Thread Lift is an anti aging non surgical treatment that lifts the skin as a major overall part of the treatment. PDO threads are a good option for a “facelift” during the earlier stages of ageing, acting as a preventative therapy for cheek and brow ptosis. The cosmetic industry is experiencing a cosmetic treatments boom. Men and women can now choose from various procedures that lift sagging skin and at the heart of it is PDO treatments that can really make something of a vast difference.
A typical treatment involves placement of the desired number of threads, which may range from a single thread per side but can involve 50 threads or more. For many men and women, a combination of PDO threading, cosmetic injectables, and other skin rejuvenation treatments is the most effective option now to choose and go for.
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can give you a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery. Often used as an alternative to surgical facelifts, the PDO thread lift requires no cutting or slicing. No general anaesthetic and no downtime for recovery. Instead, an aesthetic doctor applies a local anaesthetic and carefully inserts a fine PDO thread into the skin, weaving it around the areas you wish to treat.
From here, the PDO thread is then pulled, to lift and tighten the skin, giving you a firmer, smoother and younger look. Not only does the PDO thread lift pull the skin taut on your face or neck, but it has the added benefit of actually stimulating collagen production and skin regeneration. Helping to reverse the signs of ageing from the inside out.
There are different types of threads that can be used in a thread lift, but here at Elite Aesthetics, we believe that PDO threads are the way to go. PDO stands for polydioxanone which is an absorbable polymer that offers the best combination of strength and flexibility, as well as being naturally broken down by the body over time. This means there’s no need for a removal procedure later on. PDO threads are medical-grade threads that have been used for other purposes for many decades, giving them a long track record for safety and efficacy. They are thinner than hair and made of a type of protein.
For many patients, the biggest advantage of having a thread lift rather than a facelift is the greatly reduced recovery time associated with thread lifts. When a patient has facelift surgery, he or she must be heavily sedated; as such, the patient must arrange for someone to drive him or her home from the hospital. Most facelift patients also require around the clock assistance from a caretaker for at least three days after they have surgery. Furthermore, if the patient still has children at home, childcare aid may also be needed. Facelift patients usually need to take one to two weeks off of work, too, in order to heal.
Recovery from a thread lift, on the other hand, is comparatively easy. Thread lifts can be performed under local, rather than general anesthesia, meaning that thread lift patients can drive themselves home and look after themselves immediately after having their procedure. While some patients will experience a little bit of soreness, redness and swelling after having a thread lift and therefore wish to take the rest of the day off, most can return to work immediately. Strong pain medication is seldom needed after having a thread lift, making it easier for patients to return to their normal routine.
This procedure is therefore ideal for people who have children at home or those who have busy, demanding careers. While thread lift recovery is not particularly intensive, patients will still have to take a few minor precautions while healing. It's important to make sure that you don't rub your face vigorously while cleansing it or applying moisturizer for at least a week after having threads placed. You should also try to prop your head up slightly so that you don't roll over directly onto your face while sleeping.
Thread lifts are low risk, thanks to how noninvasive they are. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift. In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin. If this occurs, however, the sutures can simply be removed and the patient's face will return to its prior state. Finally, because thread lifts are much easier to perform than facelift surgery, they are much more affordable.
As an affordable non-surgical facelift, a PDO thread lift is surprisingly versatile. The treatment uses dissolvable threads that lift and tighten the skin, providing a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. PDO thread lifts are often used to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and laugh lines, lift sagging skin around the cheeks or neckline, minimize fine lines on the forehead, lift the brow, even give a more defined jawline. The threads also help increase collagen production, which gradually adds more elasticity and structure to the skin.