A PDO thread lift is designed to subtly lift the facial features to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while encouraging collagen production for more volume in the treated areas. PDO threads come in a variety of textures for customized treatments and are performed at our clinic in Southampton.
Thread lifts are a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift for patients who are not ready to undergo more invasive surgeries.
Although the effects from a thread lift will be temporary 12-18 months and not as dramatic as a facelift, improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be seen gradually as the procedure stimulates natural collagen production.
30% of your results will be present straight after your procedure and over 12 weeks you’ll continue to see results.Book Now
PDO sutures are a type of material used for thread lifts. PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable for minimally invasive thread lifts. PDO thread lifts, sometimes referred to as PDS thread lifts, come in a variety of textures.
There are three main textures of PDO sutures: mono, twist, and screw threads. Mono threads are singular, smooth sutures that are anchored to the face that provide a small lift to the face. Screw and twist threads have 1-2 intertwined threads which provide volume to the treated area.
Patients who only desire skin tightening and rejuvenation, mono threads may be sufficient while patients who desire more lifting and volume will better benefit from textured twist or screw threads.
Before treatment, the patient’s skin will be marked for insertion and direction of the inserted threads. Once marked, the insertion points will be throughly anaesthetized. Multiple threads can be inserted through the same point in the skin. PDO threads are attached to a long needle which will be pushed through the tissue beneath the skin.See Prices
When the thread has reached its predetermined end point, the thread will be released and the needle removed. This process will be repeated until the desired lift has been achieved, with as many 10-45 threads inserted depending on the treatment area and concern being addressed.
Any extra thread will be trimmed and the threads will be massaged to ensure the tissue is smooth and no dimpling is present.
Recovery is minimal after a PDO thread lift procedure and most patients are able to resume normal activity within 1 week postoperatively. Bruising and swelling may occur for 2-14 days after your procedure.
The goal of a PDO thread lift is to reposition facial and neck tissues to restore and rejuvenate youthful proportions and appearances to the face and neck.Book Now