Thread Lift PDO
Revolutionary absorbable threads @ Metro Bangkok Clinic.
PDO Threads are one of the most popular and highly effective non-surgical means to lift & tighten loose, sagging skin tissues as well dissolve small areas of fat on the lower face and body. PDO (polydioxanone) is a colorless crystalline synthetic biodegradable polymer, specially designed for surgery and which has been used for decades as a suture material in cardiology.
Tissue reaction to thread PDO is insignificant and is soft new collagen. The high rate of biodegradation of the threads is an important condition for ensuring a soft new collagen, without compromising micro-circulation and vascularisation of the tissue in the area of installation and without the formation of dense fibrosis, as in the case of large-diameter fibers and threads with a long period of biodegradable fibers (over a year).
In aesthetics, the threads help to lift sagging skin as well as stimulate new collagen – your own natural collagen. Newly formed collagen continues to bear the “skeleton” function for 18-36 months and the procedure can be repeated as needed. Another interesting effect of the threads are their ability to induce lipolysis (fat cell death) which is quite effective in treating facial and body stubborn fat areas as well as inducing collagen and tightening the skin.
There are two basic types of threads. Small threads (Normal, Double, Tornado, Screw) measure a few centimeters that be placed virtually anywhere. The other type is called a “Cogs” (or Barbs) which are approximately 6-12cm in length and have small hooks on them that grip the skin and allow for pulling the skin against gravity. The Cogs are inserted in the skin via a blunt cannula (a technique we’ve been performing at Metro Bangkok Clinic with dermal fillers for years) by making a small hole with a normal needle in the skin first. Both types of threads are made of PDO which is the same material used in normal surgical face lift surgery however, now we are able to perform the procedure without any incisions, general anaesthesia while you’re awake and talking to us comfortably under local anaesthetic. The PDO threads are strong, non-allergenic and fully biodegradable and will dissolve over 6 months but producing enough collagen and tightness to last many years depending on individual reaction.
• Round, Sagging Face – Non Surgical Face Lift
• Jowls (moderate to severe)
• Nasolabial Folds (moderate to severe)
• Marionette Lines (moderate to severe)
• Increase Collagen (Under Eye Circles, Cheeks, Nasolabial Folds, Skin Furrows)
• Improving Skin Texture (Wrinkles, Pigmentation, Pores and Laxity)
• Neck & Cleavage Skin Furrows
• Breast Firming & Shaping
• Stretch Marks
• Stubborn Fat Deposits (Arms, Belly, Love Handles, Buttocks)
How should you prepare yourself before thread lift?
You must discontinue any anti-coagulants, anti-platelets or other supplements with such effects (e.g. NSAIDS such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen or Diclofenac; vitamin E, gingko, fish oil or ginseng, and etc.) one week prior to the procedure to avoid bleeding and bruising.
How will the procedure be done?
Initially our doctor will conduct a consultation session in which we will determine suitability for the non-surgical facelift treatment. The calibers of needles and threads differ from patients to patients; therefore, they will be appropriately selected to solve problems and to meet satisfaction of each individual.
The area of skin will be numbed using either/both a topical cream or a local, injected anesthetic and the procedure will take between 30-60 minutes as the threads are inserted using a cannula or micro-needle depending on the individual’s requirements. There are no cuts or incisions required, minimizing any risk of scarring. An immediate lifting effect can be seen once the threads are inserted. But to see the complete effect of non-invasive facelift, it takes approximately 2 months as the body starts to generate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
PDO Threads for facial slimming
PDO threads stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. They lift the loose and sagging muscles and tissues of the face improving the overall texture of the skin. It also helps in decreasing the fat production and slimming the jawline, tightening it and giving a more subtle and contoured look. The skin become tighter, firmer and thicker as the results of the PDO thread starts to surface.
What are the side effects?
- Bruises may occasionally occur but will eventually disappear within 3-7 days.
- Patients may experience facial swelling in 1-2 days after treatment and this can be relieved by cold compression.
- Tightness or mild electric pain might be felt at the insertion sites. However, these symptoms will vanish within 3 to 5 days.
What are the precautions and cares after thread lift?
Please avoid consumption of alcohols, preserved and spicy foods.
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