This is a procedure, which rejuvenates, regenerates and improves the structure of the face, in a similar way to a surgical facelift, but without the need for surgery. Special threads are inserted into the skin via a fine needle to lift tissue and muscle and improve skin texture.
Threads are made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone), which is a material that has been used in medicine for many years, mainly in surgery. However, research has shown that PDO relaxes muscles and tendons, and also stimulates the neocollagenesis process, which encourages 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 procedure can take up to an hour depending on the number of threads inserted. A topical numbing cream or injected local anaesthetic is used for optimal comfort.
A lifted appearance can be seen immediately following the treatment, however, the results will improve in the following days and weeks. The overall texture of the skin is improved; it becomes thicker, tighter and firmer and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away as the PDO Threads dissolve away over the following 90-180 days. The remaining results can last up to 18 months.
The threads are extremely versatile and can be used all around the face, neck and body. Threads can treat vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, sagging brows, drooping cheeks, pronounced naso-labial folds (nose to mouth) and marionette (corner of mouth to chin) folds, sagging jawline, neck and folds and wrinkles on the chin.
Please take into consideration the following; Bruising can happen. The degree of bruising varies not only depending on the area being treated, but also from patient to patient. Redness of the area post treatment is common and can last up to 24 hours.
A follow up appointment will be arranged 1-3 months after the procedure to review the effects of the threads. PDO threads can also be used as an adjunct to Botox and fillers to enhance lift and youthfulness.