What Is The PDO Fine Thread Lift?
An excellent and effective cosmetic technique to lift and tighten sagging skin tissues Thread lift therapy (TLT) originated from oriental acupuncture therapy to control and improve tissue stimulation and muscle contraction. The threads are made of a material called Polydioxanone (PDS). PDS has over a decade long safety track record in surgery and wound closure. PDS has been used for about 6 years in orthopedic surgery (frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and cosmetic skin rejuvenation. PDS gained FDA approved in 2004. The PDO threads can very effectively strengthen the contour of the face, reduce roundness, lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, neck and also produce an excellent eyebrow lift.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
• Upper and lower cheeks •
• Foreheads (brow lift) •
• Jawline •
• Neck •
• Naso-labial folds (nose to mouth lines) •
• Marionette lines (corners of the mouth) •
• Arms •
• Thighs •
• Abdomen •
How Does The Treatment Work?
Re-definition of the facial contours and induces collagen production creating a lifting effect lasts for up to 2 – 3 years. The threads will form an integrated support structure for the tissue of the face due to collagen synthesis. The lifting effect is at its peak 6 months later when collagen has formed around the threads.
What Happens During The Treatment?
Local anesthetic is injected into the treatment area. The PDO thread will then be introduced using a cannula or micro-needle in the required area. Your face will feel numb and your mouth may be asymmetrical for a few hours, similar to that of dental injections. Please refrain form chewing or drinking hot liquids until your face has regained full sensation. You will be able to fully resume your everyday routine and social commitments within a couple of days. FTC PDO Therapy is a tailor made treatment, which can be adjusted to your requirements at any time. When you combine FTC PDO Therapy with Fillers and Botox great results can be achieved.
When Will I Start Seeing Results?
There is an immediate improvement seen after FTC treatments with a visible lift in the areas treated. This will improve over a period of 2-6 months as new collagen grows between the threads and gives further lift and tightening to the skin. The PDO threads gradually dissolve over about 6 months, but the resulting lift remains.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment time depends on many factors and size of treatment area, but can take between 30 -60 minutes.
Thread Lift Therapy vs. Surgical Face Lift
There is minimal downtime and no general anesthetic risks. The specialised needles allow small areas to be tackled effectively. As there are no incisions, stitches are not required and scarring is unlikely.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
Oedema (swelling), Bruising, Infection, Foreign body reaction/granuloma, Needle haematoma, Pain: Protrusion, Migration (uni-directional and bidirectional cogs), Facial nerve trauma. Asymmetry.