An innovative and effective cosmetic technique designed to lift and tighten sagging skin tissues by inducing collagen production. It involves the implantation of fine, bio-absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. These threads remain implanted in the skin causing micro-injuries that stimulate collagen synthesis and tissue contraction. After six months, the threads will be absorbed into the body leaving new collagen in their place; the point at which the lift effect is at its peak.
What areas can PDO Thread lift be used to treat?
PDO therapy can be used on sagging jowls and jawline/ double chin, neck, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks and brows.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedures is usually carried out using local anaesthetic, and takes around 60 minutes depending on the treatment area.
Is it painful?
Through the use of topical and local anaesthetic, you should only experience a mild discomfort as the thread is inserted.
What are the side effects?
PDO Thread lifting is a very safe procedure and complications are extremely rare. Side effects are minimal but may include temporary swelling and bruising. Patients may feel a slight tightness or pulling sensation following the treatment, but this subsides within a few weeks.
How long do the results usually last for?
This varies on the patients age, quality of the skin, degree of sagging and the number of threads used. However, studies have shown that results can last between 2-3 years based on lifestyle.
Can PDO Thread lifting be used alongside other aesthetic procedures?