Many people are seeking different ways to reverse the process of ageing. The botox injections are the most common treatment for treating the wrinkles of the upper face. The women even in their 20s are using it as a preventive measure for keeping the lines and wrinkles on the edge. Following the botox, dermal fillers also offer anti-wrinkle effect for nasolabial folds and marionette lines and fill in the wrinkles and lines.
However, a recent and innovative treatment that has hit the market is PDO thread lift treatment. The procedure is performed using the special polydioxanone (PDO) threads which lifts, tightens and rejuvenates the sagging and loose skin areas while minimising the fatty tissues. This gives well-defined facial contours and enhances the integrity of the skin. It provides the results similar to that of much popular surgical face lift treatment without a surgery.
The PDO threads are manufactured from the purse polydioxanone which is widely used to make surgical threads. It is known and clinically proven to be the absorbable and biocompatible substance that is used for closing surgical wounds during major surgeries such as cardiovascular surgery.
The aim of PDO thread lift is to induce lipolysis in the targeted fatty areas as well as neocollagenesis in loose and sagging skin while lifting and tightening skin. However, these enhancements vary from individual to individual and have some side effects which fade away after few days or weeks.
The areas treatable with PDO thread lift
- Upper and lowers cheeks
- Jawline definition
- Forehead ( brow lift)
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Thighs and Arms
PDO thread lift procedure
The treatment area is injected with local anaesthetic. The PDO threads are inserted into the target area using a microneedle or blunt cannula. Depending on the number of areas, the complete procedure takes about 45-60 minutes. The patient can easily resume the daily activities after taking the treatment and fully recovers in few days continuing normally with the routine life.
The treatment is individual tailored which is adjusted to the patient’s requirements as well as time constraints. It gives outstanding results which are otherwise achievable through surgical face lift treatment.
Both men and women, who have just started experiencing lines and wrinkles on their forehead, brow area, lower and mid face sagging, jowls and loose neck skin, are good candidates for the thread lift treatment.
The results of the PDO thread face lift treatment are instantly visible in the form of lifted treated areas. The results will gradually continue to improve during a course of 2-6 months as the threads get absorbed into the skin accelerating collagen production giving a more lifted and tightening effect to the skin. The results remain for about 2-3 years after the threads dissolve gradually. The duration of the results also depends upon the number of threads inserted, the degree of sagging, patient’s age, and lifestyle habits.
Common side effects
When the treatment is performed by experienced and skillful professional, the side effects are rare and minimal. However, common side effects include bruising, mild swelling and sensations of tightness in the skin which recovers in few weeks.