Thread-lifting or the “Non-Surgical Facelift” is one of the advancements in Facial Aesthetics that has revolutionised our ability to treat the aging process on the face without the invasive nature, extended recovery time and cost of a surgical face lift.
At NU-U Clinics in Maidenhead we use advanced PDO threads to lift areas of the face that are sagging and put them back in place leading to a more youthful appearance. This is all undertaken without the need to make a single cut with a scalpel in the skin. PDO stands for Polydioxanone and is a material that has been used in the medical world for decades. PDO threads are an absorbable suture which can stay in the skin for up to 6 months, however the lifting effect is long lasting as the treatment encourages the body to produce new collagen fibres which may last up to 2 years. It is a very safe procedure without the need for any real downtime. It is non-permanent but does produce long lasting results. The results give a natural look with improvement of areas that have changed with time.
Our Doctors trained in Thread-lifting at the world-renowned Professor Khanna Training Institute for Advanced Facial Aesthetics. Here they gained knowledge and experience of advanced thread-lifting techniques that are anatomically safe and cause virtually no downtime. Patients walk away after a thread-lift looking instantly better. At NU-U we use a brand of threads called V-soft. These are the only brand to have one small injection point with placement thus minimising skin trauma. The doctors are able to treat lower face, mid face and brows with threads. This treatment can define jawlines, resolve nasolabial folds, tighten jowls, put sunken cheeks back in to place and also lift brows to ease brow ptosis (skin hanging over eyes).
What to expect
A thread-lift involves small injections in to the skin to numb the treatment area and then the thread is placed under the skin. Results are visible immediately. As with many of our other treatments we use a cannula to avoid bruising. Many patients combine thread-lifting with other treatments such as Botox or Dermal fillers for a fuller facial rejuvenation. Our Doctors are happy discuss all options available and this is undertaken at a pre-treatment consultation.
After having your treatment you are advised to avoid any rubbing of the area and to avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, saunas and extreme temperatures for up to 2 weeks. You will be invited to attend a review appointment 3 weeks later for any adjustments that may be necessary.
Can you see the threads?
No, they are very thin and situated in the fat underneath the skin.
Does it hurt?
The area is numbed with local anaesthetic but you will still be able to feel a slight stinging sensation on occasion.
How do I know if the treatment is right for me?
Our Doctors will carry out a thorough evaluation of your needs in a pre-treatment consultation.
I cannot recommend NU-U highly enough. I have had my “Vampire Facelift” done by both Dr Rai and Dr Punater and each time it has had an amazing effect on my skin. I’m so glad I have found these doctors. They are welcoming and know exactly how to make your skin so much more radiant.
Excellent. I went to NU-U just before my wedding due to some frown lines. My treatment was amazing start to finish. Everything I was worried about was carefully looked at and precisely corrected.
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Excellent service. I’ve had several different treatments from Dr Punater at NU-U. Each one has given great results and I’ve been amazed at how easy he makes everything look. This is definitely the best place I have been to for cosmetic treatments.
From the moment I was greeted by Dr Rai I felt I was in safe hands. This is an amazing clinic where they really aim to look after you and I wouldn’t trust anyone other than Dr Rai now. The botox injections I had were far less painful and gave a much better result than anywhere I’ve been before. Would highly recommend NU-U to everyone.
Great Professional Service! I felt at ease with these guys. Very caring, professional and explained everything to me. Gave me my options and guided me through what would be best for my skin. I’ve not been to other clinics and having chosen this one I don’t think I’d ever go anywhere else.