PDO Threads Facts & Features
PremiumLift PDO (Polydioxanone) Threads are made with superior quality. We have several different types of specialised threads, suitable for the procedure and results you are trying to achieve. Using PremiumLift PDO threads to perform a popular and growing “Lifting” technique called “PDO Thread Lifting”, can help recover skin conditions including: sagging jowls, deep wrinkles and hooded eyes.
PDO Thread Treatments
- Face & Body Skin Reinforcement and Lifting
- Face Shape Strengthening and Correction
- Lip & Body Contouring
- Double Chin Correction
- Eyebrow Lifting
- Nasolabial Triangle Structure Improvement
- Collagen Stimulation
PDO Thread Lifting
Thread Lifting is a non-surgical procedure designed to lift and rejuvenate the face. Specialised threads are inserted into the skin using a very fine needle, into different areas of the face depending on where you want to target. The threads lift tissue and muscle while improving skin texture and appearance.
Facts & Features
- What Does “PDO” Mean and How Does it Work – PDO stands for Polydioxanone, a special type of mono-filament that has been used in surgical applications for many years. These threads are dissolvable, but they have other properties that resulted in doctors ultimately using them for non-surgical face lifting techniques. PDO has been shown to relax muscles and tendons, while stimulating the skin to produce new collagen. As collagen-loss is one of the key features of aging, prompting the skin to produce more is the reason PDO Thread Lifting can create such a youthful appearance – especially when combined with the elastin and Hyaluronic Acid production that PDO also encourages.
- Benefits of PDO Thread Lifting – A PDO Thread Lift has the benefit of combining two anti-aging factors. First, the threads physically lift and tighten the face, creating an almost immediate improvement in appearance. Over the following few months after the procedure, the PDO stimulates the production of skin-boosting collagen and elastin, leading to continued improvements. The threads themselves dissolve after a period of time, but the effects generally last between 2 – 3 years, depending on factors like your age, your facial structure and how many threads you had inserted. If you are put off by traditional surgery or do not like the idea of general anaesthetic, then a thread lift is a perfect solution as it is minimally invasive and can be carried out under local anaesthetic.
- Threads – come in different thicknesses, and some have cogs or barbs along their length. The threads can be used in combination to get the best possible results for the patient, but it all depends on where they are placed to get the proper outcome.
- Results – Although thread lifting procedures can be used to achieve multiple results, the most common procedures performed today are to enhance and improve the appearance of a sagging neck, sagging cheeks and jowls, and droopy eyebrows. More importantly, your practitioner can personalise your treatment to suit your exact needs and ensure that you are totally happy with the results. The great thing about a thread lift is that it offers quick recovery together with excellent results. Although thread lifting procedures can be performed on both men and women of a large age range, it is most commonly suited for the ages of 40 – 70.
- Risks – There are risks of course with any procedure that we choose to undergo. However, these risks are massively reduced by making sure that you choose the right practitioner. We do not recommend that you go to a “beauty therapist” that says they can perform this procedure. PDO Thread Lifting is far safer than surgical options like face-lifts, and can give you incredible and quick results and leaves no scarring.
- Side Effects – The most common side effect is some level of bruising. Some people experience almost no bruising while others have minimal bruising, but in some rare extreme cases the bruising can be more intense. The main factor that affects this is one’s general tendency to bruise, as well as medications and supplements they may be taking. These are things you must discuss with your practitioner before having any kind of treatment, so that they can advise the best course of action for your specific case. Although side effects are generally rare, it is possible to have some or all the threads removed if you are having problems or don’t like the changes to your face.
- Recovery – Recovery time is typically less than one week, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks.
- Cost – The cost of these procedures can vary greatly depending on the practitioner performing the procedure, the type of procedure, and the amount of threads and other products being used. However, thread lifts are much more affordable than a regular face lift, and the results are long lasting.