Thread lifts are a trending topic.

At Dr. Leah Clinic, we have featured in The Guardian and Saturday Times Newspaper in the last month alone for our industry-leading, award-winning thread lift procedure – The Silhouette Soft Lift.

Dr. Leah has performed the most procedures of its kind in the UK and is widely acknowledged as ‘the very best’ for Silhouette Soft Thread lifts. But why are more people than ever choosing to have a thread lift over a surgical face lift?

Indeed Dr. Leah Clinic has seen a surge in clients requesting the treatment in the last two years, with patients flying from across Europe to undergo the facial lifting procedure. The number of searches for thread lifts online is increasing month on month, with beauty bibles such as Tatler recently deeming facial thread lifts as a “life-line’ for facial sagging.

To understand why thread lifts are swiftly becoming the most popular treatment for facial rejuvenation, we must delve into the history of its surgical counterpart - the traditional face lift.

 

The History of Facial Lifting.

A historical surgical procedure

 

Traditional face lift surgery had existed for over 100 years when in 1916, surgeon Erich Lexer first performed the procedure. His method involved lifting the skin above the facial muscles, pulling it back over the ear, and cutting off any excess skin. For nearly 60 years, the Dr.Lexer technique of face lifting remained the fashion; however, this procedure often resulted in the typical over-tight, overstretched look. This ‘windswept’ outcome resulted from the facial skin being too tightly pulled across the earlobe and underlying tissue not being addressed, which is the root cause of facial sagging.

It was not until the 1970s when Dr. Paul Tessier tweaked the Dr. Lexer method to address the superficial muscular aponeurotic system where this procedure really came into its own. The Dr Tessier method focused on repositioning sagging, soft tissue under the skin to a higher, more youthful position prior to removing excess skin. The result: a significant lifting of the jowls, sagging cheeks, and nasolabial folds. The Dr. Tessier technique is still widely used today and is otherwise known as the SMAS facelift.

And so, the SMAS facelift begins the practice of facial lifting and sculpting via the deeper layers of facial tissue and muscle. This evolution brings about the transition into the non-surgical facelift with the non-invasive thread lift.

 

An Evolution to less Invasive Facial Lifting…

Let’s now discuss thread lifting and how it compares to this surgical approach to facial rejuvenation.

A thread lift technique uses the innovative aspect of the SMAS lift, which goes beneath the surface of the skin to lift the underlying tissue and address facial sagging. There are, however, key differences between the two procedures which are making the thread lift a popular choice for those worried about going under the knife.

Firstly a thread lift is not as invasive as a SMAS lift and does not involve any cutting of the skin, which results in less downtime and potential complications associated with a traditional surgical facelift. The thread lift process involves a fine needle being inserted into the face; to (like the SMAS facelift) address the deeper layers of facial matter below the surface of the skin. This enables a more effective and long-lasting lift to the face without any cutting of the skin, which can result in unsightly scarring. The thread lift needle delivers a thread with tiny cones attached to it, which painlessly hook into a subcutaneous layer of fat in the face. The threads are then pulled tightly upwards to lift the layer of fat in the face, resulting in a subtle lift. Like the SMAS facelift, this treatment raises and sculpts the jowl area, noticeably reducing the look of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Another key benefit to a thread lift is the production of new collagen caused by the cones, which helps to plump and rejuvenate the face.

 

The Silhouette Soft Lift technique…

At Dr. Leah Clinic, we are proud to lead the field in the most effective of thread lifting procedures. We use the most premium brand of threads - Silhouette Soft Threads, which are made out of Poly-L-Lactic Acid material and have greater longevity in comparison to PDO threads (another popular type of thread lift)

A Silhouette Soft Lift at Dr. Leah Clinic lasts around 18 months vs. the typical six-month lifespan of PDO threads. Silhouette Soft threads are also superior in terms of immediate lifting effects and collagen production.

 

Why are thread-lifts increasing in popularity?

(Above) Fox eye thread lift at Dr Leah Clinic

 

Recent years have seen a rise in celebrities having some thread lift help. The Eye thread lift, in particular has heightened in demand over the last year with the suggestion that high profile models such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have had the treatment to achieve a lateral brow lift effect (commonly known as the Fox eye lift)

This move-in popular culture to embrace non-surgical face lifting methods has undoubtedly affected the popularity of the thread lift treatment. The trend for facial lifting has also been popularised through viral Tik Tok and social media videos striving to achieve a lifted look to the eye and lower face through the clever use of makeup and face lifting tape. While these methods are undoubtedly creative, a Silhouette Soft Lift offers a longer-term solution and unlike a traditional surgical facelift does not involve months of recovery and 15k plus price tag.

Thread lifting at Dr. Leah Clinic can be conducted in less than an hour, with quick results and minimal downtime.

Prices start from £2200

BOOK your consultation today.

 

 

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More about Dr. Leah Clinic - the UK

number one thread lift expert: Dr. Leah

Clinics are a center of excellence for Thread Lifts in the UK. Medical Director Dr. Leah Totton isknown as the “best thread lift doctor” in the country and has won awards for

the procedure. She is an international trainer for Silhouette Soft thread lift and has personally performed more Silhouette Soft thread lift procedure

than any other UK doctor. Dr. Leah sits on the medical advisory board for Silhouette

Soft, demonstrating her high level of expertise in performing the procedure. Dr. Leah has also trained associate medical director Dr. Sheila to the same standard in this procedure.

In 2020, we are fortunate as women to have amazing treatments available without the need to go through invasive procedures. In celebration of International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, Dr Leah cosmetic skin clinics wants to empower you to be the best version of yourself (without the hefty price tag) with amazing savings on our Ultherapy treatment.

  

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish”- Michelle Obama

 

Are you looking for a Non-surgical face or neck lift without going under the knife?

Ever wondered why all Hollywood celebrities look so ageless?

Ultherapy is a safe, FDA approved, micro-focused ultrasound treatment that effectively targets sagging, loose skin. After just one treatment, a fresher, firmer and more youthful appearance can be achieved without the need for surgery or downtime. Not just available to Hollywood’s elite, with 15% off, it is now more affordable than ever!

 

 

Ultherapy is used to tighten face, neck or décolletage by producing collagen and elastin and pause ageing in that area for up to 15 months. Would you like to try this treatment? Are you due a repeat treatment or have you treated one area but wish to treat another? March is the month to do that with the amazing savings below: 

 

Full Face & Neck normally £3,500, now just £2,975 = a saving of £525

Full Face normally £2,800, now just £2,380 = a saving of £420

3/4 Face & Neck normally £3,000, now just £2,550 = a saving of £450

3/4 Face Only normally £2,300 now just £1,955 = a saving of £345

Neck Only normally £1,800 now just £1,530 = a saving of £270

Mandible and submental (Chin and jawline only) normally £900, now just £765 = a saving of £135

 

Décolletage normally £900, now just £765 = a saving of £135!

 

Get 15% off our Ultherapy® treatment saving up to £525! Ultherapy® is the leading ultrasound non-surgical lifting procedure for tighter, better fitting skin proven to stimulate collagen and elastin by using focused ultrasound. Ultherapy® is great at targeting your jowls area, neck and décolletage.  

How does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy relies on micro-focused ultrasound to bypass the skin’s surface and deliver targeted deep tissue wound healing and the regeneration of important support structures in the skin such as collagen and elastin. By using focused energy alongside ultrasound imaging, the practitioner is able to deliver precise treatment to the location(s) where it will be most beneficial, resulting in an extremely effective lifting treatment. 

  • ·         Non-surgical
  • ·         One OFF treatment
  • ·         Tightens & Lifts Sagging loose skin
  • ·         Improves lines & wrinkles
  • ·         Suitable for face, neck & chest
  • ·         Results last up to 18 months *Results may vary
  • ·         FDA Approved
  • ·         Anti-ageing treatment for the Face, Neck, Décolletage wrinkles, Chin, Brow, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • ·         Non- invasive treatment

CONTACT US
Call: 0207 877 5999
Email: info@drleah.co.uk

 

 

Has Winter taken its toll on your skin? Remove dull, dead winter skin get a glow for Spring with our Obagi Blue radiance peel! This March we are offering Obagi peel for just £70.

This Fabulous facial peel is a favourite amongst our clients and would make a perfect Mother's Day gift - it can be purchased over the phone for this purpose just give us a call to discuss!

 

This peel is one of the leading medical skincare treatments currently available and Obagi exclusively use only the most effective prescription-strength ingredients to repair, regenerate and transform your skin. The Obagi Blue Radiance Peel is a gentle light to medium peel which, in just 30 minutes, leaves you with radiant, glowing and smoother skin.

Remove dull, dead winter skin and reveal beautiful skin in time for summer with the Obagi Facial Peel this month for just £70 (saving £20!)   

Ideal for patients with dull skin, oily or acne prone skin, or those who wish to treat enlarged pores or fine lines. 

The benefits of this superficial chemical peel are:

  • Instant, glowing results
  • Removes Blemishes to get a flawless complexion
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Fast, effective 30 minute treatment 
  • Minimal recovery time

The Obagi Radiance Peel is a Salicylic Acid based peel, which works to decongest, brighten and smooth the skins texture. The Salicylic Acid within this peel will help you shed dead skin, clogged pores and areas of pigmentation to reveal a brighter, newly refreshed complexion.

 

Obagi Blue Peel Radiace:                                                   Before  &  After 

 

 

We are delighted to be able to offer women a breakthrough treatment to tighten pelvic floor muscles and treat urinary incontinence. The Emsella is highly effective, safe and does NOT involve taking your clothes off or any intimate examination. 

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE EMSELLA?
The Emsella is an advanced medical device which simply looks like a chair, you sit on it fully clothed and it uses electromagnetic technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. This stimulation tightens the pelvic floor muscles, helping to alleviate incontinence. Each 28 minute session on the chair (you will need 6 in total) is the equivalent of 11,000 pelvic floor tenses!

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
Initially you will come in for FREE consultation with one of our female doctors, who will be able to explain the process and how much improvement you can expect to achieve. Please note that NO vaginal examination is carried out. 

Subject to availability, you are then able to begin the first of your 6 treatments on that day! We will then see you in clinic twice a week for the next 5 weeks - each time for a 28 minute session until your course is complete. 

 

 

 

IS THERE ANY RECOVERY TIME? 
There is no recovery time, daily activities can be commenced immediately after the treatment.

DOES IT HURT?
You will experience the sensation of tightening vaginal/ pelvic floor muscles’ which feel like small contractions during the procedure but generally it isn’t at all painful. 

PRICE AND BOOKING
This incredible treatment course of 6 sessions for just £1500 for a limited time only! Consultations for Emsella are conducted by our female doctors, Dr Leah and Dr Sheila and is exclusively available in our Baker Street Clinic.

CONTACT US
Call: 0207 877 5999
Email: info@drleah.co.uk
Online: Click here to book