What’s all the fuss about PDO Thread Lifts?
PDO Thread Lifts are now a leading non-surgical technique used to achieve facial rejuvenation and a more youthful-looking appearance. Whilst many aesthetic doctors continue to use anti-wrinkle and dermal filler injections, those seeking a face lift often haven’t explored the option of having PDO Thread Lifts- which provide an immediate, long lasting lift with minimal post-treatment downtime. In this blog we explain what PDO Thread Lifts are; why they work; and how at The Treatment Rooms London we are pioneering their use throughout the body.
PDO Thread Lifts – Key Points:
– Threads are dissolvable sutures inserted safely under the skin
– They lift skin and tighten fat tissue to erase lines and create definition
– 30-45 minute procedure for immediate effects with minimal downtime
– Full results are seen after 6-8 weeks and can last up to 2 years
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
Quite simply, the ‘thread’ in a PDO Thread Lift consists of a material similar to that used for ‘stitches’ at a hospital. The same dissolvable sutures are slightly modified with little tags that help anchor them into tissue. A special blunt needle is used to pass the thread safely under the skin in specific areas to achieve the best cosmetic result (1).
Why do PDO Thread Lifts work?
Your skin is thicker than you think and has several layers. As we get older the deeper layers lose some key components such as collagen and elastin which mean wrinkles and lines develop on the surface. The PDO threads can safely be inserted into the deeper layers of skin, the tags then hold onto the skin, so that when it is tightened it props the skin up. Almost like opening an umbrella lifting your skin, flattening out any lines or wrinkles and helping to shape the skin to your natural look. This is an immediate effect and our patients walk away with an instant face or body lift.
Even more, PDO Thread Lifts improve in their effect over the following few weeks. Over time the sutures are broken down and absorbed by natural processes in the body. In doing so our body leaves in place natural collagen which is key to providing youthful properties to the skin. The threads dissolve away, but your skin is left with a brand new revitalised deep layer of skin, which increases the rejuvenating lift. This means full results are seen after 6-8 weeks, but also explains how results can last for up to 2 years in many cases.
The Treatment Rooms London approach to Thread Lifts
Although PDO Thread Lifts are generally a safe and well tolerated procedure, being able to do it effectively and safely depends on a clinician with good knowledge of the facial anatomy, its safe zones, as well as an intricate understanding of how to get the best cosmetic effect (2,3,4).
We at The Treatment Rooms London work with Dr Hany Abi Ghosn, an internationally acclaimed thread lift specialist, to offer a world class thread lifting service, using carefully sourced, high quality and safe PDO threads.
In doing so we have a refined technique which can be used all over the face & body including:
- Cheeks/ facelift (non-surgical face lift)
- Neck/ Jawline
- Inner thighs and legs
At The Treatment Rooms London we can consult you about your aesthetic goals for 2018 and talk you through our popular personalised care plans that combine PDO Thread Lifts, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments to provide you with complete facial harmonisation (5).
1) Sulamanidze, M. A., Fournier, P. F., Paikidze, T. G. & Sulamanidze, G. M. Removal of facial soft tissue ptosis with special threads. Dermatol. Surg. 28, pp.367–71 (2002)