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Microneedling & Radio Rrequency
1 Day
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Thread Lift
7 Days
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Local
(Awake throughout)
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Side Effects
Redness, marks on the skin, bruising, puckering, pain, infection, allergic reaction.
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Suitable for
45-65 years or after premature menopause
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Treatment Involves
3 Microneedling Radio Frequency treatments, plus Thread Lift
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Areas Treated
Face and Neck
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Duration of Results
Approximately 2 years (results vary person to person)

Why Choose the Dr. L Lift?

The Dr. L Lift (Happy Lift) is a new non-surgical treatment developed by the previous winner of BBC's The Apprentice and leading UK cosmetic medic, Dr. Leah Totton. The Dr Lift promises to restore you to your 'pre-menopause' glory and combines various non-surgical treatments to address sagging cheeks, jowls, and an ill-defined jawline without the need for surgery.

This new lift works by combining the power of radio-frequency and microneedling with a collagen-producing thread lift to deliver natural, rejuvenated results without the need for anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, or plastic surgery.

Results

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How the Dr. L Lift Works

  • Radiofrequency Microneedling
    The combination treatment starts with Morpheus8, an energy-based device that remodels the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the essential building blocks of youthful skin. This improves skin quality, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and unveils a firmer, more youthful complexion. You will have three treatments, each 3-4 weeks apart.
  • Thread Lift
    Collagen-stimulating threads are dissolvable stitches that are strategically placed beneath the skin's surface by expert doctors. They work by repositioning facial tissues to mechanically lift the face upwards and backwards in an L-shaped direction (hence the name!) while simultaneously producing collagen and elastin.
     

What Dr. Leah Totton Says

"My specialist interest within aesthetic medicine is in treating face and neck sagging. I am an international trainer for thread lifting treatments and see hundreds of women each year who present with face and neck sagging often associated with menopause. We know that women lose 30% of the collagen in their skin in the five years around menopause, and this plays a key role in the formation of a 'pulled down' or 'sad' look of the face, resulting from sagging cheeks, downturned mouth corners, the formation of jowls, and a loss of jawline definition.

My goal when developing the Dr. L Lift treatment was to reposition the facial tissues to their position in the more youthful face and replenish the collagen and elastin in the skin, essentially restoring the face to how it may have looked several years before. This approach allows us to achieve immediate and long-lasting, natural-looking results.

The Dr. L Lift works in two ways: by stimulating natural collagen and elastin in the skin and by lifting the face using threads to reposition areas that have 'sagged' to where they would have been several years ago. This approach ensures that you look refreshed and rejuvenated, rather than looking like you have had 'work done'."
 

About Dr. Leah Totton

Dr. Leah Totton (MBBS, DISTINCTION, DIP DERMATOLOGY) is a medical doctor and an award-winning cosmetic doctor with 11 years of experience and a post-graduate diploma in dermatology. Dr. Leah Totton was the winner of The Apprentice 2013 and founded Dr. Leah Clinics in 2014 with business partner Lord Alan Sugar. Dr. Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinics are multi-award-winning, doctor-led cosmetic clinics based in London and Essex, which have won "Best Cosmetic Clinic London" for two consecutive years and "Most Trusted Cosmetic Clinic UK" in 2023.

Dr. Leah specialises in treating face and neck sagging (jowls) non-surgically and is a thread lift expert. She is the most experienced thread lift doctor in the UK, having performed more thread lift treatments than any other individual UK doctor, and is trained and experienced in all main types of threads. This enables her to select the type of thread that is most appropriate for each individual patient's needs.

Winner of the Silhouette Soft prize for "Excellence in Thread Lift treatments," Dr. Leah is an international trainer for thread lifts and sits on the medical board managing thread lift complications in the UK. She is known to combine collagen-stimulating energy-based-device treatments (Morpheus8, laser treatments, Ultherapy) with Thread Lifts and has used her expertise to create the new Dr. L Lift for patients to optimize patient outcomes.

Dr. Leah is passionate about the empowerment of women and believes in subtle cosmetic results that make you look like the best version of yourself, without looking like you have had 'work done'.

About Dr. Leah Clinics

  • Dr. Leah Clinic is a multi-award-winning, industry-leading clinic for thread lifts in the UK, recently crowned 'Most Trusted Clinic UK-2023' by Global Health Pharma.
  • Dr. Leah Clinics are an expert Morpheus8 provider, with a dedicated Morpheus 8 lead practitioner in each branch who exclusively performs our Morpheus8 and is trained to perform it at a deeper depth than other clinics.
  • Dr. Leah Clinic has performed more thread lifts than any other UK Clinic and is led by Dr. Leah Totton, who is the renowned 'Best Thread Lift Doctor' in the UK and also the winner of the prestigious Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Excellence Award.
  • At Dr. Leah Clinic, doctors performing thread lifts are industry experts and renowned global trainers in thread lifting procedures.

Dr. L Lift exclusively available at Dr. Leah Clinics



Book a Dr L Lift consultation with one of our doctors today

The Happy Face Lift Reviews

Here’s what our clients have to say…
It wasn’t a one-size-fits-all approach with Dr Leah – she looked at every angle – really studied my face. I didn’t want to be pumped up full of fillers which worried me when you look at some celebrities. I wanted to look like my naturally best self, and still have facial movement. Dr Leah - gets it. She is all about a subtle, natural look. The results are subtle and natural looking just like I was hoping for. The quality of my skin looks so much better and I look refreshed. I feel like I look so much younger and feel so much more confident getting back into the working world!

Catherine, 65
I was instantly less jowly and my jawline more visible than it had been in years. Even my husband, Dillon, who is not known for his observational skills, said I looked ‘fresh-faced’…. My niece insisted I looked like ‘a twentysomething’ — all right that was in just one, blurry photograph she’d taken — and my sister said I looked ‘ten years younger’ and frogmarched me over for inspection by the bride’s mother, who, it turned out, she had told all about my ‘little refresh’. So impressed was my sister, I think she may book in herself… my face has continued to plump-up and my complexion, I’d go as far to say, is as smooth as it was in my 30s.

Helen, 55

Treatment Price

CONSULTATION
Initial consult with cosmetic doctor (Non redeemable/Non-refundable)
£100.00
Initial consult with Dr Leah (NON REDEEMABLE/NON-REFUNDABLE)
£200.00
Dr L Lift - "The Happy face Lift "
3X Morpheus8 Full Face and Neck Treatments and Thread Lift (12 Threads)
£4,700.00
Add-on
Morpheus8 Eye Area x3
£300.00
MONO Threads for Skin Quality (Neck)
£300.00


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FAQ

PRICE OF DR L LIFT


The initial consultation with a Dr L Lift expert doctor is £100. The treatment price which includes 3 Morpheus8 Full Face and Neck Treatments and a Thread Lift with 12 Threads is £4700.

LENGTH OF RESULTS, TREATMENT DOWNTIME AND PROTOCOL

Treatment involves: x3 Microneedling plus radio frequency treatments plus thread lift

Areas treated: face and neck

Number of treatments in clinic: 4

Back to Work – Microneedling & radiofrequency: 1 day / Thread lift: 7 days

Full recovery – 2 weeks (estimated)

Anaesthetic – Local

Duration of Results – Approximately two years*

Risks & Complications – Bruising, swelling, puckering, dimpling, pain*

Procedure Time – 30 – 60 minutes (estimated)

*Results vary from person to person

WHAT AGE IS BEST FOR A DR L LIFT

A Dr L Lift is a great procedure for those with subtle to moderate signs of loose skin from weightloss, aging or menopause. The optimal age for a Dr L lift is from an age range of 45-65 years or after premature menopause, however Dr Leah Clinic have also treated patients with loose skin due to premature aging in their 30s. We access each case on an individual basis as our patient attend clinic.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH A DR L LIFT


* Lift cheeks and reduce sagging

* Lift middle and lower face to reduce folds/pouches of sagging tissue beside mouth

* An excellent jowls treatment – improving jawline definition acting as a lower non-surgical facelift

* An effective neck lift/ Neck thread lift to improve a saggy neck area under chin and jaw

* Eyebrow/ brow lift

HOW DOES THE DR L LIFT WORK?

The combination-treatment starts with Morpheus8, an energy-based device that remodels the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the essential building blocks of youthful skin. This improves skin quality, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, unveiling a firmer, more youthful complexion. You will have three treatments each 3-4 weeks apart.

Following your Morphues8 treatments, collagen stimulating threads are dissolvable stitches which are strategically placed beneath the skin's surface by expert doctors, they work by re-positioning facial tissues to mechanically lifting the face upwards and backwards in an L-shaped direction (hence the name!) while simultaneously producing collagen and elastin.

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS AFTER TREATMENT

Morpheus8 downtime and aftercare:
Morpheus8 treatment can cause redness, sensitivity, and minor swelling in the treated area for 1 to 3 days. However, most patients can return to normal activities, such as work or social events, within 2 to 3 days as the side effects subside and the redness fades. Makeup should be avoided for the first 48 hours, but normal skincare and makeup application can typically resume within 3 to 5 days. It is recommended to keep the treated area clean and hydrated, avoid harsh skincare products and sun exposure

Thread Lift downtime and aftercare:
At your consultation with Dr Leah Clinic your doctor will discuss in depth the aftercare which you will have to follow after your procedure. Any movement in the treated areas will decrease the overall results of the thread lifting and so it is important to avoid exercise for 7-14 days aside from gentle walks. You will also need to sleep on your back for 5 nights. You are likely to have obvious marks on the face for around 5 days after the treatment so we advise you may want to avoid social activities during this period.

IS THE DR L LIFT PAINFUL

Before the thread lift procedure begins, your doctor will inject a local anaesthetic to numb the treatment area and prevent any pain.

With the Morpheus8 - while pain tolerance varies from person to person, topical anesthesia is also used during Morpheus8 treatment to numb the treated area and minimize discomfort. The treatment is generally considered more sensitive than other body remodeling and skin-tightening treatments, but it is still tolerable for the majority of patients. As a result, Morpheus8 has become one of the clinic's most popular treatments.

At Dr Leah Clinics, you’re in safe hands


Meet the Dr Leah Clinics Team



Dr-Leah-Totton
Dr Leah Totton
Medical Director
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DR-DEEPA-PANCHALINGAM
DR DEEPA PANCHALINGAM
Associate Medical Director
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DR-SIDRA-SHAKIR
DR SIDRA SHAKIR
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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DR-MARIAM-MICHAIL
DR MARIAM MICHAIL
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Dr-Chike-Emeagi
Dr Chike Emeagi
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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-Dr-Cian-McLoughlin
Dr Cian McLoughlin
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Dr-Lucy-Broxson
Dr Lucy Broxson
Senior Cosmetic Doctor
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Dr Andreas Naparus
Plastic Surgeon
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DR-NAZISH-MANSOOR
DR NAZISH MANSOOR
DERMATOLOGIST
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KATIE-BARRETT
KATIE BARRETT
Head Aesthetic Therapist
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JENNA-BUGEJA
JENNA BUGEJA
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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RASA-CERNOVA
RASA CERNOVA
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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EWA-SKOWRON
EWA SKOWRON
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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SEYHAN-SEKLIZER
SEYHAN SEKLIZER
Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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*Results may vary from person to person