Basic PDO or PCL threads are quick and easy to place and has minimal discomfort once a small amount of local anaesthesia is placed. There effect occur immediately and improve 6-8 weeks after placement.
PDO or PCL threads is a minimally invasive delicate procedure that produces smoother skin and enhances the nasal bridge. PDO threads are a less invasive alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty to rejuvenate the nose without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. This thread procedure involves very fine threads placed within the nose but placed on top each other to create a pyramid formation that supports and change the nasal skin. It will not offer the same results as a surgical rhinoplasty but is a good option for a more subtle rejuvenation.
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 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, they are biodegradable and designed to be absorbed over time.
It is recommended for men and women of 30 and over 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 PDO / PCL threads is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.
Do not take any aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Avoid Vitamin E supplements for 30 days prior to the procedure
The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes.
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.
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.
Threads may be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers.
After the treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but with a few days these disappear.
There may be some wrinkling of the skin that disappears very quickly.
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.
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.
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