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Threads are a safe and effective absorbable suture made from a PDO (Polydioxanone). The threads are carefully inserted just below the skins surface to suspend and support the loose skin, contract the fat tissue and reinstate structure. PDO Threads will then dissolve naturally over the coming months, at what speed is unknown and is dependant on the bodies rate of natural metabolism but usually last around 12 months/1 year. The procedure itself takes only around 30-45 minutes and is undertaken using local anaesthetic in an outpatient setting so patients are able to resume normal daily activities afterwards following doctors advice.

Patients often tell us that they’d like to slow down the effects of ageing and regain a more youthful appearance. Some of us may even look older than our chronological age due to genetics, health conditions, repeated sun damage or maybe smoking has affected the laxity of the skin resulting in premature ageing. PDO Thread lifting is a highly effective non-surgical solution to target sagging skin and to stimulate collagen production that can improve skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles and elasticity. Most commonly thread lifting is used to reduce or eliminate the jowls, contour the jaw, lift the mid face and in PDO for eye lift, target sagging to the upper eyelid.

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, the two proteins responsible for making our skin padded and plump. As a result the pads in our cheeks can begin to slip creating a heavier lower face sometimes referred to as an ‘inverted triangle of youth’, typical signs of this occurring would be; loss of clean lines, slackening of the cheek area and skin and fat of the upper part of the face dropping downwards.

What are the benefits of PDO Threads?

  • No general anaesthetic
  • No hospital stay
  • Takes only 30-45 minutes
  • No large incisions or scarring
  • Normal activities maybe resumed the same day
  • Less costly than a permanent face lift procedure
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What Areas Can Be Treated with PDO Threads?

Threads can be used for many areas of the face and body.  Threads can be effective for:

  • Sagging forehead and droopy eyebrows
  • Sagging eyelid
  • Marionette lines
  • Low or blunt nasal tip
  • Nasolabial folds and smile lines (mid-face)
  • Sagging jowls
  • Sagging and wrinkled neck
  • Double chin

What are the risks of PDO Thread Lifts?

With all procedures there are risks associated that should be understood fully prior to treatment. Possible complications include:



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