A PDO thread lift, also known as a thread lift or a PDO thread treatment, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate sagging or aging skin on the face, neck, and other areas of the body. PDO stands for polydioxanone, which is a biocompatible material commonly used in surgical sutures.

During a PDO thread lift, medical-grade threads made of PDO are strategically inserted beneath the skin using thin needles or cannulas. These threads act as a supportive structure, lifting and repositioning the skin to create a more youthful and lifted appearance. The threads also stimulate the production of collagen, a natural protein that provides skin firmness and elasticity. As the threads dissolve over time, the newly produced collagen helps maintain the lifted effect, contributing to longer-lasting results.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of PDO Threads?

PDO Threads offers several benefits in cosmetic procedures, primarily for facial rejuvenation and skin tightening. Some benefits include:

  • Non-Surgical—PDO Threads do not require surgery, making them a less risky option than traditional facelifts or surgical procedures.
  • Natural-looking results – PDO Threads provide a subtle lift that enhances your natural features without creating an overdone or unnatural appearance.
  • Collagen stimulation – The threads stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, improving skin elasticity and firmness over time.
  • Immediate results – While the full effects of collagen production take some time to develop, there is an immediate visible lift after the procedure.
  • Customisable – The treatment can be tailored to the individual’s needs, with different thread lengths and configurations available for specific areas of concern.

How do PDO Threads work?

PDO (Polydioxanone) Threads provide a non-surgical lift and stimulate collagen production to rejuvenate the skin. The PDO Thread is inserted under the skin through small, minimally invasive incisions. Polydioxanone is a biocompatible material that is commonly used in medical sutures.

Once the threads are in place, they are strategically positioned and manipulated to lift sagging skin and tissues. Depending on the specific treatment area and desired results, the threads may be inserted vertically, horizontally or in a mesh-like pattern.

PDO Threads have tiny barbs or cones along their length. These barbs or cones grip onto the skin and underlying tissue, creating an immediate lifting effect. This helps to reposition sagging skin and restore a more youthful facial contour. It’s important to note that the specific technique and thread configuration used can vary depending on the patient’s needs and the treatment area. PDO Thread treatments are versatile and can be customised to address different concerns, including sagging facial, neck, and body skin.

What results should you expect to see from PDO Threads?

PDO Threads effectively enhance skiing tightness and firmness. Noticeable improvements become apparent within eight to 12 weeks, and these benefits can persist for up to 12 months. As the threads gradually dissolve, they actively stimulate collagen and elastin production, resulting in a comprehensive anti-aging outcome.

We recommend a maintenance treatment 12 months after your initial treatment to ensure the best results.

Does this treatment hurt?

The level of pain experienced during the procedure can vary based on several factors, with the pain sensation often described as a slight burning or prickling sensation. The type of thread used, the techniques employed, and the patient’s pain tolerance can all play a vital role in determining the level of pain experienced during the procedure.

Can I get PDO Threads if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are not a suitable candidate for PDO Threads.

What is the recovery time for PDO Threads?

Recovery time can be variable, but we recommend allocating two days as your recovery period. We offer a comprehensive aftercare plan to minimise downtime and enhance your healing process.

What are the effects post-treatment?

Post-PDO Threading can show dimpling or puckering, which may be visible for up to two weeks due to the lifting effect created.

Are you under anesthesia during the procedure?

The procedure is performed using local anesthetics, meaning you remain awake and fully alert during the procedure.

What’s the difference between Silhouette Soft Threads and PDO Threads?

Silhouette Soft Threads are placed under the skin using small incisions, and the sutures are then tightened to lift and tighten the skin. PDO Threads are inserted into the subcutaneous tissue, and the sutures are also tightened to lift and tighten the skin.

How long does the procedure take?

The time of the procedure will vary depending on the size of the area being treated but will typically take between 30 and 60 minutes.

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