PDO Threads lifting is a cosmetic procedure that lifts and realigns sagging tissue, while adding definition to facial contours by using threads that are manufactured from the same materials used in surgery to close wounds. When placed under the skin, they can be used to tighten the tissue and add volume to the area of application. The thread lift is a "minimally invasive procedure for the face, neck, or jowls in which threads are passed under the skin via a needle.
PDO Threads are made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone), a material used in medicine for many years, mainly in surgery. PDO relaxes muscles and tendons while stimulating the production of new collagen in the skin. PDO also stimulates the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, vital for creating youthful looking skin. PDO Threads are effective in facial lifting and wrinkle removal through self-stimulation of cells.
A typical treatment involves placement of the desired number of threads to treat face and neck. The threads are introduced with a needle, which is removed once the threads have been positioned. Recovery from a thread lift is quite easy. Thread lifts can be performed under local, rather than general anaesthesia, meaning that thread lift patients can drive themselves home and look after themselves immediately after having their procedure. While some patients will experience a little bit of soreness, redness and swelling after having a thread lift and therefore wish to take the rest of the day off, most can return to work immediately. Strong pain medication is seldom needed after having a thread lift, making it easier for patients to return to their normal routine. This procedure is therefore ideal for people who have children at home or those who have busy, demanding careers.
While thread lift recovery is not particularly intensive, patients will still have to take a few minor precautions while healing. It's important to make sure that you don't rub your face vigorously while cleansing it or applying moisturizer for at least a week after having threads placed.
Thread lifts are low risk, thanks to how non-invasive they are. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift. In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin. If this occurs, however, the sutures can simply be removed and the patient's face will return to its prior state.
Areas treated by Mono Threads:
The threads help in improving the smoothness of sagging cheeks, lower jaw, neck, and uplift of eyebrows.
PDO Threads remain in place for about four to six months, after which point they slowly dissolve. Patients can, however, expect to keep seeing the results of their PDO Threads for a year or more after their treatment. This long-lasting effect arises from the lingering improvement in skin condition that results from collagen infusion.
Swelling and bruising can appear after the procedure, which can be prevented with the help of ice pack. Touching and tapping the areas which have undergone the treatment for at least a week is restricted.
What can be treated with threading?
Fine lines and wrinkles
Skin furrows and wrinkles on the neck
Bags under the eye
Lips and around the mouth (Marionette lines)
Sagging chin or cheeks
Naso-labial folds (Smile lines)