What is a Threadlifting?
Threadlifting is a non-surgical method of achieving a younger looking face and neck by implanting very fine threads of polydioxanone, which have small barbs all along their length, in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. When pulled, the threads plump the skin and produce a smoother look. Polydioxanone is a bio-degradable substance used in sutures, so the effect will only be temporary.
Is Threadlifting safe?
As the threads are manufactured using the same material that is used in sutures, they are a very safe, bio-degradable alternative to invasive face-lift surgery.
How does a Threadlifting work?
The threads are placed under the skin using thin needles. Once in place, the threads are pulled and the skin is tightened and plumped, by barbs, which embed themselves into the subcutaneous layer of your skin. The threads initiate an inflammatory response, which promotes collagen manufacture in the treated areas. This process also improves blood flow to the skin. The result is facial skin that looks younger and fresher.
What areas are suitable for a threadlifting?
- All facial areas
How does the treatment take place?
A local anaesthetic cream is placed on the injection sites to numb the skin before the threads are inserted. Very small needles with the threads attached, are inserted under the skin. As the threads move through the subcutaneous layer, the medical professional will plump the skin around them, this causes the barbs to catch and tighten the treated areas. When the needles are removed, the threads are knotted and these knots become hidden under the skin. The entire treatment lasts for around an hour, and the results are immediate. As you remain awake throughout the procedure, it is possible for you to approve the results, as they take place.
Who is Threadlifting treatment suitable for?
Threadlifting treatments are suitable for anyone who wishes to avail of non-invasive cosmetic surgery to combat the signs of ageing.
How long does a PDO Threadlift last?
The threads will dissolve after 6 – 9 months. However, the effects can be noticeable for around 2 years.
Are there any side effects?
The common side effects that occur with Threadlifting are generally connected with the injections sites and usually resolve themselves within 2 days. They include:
- Temporary skin dimpling
- Do not rub or massage the face for 2 weeks
- Do not open the mouth wide for 3-4 weeks (avoid dental treatment for 2 weeks if possible)
- Avoid direct sunlight and tanning machines
- Avoid alcohol and aspirin for 7 days
- Avoid blood thinning vitamins A,C and E for 7 days
- Avoid physical exercise for 7 days
- Avoid heat treatments on the treated areas for 10 weeks
- Anti-inflammatory medication may be taken after 7 days
- Avoid temperature extremes
PDO threading is the latest in skin rejuvenation and skin lifting treatments giving an immediate and visible result. If Threadlifting treatment is what you need to love the face you see in the mirror talk to one of our personable, highly skilled team and book your free consultation today!
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