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Non Surgical Thread Lift

Using Revolutionary Absorbable Threads

PDO Threads are one of the most popular and highly effective non-surgical means to lift & tighten loose, sagging skin tissues as well dissolve small areas of fat on the lower face and body. PDO (polydioxanone) is a synthetic fibre widely used in areas of medicine such as general surgery and cardiology. In aesthetics, the threads help to lift sagging skin as well as stimulate new collagen – your own natural collagen. Another interesting effect of the threads are their ability to induce lipolysis (fat cell death) which is quite effective in treating facial and body stubborn fat areas as well as inducing collagen and tightening the skin.

There are two basic types of threads. Small threads measure a few centimetres that be placed virtually anywhere (in far east even the skin around female genitalia is popularly treated) in the body to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin. The other type is called a “Cogs” which are approximately 6-12cm in length and have small hooks on them that grip the skin and allow for pulling the skin against gravity. The Cogs are inserted in the skin via a blunt cannula (a technique we’ve been performing with dermal fillers for years) by making a small hole with a normal needle in the skin first. Both types of threads are made of PDO which is the same material used in normal surgical face lift surgery however, now we are able to perform the procedure without any incisions, general anaesthesia while you’re awake and talking to us comfortably under local anaesthetic. The PDO threads are strong, non-allergenic and fully biodegradable and will dissolve over 6 months but producing enough collagen and tightness to last many years.

Interesting Fact:

PDO threads work similar to acupuncture needle. They both stimulate collagen via complex pathways due to mechanotransduction – mechanism through which cells convert mechanical stimulus into chemical activity.

At Face&Skin we perform non surgical facelift procedure via specially designed blunt cannulas and very fine needles avoiding the need for a scar, general anaesthetic, and long recovery times associated with a surgical face lift with results that are comparable.

PDO Thread Indications:

Face & Neck

Jowls (Mild To Moderate In 30 to 50 year olds)
Treatment Time 15-20 Mins Using Small Threads | Usually No Downtime

Jawline Slimming (Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening)
Treatment Time 15-20 Mins Using Small Threads | Usually No Downtime

Chin Tightening (Sagging Skin / Mild Double Chin)
Treatment Time – 10-15 Minutes Using Small Threads | Usually No Downtime

Neck & décolletage Rejuvenation (Wrinkles, Sun Damage, Sagging Skin)
Treatment Time 10-15 Minutes Using Small Threads | Usually No Downtime

Under Eye Circles (Increase Collagen & Skin Tightening)
10-15 Minutes Using Small Threads | Usually No Downtime

Brow / Forehead Lift (Mild – Moderate Degree of Drooping)
10-15 Minutes Using Cogs | Usually No Downtime

Sagging Face – Non-Surgical Face Lift (45+ Year Old)
Treatment Time 1 Hour Using Small Threads & Cogs | 3-7 Day Recovery

Body

  • Breast Firming & Shaping
  • Stretch Marks
  • Stubborn Fat Deposits (Arms, Belly, Love Handles, Buttocks)
  • Hands

PDO Thread Facelift Procedure

Initially your doctor will conduct a consultation session in which the photos will be taken to determine suitability for the non-surgical facelift treatment.

The area of skin will be numbed using either/both a topical cream or a local, injected anaesthetic and the procedure will take between 30-60 minutes as the threads are inserted using a cannula or micro-needle depending on the individual’s requirements. There are no cuts or incisions required, minimising any risk of scarring. An immediate lifting effect can be seen once the threads are inserted. But to see the complete effect of non-invasive facelift, it takes approximately 6 months as the body starts to generate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

PDO Thread For Facial Slimming

PDO threads stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. They lift the loose and sagging muscles and tissues of the face improving the overall texture of the skin. It also helps in decreasing the fat production and slimming the jawline, tightening it and giving a more subtle and contoured look. The skin become tighter, firmer and thicker as the results of the PDO thread starts to surface.