WHAT IS PDO THREAD LIFT?
The PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift is a non-invasive treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of PDO. The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads have 3 amazing effects on the skin:
- Skin tightening.By contracting fat tissue.
- Collagen stimulation. Which promotes cellular renewal and improves skin texture, fine lines and elasticity.
- Instant skin lifting. PDO instant result.
The lifted facial contour will remain for about 12-15 months after procedure, due to the collagen stimulation effects. Six months after the procedure PDO threads will disappear because they are absorbable. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract and produce the skin tightening effect.
AM I SUITABLE FOR A PDO THREAD LIFT?
The PDO Thread Lift is an effective treatment that is suitable for anyone looking to improve the appearance of sagging skin. This treatment is suitable for someone who is willing to undergo some injections, and who want to attain an immediate lift and a facial contour without undergoing an invasive surgery facelift. It is best suited for men and women who are unwilling to tolerate the long downtime of a facelift surgery but want to look refresh and rejuvenated.
IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?
The PDO thread lift procedure is designed according to what you want to treat, and which areas you want to concentrate on. PDO threads can be used for lifting, rejuvenation (improving skin texture and wrinkles), volumizing, and even reducing fat. Different threads are used for different purposes, so the possibilities are endless.
- Crow's Feet
- Arm Breast
PDO threads are inserted into the skin with sterile needles or cannulas.
Once inserted, the barbed threads anchor to the skin and the practitioner contours the face. The excess threads are then cut off.
Depending on the areas treated, the procedure may take 15-30 minutes to contour.
There is a slight discomfort during the procedure, but because of the improved techniques and MEDiTHREAD’s innovative needles, patients are experiencing less pain.
In about 6 months after the treatment, the threads would have dissolved, but the results will continue. Depending on your needs your practitioner may recommend repeating the procedure 6-9 months after the first procedure, to allow for a long-lasting result.
WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE AND AFTER A PDO THREADS LIFT PROCEDURE?
Three days before the procedure, like other treatments involving injections, avoid alcohol, supplements such as Vitamin E, Omega Fish oils. Two weeks after a PDO Thread Lift procedure you are also discouraged from undergoing any dental treatment (which requires you to open your mouth excessively.) It is strongly advised to sleep on your back to help the swelling to subside and to avoid the putting pressure on the face that might cause misalignment of the threads.
IS PDO THREAD LIFT SAFE?
This treatment is safe, and the side effects are, in fact rare which is what makes PDO threads so innovative. MEDiTHREAD PDO threads are inserted with needles and are absorbed in 4-6 months. MEDiTHREAD’s PDO threads have minimized if not eliminated any of the side effects associated with older thread lifting procedures, such as infection and thread breakage.
Expect some mild bruising, swelling, and soreness for 2 to 6 days after the procedure, and a mild sensation of tightness of up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur and resolves in a few days. Although side effects are extremely rare and in more serious cases removal of threads may be required in cases such as migration and extrusion. The face has a very complex anatomical structure intimate anatomical knowledge is required to perform a PDO thread lift well to avoid serious side effects such as infection. We advise practitioners to get well trained in PDO thread lift.