PDO Threading

The non surgical alternative to a traditional facelift is the incredible thread lift procedure, perfect for those struggling with ageing skin that’s loose and saggy. It’s the ultimate skin tightening solution for sculpting, lifting and smoothing. It does everything a surgical facelift can do without the associated pain, risks and downtime. PDO Threading is a popular cosmetic procedure for eye bags and non surgical brow lifts (also called lateral brow lifts).

Treatment Summary

  • Procedure Time
    30 minutes
  • Anaesthetic
  • Back to work
  • Full recovery
    2 – 3 days
  • Duration of results
    1 – 3 years
  • Risks & complications
    Swelling and bruising

What is PDO Threading?

PDO threading is known as the “one stitch facelift” because it uses a fine, medical-grade thread to pull the skin tighter while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin for natural, long-term anti-ageing benefits. It’s a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to tighten skin, reduce facial lines, and so much more. 

How do Thread Lifts work?

At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, our founder and qualified medical doctor, Dr. Raj, performs thread lifts safely, gently and effectively. The first step is inserting a medical-grade thread under the skin’s surface into the sub-dermis. The thread grips the underlying tissues and muscles as it’s pulled tightly around your problem areas to smooth out wrinkles, firm loose skin and even reduce eye bags. Once the body detects these threads, the natural healing process is triggered even though there is no injury, resulting in a boost in collagen and elastin in target areas. These are natural age-defying proteins that restore firmness and a youthful elasticity to your skin.

What are the benefits of PDO Threading?

If you’re looking for a subtle yet head-turning non surgical cosmetic procedure, thread lifts are for you. Its skin-tightening benefits make it ideal for reducing forehead lines and forehead creases, smoothing out facial lines like fine lines and deep wrinkles and treating yourself to whole skin rejuvenation that makes you glow from the inside out. It’s for those who want to restore their skin’s strength and elasticity while appearing firmer and more contoured.



thread lift before thread lift after
thread lift before thread lift after (2)


12 PDO threads face: £1200

16 PDO threads face & neck: £1600

20 PDO threads face & neck: £1900

PDO Threading

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many treatments do I need?

    Only one treatment is required.

  • How quickly will I see results?

    You will see visible results immediately after your first treatment session, but the biggest improvements are apparent in the days and weeks following the cosmetic procedure once the bruises and swelling have subsided.

  • How long do results last?

    The longevity of thread lifts depends on your age, lifestyle, skin type and how quickly your body breaks down the threads as these eventually dissolve. However, this cosmetic treatment can last between one and 3 years, making the anti-ageing effects long-term.

  • What parts of the body can thread lifts be used on?

    Facial thread lifts can be used on the neck and all parts of the face, including the forehead, brow line, under-eye area, chin, cheeks, and jawline.

  • Is there any aftercare following thread lifts?

    Dr. Raj advises sleeping on your back for 7 days and avoiding using makeup in the first 2 days post treatment. Also avoid saunas, high impact sports, dental treatments, and beauty or facial treatments in the first week to allow your skin to fully heal.

  • Is downtime required after the treatment?

    There is no downtime required since thread lifts are non surgical and minimally invasive, so you can resume your normal routine once the treatment is done.

  • Are there any risks?

    Thread lifts done by medical professionals like Dr. Raj have very few side effects and risks of complications. While there may be some visible swelling, bruising and discomfort, it’s a low-risk cosmetic procedure with mild side effects that dissipate very quickly.

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