|Duration||From 30-60 mins including anaesthetic numbing time|
|Anaesthia||Local anesthetic injection on insertion points|
|Contraindications||Active cold sores, Anti-coagulant therapy|
|Downtime||Very little usually with mild swelling or possible bruising the day after (although makeup should cover this) which usually subsides a few days after|
|Final Result||More youthful, plumped and smoothed out appearance in no time|
|Suitable For||Suitable for sagging skin, loss of face contour|
A PDO thread lift is a type of face lift that is often referred to as the ”lunch hour lift”. This is down to its simplicity and the time it takes to carry out the procedure. A tiny entry will be made by the ear then fine threads are then advanced along pre-marked contours. Your body then starts to produce new bundles of collagen which surround each thread and this in turn creates a subtle yet effective lift. The results differ for each person, but look very natural giving a rejuvenated and refreshed look. There is no scaring and recovery times are a lot less than those associated with traditional surgery.
The threads are made from PDO polydioxanone which is an absorbable suture material made by Ethicon.
The inflammatory reaction is minimal but sufficient to create new collagen around the thread once inserted, the number of threads criss-crossing the the skin create volume and lift rather than the action of one single thread. The popularity of PDOs threads can be attributed to the safety of polydioxanone, ease of insertion of the threads, excellent results , minor side effects and the very very low instance of complications.
What areas can be treated with a thread lift?
The thread lift can be used to enhance and improve the appearance of a sagging neck, sagging cheeks and jowls and droopy eyebrows. You can personalise your treatment to suit your exact needs and your doctor will also make recommendations for improvements. The procedure can be tailored to suit your exact needs to ensure you are totally happy with the results.
What are the risks?
No surgical procedure is without risk, but the level of risk is often down to the expertise and experience of the doctor carrying out your procedure. Thread lifts can cause minor side effects such as infection, bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness and slight asymmetry. As long as your doctor is competent, any side effects should disappear.
How long do the results last?
A thread lift’s lasting power depends on the age of the patient at the time of procedure and how much sagging the thread lift has corrected. It should be noted that sagging will return over time, but many doctors report that the results last for anything between 2-3 years. To extend the results it is possible to have additional threads inserted and your doctor can advise you when this is required.
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