Thread lifting

Fine fibre facial contouring (threading) is an anti-aging technique that allows for minimally invasive tightening of loose connective tissue in an outpatient setting.



Known to many as fine thread contouring or thread lifting, the procedure involves inserting thin needles assembled with surgically absorbable threads into the deeper layers of the skin after an anaesthetic cream is applied, which can visibly tighten sagging, loose skin. The insertion of dozens of absorbable threads into the deeper layers of the skin triggers regeneration and wound healing, resulting in tissue contraction, improved tissue microcirculation and collagen production, which significantly improves skin firmness.

The final result is visible after about 3-6 months, but immediately after the procedure, the skin tightens and the facial contour improves.

The thread is made of polydioxanone (PDO), a surgical suture material that has been used for decades. It is the surgical suture material that causes the least tissue reaction of all known surgical suture materials. It takes approximately 6 months to fully absorb after placement in the skin.

Impact mechanism

  • collagen induction (firming, contouring effect)
  • stimulation of local microcirculation (brighter complexion)
  • activation of regeneration processes (healthy, glowing skin)
  • volumizing effect

Main fields of application

  • slight loss of tone
  • loose jawline
  • correction of the nasolabial fold
  • fine “crow’s feet”
  • neck
  • forehead wrinkles
  • treatment of mild facial asymmetry and facial nerve palsy

When is threading not recommended?

  • Active infection on the surface to be treated
  • Tendency to pathological scarring
  • Taking an anticoagulant
  • Have a history of problems during previous Thread Lifting treatment
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding
  • Receiving immunosuppressive treatment