Mesothreads for face lift - an innovative method of rejuvenation

The essence of the procedure

Lifting using meso- or biostimulating threads was developed in Korea in 2011. The popularity of the procedure is due to the ease of installation and affordable cost.

Thread fibers are naturally compatible and do not leave any marks on the skin - they dissolve as they are converted into carbon dioxide and water.

The material is injected under the skin according to a special scheme and forms a supporting frame of connective tissue, the compaction of which occurs by enveloping them in organic collagen.

Injections are carried out with a flexible needle or cannula, which makes the procedure safe and virtually painless.

The instruments are made of high-quality medical steel and are designed to work in different layers of the epidermis. The diameter of the fibers is thinner than a human hair - they are not harmful, are not felt and are invisible to others.

Composition of mesothreads

Mesothreads are the thinnest of all varieties used for thread lifting. They do not serve as reinforcement and cannot retain displaced tissue.

Their action is expressed in a biostimulating effect:

  • The mechanical process is injury from needles, which leads to increased regeneration and microcirculation of blood.
  • Chemical biostimulation depends on the composition. The material of manufacture affects the rate of biodegradation, the overall duration and severity of stimulation.

Most threads are made from suture materials:

  • Polydioxanone (PDO) . They have high biological compatibility and low price. The fibers begin to fragment in the tissues after a month, complete destruction occurs within six months. To slow down the process, some manufacturers apply gold plating or polyglycolic acid to their surface. The latter provides additional hydration at the implantation sites. Threads coated with a layer of gold take a little longer to break down - about 8 months.
  • Caprolactone (PLC) . It has a minimal biostimulating effect, the price is slightly higher.
  • Copolymer "L-lactide with caprolactone" (PLLA PLC) . A combined material (caprolactone with a layer of polylactic acid), which has a strong effect and affects the production of collagen in the skin. The cost is 50% more expensive than polydioxanone options.
  • Lactic acid 100% . Such threads are of the smooth linear type, which threatens their migration in tissues. This is facilitated by active facial expressions and the absence of notches.

An innovative solution in cosmetology is liquid mesothreads. Their content is represented by zinc and hyaluronic acid. The interaction of substances ensures the production of zinc salt, which dissolves over a long period of time.

Indications for use

Lifting with mesothreads is relevant in the absence of significant age-related changes in young and middle age (from 30 to 40 years).

At this time, minor defects are also removed with injections of Botox, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite (mesorades).

The rejuvenation technique allows you to:

  • remove shallow eyebrow and frontal horizontal wrinkles;
  • reduce the severity of nasolabial folds;
  • smooth out the asymmetry of the lower third of the face;
  • improve the appearance and elasticity of the skin;
  • tighten eyebrows and areas near the eyes;
  • smooth out fine wrinkles and folds around the lips and eyes;
  • prevent age-related changes;
  • get rid of drooping upper eyelid;
  • raise the drooping corners of the mouth;
  • restore contour clarity;
  • hide the mask of grief (the grooves running from the mouth to the chin)
  • strengthen the skin before correction with reinforcing or lifting threads.

Attention! Installing mesothreads to tighten the abdomen, chest, correct the shape of the nose, restore the elasticity of the buttocks, arms and legs will not give the expected effect. Such problems are accompanied by irreversible processes (muscles atrophy, skin becomes thinner, skull bones change). They can only consolidate the result of plastic surgery.

Optimal age

It is best to start using this method of rejuvenation from the age of 30, but in some situations the procedure is performed at an earlier age to correct fine wrinkles or prevent skin aging. After 50 years, the results from mesothreads are not as pronounced, although the oval of the face will still tighten up a little.

This procedure is suitable for any area of ​​the body, even hard-to-reach ones, or rather:

  • drooping eyebrows;
  • Upper eyelid;
  • Wrinkles around the lips;
  • Interbrow fold and so on.

The result can be seen immediately after implantation of the threads. The patient looks 5 years younger. True, the main effect after thread lifting can be observed only after new collagen is formed.

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Installation of threads is painless.
  • There is no long recovery period after the procedure.
  • The result is visible within 3-5 days.
  • The punctures are small and do not leave scars or scars.
  • Along with thread lifting, you can choose and use other rejuvenation methods.
  • Finding a good specialist takes a lot of time. A favorable result without complications can be expected after a procedure performed by a professional doctor.
  • No change in case of serious age-related problems
  • The effect may not appear due to the individual characteristics of the body and incorrectly selected threads.

When the long-awaited effect comes

You will notice the anti-age effect immediately after the operation. But you can evaluate the final result only after 14–20 days, when the tissues take a new position. Then, over the course of six months, a maximum of 8 months, the mesothreads will gradually dissolve, leaving behind a framework of fibrous fibers, which will support the tissue over the next months.

Any hardware procedure aimed at tightening and rejuvenating the skin will help strengthen and prolong the result of reinforcement: contour plastic surgery, Botox, therapy with your own plasma, biorevitalization.

But all procedures aimed at improving metabolism (electrical stimulation, microcurrents) cannot be done after thread lifting, since this leads to premature resorption of the suture material. High temperature also accelerates the biodegradation of the polymer, so radio wave RF lifting is best done before reinforcement.

Types of mesothreads

The classification of mesothreads consists of four types, let's look at what they are.

Smooth linear (“Mono”)

A model without notches, in which the end section is placed in the hole on the side of the sharp edge of the needle, and the main body is located outside. The disadvantage of linear options is the absence of notches, thanks to which the thread is held in the fabrics. The movement of fibers towards the lateral ends and frequent bruises after implantation reduce the demand for the species.

Twisted (“Mono Twin”)

Threads in the form of a braid or spring. Their difference is that in the hole on the side of the sharp edge of the needle there are two smooth threads without notches, twisted relative to each other. The braids gradually unravel, increasing the volume of the fabric. Russian Aptos® Nano Vitis-7 models use a safe cannula, while Korean models use a needle.

Screw (“Screw” and “Double Screw”)

The smooth fiber is twisted in a spiral onto a hollow needle from the outside, and the end is attached to the hole on the side of the sharp edge of the needle.

There are modifications with one wound thread and two. These varieties include: serrated or needle-shaped (CoG, 2d, 3d, 4d). Another name is Kogi.

Mesothreads with notches prevent migration in tissues and differ in the location of the notches. There are one-sided, two-sided and multi-directional. A cannula and a needle are used as a guide. This thread can be linear or screw type.

Buyanov Sergey Yurievich (Expert Doctor):

The doctor recommends specific types of mesothreads based on the initial condition of the skin. It is important in which direction the notches are directed to prevent the threads from moving. In some cases, it is sufficient to use material without notches. Almost every case is individual.

Rating of the best representatives:

  • aptos®Nano Vitis-7;
  • aptos®Nano Vitis-4;
  • cara thead;
  • lead fine lift (lfl);
  • v-up thead;
  • beauty lift v-line;
  • magic lift vitality;
  • ewa innolift;
  • miracu;
  • neogenesis;
  • time machine;
  • reandne;
  • bio s line;
  • rose beauty lift.

What are Kogi threads

When a woman wants to rejuvenate her facial skin, good cosmetologists advise them to immediately start with gentle procedures such as biorevitalization and laser resurfacing. When these stages are completed, the “heavier artillery” comes into play - Kogi for a facelift.

Their use makes it possible to cope with sagging areas of the skin, increase skin turgor, smooth out wrinkles, and give the correct shape to the oval of the face. The identifying appearance of this material is the presence of notches diverging to the sides. By straightening out in the thickness of the fabrics, they fix the threads in the proper position.

In addition, the threads are completely harmless - the material from which they are made is biocompatible and biodegradable. It is not rejected by the body, does not cause inflammation or other undesirable effects.

Made from Japanese steel, this lifting material consists of very thin needles with self-absorbing threads inside. The cosmetologist, by controlling the tension of these threads, tightens sagging skin. It is characteristic that the threads can be removed if insertion is unsuccessful.

Cosmetologists have many types of such material at their disposal. They select the threads depending on the planned result, the structure of the client’s face, and the severity of age-related changes on it. Varieties of threads are selected for individual areas of the face and body. Such lifting material can be soluble, insoluble, with or without notches, etc.

Often clients are tormented by the problem of choosing: which is better - Kogi or Aptos, which both have notches. However, this is a completely different material. Which of them to use can only be determined by a knowledgeable specialist according to the indications. By the way, among the lifting threads there are also: Tissulift (smooth), 3D mesothreads, Silhouette Soft (cone-shaped), the same Aptos (available in several types), gold, etc.

The threads themselves also come in several types:

  • Plla – contains polylactic acid, which makes it possible to obtain the same result as after exposure to fillers;
  • Pdo – with conductor needles made of medical steel;
  • Double cog – with double-sided notches;
  • one-sided - having notches on only one side, but with alternating directions;
  • multidirectional - with notches around the body of the thread, which allows you to do an excellent job of smoothing out small wrinkles.

How does the procedure work?


Before the procedure, you should buy and take any antiviral drug to prevent herpes. Usually a course of 3-4 days is enough.

To reduce the likelihood of developing edema, agents are prescribed to accelerate blood clotting. In some cases, indicators increase without medications (with varicose veins or taking contraceptives).

It is possible to avoid hematomas if:

  • do not take medications with acetylsalicylic acid or any painkillers;
  • Do not carry out the procedure during menstruation.


First carry out a thorough make-up removal and antiseptic treatment of the skin with alcohol-containing solutions.

Lidocaine-based cream or gel is used as local anesthesia. The drug is applied to the injection area in a thin layer under a film for half an hour, and then removed.

Patients with a low pain threshold require cannula anesthesia, when the anesthetic substance spreads through the puncture point to the entire operated area.

The material is introduced strictly subdermally deep (0.1-0.2 cm parallel to the surface or intersecting).

The depth should correspond to the boundary between the reticular and papillary layers of the dermis. When the threads are parallel, the distance between them cannot exceed 0.1 cm.

After insertion, you need to lightly press on the skin near the tip of each needle to fix the segment inside. Then the needle is removed, and the mesothread remains in the tissue.

Healing period

Complete rehabilitation takes 1-3 months.

Recovery after injections can take up to 5 days and be accompanied by unpleasant symptoms: subcutaneous depressions, tubercles, bumps, and bumps appear. Sometimes there is soreness, cyanosis and loss of sensation.

Rarely does a pulling sensation and slight tingling occur during facial wrinkles. Symptoms do not require medical intervention and disappear on their own.

Drug treatment is necessary if swelling appears in the implanted areas.


Swelling will resolve faster if you adhere to certain conditions after lifting with mesothreads:

  • Sleep on your back using a high pillow.
  • Apply cold compresses for a week.
  • Do not eat hot food for a month.
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands for a week.
  • Reduce facial expressions as much as possible.
  • Do not visit the sauna, bathhouse, solarium, or gym.
  • Do not sunbathe, do not overheat or become hypothermic.
  • Postpone your visit to the dentist.
  • Do not use creams against hematomas.

Buyanov Sergey Yurievich (Expert Doctor):

Recommendations for the rehabilitation period also include excluding, if possible, manifestations of active facial expressions in the first days after the procedure. This is important so that the threads do not become displaced, which reduces the cosmetic effect of the manipulation.

In which areas is a mesothread lift performed?

Most often, thread lifting is used to model the face, neck and décolleté, that is, areas with the most tender and delicate skin, susceptible to early aging.

Using mesothreads, you can remove wrinkles on the forehead and folds between the eyebrows, reduce the severity of nasolabial furrows and smooth out crow's feet around the eyes.

In addition to the face, the reinforcement procedure can be used to tighten the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, breasts, inner arms and folds on the sides - that is, any area of ​​​​the body where it is necessary to restore shape.

Precautionary measures

Implantation of threads can be performed by a trained specialist. Sterile conditions must be maintained in the treatment room. Signing the informed consent and taking a control photograph in 5 projections are necessary rules.

All these points are taken into account in medical centers or clinics. The service in the salon is often not accompanied by clear regulations, so it can lead to the development of complications.

To protect yourself from negative consequences, you need to:

  • get tested to make sure there are no contraindications;
  • carry out the procedure when you feel well;
  • one day before the procedure, do not smoke or drink alcohol;
  • stop taking anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents one week before;
  • Do not steam your face or sunbathe before a facelift;
  • contact experienced and trusted cosmetologists.

Side effects

Complications after a facelift arise due to incompetent actions of the doctor or the body’s reaction. The condition of blood vessels and the reactivity of the skin affect the rate of appearance and prevalence of hematomas.

Incorrect presentation of the material is fraught with consequences:

  • Contouring (translucency) of the thread, persistent retraction or protrusion of tissue. Unpleasant defects disappear on their own within 10-15 days. The fibers become discolored in approximately 5 days.
  • Herpes and infection at the injection site. Such consequences are the result of non-compliance with the rules of asepsis and antisepsis, as well as unsatisfactory postoperative care.
  • Damage to blood vessels and nerves, disruption of the integrity of the excretory duct or capsule of the parotid salivary gland. The use of pointed needles is unsafe when inserted deep into the dermis. There will be a minimal risk of bleeding, hematoma development and edema if implantation is carried out with a blunt cannula. Numbness of the integument due to injury to nerve trunks is rarely diagnosed.
  • Thread coming out. The situation occurs if the insertion angle is less than 45 degrees. The area is treated with an antiseptic, the fiber is cut with a sterile instrument and tucked under the skin.
  • The tip gets under the epidermis. It is fraught with traumatization of facial movements and the appearance of papules. When opening the element, a piece of thread is discovered. It is cut off and removed under the skin.
  • Fibrosis is a thickening of the connective tissue around the fibers. Occurs due to active collagen production. The side effect can be eliminated by performing a manual massage on the affected area and taking a course of corticosteroids.


It is worth refusing to introduce anti-aging material if the following health problems are diagnosed:

  • blood clotting disorder;
  • infectious or inflammatory processes;
  • mental disorder;
  • oncology;
  • skin diseases;
  • presence of implants in the intervention area;
  • diabetes;
  • predisposition to the formation of keloid scars;
  • damage to the skin (wounds, ulcers, burns, abrasions);
  • pathologies of the immune system;
  • autoimmune diseases;
  • taking anticoagulants.

Non-surgical lifting is not performed during pregnancy and lactation.

Cost of the procedure


NameAddressPrice (from, in rub.)Telephone
"Best Clinic"Leningradskoe highway, 11623 400+7
"MedCenterService"st. 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya, 29 30 000+7
"Miracle Doctor"st. Shkolnaya, 11 12 000+7


Medical and cosmetologicalst. Vzletnaya, 26 g 20 000+7
Krasnoyarsk Institute of Traumatologyst. Mechnikova, 49 40 000+7
Private clinic "effi"st. Historical, building 111, 3/2 21 600+7


Clinic of medical cosmetology "Art-Medica"st. Zheleznodorozhnaya, 22 30 000+7
Beauty studio "AHAVA spa"Krasny Ave., 77B8 000+7
Medicalst. Gogolya, 42 12 000+7


Medical Center for Reconstructive Cosmetology "Vianta"st. Vatutina, 23 18 000+7
Aesthetic Medicine Clinic “Bote de Luxe”st. Akhtyrskaya, 6 11 500+7
Center for therapeutic cosmetology "Verbena"st. Zapolnaya, 60A 35 000+7


Clinic of cosmetology and dermatology "GrandEstet"st. Prazhskaya, 1A 8 000+7
Clinic of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology "Brazil"st. Vozdushnaya, 60A 8 000+7
Factory of health and beauty "Katarina"st. Gaidara, no. 93 20 000+7


SPA tanning and beauty studio "Shoklad'ka"Pavlovsky tract, 251v8 000+7
Health and beauty center "Spa-center 77"st. Sukhbaatar, 7 10 000+7
Center for appearance and cosmetology "Exclusive"st. Popova, 194 12 000+7


Beauty salon "Alexandria"st. Komissarova, 16 12 000+7
Beauty salon "Amelie"Respubliki Ave., 4215 000+7
Beauty salon "OZZ"st. Mustafina, 9/2 20 000+7

Saint Petersburg

Multidisciplinary clinic "Medi"st. Butlerova, 11, building 1 27 500+7
Center for Cosmetology and Medicine “Laser Doctor”st. Gorokhovaya, 26 20 000+7
Medical clinic "NjMed"Prospekt Sredniy, 85, lit. U, room 8N18 000+7


Cosmetology Clinic "Reforma"st. Marshala Zhukova, 13 12 000+7
Center for Aesthetic Cosmetology "LERDEN"st. March 8, 169 14 000+7
Medicalst. Mamina-Sibiryaka, 193 12 000+7


Beauty salon "Bellucci"st. Lenina, 30 15 000+7
Dr. Putsenko Plastic Surgery Centerst. Stalskogo, 12 15 000+7
Laser cosmetology clinic "Linline"Karl Marx Ave., 3813 000+7


Medicalst. Poligonnaya, 6 8 000+7
Center for Aesthetic Medicine “Universe of Harmony and Beauty”st. Ostrovsky, 45 7 000+7
Center for Modern Cosmetology "MaksMedGroup"lane Matrossky, 2 7 000+7


Cosmetology clinic “VrnCOSMO”st. Kholzunova, 38 6 000+7
Beauty salon “Princess Daria”+7st. Vladimir Nevsky, 13B 11 000+7
Aesthetician-st. 20th anniversary of the Komsomol, 55 14 000+7


"Family Medicine Center"st. Trifonova, 22B 29 000+7
Clinic "Sibirskaya"st. Sibirskaya, 31 29 000+7
Medicalst. Altayskaya, 24 15 000+7


Alexandra Gievskaya Studiost. Lermontova, 11/5, office. 408, 422 9 000+7(912) 900 62 93
Laser cosmetology clinic "Linline"Lenina Ave., 52/19 500+7(800) 700 79 11
Beauty studio "Trava"st. Generala Ivanov, 5 10 000+7(3462) 77 92 54


Clinic of Professor Churakovst. Shelkovichnaya, 122/126 36 000+7(8452) 33 95 38
Beauty salon "Diva"st. them. Chapaeva, 56 32 850+7(8452) 73 53 53
Beauty salon “SPA LOUNGE”Moskovskaya st., 113-11715 000+7

Nizhny Novgorod

Beauty systemst. Beketova, 60, building 1 20 000+7
Aesthetic Medicine Clinic "Euromedica"st. Oboznaya, 4 17 000+7
Day SPAst. Maslyakova, 4, building 2 25 000+7


Hellolane Planovy, no. 24 26 500+7
Center for Success and Healthst. Kalinina, 260 25 000+7
Ross-Dentst. Brothers Ignatov, 120 60 000+7


Beauty salon "Aphrodite"st. Lenina, 164, building 5 10 000+7
Beauty salon "Darling"st. Vorovskogo, 71, office 401 12 000+7
Beauty salon "Sun City"st. Profsoyuznaya, 78 12 000+7


Health club "Riviera"Stroiteley Boulevard, 34/115 000+7
Cosmetology clinicst. Kolomeitseva, d. 16 000+7


Laser cosmetology clinicst. Pushkina, 80 10 000+7
Spa-salon “Cedar health resort”st. Petropavlovskaya, 19 8 500+7
Cosmetology Clinic of Popova Tatyanast. Ekaterininskaya, 84A 12 000+7


Clinic on Komarovast. Ensign Komarov, 7 35 000+7
Galeost. Russkaya, 39B 25 000+7
OzonOkeansky Ave., 48A15 000+7


Center for Aesthetic Cosmetology "Larus"Boulevard 50 Let Oktyabrya, 38 000+7
Center of beauty and medical cosmetology "Ethel"st. Romashina, 32, 2nd floor 7 500+7
Beauty salon "Enjoy"st. Nikitina, 5, 1st floor 10 000+7


Beauty salon “NEO beauty home”Prospekt Heroev Stalingrada, 10A18 000+38
Cosmetology clinic "Linline"st. Pushkinskaya, 11 12 000+38
st. Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya, 92 15 000+38

Opinion of cosmetologists

Experts consider thread lifting with mesothreads to be effective in case of unexpressed changes with the correct amount of material:

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