PDO Thread Lifting
Bridging the gap between Non-Surgical Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery.
PDO threads are an effective method of treating the signs of ageing. They will give you a naturally refreshed appearance with a duel lifting and regenerating collagen effect. The absorbable cosmetic sutures work by gently lifting the skin to give you a more youthful contour whilst they also act as a bio-stimulator for collagen production.
They are suitable for both the face and neck.
PDO threads are made of a clear, absorbable material of polylactic acid, which dissolve and help stimulate your skin’s own collagen production. During treatment we insert the threads under the skin using a cannula. PDO Threads elevate the sagging tissue by lifting problem areas. The procedure is made comfortable with the addition of both topical anaesthetic and local anaesthetic at the cannula entry points. Once the threads are in place we apply compression to engage them before tightening them to achieve the desired lifting effect.
You will see a noticeable difference immediately after your treatment has taken place. However, due to the collagen stimulating nature of the threads, results will continue to improve over time and your optimum result will be visible 3 months post treatment.
Longevity of results will vary dependant on the individual but on average you can expect to see results lasting around 12 to 18 months if not longer.
As part of your treatment package we include a review of your treatment at 1 month and 3 months post procedure.
A PDO Thread procedure takes on average between 45 minutes to 90 minutes dependant on the areas being treated.
Recovery time is minimal. However, as with all cosmetic procedures, you may experience some bruising or swelling in the days following your procedure.
We advise no dental treatment, beauty treatments or facial treatments for two weeks post treatment. We also recommend that you avoid any impact exercise for two weeks after the your procedure. You may also wish to take the extra precaution of sleeping on your back in a slightly elevated position during the first two weeks following treatment.
- PDO Threads can be used for a full face lifting effect.
- Resulting in softer nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, etc.
- Cheek Contouring, ie heart shaped cheeks
- Fox Eye Contouring (Almond shaped eyes)
- Snatched, defined jaw line
- Nose Contouring and Nose Tip Lifting
- Eyebrow Lifting
- Smoother neck line
PDO Threads can also be used very effectively as part of a package treatment when combined with dermal fillers and/or Botox.
- Long-lasting results
- Little risk of adverse reaction
- Little to no downtime
- Minimal to no scarring
- No incision
- Can be used to treat several areas of the face and in conjunction with other treatments such as dermal filler and botox
- May be repeated as necessary
- Softens sagging, folding, or hollowing in the mid-face
- Softens jowls along the jawline
- An excellent alternative to surgical options
PDO Threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO – a safe suture material that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. Not only that, but the brand we have chosen to use in our clinic, MINT™, is also backed by more than 6 years of published studies for its safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances.
All of our PDO Thread treatments are performed by an experienced Independent Nurse Prescriber with many years experience in Medical Aesthetics.
Prices & More Information
PDO Thread Lift prices start from £400.00 and will be discussed in full with a definitive price being quoted at consultation.
Combination packages to include dermal fillers and/or Botulinum Toxin can also be discussed at consultation.
For further information please contact us to arrange a no obligation consultation.
Medical Practitioners performing PDO Threads must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in order to safely practice.
We are proud to be a CQC Registered Medical Clinic. Our Clinical Treatment Rooms are regulated by the CQC for Surgical Procedures so you can be assured that you are in the safest of hands.