What is a 4D PDO threadlift?
It is a technological innovation offering a simple minimally invasive method to redefine the face, restore volume and reduce wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment, for a result lasting up to 18 month.4D PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive facial lift using threads. It is a delicate procedure to gently lift sagging facial skin to produce a smoother, more youthful appearance. If gravity has started to take its toll on your face, a thread lift may be a less invasive alternative to a full face lift to gently rejuvenate the face without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. The thread-lift procedure involves very fine thread being inserted via a needle prick and then placed under the skin to lift and support sagging areas. It is a technological innovation offering a simple no scalpel method to redefine the face, restore volume and reduce wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment, for a result lasting up to 18 months.
4D PDOS consists of multidirectional barbed Polydioxanone absorbable threads
Which areas may be treated?
It may be used to treat different parts of the face.
- Lower Jaw
- Cheeks and Cheekbones
After a small local anaesthetic, we insert the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable barbs oriented in multiple directions. Once the suture has been applied, slight compression of the tissue is placed to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off. One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the individual and treated area. 4D PDOs may be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and anti wrinkle injections.
No hospitalisation is needed.
Advantages of 4D PDO Thread Lifts
This procedure is ideally suited for younger to middle aged patients that have a skin tone that has become damaged from the sun, skin that has become dull or people who are unable to have or do not want a traditional face lift.
- No visible scarring.
- Minimally invasive.
- Safe, fast and effective.
- Generally only local anaesthetic.
- Standard procedure (4-8 threads) takes 30-45 minutes.
- Achieve youthful looking beauty.
- Results last approximately 12 to 18 months.
Possible Side Effects of 4D PDO threads®
With any kind of medical procedure, there is always a possibility of side effects and it is recommended to consider this, but the doctor will be able to go over this with you more extensively upon your consultation. Many of the risks and side effects are often rare.
- Swelling, bruising, discomfort, pain or a feeling of pulling or tightness.
- Short term Puckering or dimpling of the skin.
- Scarring, bleeding, infection, numbness (usually temporary if at all).
- Asymmetry, on a rare occurrence the patient may experience nerve damage or thread breakage.
Patient before and after photographs
These photos have been provided by Silhouette Soft ® and have been published with the kind permission of Dr Rosalba Russo.
Patient aged 52 – 15 days after, and 4 months after Silhouette Soft ® treatment
Patient aged 56 – Before and one month after Silhouette Soft ® treatment