A Stronger Profile & Firmer, Younger Looking Skin With PDO thread lifts treatment

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In our thread lifts treatment, the skin on our face is smooth and taut, with a smooth contour where the cheek meets the chin and strong definition at the jaw line. But as we age, collagen is lost, which makes the skin less elastic, and gravity will gradually start to pull the loose skin downwards, resulting in jowls appearing at the lower face. This will cause the skin around the cheeks to become thinner, making us look older.

Well, what options can we take to rectify this?

We can go for a facelift… this is going to be a painful and costly experience with a good deal of down time. You also have to think of the psychology with this option with having to undergo a general anesthetic.. is it worth the risk for something cosmetic?

We can use Dermal Fillers to add volume, create cheekbones and give the skin a gentle lift. This has always been a good option for people who don’t want a surgical procedure. Dermal fillers last up to one year depending on lifestyle… if you party hard, they might last a lot less. Dermal fillers can give instant results and you can return to work the next day with no one the wiser, just curious to know how you look so fresh and rejuvenated!

PDO threads

Another solution that can get great results, are PDO thread lifts treatment. The PDO thread lift treatment has a dual effect. Firstly, they give an immediate lift to sagging skin and secondly they stimulate the body’s own collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The threads don’t need removing from the body as they are absorbable. They can either be used as a stand-alone treatment or used along with Botox and fillers to get a fantastic result.

The skin gets numbed with a local anesthetic and the threads are then injected under the skin in strategic places, forming a matrix of threads that will lift and rejuvenate the skin. Some threads are so fine they are like hairs, the stronger threads are thicker and have small barbs on them that will attach to the skin and give a good lifting result.

threads remain under the skin

The threads, which are the same as those used for many years in open heart surgery, gradually dissolve over the next few months. While the threads remain under the skin, they cause collagen to form by stimulating the fibroblasts and this will also improve skin tone and radiance.

The procedure is almost painless with little downtime. You might experience the odd bruise, but these can easily be covered with light make up.

PDO threads are ideal to treat;

  1. Forehead wrinkles
  2. Sagging eyebrows
  3. Lower eyelid – bags under the eyes
  4. Cheeks
  5. Naso-labial folds
  6. Marionette lines
  7. Jaw line

So, with these options, it means that everything doesn’t have to go south – with just a little help, you can look the best you can.

cosmetic procedure

Do you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure? We provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

Every year, the demand for aesthetic procedures that do away the signs of ageing is rising. An increasing number of men and women are seeking ways to slow down the process of ageing. Nowadays, treating the upper face wrinkles with Botox injections is quite common among women even younger women in their mid-20s who use it as the preventive measure. Fillers are in demand to even out the marionette lines, nasolabial folds, cheek and lip augmentation which helps in restoring the youthful facial volume.

PDO thread lift treatment

Recently, a relatively new treatment has hit the non-surgical aesthetic treatments market known as PDO Thread Lifts Treatment. The treatment involves the use of biodegradable threads for lifting and tightening the loose and sagging skin. Though numerous aesthetic clinics are now offering PDO thread lifts treatment with different names such as Contour lift, Silhouette lift etc., but there are only few who are trained and experienced in administering the procedure.

Many of you may not even know about this revolutionary procedure which has evolved from a rather ineffective thread lifting procedure of the 90s. Now, this procedure offers effective results that are considered as an alternative to the surgical facelift procedure. Here is an overview of what is it, how it works, it benefits, risks and complications involved.

What is PDO thread lifts treatment?

It is an outstanding minimally invasive aesthetic technique of lifting and tightening the loose and sagging tissues of the skin. It originated from the combination of traditional philosophy of thread lift in the Western medicine and the therapy of thread embedding used on the Oriental Acupuncture treatment for controlling and improving stimulation of tissues as well as the contraction of muscles.

What is PDO?

PDO is basically a short abbreviation of polydioxanone which are absorbable synthetic sutures widely used in surgeries for wound closing and stitching, manufactured from polydioxanone.

The PDO threads are preloaded in fine needles which are inserted into subcutaneous skin layer for creating a lifting and tightening effect. The needles are then taken out and thread stays behind in the skin. When dozens of needles are inserted with threads into the skin, it activates the natural regeneration process of skin and stimulates the wound healing process along with tissue contraction.

Recent developments in the procedure

Recently, cog threads have been introduced in the treatment. It is a move from the use of monofilaments to the use of barbed threads. Due to this new invention, a higher chronic inflammatory reaction is induced which cause higher fibroblast conversion rate during the process of wound healing.

This results in giving longer lasting results with highly noticeable effects just after a single treatment.

thread lifts treatment areas

In the face, it can be effectively used for lifting eyebrows, nasolabial folds, cheeks, double chin, marionette lines and jaw line.

In the body, these threads can be used for tightening and firming of loose skin of arms, abdomen and thighs.

The PDO thread lift procedure

By using a super fine needle, PDO thread is inserted underneath the skin. Depending on the treatment area. The threads are inserted either into the skin itself or in the subcutaneous fat layer or into the muscle. The patient can immediately see the lifted and tightened appearance. However the results of the treatment progressively improves as the PDO threads get absorbed into the skin over a period of 6-8 months stimulating neocollagenesis which in turn causes collagen production. The overall texture and skin appearance will continue to improve making it tight, thick and firm.

The results of the treatments last anywhere between 2-3 years.

Ideal candidates

It is best for the people, both men and women, who just started experiencing mild skin. Sagging of mid and lower face with noticeable jowls and neck skin sagging.

Side effects of thread lifts treatment

Although it is quite safe procedure and complications occur in rare instances. Some minor side effects occur including redness, swelling, bruising. Mild scarring with skin tightness which usually subside in few weeks following the thread lifts treatment.

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