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Threadlift in Singapore: All You Need To Know

Threadlift in Singapore is a cosmetic procedure that lifts and sculpts the face, neck, and body. 

As opposed to facelifts which are an invasive procedure, a threadlift is a non-surgical procedure that can help fight against the natural ageing process without going under the knife. They are most commonly preferred over traditional facelifts because of the following advantages:

  • Minimally invasive
  • No downtime
  • 100% absorbable by bodies
  • Naturally lifts and tightens
  • Restores facial volume loss
  • Stimulate collagen growth

What are the different types of threads used for threadlift procedures?

Threadlifts in Singapore uses Polydioxanone (PDO) threads and come in three different types, usually decided by an aesthetic doctor after careful assessments. Each PDO thread is differently shaped and serves varied purposes.

Smooth ThreadsMono threads have a smooth surface and are typically implanted in a mesh-like manner that can stimulate collagen production. This helps rejuvenate the skin by tightening the skin tissue. A downside for mono threads is that their smooth surface hinders them from lifting the skin.

Barb ThreadsTornado threads are twisted and look like a double mono thread when intertwined together. When embedded in the sunken areas, a volumizing and facelifting effect takes place while collagen production is stimulated.

Twist ThreadsCog threads have barbs or jagged surfaces that hook onto the embedded area of the skin tissues when punctured. As it lifts the sagging skin tissues, collagen production is stimulated – making it especially effective for lifting and slimming the jawline.

What to expect from a threadlift in Singapore

Before a threadlift procedure

A consultation with an aesthetic doctor will help you determine the best course of action to take to achieve your desired appearance. During the first consultation, make sure to discuss your expectations and goals from getting a threadlift. Ensure you are well-informed of all the benefits and limitations of the treatment and clarify all medical details so you know what to expect.




Tell your doctor of all medications you are on Consume caffeine
Avoid food that may trigger inflammation Smoke for at least one week before the procedure
Relax and avoid stress before the procedure Take blood-thinning medication for at least one week before the procedure

During the treatment

Treated areas will be slightly raised and tightened to reduce the deep folds and sagging. Threadlift treatments in Singapore typically take less than an hour and patients will feel minimal pain, after local anaesthesia has been administered.

After a threadlift procedure

Some pain and mild swelling will occur in the treated areas in the first week but patients can go back to their daily activities after 1 to 2 days. Results are visible about a few weeks post-treatment as collagen growth stimulation will require a few days to fully develop.

Results from a threadlift can last up to 1 to 3 years depending on your skin condition, age, smoking and drinking habits, and how you care for your skin.

blood and collagen stimulation after threadliftWhen searching for a suitable threadlift procedure in Singapore, it is important to settle on one that can lift and stimulate collagen production at the same time. At Illumia Medical, our Baby Threadlift treatment uses PDO threads that stimulates collagen growth for longer-lasting results, unlike dermal fillers. PDO threadlift lifts the skin naturally and gently for a fresh and firm look.

Which parts of the face can a threadlift address?


Face threadlifts are most suited for individuals who desire subtle changes in their facial shape or for those with early to moderate signs of facial ageing. Illumia Medical’s Face ThreadLift can be done on the nose, cheeks, or jaw depending on a patient’s desired results and suitability.


3-step nose liftNose threadlift is a non-surgical technique that redefines the nose. At Illumia Medical, premium nose threads that can provide instant structural support to the nose are used. Our 3-Step Nose ThreadLift structurally divides the nose profile into 3 connected areas and lifts the nose bridge, raises the nose ridge, and lifts the nasal tip naturally.


Body threadlift lifts excess skin on the body such as in the arms, legs, and tummy area. This treatment is especially suitable for individuals who have minimal excess fat, and have mild to moderate skin laxity on the concerned areas. Illumia Medical’s Body ThreadLift is performed by puncturing tiny, well-hidden holes in the skin using slow-absorbing sutures.

Can a threadlift be done together with fillers?

Yes. Threadlifts and fillers are two treatments that complement each other well.

For maximum and longer-lasting results, dermal fillers can be proceeded with after the skin has healed from a previous threadlift treatment.

duolift treatment areasIllumia Medical’s signature DuoLift™ Face & Neck treatment can help to achieve both. Using the DuoLift™ facelifting technique, ageing signs on the face and neck are eliminated by targeting several layers of the skin at the same time. Without the need for surgery, this treatment is the advanced solution for anti-ageing problems in Singapore.

What are threadlift prices like in Singapore?

threadlift cost in singaporeIn Singapore, the price of a threadlift is highly dependent on a few factors:

  • Brand and type of thread
  • Area of treatment
  • Number of threads to use
  • Doctor’s experience

Face threadlifts cost can begin from $1,000, whereas nose threadlifts can cost from $600 to $1,200. Body threadlifts are more costly and can range from $2,000 to $5,000 depending on your goals.

Threadlifts are an efficient and safe option for lifting and rejuvenating the skin. Speak to our board-certified aesthetic doctor to understand more about threadlift procedures and to determine the right procedure for your goals.

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