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There are many types of PDO threads but to simply matters th first group are the basic threads which are quick and easy to place and almost painless. There effect occurs 6-8 weeks after placement. The Advanced 4D thread have barbs that grip the skin for the added effect of an immediate pull.
4D PDO or PCL threads provide a minimally invasive thread lift. 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 PDO thread lift may be a less invasive alternative to a face lift to rejuvenate the face without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. This thread-lift procedure involves very fine barbs on a suture being inserted via a needle prick and then placed under the skin to lift and support sagging areas. It will not offer the same results as a full face lift but is a good option for a more subtle rejuvenation.
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As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable on our faces. The supporting tissue of the cheeks weakens, facial fat is lost, the jawline that used to be firm and tight forms jowls, the edges of the mouth drift down towards the chin, and the lower face and neck sags. Suitable candidates for a thread lift procedure are those who are experiencing mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid-thirties to fifties.
Prior to your procedure, it is important to clearly set out your expectation. While a thread lift can deliver great results, it may be the case that you require a more invasive face lift procedure to achieve the desired results.
During surgery, small needle pricks will be made. A needle will then be inserted into the skin to put the threads in place. The threads are attached to the fat underneath the skin, and will then be adjusted to tighten and smooth the contours of your face. The excess thread is trimmed so it does not appear above the skin surface. A thread lift procedure takes approximately 30 s to 45 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated and the type of threads used.
Post-procedure you may experience some slight bruising and swelling, which usually settles in a few days. Recovery is generally quick, with most patients returning to work the next day or after a few days rest, although you may find that your facial movement is limited for the first week or two.
It may be used to treat different parts of the face:
- Lower Jaw
- Cheeks and Cheekbones
It has a dual function requirement: 1. Lift and 2. Regeneration
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture.
After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.
The regenerative effect is gradual and natural: Polydioxanone, the principal component of 4D PDO threads is a polymer known in the medical field for many years. Once the suture is applied, the Polydioxanone acts on the deeper layers of the skin and helps increase the volume of saggy areas, restoring shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.
No. 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.
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.
No, they are biodegradable and designed to be absorbed over time.
It is recommended for men and women of 30 and over who are trying to combat effectively the signs of ageing, who do not want any surgical intervention, but are looking for a natural result.
The treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of 4D PDO threads is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.
During your consultation we will consult we will examine you to look for severe ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, as this may be too excessive to benefit from this technique.
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“I am so overwhelmed with the whole experience, from the beginning I was reassured about each part of my procedure.
After care, Telephone calls, home care, everything was explained step by step, it’s like your own personal doctor on call 24/7. The care and understanding shown is immeasurable. For any skin treatments I would so highly recommend Edwin Antony and Gillian, a fantastic team.”Lorraine Forman