PDO threadlift

If you’re looking for an alternative to the mini facelift, then potentially considering undergoing a form of skin rejuvenation such as PDO threadlift treatments could be a great alternative. Unlike invasive surgery to lift the skin and muscles of the face, the nonsurgical facelift using threads (the threadlift) could provide the anti ageing solution you’ve been looking for. Popularised more recently in the national media, the PDO threadlift is an increasingly popular form of facial rejuvenation designed to provide an instant lifting effect, whilst simultaneously also encouraging collagen production to act as a long-term solution to volume loss within the face. You can find out more about PDO thread treatments by contacting us to learn more about choosing anti ageing facial treatments like this and PRPT at Elixir Cosmetics in London.

What is a PDO threadlift?

PDO thread treatments offer patients not only a significant initial non surgical facelift result, but also a long-term skin rejuvenation treatment which continues to improve in the months after. As we get older and collagen and elastin levels in the skin are depleted, we can lose that taught, youthful look. We start to experience jowls, sagging in the neck and cheeks, and drooped eyelids. We may not want or need invasive surgery, so we look for effective alternatives to going under the knife. Which is why PDO threads offer an ideal non-surgical, non-invasive option.

How can the treatment improve your appearance?

They are synthetic hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture, used for skin tightening and creating new collagen for the lifting of the soft tissues of the skin and body. Your skin fully absorbs the PDO thread within 4 to 6 months without any scar tissue. The threads produce three effects in the skin. Firstly, there is instant skin lifting through the mechanical effects. Next, cellular renewal, through collagen stimulation improves skin texture, fine lines and elasticity. Finally skin tightening by contracting fat tissue provides the final result.

Who is suitable for this type of treatment?

Popular with celebrities and the general public alike, PDO thread treatments offer a versatile and tailored approach to anti-ageing which can be offered as a standalone anti ageing treatment, or as a bespoke facial rejuvenation plan with dermal fillers and Botox. This treatment is suitable for someone who is willing to undergo some injections, and who would like to attain an immediate lift of the facial contours without undergoing facelift surgery. It is best suited for women and men who are unwilling to tolerate the long downtime of a facelift surgery but want to look refreshed and lifted naturally. Of course, the thread lift cannot rival the results of a surgical facelift, but for patients seeking a non-surgical and non-invasive solution to sagging skin all lost volume within the face, PDO thread treatments may provide a long-term solution to these common ageing concerns.

What happens during a PDO threadlift treatment?

The PDO threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure. After numbing with an infusion of local anesthesia, the PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off. Depending on the areas treated, the procedure takes 15- 45 minutes.

What are the benefits of this treatment?

As well as being used as part of a facial rejuvenation plan, PDO threadlift treatments can also be used to improve college introduction and skin laxity in numerous areas of the body. Able to stimulate collagen production and lift the skin simultaneously, PDO threadlift treatment is fast becoming a go to non surgical treatment for men and women looking for natural results with minimal downtime. There are no risks which you would find as a result of invasive cosmetic techniques, making this one of the safer and reliable forms of aesthetic treatment in the UK. For some patients, a combination of skin rejuvenation treatments may be the ideal solution, so it’s important to book a consultation.

Is a PDO threadlift treatment painful?

There is some mild discomfort during the procedure however a numbing agent will minimise this. Expect some mild swelling and soreness for 3 to 5 days after the procedure, and a sensation of mild tightness of up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur, and resolves in a few days.

What is the recovery from this treatment like?

Some clients may experience some slight swelling or bruising post treatment, this is normal. The extent on how this affects the client usually depends on how easily they bruise, usually it’s very minor. After the treatment, it is recommended to avoid physical strain and sports for 24 hours. It is not recommended to go to a sauna or have a steamy bath for the first few days either. It’s best to stay out of the sun if any bruising or prolonged swelling occurs. Some side effects are related to the technique of insertion and the types of threads used. These include surface depressions; thread migration and even extrusion, facial asymmetry, prolonged pain, and prolonged dimpling.

How long will the results last?

The skin is immediately lifted after a PDO threadlifting procedure, as the threads provide support to lift skin in its new position, looking slightly tighter than the final result, but in about one week it will begin to look much more natural. The rejuvenating effects kick in after 1-2 months showing a better skin texture, firmer and smoother skin. In about 9 months after the treatment the threads will have dissolved, but the results will still continue for many more months.

Where can you get more information?

We understand that when it comes to choosing a cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment it can be a confusing decision, and we are more than happy to offer advice on PDO threadlift treatments. Please book a consultation with us. Don’t forget we also offer other facial rejuvenation treatments to help improve the appearance of the skin, including muscle relaxing injections and tear trough dermafillers.


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