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Are you looking for a safe method to revitalise your look? If you want a minimally-invasive way to refresh your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance, you may be a good candidate for a PDO thread lift. Treating your face and body with PDO threads (aka a “lunchtime facelift”) leverages your body’s natural mechanisms to prevent and correct signs of ageing. A thread lift can make you look naturally more youthful and add definition to your features— all with only minimal discomfort. But do you already know which areas you can treat with a PDO thread lift? Keep reading to find out how you can reach your aesthetic goals with PDO threads.
How does a PDO thread lift work?
Firstly— what are PDO threads? They are sugar-based (polydioxanone) filaments designed to dissolve over time. PDO threads can be used to lift and tighten the skin, reduce fatty areas, and create a scaffold for new collagen growth that plumps the skin. The problem: our bodies naturally produce collagen and elastin. These are proteins that support the skin, helping it stay firm, elastic, and vibrant. But as we age, our bodies produce less and less of these proteins. This process causes fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of volume— a “hollow” look. These changes can change the outline of your face and body as the ligaments and tissue under the skin are no longer supported. These are the exact issues that PDO threads can prevent and solve. During a thread lift, your doctor inserts PDO threads under your skin using a thin cannula. These are then tightened, providing immediate lifting and support. Over time, the PDO material stimulates your body to produce new collagen and elastin and restores healthy blood flow, renewing your youthful look and helping break down fatty tissue.
PDO thread lifts: best treatment areas
1. PDO threads for eyelids and temples
With the loss of collagen caused by ageing, the skin in the eye and temple area becomes thinner and less elastic. Fine lines, sagging in the lower eyelid area, and a tired, hollow appearance begin to appear. If left too long, this ageing process means you might need several blepharoplasties (eyelid surgeries) to undo the damage. But an early PDO thread lift can prevent much of this collagen loss, sagging, and wrinkling. It can restore elasticity and minimise that dreaded “heavy” look around the eyes and eyebrows. If paired with a treatment like anti-wrinkle injections or bio stimulatory fillers, the results of using PDO threads can last 12 to 18 months. A thread lift can also support and maintain the results of eyelid surgery for longer.
2. PDO threads for the midface and jowls
Ageing causes the skin in the middle of your face to lose strength and sag. It makes deeper structures (like fat pads) fall forward, creating a bulky look around the mouth and nose. It also develops into a drooping, less-defined jawline. Your doctor can use mono threads (single filaments that create a mesh) or lifting threads (provide more lifting and volume) to replace lost collagen. The treatment creates a reinforced skin scaffolding that pulls sagging ligaments back into place. It can also stimulate fat breakdown in the area, restore definition, and restarts a healthy blood flow. Results last 12-18 months if the treatment includes maintenance anti-wrinkle injections. And if you get a preventative thread lift early, you can mostly reverse ageing signs.
3. PDO thread lift for the neck
Over time, the neck suffers the repeated contractions of the “grimace muscle” (the platysma). These overstretch the skin, pulling it down as well as weakening the supportive ligaments in the area. So ageing manifests as crepey, loose skin on the neck and sagging under the jaw. Using PDO threads for a neck lift can contract and refine the accumulated fat, strengthening the ligaments with new collagen to provide better support. The best course of action includes PDO threads, bio stimulatory fillers (to improve skin quality with minimal bruising), and anti-wrinkle injections to relax the guilty muscle.
4. PDO threads body treatments
Collagen loss can bring about loss of definition, skin sagging, and fatty deposits in many areas of the body. Common issues include loose skin (in arms, legs, or tummy), a less smooth silhouette, and a less defined waist post-pregnancy. By replacing collagen and providing help breaking down fat, PDO threads can tighten the skin and refresh all these areas of the body. This non-surgical lift is much more efficient and body-friendly than conventional surgical options.
How to get the best results from your PDO thread lift?
The results of a PDO thread lift tend to last 12 to 18 months. To maximise the effects, you should keep up with a simple maintenance routine that supports the new youthful skin. The best ally for PDO threads is regular, strategic treatment with anti-wrinkle injections. These relax the muscles, stopping them from pulling and overstretching the skin. The effect: smoothed out lines and wrinkles, and longer-lasting results from your PDO thread lift.
You deserve to feel energetic, refreshed, and confident in your body. At Elucell, we help you design a tailored plan to achieve your unique goals with minimal discomfort. If you want to know if a PDO thread lift is the right strategy for you, book a consultation and get your radiance back.