthful vitality. It’s a sophisticated approach to facial rejuvenation that goes beyond just lifting to offer a holistic improvement in the overall quality and appearance of your skin.

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Thread Lift Procedure: What to Expect

If you’re considering a thread lift at Perpetual Aesthetics, you may be wondering what exactly happens during the treatment. Let’s take you through the journey, from your first consultation to the moment you walk out looking refreshed.

Your thread-lifting experience starts with a friendly chat. When you come in, we’ll sit down and discuss your goals and concerns. It’s a bit like talking to a knowledgeable friend who happens to be an expert in facial aesthetics. We’ll examine your face, assess your skin and talk about what thread lifts can realistically achieve for you. This is your time to ask questions and share your thoughts and together we’ll create a treatment plan that’s as unique as you are.

On the day of your treatment, we recommend that you arrive with a clean face, free of make-up. Think of it as giving your skin a blank canvas for transformation. We’ll start by making you comfortable and applying a numbing cream to make the procedure as painless as possible. The treated area is then deeply anaesthetised with lidocaine injections for maximum comfort during the implantation of the sutures.

The treatment itself is quite fascinating. Using a fine needle or cannula, our practitioner will carefully thread the dissolvable stitches under your skin. It may sound a little scary, but most of our clients find it surprisingly comfortable. As the sutures are inserted and gently pulled, you’ll feel a slight tightening sensation – that’s the lifting effect happening right in front of your eyes.

The whole process usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the areas we’re treating. Before you know it, you’ll be admiring your refreshed reflection in the mirror. Don’t be surprised if you look a little red or slightly puffy – this is perfectly normal and will subside quickly.

One of the best things about thread lifts is the minimal downtime. You can usually go about your day straight after the procedure, although we do recommend taking it easy for a day or two. You may experience some minor swelling or bruising, but this is nothing that can’t be covered up with some clever make-up if necessary.

In the days following your treatment, you’ll start to see the results settle in. The initial tightness will give way to a natural-looking lift, and over the coming weeks your skin will look increasingly radiant as the collagen-boosting effects kick in.

At Perpetual Aesthetics, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your progress and answer any questions you may have. Think of us as your partners in this rejuvenating journey – we’re always here to make sure you love your results.

Ideal Candidates for Thread Lifts

Now you may be wondering if a thread lift is right for you. While it’s a fantastic option for many, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Let’s talk about who is more likely to benefit from this innovative treatment.

Thread lifts often work wonders for people in their late 30s to early 60s. If you’ve noticed that your cheeks aren’t as plump as they used to be, or your jawline isn’t as defined, you could be an ideal candidate. It’s perfect for those early signs of ageing – when you’re starting to see some sagging, but your skin still has good elasticity.

Imagine you’re at the point where you look in the mirror and think, “I could use a little lift, but I’m not ready for surgery”. That’s where thread lifts come in. They’re great for treating mild to moderate skin laxity, giving you a refreshed look without going under the knife.

Thread lifts are particularly effective for specific concerns. If you’ve noticed that your cheeks are looking a little flat or that you’re starting to develop jowls, a thread lift could be your new best friend. They’re also great for lifting slightly drooping eyebrows, softening those laugh lines (nasolabial folds, if we’re being technical) and even giving your neck a more youthful look.

But here’s the thing – thread lifts are not for everyone, and at Perpetual Aesthetics we believe in being upfront about this. If you have very thin or fragile skin, or if you’re dealing with severe sagging, you may be better suited to other treatments. The same goes for people with certain medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases or blood clotting disorders.

It’s also worth noting that thread lifts work best if you have realistic expectations. They offer a noticeable improvement but won’t provide the dramatic results of a surgical facelift. Think of it as a subtle touch-up rather than a total transformation.

Your lifestyle also plays a role. If you’re a heavy smoker or have recently taken certain medications, we may need to delay your treatment or explore other options. And if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, we’ll advise you to wait before considering a thread lift.

At Perpetual Aesthetics, we believe that the key to great results is choosing the right treatment for each individual. That’s why we always start with a thorough consultation. We’ll talk about your goals, assess your skin and be completely honest about what thread lifts can achieve for you.

Remember, beauty isn’t one-size-fits-all, and neither are aesthetic treatments. Whether a thread lift turns out to be the perfect solution for you, or we discover another treatment that’s better for you, our goal is to help you feel confident and radiant in your own skin.

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Areas Treatable with Thread Lifts

When it comes to thread lifts, you might be surprised at just how versatile they can be. At Perpetual Aesthetics, we’ve seen these clever little threads work their magic on many different parts of the face and body. Let’s take a little tour, shall we?

First stop: the face. This is where thread lifts shine. Think of your cheeks – maybe they’re not quite as cheeky as they used to be. A strategically placed thread can lift them back to their youthful position, restoring that lovely apple-like fullness. Moving down, we often use threads to tackle the dreaded jowls. You know, that slight sagging along the jawline that can make you look a little serious or tired? A few well-placed threads can redefine your jawline and give you back that crisp contour.

Don’t forget those pesky nasolabial folds – the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. These can deepen as we age, but thread lifts can beautifully soften them. And while we’re on the subject, threads can also do wonders for marionette lines – those downhill lines from the corners of your mouth that can make you look a bit grumpy even when you’re not!

Now let’s talk about the neck. It’s often said that the neck can give away your age, even if your face looks youthful. Thread lifts can help here too, tightening and smoothing the skin to restore a more youthful neck contour. It’s not quite a turkey neck cure-all, but for mild to moderate sagging, the results can be quite remarkable.

The beauty of thread lifts is that they can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for a full face lift or just want to target a specific area, threads offer a flexible solution. And the best part? The results look natural. You’ll still look like you – just a fresher, more rested version of yourself.

Benefits of Thread Lifts

Now that we’ve explored where thread lifts can work their magic, let’s talk about why so many of our clients at Perpetual Aesthetics fall in love with this treatment. The benefits? They’re pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves.

Let’s start with the elephant in the room – surgery. Or rather, the lack of it. Thread lifts are a fantastic alternative for those who want to turn back the clock but aren’t ready to go under the knife. No general anaesthetic, no long hospital stays and no scars to hide. It’s a lunchtime procedure with after-work results!

Speaking of results, that brings us to our next point. Thread lifts offer the holy grail of aesthetic treatments – natural-looking results. You won’t leave looking like someone else. Instead, you’ll look like yourself on a good day. Your friends may comment that you look well-rested or ask if you’ve changed your skincare routine. Little do they know, it’s all down to a few cleverly placed threads.

Now let’s talk about downtime. With our busy lives, who has time for weeks of downtime? With thread lifts, you don’t. Most of our clients are back to their normal routines the very next day. There may be a little swelling or bruising, but nothing a good concealer can’t handle. It’s the perfect ‘tweakment’ for those who want results without the recovery time.

But the benefits don’t stop there. Thread lifts are the gift that keeps on giving. While you’ll see an immediate lifting effect, the real magic happens over time. These threads stimulate your body to produce more collagen, which means your skin will continue to improve in texture and firmness for months after the treatment.

Flexibility is another big plus. At Perpetual Aesthetics, we can tailor your thread lift treatment to suit your individual needs. Want a little lift in your cheeks but don’t need much help with your jawline? No problem. Looking for a full facelift? We can do that too. It’s all about creating a treatment plan that works for you.

Let’s not forget about longevity. Although not permanent, the results of a thread lift can last between 12 and 18 months. And because the treatment stimulates collagen production, many of our clients find that the quality of their skin improves even after the threads have dissolved.

Finally, there’s the confidence boost. It’s hard to put a price on feeling good about yourself when you look in the mirror. Our clients often tell us that thread lifts have put a new spring in their step and helped them feel more like themselves again.

At Perpetual Aesthetics, we believe that the best aesthetic treatments are those that enhance your natural beauty, not mask it. Thread lifts do just that, providing a subtle yet effective way to refresh your appearance. It’s no wonder they’re becoming increasingly popular with those in the know!

Thread Lift Safety

At Perpetual Aesthetics, your safety is our number one priority. Although thread lifts are generally considered to be a low-risk procedure, it’s important to be fully informed about all aspects of your treatment.

As with any cosmetic procedure, thread lifts can sometimes cause minor, temporary side effects. You may experience some swelling, bruising or tenderness in the treated areas. These effects usually disappear within a few days and many of our clients find that they can be easily managed with a little concealer and some gentle self-care.

We take every precaution to minimise the risks. This starts with a thorough consultation to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for treatment. We use only the highest quality sutures and adhere to strict hygiene and safety protocols.

Our practitioners are highly trained and experienced in thread lift techniques. They’ll guide you through the entire process, from preparation to aftercare, making sure you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.

Remember, choosing a qualified provider is critical to ensuring a safe and successful thread lift experience. At Perpetual Aesthetics, we combine expertise with a commitment to your well-being, helping you achieve beautiful results with peace of mind.

While no procedure is entirely without risk, thread lifts have a strong safety profile when performed by skilled professionals. We’re always here to address any concerns you may have and provide honest, transparent information to help you make the best decision for your aesthetic journey.

Thread Lifts vs Other Facial Treatments

In the world of aesthetic treatments, it can sometimes feel like you’re navigating a maze of options. At Perpetual Aesthetics, we often have clients asking how thread lifts compare to other popular treatments. So let’s have a chat about where thread lifts fit into the grand scheme of facial rejuvenation.

Let’s start with the elephant in the room – surgical facelifts. There’s no denying that a facelift can offer dramatic results. It’s like hitting the reset button on your face. But it’s also major surgery, with all the risks and downtime that entails. Thread lifts, on the other hand, offer a middle ground. They give you a noticeable lift without the need for incisions or general anaesthetic. Think of it as a ‘facelift lite’ – less dramatic, sure, but also less invasive and with a much quicker recovery.

What about injectables such as dermal fillers and Botox? These are fantastic treatments in their own right. Botox smoothes out wrinkles by relaxing muscles, while fillers plump up areas that have lost volume. Thread lifts work differently – they physically lift sagging tissue and stimulate collagen production. While you may need repeat treatments with Botox and fillers every few months, thread lifts can last a year or more.

But here’s a little secret – these treatments don’t have to compete. In fact, at Perpetual Aesthetics, we often combine thread lifts with other treatments for a complete rejuvenation. Imagine getting a thread lift to restore your facial contours, a touch of Botox to smooth out crow’s feet and a dash of filler to plump up your lips. It’s like a symphony of treatments, each playing its part to create a harmonious result.

The beauty of thread lifts is their versatility. They can be a stand-alone treatment for those who want a natural-looking lift, or part of a wider treatment plan. It’s all about finding the right combination for your individual needs and goals.

How Long Do Thread Lifts Last?

A question we often hear at Perpetual Aesthetics is, “How long will my thread lift results last?” It’s a great question and the answer, like many things in aesthetics, is that it depends.

On average, you can expect to enjoy the results of your thread lift for about 12 to 18 months. But don’t be surprised if you continue to love your results even after that. You see, thread lifts have this clever trick up their sleeve – they stimulate your body’s collagen production. So while the threads themselves dissolve over time, the collagen boost they trigger can lead to longer-lasting improvements in your skin’s texture and firmness.

Now, it’s worth noting that everyone’s experience is unique. Factors such as your age, skin type, lifestyle and how well you care for your skin can all influence how long your results last. For example, if you’re a sun worshipper or a smoker, your results may fade more quickly. On the other hand, if you’re diligent about your skincare routine and sun protection, you may be lucky to enjoy your results for even longer.

The area treated can also play a role in longevity. Some areas, such as the cheeks, tend to hold the lift longer, while more mobile areas, such as around the mouth, may fade more quickly.

But here’s the thing – even as the lifting effect wears off, many of our clients find that their skin still looks better than before the treatment, thanks to the collagen-boosting effect we mentioned earlier.

At Perpetual Aesthetics, we’re committed to helping you maintain your results for as long as possible. We may recommend a skincare regime to complement your thread lift, or suggest regular ‘touch-up’ treatments to keep you looking your best.

Remember, thread lifts aren’t about dramatic overnight changes. They’re about subtle, natural-looking improvements that help you look like the best version of yourself. And with proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy that refreshed, lifted look for longer than you might think.

Choosing a Provider for Thread Lifts

Let’s talk about something really important – choosing the right provider for your thread lift. At Perpetual Aesthetics, we believe this decision is as important as the procedure itself. After all, you’re entrusting your face to someone!

First of all, qualifications are important. You wouldn’t want a chef performing surgery, would you? The same principle applies. Look for a practitioner who’s not only qualified in general aesthetics but also has specific training and experience in thread lift procedures. At Perpetual Aesthetics, our team are constantly updating their skills and staying at the forefront of thread lift techniques.

But it’s not just about certificates on the wall. Experience counts for a lot in this field. An experienced practitioner has seen it all – different face shapes, skin types and unique challenges. They can anticipate potential problems and know how to achieve the most natural-looking results. When you come to us, you’ll benefit from years of hands-on experience.

Now let’s talk about the consultation. This is your chance to get a feel for the practitioner and the clinic. Do they listen to your concerns? Do they take the time to explain the procedure in detail? At Perpetual Aesthetics, we believe in having a real conversation with our clients. We want to understand your goals, assess your suitability for the treatment, and ensure you’re comfortable with every aspect of the procedure.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. How many sutures have you done? What type of sutures do they use? Can they show you before and after photos of their work? A good practitioner will welcome these questions. They should be transparent about the procedure, including potential risks and realistic outcomes.

The clinic environment is also important. Is it clean and professional? Does it have the latest equipment? These are all signs of a provider who takes their work seriously.
Finally, trust your instincts. Do you feel comfortable with the practitioner? Do you feel pressured or do you feel they have your best interests at heart? At Perpetual Aesthetics, we believe in building relationships with our clients based on trust and mutual respect.

Remember, choosing a thread lift provider isn’t just about finding the cheapest deal. It’s about finding someone who can safely and effectively help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Take your time, do your research and choose a provider who makes you feel safe and cared for.

Preparing for Your Thread Lift Procedure

So you’ve decided to have a thread lift at Perpetual Aesthetics. Exciting times! Let’s talk about how to prepare for your big day. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as you might think.

First, let’s talk about the weeks leading up to your treatment.

If you’re a smoker, now is a good time to cut down or, better still, quit altogether. Smoking can interfere with the healing process and affect your results. It’s also a good idea to avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamin E for about a week before your procedure. But don’t change any prescribed medication without consulting your doctor first.

In the days before your facelift, think kind thoughts about your skin. Avoid harsh exfoliants or any treatments that could irritate your skin. We want your face to be in tip-top condition for the procedure.

Get a good night’s sleep the night before. Beauty sleep isn’t just an expression – rested skin is happy skin! In the morning, eat a light breakfast and stay hydrated. But go easy on the coffee – we don’t want you to be too jittery.

On the day of your treatment, come with a clean face. This means no make-up, no moisturiser, nothing. Just your beautiful bare skin. Wear comfortable clothing – something with a front opening is ideal so you don’t have to pull anything over your face after the treatment.

Before we start your treatment, we’ll go over everything with you. This is your chance to ask any last-minute questions or express any concerns. At Perpetual Aesthetics we want you to feel completely comfortable and informed.

After the procedure, we’ll give you detailed instructions for your aftercare. It’s a good idea to have someone drive you home so you can relax. Plan a quiet evening – it’s the perfect excuse for some self-care!

Remember, preparation is the key to a smooth and successful thread-lifting experience. By following these simple steps, you’ll be setting yourself up for the best possible results. And don’t forget – we’re here to help you every step of the way. Your journey to a refreshed, lifted you is about to begin!


As we wrap up our deep dive into the world of thread lifts, let’s take a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned. Thread lifts have emerged as a fantastic option for those seeking a refreshed, youthful appearance without the commitment of surgery. They offer a unique combination of immediate results and long-term benefits, all with minimal downtime.

At Perpetual Aesthetics, we’ve seen first-hand how thread lifts can transform not only faces but also confidence. There’s something special about seeing a client’s eyes light up when they first see their refreshed reflection.

But remember, thread lifts aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. They’re one tool in our extensive toolbox of aesthetic treatments. The key is to find the right approach for you – your unique face, your personal goals, and your lifestyle.

That’s why we always start with a consultation. We want to understand what you’re hoping to achieve, assess your skin and create a bespoke treatment plan that matches your vision of your best self.

Whether you’re just starting to notice the signs of ageing and want to nip them in the bud, or you’re looking for a way to refresh your look without going under the knife, thread lifts could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

So why not take the next step? Book a consultation with us at Perpetual Aesthetics. Let’s talk about your aesthetic goals and explore whether thread lifts could be the key to unlocking your most confident, radiant self.

Remember, the best version of you is always you – we’re just here to help you look your best. Here’s to feeling fantastic in the skin you’re in!

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INP Kornelia Hauck

INP Kornelia Hauck

Kornelia Hauck is an Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber and Holistic Practitioner, specialising in Aesthetics. Kornelia has been practising nursing for over 25 years since graduating from Tychy Medical High School in 1989. Curious by nature, she wanted to explore different cultures and soon found herself working for Red Cross Germany - DRK e.V.

In Berlin, she developed immense empathy skills and willingness to help others. At her work for Golders Green Nursing as a private nurse, she also learned holistic ways of treating patients and earned ITEC level three certification from City and Islington college with the Federation of Holistic Therapists membership. Her interest in education and natural ways of healing didn't stop there. In 2012, she was certified Platelet Rich Plasma Technician at Medics Direct before eventually becoming owner and director of former Korniahealth, now widely known as Perpetual Aesthetics. Furthermore, she continued her professional development in Aesthetics with Wigmore Medical to eventually become advanced Aesthetics Practitioner. At the University of Bedfordshire, she achieved her masters in nursing with the title: Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber.

You can reach her at or on Instagram @kornelia_hauck

INP Kornelia Hauck is a founder of Perpetual Aesthetics Ltd. located at London's prestigious Harley Street where she currently performs her signature aesthetics treatments.