Not a fan of surgery? But also not a fan of sagging skin?

Then hold onto those flabby facial folds, as we have the skin-boosting and non-surgical facelift solution for you! PDO thread lifts – these threads always bring their A-game when it comes to tightening and lifting the skin.

Let’s talk about them.


What Are PDO Thread Lifts?

PDO stands for Polydioxanone, and these dissolvable Polydioxanone threads are injected into the hypodermis (the bottom layer of your skin), providing a lifting and smoothing effect. These threads have become increasingly popular as a minimally invasive, effective and more affordable alternative to traditional facelift surgeries.

6 Reasons People Are Opting For PDO Thread Lifts
  1. Natural-Looking Results

PDO thread lifts provide instant results that gradually improve over time, ensuring that changes to your face are subtle rather than sudden and overly drastic. This results in a more natural-looking lift than the extremely pulled-back appearance of surgical facelifts.

 2. Collagen Stimulation

PDO threads not only lift your skin but also stimulate the production of collagen. What is collagen? It is a vital protein that maintains skin elasticity and strength, and as we age, our collagen production diminishes, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. So, stimulating the production of new collagen is golden.

How does it work? When the PDO threads are inserted into your skin, they cause a minor injury, which triggers your body’s natural healing response, encouraging the production of collagen, which helps improve your overall skin texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and increasing your skin’s elasticity.

3. Versatility And Customisation

Another significant advantage PDO thread lifts offer is their versatility. PDO thread lifts can be tailored to meet diverse needs, whether targeting your cheeks, brows, jawline, neck, eye area, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, or marionette lines.

As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks, and similarly different threads for different spreads. Here are two major players:
Smooth threads are recommended for smoothing the forehead, Glabellar lines, marionette lines, chin lines, Vermillion border, and acne scars, as well as for generating collagen in the lateral cheeks.

On the other hand, barbed threads are recommended to provide support and to lift sagging skin to your jaw, cheeks, eyebrows, neck, and jowls.

4. Long-lasting Effects

The effects of your PDO thread lifts can last between 1 to 3 years, depending on your age, lifestyle, and the type of threads used. This longevity is particularly appealing compared to other non-surgical treatments like fillers or Botox.

Doctor Injecting PDO Suture Threads Into Woman's Face


5. Safety

PDO threads are made from biocompatible material (the same material used in cardiac surgeries) that has been used safely in medical sutures for decades! The risk of allergic reactions is minimal, and your PDO threads naturally dissolve typically within 6 to 9 months after insertion.

6. Minimal Risk Of Scarring

Given the non-surgical nature of PDO thread lifts, there is a minimal risk of scarring. The threads’ insertion points are tiny and usually heal without noticeable marks. When opting for a surgical facelift, the risk of scarring is always lurking in the shadows.


About The Procedure


A wonderful thing about PDO thread lifts, besides offering long-lasting skin-lifting results, is that they require minimal downtime (unlike traditional facelifts requiring incisions, anaesthesia, and a significant recovery period).

In short, your skin is numbed, and the placement path of your threads is mapped out. Then, your PDO threads are inserted under your skin using a very fine needle, which takes roughly 15 to 30 minutes. You can expect minor swelling and bruising afterwards, but these usually subside within a week.

But we can hear the wheels turning … no, PDO thread lifts are not painful. They are considered to be a bit more uncomfortable than Botox, fillers, and other injectable aesthetic treatments, but the procedure is deemed to be pain-free.


Who Should NOT Get PDO Threads

Ultimately, the ideal candidates for this treatment will be determined by consultation, but if you have thin or excessively loose skin, PDO threads may not be for you.

Skin aside, your weight also plays an important role when assessing whether or not PDO threads are for you. If you are overweight or underweight, you may get the no-go.


The Final Thread

PDO thread lifts are incredible, and the results speak for themselves. No wonder they are rapidly becoming a favoured choice among individuals looking to retain their youthful appearance subtly and naturally without looking frozen.

Your PDO threads can even be combined with fillers for that double beauty-benefit approach, making it truly difficult, we almost want to say even impossible, not to love everything these magical threads offer.

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