PDO Thread Lifts
New PDO Thread Lifts exclusively available at Revive Skin & Laser Clinic.
Who wants a facelift? A surgical procedure under general anaesthesia with weeks of down time and scarring?
A PDO thread lift is the perfect solution for skin tightening and rejuvenation. It’s carried out under local anaesthetic, in a sterile clinic situation with no hospitalisation required.
What is a Mini-Thread Lift?
Threads are contained inside tiny needles which are inserted into the skin. As the needle is removed, the thread is left in the skin. A network of threads act as a scaffold or sling for the skin that helps hold the skin against the effects of gravity. A “mesh” of threads helps support and tighten sagging or loose skin. They can be used in areas such as jowls, double chin, jawline, neck, smokers’ lines and under-eye bags.
What are the threads made of?
The mini-threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO), an extremely safe material used regularly in heart surgery. It does not produce allergic reactions or rejection and has no side effects. The threads naturally dissolve over 6-8months into carbon dioxide and water.
How long does it last?
The threads themselves dissolve in approximately 6-8 months but the effects last for 12-24 months. The tension created by the embedded threads combined with fluid retention produces a visible lifting effect immediately after treatment. However, more considerable improvement appears after 6-8 weeks after the threads stimulate the synthesis of collagen, fibroblasts and increase oxygenation of the skin which becomes more smooth and radiant. Wrinkles disappear, “pores” are narrowed and sagging tissues are tightened.
Is this a painful treatment?
A strong topical anaesthetic cream is applied 1 hour prior to treatment which helps minimise pain. The sensation is described as a slight stinging similar to an acupuncture treatment.
How long does it take? Will I be able to resume my daily activities?
The procedure takes 40-60 minutes (depending on the area being treated). Approximately 50-70 threads are used to treat the whole face. Immediately after treatment you will be able to drive and resume daily activities, however bruising is likely and a down time of 3-7 days is probable depending on individual responses. Make-up can be applied after treatment.