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Thread Lift is a non surgical facelift by bringing back up cheeks and jowls tissues, where they were when you were younger.

Our skin firmness and tightness are being weakened and lost as we age. Aging skin is thinner and more easily breakable. As we move muscles under skin (smile, kiss, talk, close eyes etc) – our skin is being easily folded into wrinkles, which stays wrinkles when we don’t smile. This is a breakage of the skin architecture from “wear and tear”.

VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne cosmetic clinic often treats aging skin making skin firmer and less breakable. Experienced cosmetic doctor in Melbourne will discuss a number of options with you that best suit your skin and budget (cheaper cosmetic injections are not always better, but you would definitely get best results for budget).

Vista Clinic Australia performs meso threads lift and PDO thread lift in Melbourne.


What areas mesothreads are for? 

Most common areas are areas under mouth, cheeks (smiling lines), forehead lines, neck lines, under chin, jaw line.
Body areas include décolletage, breast stretch marks, hands, arms, abdomen, elbows and knees.

Mono threads are best for skin sagging and fine skin wrinkles, especially at active mimic areas.

With age, our skin become less tight, some skin wrinkles, loose areas are formed. Mesothreads introduce intradermal (inside deep layer of the skin) supporting structure. Most common requests at our Melbourne cosmetic clinic are  to achieve more “natural” lift of the skin with as less “toxins” injections into the face. Melbourne patients are searching for safe and effective cosmetic treatments. Monothreads meet such expectations. It is fully dissolvable medical grade cosmetic thread and boost collagen production to make your skin firmer.

Threads allow smile to look younger with softer wrinkles around mouth.  With age, our skin becomes less tight, some skin wrinkles, loose areas are formed. Mesothreads introduce intradermal (inside deep layer of the skin) supporting structure.

Eyelid lines improvement is one of the most popular for our Melbourne cosmetic clinic, but you need to discuss with the expert cosmetic doctor first during your free cosmetic consultation – there are contraindications and the doctor will offer you an alternative eyelid wrinkles treatment). You can book online here.

In summary, mesothreads can be used at any area, where you would like to make skin firmer and prevent loosening and aging.

What are options for eyelid wrinkles? 

Lower eyelids’ skin is thin. Lack of elasticity with age, gravity pulling down and excess skin causes wrinkles under eyes.

  • Muscle relaxants can soften the eye movements, therefore wrinkles will be less deep. Bulges are still not improved with such approach.
  • Peeling and laser can polish the uneven surface of the skin and tighten, but deep wrinkles and bulges are not improving much.
  • Plasma heating action removed an old damaged epidermal skin cells, and heating up lower skin levels, promoting collagen tightening. The problem with plasma in this area that burning can be achieved over the wrinkles, not the whole eyelid.
  • Threads provide skin support over the whole surface. Also, preventative for further thinning and gravity prolapse. Mesothreads are not always a good option, please, discuss best option for your individual situation with an experienced cosmetic doctor at the VISTA Clinic Australia in Melbourne. Our consultation for cosmetic options is complementary and free of charge.

Another popular mesothreads area in our Melbourne cosmetic clinic is eyebrow tightening. As we age, forehead above eyebrows is getting smaller and eyebrows moving down. Threads stimulate collagen production and pulling up effect, lifting eyebrows up.

How to get cheek skin tightening? 

Smile lines on cheeks are tricky to treat because it is a highly mobile area. Face movements pump out and may displace filler from there. Also, with age lower face getting heavier and to add more volume might be not that great idea. Peelings, laser can provide some improvement, but they act on too superficial level.

Threads are being used in this area for prevention of aging and improvement of age related changes – lines, irregularities, jaw lines.

Small needle creates a linear trauma, stimulating regeneration and leaving a small PDO thread inside, which is stimulating collagen formation via foreign body effect.

Meso PDO threads are absorbable type of medical sutures, which create a mesh inside the skin, restoring skin firmness and even look. Straight threads make your skin straighter. PDO skin threads provide immediate effect. It’s a lunchtime cosmetic procedure, which Melbourne patients appreciate  – no downtime is important.

One of the best treatments for skin wrinkles and loosen skin, especially in mobile area. Make up look better when skin is firm and even.

Mesothreads are also safe – it works on within the skin, making one of the skin layer firmer, more elastic. All important structures like nerves and blood vessels are much deeper.

What are advantages of the mesothreads?

  • Dissolvable medical suture material
  • Placed inside the skin to create nice and even karkas and smooth the skin breaks, wrinkles
  • Considered to be 1 of the best cosmetic medical procedure for skin lifting and tightening
  • Tiny, almost painless needles introduce absorbable collagen stimulating threads
  • The effect is immediate, but lift and skin tightening will be better within next 2-4 months

Threads are also used for rejuvenation of the smokers lines (vertical lines around the lips), marionette lines under mouth  (“sad look” lines), neck lines. Threads make skin under chin firmer, improve sagging jaw line, lift corners of the eyes and many others.

Such “broken” architecture of the skin by mimic is hard to straighten and elastic, karkas building threads are the best option for wrinkles.

Is mesothreads procedure painful?

Mesothreads are usually well tolerated without any pain relief or with topical numbing cream. Thread insertion is similar or less painful than your anti-wrinkle injections. Mono threads needle is tiny, you can barely see it.

If patient would like painless cosmetic procedure, anaesthetic is always an option, free of charge. However, numbing injections will cause more chance of bruising and swelling. Topical numbing cream also irritative for skin and associated with swelling. So far no patients  in Melbourne cosmetic clinic have requested pain relief for small threads procedure. Strong prescription only numbing cream is also available at our Melbourne cosmetic clinic.

What are adverse effects and risk of threads?

Mesothreads are safe. Experienced cosmetic doctor inserts threads into the skin, which is way above of potential danger areas of the face.

Most common side effect is bruising (approximately one in five patients), redness and swelling in the insertion site.

Assymetry is always a risk, but rare (VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne clinic cosmetic doctors never seen it with mesothreads).

Mesothreads also can last not as long as our cosmetic patients would hope.

Skin tightening mesothreads treatment is usually well tolerated.

What is the downtime?

None, it is a lunch time procedure. Our Melbourne cosmetic patients are usually busy and appreciate cosmetic procedures without time off work. Life is too short, no time for sitting at home.
Like any other medical cosmetic needle procedure, it is a possibility of bruising and infection, but mesothreads are usually well tolerated.

Like one of VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne lovely clients said “it’s a right swelling in a right places”.

Bruising can be masked with concealer. VISTA Clinic Australia  Melbourne also offers vascular laser and/or coral peel treatments to speed up recovery from bruising.

What to expect with thread treatment?

  • fine wrinkles and lines smoother
  • deep wrinkles improvement
  • skin firmer and more elastic
  • do not arrest, but slow down skin sagging
  • delay aging process of skin
  • lift facial contours
  • rejuvenate skin
  • narrow pores
  • tighten skin texture

What is aftercare advice after thread insertion? 

Mesothreads at VISTA Clinic Australia is a safe and well tolerated procedure without downtime. You can return to work straight after mesothreads facelift. Melbourne cosmetic Doctor will give you advice and a small bag with samples, alcohol swabs and instructions.
More detailed aftercare advice can be found at the VISTA Clinic Australia aftercare instructions page here.

In case of any concerns or problems, our Melbourne cosmetic doctor will review you for free. Correction of cosmetic procedures done at VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne are free of charge.

You can book appointment online or over the phone with our reception staff.


Lower face lift 

Lower face with hanging jowls and double chin is a tricky and difficult to correct area. To better address the area, your experienced cosmetic doctor will assess your individual situation. Commonly the excess tissues in the lower face are due to drooping down from the upper face. So, lifting them back up to the cheeks  and temple area (where they naturally came from) would improve the lower face itself.

Another option would be to consider fat-dissolving injections, which release weight of fat, pulling down face. By removing what is pulling down and not touching of what is pulling up, we are shifting face balance up and providing lift. Also, after fat dissolving injections, there is less weight for threads to lift and therefore lifting effect is more significant (which everyone is happy with).

Lower face areas most commonly treated are jawline and double chin, when cosmetic doctor is using threads under local anesthetic to straighten jawline and lift up the hanging skin under the chin. Although effect is usually can be seen nicely, the the procedure is not as effective as surgical lift. Thread lift is as effective as it can gets for non surgical procedures and much safer than surgery.

PDO threads provide natural moderate degree of lift of the sagging skin and stimulate collagen, which adds to lift up effect.
Most thread lift today is non invasive, no cuts or scalpels used, only needles and cannulas (similar to your filler procedure, but way more lifting effect on the face). Also, insertion techniques help to eliminate side effects.

Are threads for face safe cosmetic treatment? 

Modern threads are very different from previous generations of threads in terms of safety and efficiency. At VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne cosmetic clinic, we do not use permanent threads, which caused problems in the past decades (like famous golden or silk threads).

Most common side effects are mild swelling and local soreness, lasting 3-5 days; bruising; rare infections, but our comsetic doctors at Melbourne clinic are very careful and religious with aseptic and antiseptic to ensure safety of our cosmetic patients. We have number of SOPs to prevent complications and go way beyond minimum standards in minimizing infections at VISTA Clinic Australia.

VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne Cosmetic Clinic experienced doctor will discuss with you in details the PDO threadlift procedure, pros and cons, available facelift alternatives, costs and you will have enough opportunity to ask questions. Cosmetic physicians at VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne do not accept patients under 18 years old (except for acne).

What are the types of threads? 

There are many, but 2 main types:

NON BARBED or mono  – smooth, fine structure threads. Ideal of skin tightening.

BARBED threads had small barbs or cogs on the thread, which allows to stimulate more collagen and fix up the lift. Ideal for face lift.

PDO (polydiaxanone) sutures or threads is a fast growing cosmetic technology for tightening and lifting of sagging skin in Melbourne and all over the world.

Besides immediate facelift or skin tightness, patient will also enjoy collagen stimulation and boost of effect 2-4 months after the threads has been inserted.

Is thread lift treatment painful? 

Most patients tolerate the procedure comfortably. For tightening threads, no anesthetic required and for lifting cog threads – either none either local pain relief. Feedback from our patients is usually that the procedure is less painful than they expected.
If you prefer even more painless procedure, you can discuss it with our experienced cosmetic doctors in advance – there are plenty of other options available, but you need ensure that you don’t drive yourself after procedure and that you have no contraindications.

What is effect of threads on face and skin? 

INSTANT LIFT through mechanical elevation

SKIN QUALITY though collagen stimulation, new capillary formation

TIGHTENING of the skin through contracting fat tissue

 Upper face threadlift

It is one of the most popular and fast growing areas as it is addressing lift of the face.

As we age, under gravity and face bone reduction, the tissues of the face are drooping down, forming nasolabials, marionnette  and smile lines.

VISTA Clinic Australia philosophy is to respect anatomy and natural processes in the body. To avoid unnecessary anatomy disturbance and to achieve natural results, cosmetic doctor is following the same path of lift as it was the anatomical drop. We don’t change face, but returning tissues where it used to be when you were younger.

Similar to how doctor stitch edges of the wound together by absorbable  stichers, when the stitch is dossolved over time, but wound edges healed by attaching to each other. Your cosmetic doctor at VISTA Clinic Australia will lift up hanging fat and skin from nasolabials and jaw line up to the cheeks and temple areas and fix it with the thread there. The thread will self dissolve in a couple of months, but the lifted tissues will stay. Such technique also will add a little natural volume to your cheekbones by your own fat (which is a natural to your body as it can gets).

However, the process of aging is still going on, therefore realistically the lifting effect usually lasts 1-1.5 years. Naturally, whatever would speed up aging process (alcohol, stress, certain medications, smoking, hormonal changes, genetic input, diseases, sun exposure etc), will lessen longevity of the thread lift.

Pretty good incentive to follow up with doctors’ advice on healthy lifestyle, hey?

Thread lift of the nose

Tip of the nose hanging down can be due to aging and/or genetically determined overly active muscle, pulling down the tip of the nose  (this muscle called depressor septi nasi).

Thread lift (absorbable suture material) can be used to reshape the nose. Medical grade dissolvable, collagen stimulating threads are inserted under local anaethetic to tighten the skin and for mechanical elevation of the tip of the nose. Dr Larissa Miller and Dr Michael Sutourine were trained in this technique by the creator of the best thread in the world in 2018 – plastic surgeon Dr Sulamanidze in Georgia.