PDO (Polydioxanone) threads offer the latest technology for soft, natural-looking thread lifting. The procedure is a minimally invasive technique and designed for effective facial rejuvenation, lift and reposition sagging mid-face tissue. PDO threads are broken down naturally by the body over time. PDO Thread Lifts are designed to rejuvenate, regenerate and improve your facial structure, giving you the same benefits as a facelift, but without the need for surgery.
PDO Thread Lifting
Prices from £599
- Instant but long lasting results
- Lift and reposition mid-face soft tissue sagging
- Enhance skin collagen in order to maintains the skin’s firmness and tightness
- Enhance skin elastin to maintain the skin’s elasticity
- Improve skin’s moisture by Hyaluronic Acid production
- Improve skin tone and radiance, thickness, tightening and firming
- Slows skin aging
- Minimal downtime and negligible pain
- No hospitalisation is needed
How does it work?
Soluble PDO (polydioxanone) relaxes muscles and tendons, and also stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin. PDO also stimulates the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, both of which are vital for keeping the skin looking plump and youthful. The PDO thread is inserted into the skin through a very fine needle or cannula. Depending on the area to be treated, the thread is introduced into the skin itself, the subcutaneous fat, or the muscle. A lifted appearance can be seen immediately following the treatment; however, the results will improve in the following days and weeks as the PDO stimulates neocollagenesis, which in turn produces collagen. The overall texture of the skin is improved; it becomes thicker, tighter and firmer and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away.
Which area can be treated?
Short strands of threads are used to treat fine lines around the eyes, while thicker strands can be injected into the muscles of the forehead as an alternative to Botulinum Toxin. A lifting effect will result from using longer threads in the neck and jawline. It may be used to treat different parts of the face such as cheeks, jowls, eyebrows, neck and malar area.
Reddening at the thread introduction spots disappears 3-5 hours after the treatment. There may be slight bruising and swelling within the first few days of treatment, but this will begin to fade over the coming week. However, with any kind of medical procedure, there is always a possibility of side effects Many of the risks and side effects are often rare and including swelling, bruising, discomfort, pain or a feeling of pulling or tightness, short term puckering or dimpling of the skin, scarring, bleeding, infection, numbness (usually temporary if at all), asymmetry, on a rare occurrence the patient may experience nerve damage or thread breakage.
How long do the results last?
The threads are naturally absorbed by the body in 6-8 months; however, the effect of the treatment can last for up to two years.
Standard procedure (4-8 threads) takes 30-45 minutes
What should I do after the treatment?
For 1 week post treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial and beauty treatments. Avoid all contact sports for the first few weeks. Sleep on your back. In the event of discomfort, take some over the counter analgesia.
How do I prepare myself for the procedure?
Do not take any aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Avoid Vitamin E supplements for 30 days prior to the procedure.