A thread lift is a method of repositioning the skin in order to achieve a light “lift” and enhance the facial profile. Threads are made of a resorbable material (meaning it dissolves over time) called polydioxanone (PDO) which has been extensively researched and used for many years in medical and pharmaceutical fields. The threads are introduced under the skin with either a needle or a blunt ended cannula which is removed once the threads are correctly positioned. Dr Fiona uses primarily smooth monofilament threads for the purpose of improving skin texture as well as inducing a subtle lifting effect. Smooth threads are anchored to lift as well as stimulating collagen. The number of threads inserted is dependent on the area being treated.Book a Consultation
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Frequently asked questions
How long before I see a result?
You will see an immediate subtle lifting result on the day – The appearance is expected to gradually improve over a period of 2-3 months as collagen remodeling occurs.
How long will the result last?
The effect should last between 18 months – 2 years depending on your age, lifestyle and skin laxity.
Are there any risks associated with PDO thread lifts?
The risks associated include the potential of bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site. Although uncommon, there is also the possibility of infection or asymmetry. Dr Fiona will discuss the potential risks with you during your pre-treatment consultation.
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Dr Fiona is fantastic! Consultations are always relaxed and you never feel pushed into committing to a treatment. I totally trust her recommendations because she listens, talks through the options and her work is beautiful. People say I look ‘well’ but can’t tell I’ve had work done, until I point it out. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Fiona is simply brilliant. Makes you feel at ease and her bedside manner is soothing and relaxing. She enhances you in ways you could never imagine and has my skin glowing and happy and dare I say it myself younger !
Dr Fiona is a warm, friendly and truly skilled professional – I had Profhilo treatment with her and she made the whole treatment so seamless. She took such a detailed interest in my skin health and had a wealth of advice and suggestions to help me, not just focusing on the one treatment I came in for. The Profhilo itself was superb, she made the injections really comfortable and had such a lovely warm, caring personality – I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
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I absolutely love my visits to see Dr Fiona McCarthy. She instantly put me at ease on my first session & was very clear with all the benefits and risks that came with the treatment I was receiving. She is so skilled with what she does & will never recommend something that isn’t necessary. I would absolutely recommend Fiona as I am always so thrilled with the results she provides.
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Dr Fiona is a total professional in every way. She has an amazing eye for detail and takes her time to get everything perfect and as requested. I’m always delighted with the results, and her aftercare advice and support is brilliant. Highly recommended – I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my facial treatments!
Dr Fiona is honest, open and a font of knowledge about all things Skincare and aesthetics related. With one consult, she has me using high end skincare serums with Boots range moisturiser and my skin has not been better. Having someone who is not there to up-sell expensive treatments and skincare is a breath of fresh air.