PDO Threads Treatment Summary:
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Risks & Complications
Redness, swelling, bruising
Duration of Results
WHAT IS A PDO THREAD FACE LIFT?
A PDO Thread face lift is a procedure which uses dissolvable threads to lift, elongate and create collagen in the skin on the face.
HOW DOES A PDO THREAD FACE LIFT WORK?
A PDO Thread face lift works by pulling up the skin on the face by the use of PDO threads. These threads have either cog or barbs to hold the skin positioned once they are in place.
HOW IS A PDO THREAD FACE LIFT PERFORMED?
A PDO Thread face lift is a relatively quick procedure performed in around 30-40mins.
You will first be marked out to ensure symmetry of result. Local anaesthetic is then provided to the treatment area to improve the comfort of the procedure. Threads are then expertly placed to complete the procedure.
CAN A PDO THREAD FACE LIFT NOT BE ACHIEVED WITH ANTI-WRINKLE (BOTOX) INJECTIONS?
No. The lift provided by anti-wrinkle (botox) injections cannot reliably ever produce these results as the muscles do not lift or pull the skin in the way we want too. Also, we dont have a 'jowl' muscle so there is no way for anti-wrinkle injections to solve a sagging jowl/jaw issue, or even neck.
CAN A PDO THREAD FACE LIFT BE DONE WITH FILLER?
Yes and No. Fillers fill and PDO threads lift. Together, working in synergy, the two can have an extremely powerful effect, but if the skin is more lax on say a more mature client, then filler will have little to no effect and this is where
Although, there are times when I may suggest enhancing and complimenting your thread-lift with a touch of well placed. dermal filler if I think a sprinkle here and there can improve the longevity of results.
IS A PDO THREAD FACE LIFT PROCEDURE SAFE?
Yes! This is a safe procedure using dissolving biocompatible surgical threads. These threads are composed of the same types of material used in a general operation. The most common risks of a PDO Thread face lift includes swelling and bruising that are short lived.
This will be discussed during your consultation as they relate to you.
WILL I HAVE A SCAR?
No - not at all.
The very nature of this procedure means that there are no incisions and no scars. Scar tissue forms when the skin is damaged and it cannot repair itself properly. Nothing nothing like occurs with the procedure so any incision marks will heal beautifully within around 7-10 days.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
You will be provided with a local anaesthetic injection, which stings but is short lived. After this, the procedure is relatively painless. You will just feel pressure, or pushing or pulling. It can feel a little strange, but is perfectly normal.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
A PDO Thread face lift will heal in around 7-10 days (can. be up to 2 weeks) as swelling and bruising settles and subsides.
Most of my clients experience very little in the way of bruising or swelling. It all comes down to the individual however.
You may feel a little tightness in the face where the threads have been inserted as you turn your head, wash your face, eat/drink and talk etc, but this is all normal and part of the process.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
PDO threads last between 12-24 months depending on your lifestyle and activity level. The threads tend to dissolve in around 3-4 months, but the effects last much longer than this.
For longer lasting results a repeat procedure is advisable.
It is important to note that although PDO thread lifts are amazing, they are not surgery. As long as you have realistic expectations with this, then you will be very pleased with the results and outcome!