PDO Thread Lift
Sometimes referred to as the ‘non-surgical facelift’, the Thread Lift is a minimally-invasive treatment that lifts sagging or ageing areas of the face without the need for sedation or a hospital stay. It is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 45minutes with patients able to walk-out and return home a shortly following the procedure.
Thread lifts is a revolutionary treatment to tackle prominent signs of ageing. Using one incision on each side of the face anchoring sutures are placed under the skin using a fine needle to elevate the sagging tissue and lift problem areas. The treatment can take as little as 30 minutes under local anaesthetic and requires no hospital stay afterwards.
A PDO thread lift is a contouring and rejuvenation treatment, where PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are introduced beneath the surface of your skin to improve its appearance for 18 to 24 months. The sutures used in the treatment are completely bio-degradable, meaning they will not need to be removed. Their principle component, polylactic acid, encourages the body’s production of collagen, meaning your skin will appear naturally fuller over time, even after the sutures have dissolved.
The PDO thread lift gently lifts and repositions tissues that have fallen into the hands of gravity, resulting in a more youthful looking appearance. Hollow cheeks appear fuller, while any sagginess is lifted and wrinkles are eased.
Downtime after a Thread Lift treatment is minimal, but you may experience some very slight bruising or swelling in the days following your procedure and some mild tension in the areas that have been elevated. Your practitioner will give you individual advice tailored to your lifestyle to ensure your recovery is as quick and easy as possible.
Polydioxanone has been used in medicine for over 20 years, mainly for absorbable threads used in surgery. As we age collagen and elastin depletes. Our skin can loose facial tone and fine lines, wrinkles, and creases appear. Losing this protein, combined with a natural loss of fat on the face, can hollow the upper cheeks and create heaviness above the jaw line (jowl) and around the chin (marionette lines), giving a tired and aged look
Frequently asked questions
Usually it will need only one-time procedure to achieve your desired lifting effect. You will see treatment results immediately after the procedure It lasts from 8 months to 2 years. All you need is an annual touch-up
Keep your head elevated at least 30 degrees for the first three nights.
You may apply ice or cold towel to the surgical sites for the first 24 hours. (Apply for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off in the period of time).
Avoid any direct pressure to the face and area where the sutures were placed for 3 weeks after the treatment has been performed. (Example: sleeping on your face, known as the face down position, etc.)
You may wash your hair and face.
Please keep facial movements to a minimum for at least 3 weeks. Avoid excessive chewing, talking, yawning, smiling, and other facial movements during this period of time. Avoid drinking from a straw.
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