Ask Lesley – Q: I have noticed that my face is dropping! I am becoming very jowly and I am slowly turning into my mother. How can I put a stop to this?

As we live longer and healthier lives most of us want to look as young as we feel and now you can – without going under the knife.

Thread lifts – dubbed the new Botox – are currently the fastest growing treatment and are perfect if you want an instant lift but don’t want the pain, downtime or scarring associated with invasive facial surgery.

We have introduced a number of different facial threading lifting treatments at Reigate and one of the most popular procedures is the Silhouette Soft Suture Lift.

It’s a one-off non-invasive treatment which takes around 30 minutes and offers instant and subtle results with very little downtime. It’s ideal for those with little loose skin, who have lost volume in their cheeks, a sagging jawline, and heavy brow – or for those who have had a facelift, which is starting to droop.

It’s a simple, procedure. Using local anaesthetic, tiny incisions are made near the hairline and soft sutures are inserted to lift sagging skin back into place. You may experience some mild swelling redness or bruising but this will disappear usually within a week, Mineral make up will cover any bruising. The threads dissolve over a period of months, and in doing so stimulate your own collagen, giving a firmer younger looking skin as a bonus! You’ll see an immediate natural, rested and rejuvenated appearance – facial features will look refreshed and lifted and improve over time, as collagen is kick-started. Results last up to around one year and the cost is from £999, depending on the areas treated.

Another procedure that may be suitable for you is The Cinderella Face Lift. This innovative procedure uses a combination of different sized PDO threads at various points on the face and is combined with Botox and dermal filler to restore volume to sagging cheeks, smooth lines, tighten drooping brows, and give a gentle lift to the jawline. Hailed as the non-surgical alternative to a mini face-lift, the 60-minute procedure will give immediate, natural results. There may be a little bruising which is easily covered up with make up and a little swelling so allow downtime of around 7 to 10 days. Results will last around a year and the cost is £2500.



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