Mono threads and lifting threads are a non-surgical method for tightening, thickening and elevating sagging skin.

Matrix Threads

Matrix or mono threads work by gradually stimulating collagen production in areas of the skin where ageing is visible. They are usually placed in a grid pattern anywhere on the body, offering a support-like structure to the skin. Results become visible over a six week period and continue to improve for 2 to 6 months after the treatment.

Commonly treated areas that can be treated with mono threads:

• Upper and lower cheeks
• Forehead and brows
• Neck and jawline
• Arms
• Buttocks
• Abdomen

Cost: from $350
Duration: 1 hour



Lifting Threads

Lifting threads are synthetic fibres with tiny barbs all along them which have long been used in surgery as “stitches”. They are inserted under the skin using a cannula and the skin is lifted along it and pressed onto the barbs to hold it in place. They are a less invasive, and much cheaper way of achieving a look that resembles a facelift.

Areas that can be treated with lifting threads include:

• Cheek and mid-face
• Eyebrow lift
• Lower face, jawline, jowl and neck
• Nose to mouth folds
• Marionette line reduction (corners of mouth)
• Nose projection and elevation

Cost: from $200
1 hour

Left + middle: 2 lifting threads each side in the cheeks to make the lower face appear less heavy. Right: 1 Lifting thread each side of the eye for a subtle cat eye effect.