PDO Thread Lifting

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PDO Thread Lifting

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What is a PDO Thread ?

PDO (Polydioxanone) thread is a strong filament fibre,consisting of a few twisted solid fiber thread, which dissolves in the body tissue after a certain time (usually 6-8months)

PDO ultimately breaks down into water and carbon dioxide which are naturally absorbed into skin.

PDO cause a very mild reaction during absorption, minimal acute inflammatory reaction with subsequent formation of new collagen production around the thread (neo collagenesis).

Who is suitable for PDO Thread Lift?

The procedure is suitable for most people from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. PDO threads reverse the effects of ageing and improve the quality of skin.

If the patient does not want to have a face lift surgery, thread lift can be a very effective alternative. Threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin and stimulate the production of collagen and the skin becomes firmer, elastic and moisturised. The thread dissolves itself in few months but the effect lasts longer than the regular dermal filler.

Where are the treated areas for PDO Thread Lift?

The thread can be applied to anywhere on the face and body, such as a flabby face, cheeks, eyebrows, to prevent eye bags, sagging neck skin, fine lines around cheeks, angle around the mouth, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen, smokers lines and lifting of the breast.

Which areas of face can be treated?

Horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles

Forehead lift

Brow lift

Lower and outer edges of eyebrows

Sagging/ droopy eyebrows

Lower eyelid – bags under the eyes, puffy eyes, dark circles


Naso-labial folds

Marionette lines

Smiles/ smokers lines

Saggy cheeks

Under the jaw

Jaw line redefinition

Creased cheeks


Which areas on body can be treated?

Wrinkles on the neck and cleavage

Breast and chest firming and shaping

Sagging tissue and stretch marks on the buttocks, belly, arms and legs

Insensitive subcutaneous tissue and skin (after liposuction treatments)

Obesity – arms, belly, ribs, thighs, buttocks

What are benefits of the PDO thread lift?

Instant and long lasting results

Consecutive 2-3 times procedure results in lasting effect for 1.5 to 2 years

Collagen induction

Improve skin tone & radiance

Tightening pores by new collagen tissue

No cuts, no incisions

Easy to insert

Minimal downtime

Minimal discomfort

Skin rejuvenation effects after PDO Thread Lift

Reduction of wrinkles

Tightening pores

Brightening skin

Lifting skin ( by the new collagen )

Treat loose sagging skin

Stimulation of Collagen Production

Promotion of local blood microcirculation

Activation of reparative process

Advantage of the PDO Thread Lift procedure


High efficacy

Lack of cuts and scars

The effect is maintained for about 1.5 to 2 years

The thread is completely absorbed

The procedure is repeatable

Thread safe not visible and are not felt

Minimal side effects and rare complications

Short recovery period

What does PDO Thread Lift procedure involve?

The 30-minute procedure is simple, safe and causes minimal discomfort and minimal downtime for patients in the doctor’s clinic. Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for additional comfort. After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the PDO threads under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres using needles of differing length and thickness, adapted to each treatment area, creating an immediate lifting effect. No cut is required. Once the threads are in place, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the threads are cut off. The number of threads used will vary according to the needs of each patients.

The PDO Threads can be used as a single treatment or combined with another procedure ( vampire facelift, Dermal Filler, Botulinum toxin etc)

What happens immediately after PDO Thread Lift treatment?

As with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these effects disappear within several days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.

Post treatment care and advice

Please do not touch the treated area for 4 hours after the treatment

Please avoid sleeping on the treated area for 3 nights

When a bruise does appear, please apply arnica gel a few times a day (this can be purchased from any pharmacy)

Please do not plan any facial treatment for 4 weeks. You can then plan other facial treatments except for laser treatment.

Avoid strenuous exercise and warming up of your face for 2 weeks

You will be able to see some good effect as soon as you leave the clinic but it is important to keep in mind that it will take 2 weeks for collagen to start working. You will start to see even better effect after 4 weeks post treatment.

Which conditions make a patient not suitable for the procedure? 

Severe allergies and hypersensitivity to threads

Various acute infectious disease

Inflammation of the skin


Tendency to keloids

Bleeding tendency and some diseases of the blood (blood clotting)

Immune system disorders

Pregnancy and breast feeding



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