• BODY THREAD LIFT

About Body Thread Lift

About Mid Face Thread Lift

Are you looking for a minimally-invasive solution to achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance? A PDO thread lift could be the ideal treatment to bring back more definition, firmness, and skin elasticity to the target areas of your body.

How PDO thread lifts work

PDO threads are surgical sutures made from a body-safe sugar material that can support and revitalize the skin. These threads are inserted into the skin using a needle and stay in place for several months. During this time, they trigger the body’s natural response of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts (connective tissue). These generate youthful proteins collagen and elastin, providing support and lift to the skin and underlying structures. Eventually, PDO threads get absorbed by the body, but the skin will continue to benefit from the lifting and firming effects for up to 18 months. Not only does a thread lift support and lift, but PDO threads can also break down fat cells in specific areas. They cause the body to produce collagen and elastin, which help to improve the skin’s texture and elasticity.

Who will benefit from a body PDO thread lift?

PDO threads improve skin quality, minimize fat deposits, and boost definition in the body. You will get the most benefits of PDO thread lifts if your goals include:

  • Minimizing the appearance of cellulite
  • Tightening post-pregnancy skin
  • Toning creepy skin in the arms and legs
  • Redefining the waist
  • Recovering abdominal and lower back definition
  • Reducing the sagging of the breasts
  • Smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite around the knees

Achieve targeted sculpting results

When using powerful lifting threads, you will experience immediate improvements in the skin quality and tightness of your target areas. The ultimate results will show at 6 to 12 weeks. When using more subtle mono threads, it will take 6 to 12 weeks to show the skin improvement provided by the new collagen deposits. If your aesthetic goals include the reduction of fat, you will begin to experience results from week 4 to week 12. You can combine a body PDO thread treatment with lipodissolving injections to boost fat reduction or with biostimulatory fillers to support your firming and toning goals. To design a customized PDO threads plan tailored to your unique goals, book a consultation today. At Elucell, our purpose is to help you feel more confident and radiant— more like yourself.

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Treatment Summary Body Thread Lift

  • Procedure Time

    After a 40-minute in-depth consultation with one of our doctors, we will formulate a holistic and sustainable age-reversal strategy. Depending on your goals and the body area to treat, the PDO thread lift procedure can take 60 to 80 minutes.
  • Recovery Time

    One of the main benefits of the PDO thread lift (sometimes called “lunchtime facelift”) is its minimal pain, bruising and inflammation, and required downtime.
  • Results

    After your non-surgical lift, you can go back to work on the same day and restart strenuous activities after just one week.
  • Pricing

    A mini thread lift’s cost depends on the individual needs. We recommend to book a obligation-free doctor led consultation face-face or telehealth to discuss a treatment plan to discuss rejuvenation options.

PDO Thread Lifts – FAQ

What are PDO Threads?

PDO Threads are biodegradable, polydioxanone (PDO) sutures, which dissolve in the body over time. 

Once inserted, the polydioxanone suture will be absorbed by the body over time, approximately around 6 to 7 months. Results typically last 12 months. 

By stimulating the body’s natural immune response, PDO Threads stimulate the production of collagen, resulting in restored skin elasticity and skin cell regeneration. This can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, skin laxity and jowling.

What areas can be treated with PDO Threads?

A thread lift works best when the face is treated as a whole, however the individual areas that can be treated are: 

  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Mouth lines
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Under-eyes 

We will often combine our thread lift procedures with different treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatment. 

Thread lift treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed by our cosmetic doctors.

Who is suitable?

Patient suitability will be determined by your Practitioner. As PDO Threads can be used to address a variety of aesthetic concerns, they can be suitable for many different age groups. 

PDO Threads can not be used on clients who have Diabetes Mellitus with complications of Dermal Necrosis. Other contraindications will be determined by your Practitioner. 

How are Thread Lifts performed?

Using a non-incision method, the Threads procedure is minimally invasive and generally has minimal downtime. 

The procedure works by inserting very fine threads under the skin through a tiny hole made with a small needle. The threads grip under the surface of the skin enabling us to lift up the sagging skin. The threads are then secured to hold the lifted position of the skin. 

  • markings will be made in pencil to ensure symmetry; 
  • the skin will be thoroughly cleaned to reduce risk of infection; 
  • local anaesthetic will be injected or applied topically at key locations on the face; 
  • the threads will be inserted under the skin through a small hole made with a needle, and then pulled into position;
  • the threads are secured and trimmed.

How many threads will I need for a lift?

The number of threads needed will depend on the type of thread used. Generally for a lower face lift, you will need two threads on each side at a minimum (total 4 threads).

What is the difference between Mono Threads and Lifting Threads?

Mono Threads are a type of PDO filament which can be inserted into the sub dermal level in a mesh-like pattern, to help increase skin tightness. The threads activate collagen synthesis which produces a gradual skin thickening, skin tightening and rejuvenation effect. Results may be seen in 6 weeks and will continue to improve over 2 – 6 months.PDO Mono Threads are ‘short’, smooth threads without barbs. Typically around 5 – 50 PDO Mono Threads are used to treat a single area. 

During a facial lifting procedure (e.g., mid-face lift), your Practitioner may use Cog Threads. Cog Threads are thicker lengths of PDO material that are loaded onto a cannula which is then inserted into the skin. These threads have little cogs (or barbs) on them that lift up the sagging skin of the cheek, jowl or brow when the thread is pulled upwards. As they are stronger than PDO Mono Threads, cogs can achieve more lifting and contouring. The results are immediate. This type of treatment is the most effective non-surgical treatment for face lifting.

What is a Fox Eye Lift?

A Fox Eye Thread Lift is a non-surgical brow lift where threads are used in for three different reasons: 

  1. To create an elongated, almond shaped eye. This look involves placing lifting threads under the skin, so that the tail of the eyebrow and outer eye can be repositioned.
  2. To create brow lift – e.g., lift the brow to treat hooded lids of heavy eyebrows which often are caused by ageing – treatment for this indication is suitable from age 30 onwards. 
  3. To correct asymmetry, where a thread is placed in one brow to lift one brow to create symmetry with the other. 

How long until I can see the results of my Thread Lift Procedure?

You will notice an immediate lift in your sagging skin after the thread lift. The results generally improve over the first 3 – 6 months as collagen is produced by the body around the thread.

Is it painful?

Thread lifts only have mild discomfort when performed correctly. The use of strong local anaesthetic ensures a comfortable procedure. You can expect less downtime and pain in comparison to a surgical facelift. 

Why combine PDO Threads and Dermal Filler?

Often threads are supplemented with Dermal Fillers to add extra volume to sagging skin. Threads are just one tool in the toolbox to address peri-oral sagging (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and the formation of jowls. By subtly re-inflating these areas of volume loss with filler we can support sagging tissue and achieve some degree of a lift. This is where PDO Threads have their role. The threads serve to move soft tissue (sagging skin) to a more elevated position. While the lift itself might be minimal, in conjunction with the fullness achieved with Dermal Fillers, we can achieve a definite, discrete improvement of facial contours.

Filler also allows for less downward tension on the threads, and therefore better settling of the threads and longevity.

Treatments to Compliment

  • Fox Eye Lift

    Fox Eye Lift

    The Fox Eye Lift is a non-surgical procedure that aims to lift the brow tail, open up the eyes and reduce hooding. Dissolvable barbed PDO threads are inserted at strategic points on the temple and forehead which when pulled upwards will hook under the skin and gently pull it back, lifting the skin around the eye up and out to create the desired upturned almond shape.
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  • Bio-Collagen Stimulating

    Bio-Collagen Stimulating

    Dull and sagging skin, an uneven silhouette, and wrinkles are guilty of draining your energy and self-belief. But often, surgical options are too time-consuming, invasive, and costly. Collagen-stimulating fillers can volumise the skin, restore smooth lines to your figure, and bring back your confidence with a revitalised, healthy glow— all with only minimal discomfort.
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  • Dermal Fillers

    Dermal Fillers

    As skin ages, it gradually loses collagen, elastin and fat. Strategically placed dermal fillers take the place of lost fat pads and collagen. Some even promote the production of collagen. This helps to enhance areas, such as the lips or cheeks, by adding volume in a controlled way.
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