PDO Thread lift
Non-Surgical Face Lift
PDO threads offer the very latest technology for soft, natural-looking thread lifting in a non-invasive procedure. The PDO thread lift is designed for effective facial rejuvenation without surgery, which means less downtime at a comparatively lower cost with lower risk and minimal aftercare following treatment.
The procedure helps to reverse the key effects of ageing such as wrinkles, saggy skin, deep creases, folds and poor skin texture. It can improve the profile of a flabby face, raise cheeks or eyebrows, help to prevent eye bags and laughter lines, lift sagging neck skin, raise the smile and angle of the mouth and even tackle smokers lines.
The non-invasive procedure yields amazing rejuvenation results and is practically painless. It leaves no scar or cuts at all.
Rather than thinking of it as a semi-surgical thread lift, PDO threads act more like a dermal filler, but leaving a thread in the skin instead of an injectable solution.
What are PDO Threads?
PDO stands for Polydioxanone and this refers to the material used to make the threads used in the lifting procedure. The PDO threads offer a number of specific benefits:
- threads have no cones, thus no damage to the tissue
- excellent safety record - the same thread used in cardiac and other surgical sutures
- ultra-fine threads are naturally broken down within the body over 6-8 months, although the results naturally 'wear off' over around 18 months
- transparent material invisible within the skin
The principle behind PDO thread lifting is not simply about pulling the skin into a different position, but rather to stimulate the body's natural reaction to a 'foreign body' - which is to produce collagen and improve blood circulation, contracting the tissue.
Results of PDO Thread Lift
The PDO lift has a series of benefits
- naturally improves skin elasticity and texture
- reduces wrinkles
- brightens skin tone
- produces more defined facial contours
- rejuvenating and lifting effect
- covers prominent forehead veins
The mono threads have a screw system which creates a symmetrical and even lifting effect with multi-directional cogs which avoid the danger of over-pulling or dimpling.
How long does it take?
Insertion of the threads takes up to an hour to complete.
What should I expect after treatment?
As with any cosmetic treatment, there might be some temporary swelling, redness or bruising. This usually passes within a couple of days.
Results take around 4-6 weeks to fully develop. We will arrange a review 2 weeks after treatment to check on the progress, a further review after a month and a final appointment after 3 months where before and after photographs will be compared and a top-up treatment provided if necessary.
Any special aftercare requirements?
- avoid other facial/beauty treatments for 2 weeks
- avoid dental work for a month
- avoid exercise for 2 weeks and contact sports for the first 4 weeks
Does it hurt?
It is surprisingly comfortable - patients describe a stinging sensation, similar to acupuncture. If required, the procedure can be carried out using a local anaesthetic.
Treatments at Beyond Medispa are always made as comfortable as possible according to the treatment and the individual's personal requirements. Ice is used as a topical anaesthetic. If necessary, a dental block anaesthetic may also be used. Painkillers are also available on request.
Is this just for the face?
No - the PDO threads can be applied on the body too and can help with a number of areas:
- lifting and rejuvenating loose abdominal skin (tummy)
- lifting of breast tissue
- regenerating the decolletage
- lifting buttocks
- shoulders, forearm, elbows, calves or knees...
These threads provide a natural and youthful appearance of the skin and protect against wrinkles and sagginess.
Who can have PDO thread lifting?
The procedure is suitable for most clients from the age of around 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing (thinning tissues due the breakdown of collagen and elastin) start to become apparent.
We do not advise this treatment for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, those with a tendency to keloid scarring, active skin infections, open wounds, skin lesions or autoimmune diseases.