Project Description

Facial Thread Lifting

Also known as a Non-Surgical Facelift

What is Facial Threading?

Facial Threading is designed to lift and hold soft and sagging facial tissues for a refreshed look and more defined facial contours. Essentially, it is a non-surgical and non-invasive facelift.

As we age, our skin begins to suffer minor downward gravitational effects, and the face starts to become more “bottom heavy”. This causes visible skin laxity and facial sagging. Skin laxity occurs when the skin loses its firmness and structure.

A facial thread lift aims to combat these signs of ageing.


Improves Laxity and facial sagging.

Immediate and long-lasting facial contour reshaping.

Improvement of facial contour deformities.

Get rid of your jowls.

Helps reduce deep wrinkles.

Before & After Treatment Results


After Care

In order to achieve safe and effective results from your treatment, please follow the instructions outlined below:

  • Use a cold pack to reduce swelling and redness on the treated area.
  • It’s best to sleep on your back for about 3-5 days, in an elevated position.
  • Don’t use make-up for as long as possible (minimum 24 hours).
  • Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing or massaging (5 days)
  • Avoid excessive face and neck movements (2 weeks).
  • Over-exposure to direct sunlight is not recommended and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks).
  • No exercise, especially high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks).
  • Do not use saunas or hammams (3 weeks).
  • No dental surgery (3 weeks).
  • Refrain from  face and neck massages (4 weeks).
  • We recommend leaving 2 weeks between aesthetic treatments. Depending on the procedures, a longer time interval may be required.
  • Drink lots of water! (1.5-2.0 litres of water per day).


  • Immediately after the implant, it is normal to have irregularities and skin depressions that will disappear within a few days
  • Reactions such as erythema (redness), edema (swelling) and needle-induced trauma with consequent blood haematomas may be induced by the way of implantation and the product itself and usually resolve in a span of time between few hours or a few days with or without proper medical therapy
  • Allergic reactions or infections may occur. In this case you need to contact Dr. Natalia to evaluate an appropriate treatment option for you.

Please contact us immediately if  you experience any of the above mentioned side effects, or if you experience excessive pain and discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Definisse threads made of?
Definisse threads are based on a well-defined blend of poly(L-Lactide-co-ε-caprolactone).

Are the Definisse threads absorbable?
Yes, 1 year from insertion.

How long with the results last?

The results last for up to 2 years.

Who will be looking after me?
Dr. Natalia Bratu will be performing the procedure.

What types of threads are there?

There are 3 different types of  lifting threads: Double Needle Threads, Free Floating Threads & Ancorage Threads.

Double Needle Threads

These threads are used for cheek, jawline, oval and lateral reshaping around the eyebrows or lower jaw area.

JR Technique – Jawline Reshaping

This technique allows for the reshaping of the frame of the jawline, providing a minimally invasive thread lifting of the lower face.

The lateral lifting of the soft tissue on the mandibular area allows for better definition of the mandibular angle.

MR Technique – Malar Reshaping

This allows for the reshaping of the facial frame by lifting the superficial fat compartments of the malar and cheekbone area, to a more upper and lateral position.

Malar region contouring is indicated to the patients having the following problems:

  • Sunken and saggy cheeks.
  • Facial contour deformities.
  • Malar asymmetry.
  • The irregular shape of the cheekbone.
LR Technique – Lateral Reshaping

Lateral Reshaping reshapes by lifting the superficial fat compartment of the cheeks to a more upper and more lateral position. Studies have shown that this particular technique is extremely effective in Caucasians.

OR-V Technique – Oval Reshaping

Oval Reshaping allows for the reshaping of the facial frame by lifting the mid and lower face cheek fat, which results in a more oval face.

Free Floating Threads

Used for soft tissue repositioning, primarily around the cheekbones.

STR-2 Technique – Soft Tissue Reshaping 2

STR-2 allows for repositioning of the malar tissue and the remodelling of the treated area in those affected by mild Ptosis. Ptosis is when the upper eyelid droops over the eye. It can sometimes be caused by damage to the nerve that controls the eyelid muscles.

STR-3 Technique – Soft Tissue Reshaping 3

This technique is very similar to STR-2, but is used to treat those with moderate ptosis.

Ancorage Threads

AGR-J Technique – Anti-Gravity Jawline Reshaping

This is an advanced treatment that allows for the reshaping of the lower face, providing a minimally invasive face lift.

AGR-M Technique – Anti-Gravity Malar Reshaping

Similar to AGR-J, this particular treatment reshapes and repositions the malar area. Both techniques aim to slow down the signs of ageing, such as sagging, jowling or facial heaviness.

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