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Threadlift at a glance

Procedure Type

Procedure Type



Lifted and redefine facial features. Smoothens wrinkles, brightens skin tone. Rejuvenate and
lifts the skin. Improve skin elasticity

*Results varies with individuals



Small bumps/bruising over treated area that
will subside within 7 days.

Treated Areas

Eyebrows, undereyes, cheeks, Crow’s Feet, Nasojugal folds,
Nasolabial folds, wrinkles around mouth, neck, jowls, jawline,
abdomen, bottoms, shoulders, knees, calves and arms

Procedure Time

Procedure Time

30-60 minutes

What is Threadlift?

Threadlifts are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment designed to lift and rejuvenate sagging facial tissues. Threadlifts have gained immense popularity in recent years for their ability to deliver natural-looking results with minimal downtime.
As a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that addresses sagging skin and tissue laxity, threadlifts provide a subtle lift to the face. Unlike traditional facelifts that require surgery, threadlifts involve the strategic placement of dissolvable threads under the skin to lift and tighten the targeted areas.
There are various types of threads used in threadlift procedures, each designed to address specific concerns and provide optimal results. Some common thread types include:
PDO Threads (Polydioxanone): These threads stimulate collagen production, promoting natural skin tightening and firmness.
PLLA Threads (Poly-L-Lactic Acid): Known for their ability to stimulate collagen over time, PLLA threads offer a gradual improvement in skin texture and tone.
PCL Threads (Polycaprolactone): These threads provide a long-lasting lifting effect by promoting collagen synthesis and tissue regeneration.

What can Threadlift treat?

  • Brows – lift sagging eyebrows for a more youthful and refreshed appearance
  • Cheeks – restore volume and lift sagging cheeks, enhancing facial contours
  • Jawline & Neck – define the jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls and sagging skin on the neck
  • Nasolabial Folds – smooth out lines and wrinkles around the mouth
  • Marionette Lines – lift and tighten the skin around the corners of the mouth
  • Sagging Skin combating the effects of gravity and ageing by lifting and tightening loose skin
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles – improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a smoother complexion
  • Loss of Volume – restores volume to areas of the face affected by age-related volume loss
  • Facial Contouring – enhances facial contours for a more sculpted and youthful appearance

It is suitable for application on the face, neck, body and legs.

How does Threadlift work?

How Threadlift Works

Over the years, there have been many developments. Barbs were first added to improve tissue traction and lifting in an Aptos thread. To remove the problems of having a permanent thread, Happy Lift was created with threads that can be reabsorbed by the body. To improve traction, the barbs were replaced with cones, as seen in Silhouette Thread and Silhouette Soft.

Various materials including Gold and elastic thread were created over the years.

Besides lifting, the threads stimulate collagen production. This stimulation has resulted in a technique popularised by the Korean market where short threads are used to shape a face.

The nose thread lift procedure is a very popular procedure in Korea and Japan. The nose threads act as scaffolding, which helps to contour, define, sharpen, lift and shape the nose as desired. The threads used for the nose thread lift procedure are called PDO (polydixanone) threads. The body naturally absorbs the PDO threads over time and as they dissolve, they create new collagen and tissue fibroblasts in the skin, resulting in skin tightening, which enhances the definition and contour of the nose.

For the nose thread lift treatment, we now offer PDO, PLLA and PCL threads, which can last longer – around 18 and 24 months respectively. PLLA is also stiffer and will expand slightly with time, which gives a stronger and thicker definition.

Why choose EHA Clinic for Threadlift?

Dr. Elias Tam first started offering thread lifts more than ten years ago in Singapore, learning under Dr Pierre Fornier,
the father of thread lift and syringe liposuction. At the time, the procedure was done using the standard non-absorbable thread.
Being experienced in this area, Dr. Elias Tam will be able to assess the best procedure for your needs. 

Your Threadlift experience at EHA Clinic

The treatment area is cleansed, Numbing cream is applied.

Local anaesthetic is injected in the areas to be treated. Threads are inserted using a fine needle under aseptic technique without any incisions.

Threads are held in place by the reabsorbable bidirectional cones. Pressure is applied to compress and reshape the tissues to obtain the desired lifting effect.

Treatment time is typically 30 – 60 minutes.

Mild swelling, redness and soreness and brusing may be expected at the end of the treatment.

Who is suitable for Threadlift?

Patients with the following conditions:

  • Slightly undefined mandibular region
  • Sagging of the cheeks
  • Deep nasolabial lines
  • Double Chin
  • Lax Neck Skin

Who is NOT suitable for Threadlift?

Patients with the following conditions:

  • Excessive skin laxity
  • Advanced facial lipoatrophy
  • Those who expect immediate results
  • Those who require results similar to surgical facelift
*Always seek advice and treatments from a licensed medical professional.

What to expect after procedure

The readjustment of soft tissues results in an instant lifting effect of the skin.

Collagen is also stimulated in the deep layers of the skin as the threads reabsorb in the subsequent months, replacing the depleted volume in saggy areas.

This brings about a smoothening effect of the skin and an improvement to the contours of the face.

The longevity of threadlift results varies depending on the type of threads used and individual factors. On average, you can expect results to last from 1 to 2 years. 
Over time, the threads naturally dissolve, but the collagen stimulation they initiate can provide
lasting improvements.

*Depending on the severity of the signs of ageing, results may vary with individuals

Post-treatment care

Visible bumps, redness and swelling on the skin can be observed after treatment, the effects are temporary and lasts only a few hours. 

The effects of thread lifts are not permanent and typically lasts 12 months, repeat treatment is recommended for consistent results.  

As with any cosmetic procedure, a consultation with Dr Elias Tam is crucial to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your unique needs and goals. Also bear in mind that depending on each person’s unique skin condition, the result may vary, with the best outcome achieved using a combination
of treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Thread lift procedures are generally safe. 

Some common side effects such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain, itching and rash that will go away within a week. 

There are also rare side effects such as temporary dimpling, scar, infection, puckering, visible cones under the skin. 

Do contact your provider if the side effects persists or worsens. 

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