The Treatment

Patient Selection

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Patient selection is of paramount importance; the most suitable patients are men or women who do not want to undergo a surgical face lift but would like to return to a younger look.  All potential patients must undergo an assessment of skin, facial frame and age.

Contraindications for thread lift therapy include:

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  • Auto-immune connective tissue diseases
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Existing skin infection
  • History of keloid scar formation
  • Current anticoagulant medication

Once the procedure has been explained, the patient should read and sign the consent form for treatment.

The Procedure

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The objective of the Elionce™ thread lift procedure is to offer a natural-looking improvement to the skin and facial structure. Elionce™ thread lift therapy can be performed in a physician’s office. This non-surgical procedure has been referred to as the ’20-minute facelift’, because of its immediate results, along with its minimal downtime. The procedure involves insertion of the Elionce™ thread into the skin or subcutaneous fat depending on the indication, via a very fine needle or specifically designed cannula. The procedure is quick and simple to carry out and involves no cuts or incisions so there will be no lasting scarring. Injection of small amounts of local anaesthetic during thread placement ensures that the patient is comfortable and pain-free. The patient will see immediate results, which will improve during the following days and weeks as Elionce™ and the body start to work by producing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This will continue to reverse the effects of ageing and stimulate wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, lifting and improve the general quality of the skin.

Possible Side Effects

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Most side effects following the procedure are usually minor and can include bruising and swelling. In some cases, patients may experience temporary mild asymmetry or skin dimpling (uncommon). Rare side effects can include infection, thread migration/extrusion and transient paraesthesia.

Patient Aftercare

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Following treatment, a cold compress can be applied to the area if required. Use of mild analgesics may be advised in case of any discomfort. The treated area can be washed gently after 4-5 hours. Patients are advised to avoid dental treatments, facial massage or facial aesthetic treatments in the week immediately following the procedure.

Support For Practitioners

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Prior to carrying out Elionce™ thread lift therapy, all practitioners are recommended to attend a specific theoretical and practical training course provided by Elionce.

At Elionce™ we will support you in diversifying your practice by providing:

  • Specialist training and advice in PDO thread lifting procedures
  • A dedicated website: with information for both physicians and patients
  • Marketing materials for your clinic
  • Educational Meetings and Events


Next Steps

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