As we age our face droops making us appear older and fatigued. Over the years, many lifting treatments have been developed to combat the appearance of ageing, without relying on complex, invasive, surgeries that require the use of general anaesthetic. There are many mini-invasive procedures that introduce very thin fibres to the area of the face, or neck, or many other areas of the body that the patient wants to smooth out or lift.
A special thread weave containing polydioxanone, called PDO lift thread, is used to gently achieve the lifting effect. Polydioxanone contains chemicals that stimulates synthesis levels of collagen and elastin, helping to tighten and smooth the contours of the face.
The fibres of Polydioxanone dissolve naturally under the tissue over a short period. The material has been used in medicine for many years, but up until now it was mainly used in the production of sutures for surgery.
What areas do PDO beauty lift threads target?
PDO Beauty Lift Threads are perfect for tackling horizontal or vertical forehead wrinkles, drooping cheeks and the sagging area just under the jaw, folds of unsightly skin on the cheeks, wrinkles on the cheeks, the double chin, lower eyelid bags, drooping eyebrows and any soft or slender tissue.
Although the treatment is mainly used to target specific areas of the face, it can also be used on the torso too. The wrinkles of the skin on the neck, and any sagging tissue anywhere else on the body can be treated by PDO, as can the arms, abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
What will it do for my skin?
After going through the PDO Beauty Lift Thread treatment, your skin will feel rejuvenated and smooth, and your skin tone will be lightened. The volume of your skin will appear fuller and healthier, and the skin will be lifted in places where it was previously sagging.
You won’t have any scars or nasty marks on your skin around the areas that have received the treatment: the only comments people will make is about how great you look. The polydioxanone fibres are completely absorbable, and because the procedure is so light, you can have it repeated to further enhance the positive results. The threads are not visible whilst they are under the skin tissue, meaning you can continue with with your daily routine as before.
How does it work?
Polydioxanone speeds up the production of new collagen in a process called neocollagenogenesis. The stimulation of special blood cells called fibroblasts also results in further synthesis of elastin, which is the protein that determines the elasticity and strength of the skin; the synthesis of natural hyaluronic acid is also increased.
How exactly does the procedure work?
The procedure is virtually painless and lasts about 30 to 60 minutes. Local anaesthesia, in the form of an anaesthetic cream may be used to reduce any potential light pain even further.
The clinician will identify where the small needles will need to enter in to the skin, easily and efficiently. The needles are then carefully inserted in to the subcutaneous tissue, also known as the hypodermis. Specific areas of the face or the body are targeted in order for the procedure to be as effective as it possibly can be, so your skin will take on the best tightened appearance. The needles are then removed, leaving in place the reabsorbable threads.
How long will it take for me to recover after the operation?
You might experience some mild discomfort after the procedure, but this differs from patient to patient, and is much less painful than any invasive alternatives. Your face might have a reddened appearance, with some slight bruising around the target areas, but this will disappear completely after only a few days.
When will I see the effects?
Although you will be able to see fantastic results almost as soon as you leave the clinic, it is important to keep in mind that it takes up to 15 to 30 days before collagen starts to reform. At this point, you’ll really start to see the major effect it has had on the appearance of your skin – you’ll look and feel much more youthful and confident than ever before.
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