How are the PDO threads inserted?
Thread lifts are non-surgical with the medical practitioner using a very fine needle to insert the threads into the areas that need lifting. Because there are no cuts or incision required there’s no scarring.
Is the treatment painful?
We look to manage treatment discomfort as much as possible and use special creams that dramatically reduce the pain of injections. Most patients don’t consider it to be a painful treatment. That said, it’s not painless. An instant facelift with immediate results. You really will see instant results with a thread lift. And as the days and weeks go by the look you’ll get will improve as your body starts to work by producing Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid.
How long does a PDO thread-lift work?
In addition to the immediate lift, the great news is over subsequent weeks following the treatment,results will continue to improve and can last up to 2 years as your own body produces Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid. Making this form of non surgical facelift a very long lasting treatment.
The thread itself is designed to dissolve into your body in between 180 – 240 days, after new fibrous connective tissue around the thread has been generated – the Collagen!
What’s the downside?
The threads cause a very mild reaction with some patients experiencing some swelling and bruising as a result of the injections. This is normally light but we can’t rule out it being severe. Everyone reacts slightly differently. Timing your treatment to take this into account is advised.
How does the PDO Thread Lift work?
The threads used in the Revitalise Skin Care Clinic are made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone) which is a material that has been used in medicine for many years, mainly in surgery. However, research has shown that PDO relaxes muscles and tendons, and also stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin. PDO also stimulates the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, both of which are vital for keeping the skin looking plump and youthful.
The PDO thread is inserted into the skin through a very fine needle or cannula. Depending on the area to be treated, the thread is introduced into either the skin itself, the subcutaneous fat, or the muscle. A lifted appearance can be seen immediately following the treatment, however, the results will improve in the following days and weeks as the PDO stimulates neocollagenesis, which in turn produces collagen. The overall texture of the skin is improved; it becomes thicker, tighter and firmer and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away.
Different lengths and thicknesses of thread are used for different areas of the face. Short strands of threads can be used to treat fine lines around the eyes, while thicker strands can be injected into the muscles of the forehead as an alternative to Botulinum Toxin (Botox).
The threads are naturally absorbed by the body in six to eight months, however, the effect of the treatment can last for up to two years. Please take into consideration the following;
Bruising can happen. The degree of bruising varies not only depending on the area being treated, but also from patient to patient. However, you do need to be aware that considerable bruising could possibly occur, and plan your social calendar or work commitments around this.