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PDO Mini Thread Lift: Facelift without Surgery

The PDO Mini Thread Lift is a procedure which rejuvenates, regenerates and lifts the structure of the face, in a similar way to a surgical facelift, but without the need for surgery. The thread lift uses specialised threads which are implanted into the skin with a very fine needle to lift tissue and improve skin texture.  The threads used are CE marked as a class 3 medical device and distributed in the UK.

How does the Thread Lift work?

The threads are made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone) which is a material that has been used in cardiac surgery as sutures (stitches) for the past 20 years. However, research has shown that PDO relaxes muscles and tendons, and also stimulates the neocollagenesis process, which encourages 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.

A topical anaesthetic is used prior to treatment to minimise any associated discomfort. The PDO thread is inserted into the skin through very fine needles. Depending on the area to be treated, the thread is introduced sub dermally into the skin. 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 and 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. The threads can be used to treat fine lines around the eyes, cheeks, neck and jawline.

The threads are naturally absorbed by the body in six to eight months, however, the effect of the treatment can last 12-18 months.

Which areas can be treated?

The threads are extremely versatile and can be used all around the face and neck. The thread lift can treat vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, drooping brows, loss of volume to cheeks, naso-labial (nose to mouth) and marionette (corner of mouth to chin) folds, smokers lines and sagging jawline and neck.

What results can I expect?

The PDO threads will lift, stimulate new collagen which will create a natural look that lasts approximately 12-18 months. Top ups may be necessary to maintain maximum results.

Side effects that may be associated; redness at the insertion points and to the area, minimum pain and possible bruising.

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