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PDO Thread Lifts

Non-Surgical Thread Face Lift In Melbourne

Non-surgical facelift, also known as thread lifting, this is a cosmetic procedure that offers a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery.

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PDO (polydioxanone) thread lifts are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to lift and tighten the skin. During the procedure, biodegradable threads are inserted into the skin to stimulate collagen production and provide a lifting effect. While PDO thread lifts are generally considered safe and minimally invasive, it's important to be aware of potential risks and understand the recovery process. Here are some common risks and aspects of recovery associated with PDO thread lifts:


• Bruising and swelling: It is common to experience mild bruising and swelling in the treated areas following a PDO thread lift. These effects typically resolve within a few days to a week.

• Infection: Although rare, there is a slight risk of infection at the insertion sites. It's important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to minimize this risk.

• Thread migration or visibility: In some cases, the threads may move or become visible under the skin, leading to an irregular or undesirable appearance. This risk can be minimized by selecting an experienced practitioner who is skilled in thread placement techniques.

• Discomfort or pain: Some individuals may experience mild discomfort or pain at the insertion sites immediately after the procedure. This can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and subsides within a few days.

• Allergic reactions or sensitivities: Although uncommon, some individuals may have allergic reactions or sensitivities to the materials used in PDO threads. It's important to discuss any known allergies or sensitivities with your healthcare provider before the procedure.


• Downtime and healing period: The recovery time after a PDO thread lift is typically minimal. Many individuals are able to resume normal activities immediately after the procedure, although some may prefer to take a day or two off to allow for initial healing.

• Post-treatment care: Your healthcare provider will provide specific instructions on post-treatment care. This may include avoiding strenuous activities, facial movements, or excessive pressure on the treated areas for a specified period.

• Temporary results and gradual improvement: The initial lifting effect from PDO threads is noticeable immediately after the procedure. However, the full results of collagen stimulation and skin tightening become more apparent over several weeks as the threads gradually dissolve and the body's natural collagen production increases.

• Duration of results: The duration of results can vary depending on various factors, including the individual's skin quality, lifestyle, and the number of threads used. On average, results can last anywhere from several months to a year or longer. Maintenance treatments may be recommended to prolong the effects.

• Follow-up appointments: Your healthcare provider may schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, assess the results, and make any necessary adjustments or additional treatments if needed.

What is thread lifting?

A thread lift is a procedure that uses dissolvable sutures to rejuvenate and lift sagging skin. It's a cheaper and faster alternative to facelift surgery,however the results are not permennt, recovery from this procedure is minimal and it's often possible to return to work the same day.

How do thread lifts work?

A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein absorbable barbed sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible "lift" in the skin. Instead of removing the patient's loose facial skin surgically, the cosmetic physician simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it. This has the effect of pulling the skin back slightly and therefore lifting and tightening the face. In addition to being ideal for lifting the skin, threads combat ageing in another way: by provoking the body's "healing response" and causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas. This is important because of the vital role collagen plays in the ageing process.

Collagen helps support "growth factors" that greatly influence the condition of our skin. In addition to being used for wound healing, collagen helps to keep our skin strong, voluminous and supple. As we get older, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen, which leads to an 80% reduction in skin thickness by about age 70.

In other words, this process provides ongoing and progressive rejuvenation for the facial tissues. Patients who have a thread lift for the purpose of stimulating collagen will notice a gradual improvement in their skin's tone and firmness. While their threads are in place, the body's healing response will be constantly activated because the body will want to "heal" the sutured areas and expel the sutures. The body is biologically programmed to react this way when it senses any foreign object present within the dermis. Fortunately, because the threads placed under the skin during a thread lift are so small, the patient will not feel any of this happening. Most people cannot feel their sutures at all once the skin has healed around them

PDO Thread Lift FAQ

How long do the effects of thread lifting last?

The thread lift will last for around 15 months. The threads themselves will be reabsorbed within 6 -9 months but due to collagen stimulation results will last for much longer.

Is thread lifting painful?

A specially designed needle is used to insert the threads into the skin, minimising patient discomfort,

Patients sometimes experience slight discomfort however with the use of highly effective topical anaesthetic creams any discomfort should be very minimal.

What are the risks of thread lifting?

Thread lifts are low risk, thanks to how noninvasive they are. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift. In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin. If this occurs, however, the sutures can simply be removed and the patient's face will return to its prior state.

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