PDO Thread Lift

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Thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that involves lifting sagging skin from different parts of the face, neck and body using special self absorb-able threads without making surgical incisions. This results in skin tightening and when applied at a deeper level also results in a reduction of excessive fat in a specific area.

Over time the treatment also encourages your collagen production so when the threads are naturally absorbed by your body, you will still have collagen present in the area to help hold the lift.

The results from a PDO thread lift are instant however results will continue to improve as the production of collagen takes place over the upcoming weeks. 
One treatment is usually adequate and can last up to 18-24 months. Follow up is after a month and a top-up treatment can be applied during that visit.

PDO Thread Lifts Gallery - Before and After 

PDO THREAD LIFT FAQs

What is a PDO Thread lift?


Thread lifting is a treatment used by anyone who does not want surgery but would like to enhance their look. It uses special self absorb-able threads to lift sagging skin from different parts of the face, neck and body. Lines, wrinkles and any drooping in the face, brow, jowl, forehead, neck, thighs, upper and underarm amongst others can be treated There are no invasive surgical incisions. The result is skin tightening and when applied at a deeper level may also result in a reduction of excessive fat in a specific area.




What are the PDO threads made of?


Polydioxanone (PDO) mono and cog threads are made of clinically proven materials and have been used in suturing procedures for over 40 years in hospitals and clinics. It is used for Thread lifts as it breaks down safely and dissolves easily in the body.




How do I know if I can have the procedure?


Ideal age for Thread lift treatment is 30 and above. Health and fitness are important, and this is all taken into account at the initial consultation.




How long is the treatment procedure?


There is an initial consultation to establish the areas to be treated and the treatment strategy. The actual treatment time is dependent on the range of areas to be covered and the number of threads. On average the thread lift procedure lasts between 40 to 60 minutes. The doctor will advise on any painkillers or antibiotics post treatment, provide answer any questions you may have.




When will I see the results?


Immediately after the treatment, you will begin to see the change in your face, neck etc. Within 6 weeks, further improvements will have become noticeable as collagen production is stimulated. Collagen production increases over time and threads dissolve over a 20 to 24 week period revealing the full result.




How do I look after myself after treatment?


Treatment is carried out under local anesthetic and so you will need someone to drive you home afterwards. Post treatment there may be some mild bruising and swelling. This lasts for about 24-48 hours and can be alleviated by using a cold compress and keeping your head elevated. Recovery time usually takes about a week. The follow-up procedure is a month later and a top-up can be applied. Washing the face must be done gently and not rubbed or stretched. Relaxation is recommended and some light walked is permitted. All strenuous exercise or heavy lifting not permitted for at least 3 weeks. Work breaks or time off is necessary if it involves any strenuous activity. Sunscreen can be used as normal and make-up or oncealer can be worn as well as a to cover up any bruising.




How long does a PDO thread lift last?


This is dependent on various factors including the health and elasticity of the skin and age. It is also dependent on the number of threads used for the treatment but the doctor always puts extra threads to ensure that if any break, there are still plenty to maintain the structural support. Clients are given advice on this during the initial consultation. The average PDO thread lift lasts at least 24 to 30 months, in some cases even longer. Problems such as assymmetry and premature sagging are rare. These can be easily corrected by tightening the existing threads or inserting additional threads to lift and tighten the skin at follow up treatments.




What is the Price for a full face lift /a brow lift / etc?


Each individual is different. A zoom or face-to-face consultation with our Doctor would enable this to be determined. Limited-time special deals and offers are frequently available and Finance options availableprovided upon request.




What do I do to get started with G&M Healthcare?


Contact us and book an appointment for a consultation. We are open Monday to Friday on 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 12pm.