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PDO Thread Lifting

What Is a PDO Threading?
Skin loses its elasticity over time and allows gravity to take its effect, resulting in sagging of the cheeks, jawline and neck. The facial structure and contour changes, creating a ‘square’ outline rather than a more youthful ‘V’ face shape. PDO thread lifts are the only non-surgical treatment which actually tighten these tissues and restore the ‘V’ shape to the face. The threads also act as a scaffold underneath the skin, stimulating collagen production and preventing the tissues from dropping.

There is also a second type of PDO thread treatment – ‘mini’ collagen boosting threads. You can place these almost anywhere in the face and neck and they create microscopic injuries in the hypodermis of the skin. This helps restore the structural integrity of skin by stimulating collagen production and the end result is smoother skin with improved quality. These mini threads do not give a lifting effect but they are an ideal, very natural way, of treating ‘lipstick lines’ above the lip, under eye wrinkles and crepey skin on the neck.

What Are the Benefits?
PDO thread lifts are non-invasive, with a short recovery time. The risks are much lower than with surgery and yet the results can still last 2-3 years. The threads stimulate the body to repair itself and therefore the results are very natural and the treatment actually benefits the skin and tissues.

Which Areas Can Be Treated?
PDO threading treatment is most commonly used to lift, tighten and smoothen the skin of the face and neck. Inserting PDO threads into the skin’s innermost layer can lift drooping jowls, tighten sagging cheeks and eliminate turkey necks.

In order to achieve the best possible results, it is important that you have an initial, full face, bespoke consultation with one of our highly trained doctors. We use a unique 6 stage protocol to ensure that your face shape, proportions and volume loss are all assessed. This allows us to plan your thread lift effectively and additional treatments or skincare which may compliment the treatment can be recommended.

More Information

Procedure time
1-2 hours

Time it takes to work
Immediate, improvements seen over 3 months

Back to work
2-5 days

Anaesthetic
Freezing injections required

Sensitivity period
2-3 days

Duration of results
18 months

Risks
Skin puckering initially
Bruising
Swelling

Full recovery
1 week

Step-by-step Process

The area to be lifted is carefully mapped out and the number of threads selected. Our doctors recommend the 5 or 10 point lift to enhance the lower face and jawline

The area is frozen with numbing injections to ensure the treatment is completely painless

The threads are inserted from one entry point by the ear

The threads are engaged with the facial tissues and pulled tight to instantly give a mini facelift effect