We use PDO threads. It is a safe & effective absorbable suture made from a biocompatible material called PDO, polydioxanone.PDO is a safe raw material that has been used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure.
Our PDO threads are FDA approved and used to pull and approximate soft tissues of the sagging skin to a desired position.
The thread lift procedure works in two ways.
The first is fairly straightforward. By threading thin, dissolvable sutures underneath your skin, we are able to pull your skin tighter.
Invisible, painless “barbs” grab on to your skin and make sure that the thread grips your underlying tissue and muscles as the thread is pulled tight.
Once a barbed thread is inserted, your body’s healing response is triggered. Even though you’re not injured by the threads under your skin, your body detects a suture material and stimulates collagen production in the affected area. Collagen can fill gaps in sagging skin and restore a more youthful elasticity to your face.
Patients will experience minimal pain, minimal scarring, and a rapid recovery.
After the procedure, patients may immediately return to daily lives, but they should consult with their physicians before resuming exercise and other intense activities.
Although minimal, side effects may include but are not limited to bruising, dimpling, and swelling.
PDO thread procedures are safe for adults who keep up with healthy lifestyles and have maintained their weight for at least three months.
Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. Our threads have a stronger fixation power and better specification designs in comparison to other PDO threads.
By restoring the patient’s lost youth with a sharper jawline and V-line, Thread procedures address signs of aging caused by gravity, such as sagging skin.
Skin aging involves a loss of collagen and thinning of elastic fibres (elastin). Elastin and collagen form the ‘scaffolding’ of the face and as they diminish with age, we lose structure and elasticity in the skin resulting in facial laxity or ‘sagging’ & fine lines and wrinkles.
PDO Mono threads are short biodegradable filaments coated in a stimulatory material (PDO – polydioxanone). They are inserted under the skin – much like scaffolding on a building, to stimulate collagen and elastin production, firming and smoothing fine lines, wrinkles and ‘crepey’ skin on the face and neck.
Mono threads are minimally invasive and are performed in clinic by our experienced Nurses.
They can be used to treat a single area e.g. tear troughs or cheeks, or multiple areas of the face and neck in a single appointment.
Mono threads are ideal for rejuvenating the skin without adding volume or ‘bulk’ to the treatment area and are a great when paired with volumising treatments such as treatment with dermal fillers.
Mono threads are great for smoothing and firming the skin.
There is minimal downtime associated with mono thread treatment – you will experience some minor localised swelling, minor bruising and irregularities in the skin which will settle in 1-5 days.You will see some immediate improvement in skin quality following treatment however as mono threads are a stimulatory treatment, results are gradual and can be seen over 10-12 weeks.
Mono (PDO) filament thread treatment is recommended for men and women with diminishing skin quality – fine lines, wrinkles or ‘crepey skin’ and mild skin laxity or ‘sagging’ to the face and neck.