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Thread Lift Brisbane

A thread lift in Brisbane involves the insertion of dissolvable barbed threads into specific target locations in the face or body, which are then lifted, pulling the skin and soft tissues in an upward direction. This may help to reposition tissues and address the volume, quality, and texture of the skin. In response, the skin produces more collagen and elastin around the threads, which may produce long-lasting results even after the original thread has dissolved. The most appropriate candidates for thread lifting are generally individuals aged around 35 to 55 years old with relatively good skin tone and mild to moderate laxity.

What are thread lifts used for?

We offer thread lift procedures at our Brisbane clinic to address the following:

  • Facial skin sagging
  • Eyebrow ptosis
  • Reduced tissue volume
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lower face laxity
  • Laxity of periorbital region
  • Neck or décolletage concerns
  • Patients who have previously undergone a surgical face or neck lift
  • Ptosis of body skin

Thread lift procedure

Thread lifting is an in-clinic procedure. It is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 30 – 90 minutes to complete. Depending on the treatment area, multiple threads are introduced with a cannula (blunt-ended thin tube) which is removed once the threads have been positioned.

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The cost of thread lift

The cost of the treatment will depend on several important factors. This includes the patient’s skin condition and the number and type of threads used. Other factors that can affect the cost include the fees of the practitioner and facility. In some cases, a thread lift can be performed in the same session as other procedures which will result in additional costs. 

Aftercare instructions

Before you go home, Inigo Cosmetic will provide you with specific aftercare instructions. These include the following: 

  • Avoid heavy lifting and contact sports for a week 
  • Avoid saunas and hot tubs 
  • Avoid eating foods that are hard to chew 
  • Avoid showering or cleaning the treated area for 12 hours. 
  • Avoid swimming 
  • Avoid wearing makeup for at least 48 hours 
  • Do not massage the area 
  • Do not rub your face vigorously 
  • Support your head with pillows to avoid rolling onto your face while sleeping 
  • Apply ice packs on the treated area for a few minutes at a time

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How long do results from a thread lift last?

The results are usually visible immediately after the procedure, but may take six weeks to six months for the skin to produce its own natural collagen. The results may also vary depending on the patient’s health, skincare routine, and lifestyle. The longevity of the results will depend on the technique and type of thread used. In general, results can last one to three years. 

Scarring from a thread lift

There is minimal bruising and scarring.


Dr Chinsee will conduct a detailed assessment during your consultation in the Brisbane clinic. This will allow the creation of a customised treatment plan specific to your needs. 

In general, you may be a good candidate for a thread lift if: 

  • You are 35 to 55 years old 
  • You have realistic expectations 
  • You have good quality skin
  • You have mild-to-moderate skin laxity 
  • You have good physical and mental health 
  • You are willing to follow aftercare instructions 
  • You prefer a non-surgical alternative to surgery 
  • You don’t have bleeding or clotting disorders

To ensure optimal results and reduce the risk of complications, you should:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid stressful situations
  • Avoid taking medications or supplements that can cause bruising or bleeding

Risks and complications following thread lifts may include the following: 

  • Bruising 
  • Facial nerve trauma 
  • Foreign body reaction 
  • Infection 
  • Hematoma
  • Numbness 
  • Poor or inadequate results 
  • Swelling 
  • Thread breakage or migration 
  • Thread extrusion
  • Asymmetry/uneven contour

Please request a copy of our thread lift information sheet and consent for more information. 

While the threads are in place, the aim is to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing response. Usually this is activated when the body senses a foreign material like the threads. As a result, the skin increases the production of collagen and elastin around the threads. These two proteins can help maintain the skin’s tone, firmness and elasticity.

One of the biggest advantages of a thread lift over facelift surgery is in the recovery time as the thread lift is performed under local anaesthetic. This makes thread lift an ideal consideration for patients who have busy lifestyles. Since a thread lift is non-surgical procedure, it has a lower risk of complications than surgical procedures like a face lift.

As the threads increase collagen and elastin production, the results will start to become more noticeable. Once the threads have dissolved (over the course of six months), the results will generally remain for up to two years. It is important to keep in mind that results may vary from patient to patient. This will depend on several factors, such as age, skin condition, skincare regimen, and lifestyle.

Yes, the effects of the procedure can be reversed. To do this, the threads are readjusted or replaced. In some cases, patients may choose to have their threads removed.  This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and carries risks which will be specific to the areas and number of threads utilised in the original procedure. As a result of thread removal, ptosis of the facial skin and other signs of ageing may gradually reappear.

Exercising immediately after the procedure can lead to injury and swelling. It is recommended to wait about one to three weeks before engaging in strenuous exercise. This gives the skin time to heal and adjust to its new contour. You will need to have approval from your practitioner prior to resuming exercise.