A minimally invasive and nonsurgical facelift treatment to lift and tighten the skin. PDO face thread lift treatment treats nasolabial folds, marionette folds, jowls, and neck area.

Mid-Lower Face Thread Lift Treatment Focusing on the Midface

Are you curious about the latest advances in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that can help you look and feel your best? One of the most exciting innovations in non surigcal facelift rejuvenation treatments is the use of PDO threads to lift and tighten the skin of the mid and lower face. This gentle technique harnesses your body’s natural healing response to promote collagen production. This achieves long-term results: tissue remodelling, tighter skin, and a firmer, smoother complexion. But, while PDO thread lifts for the mid and lower face are a powerful tool, you’ll get the best lasting results when you complement them with other minimally-invasive treatments. In this article, we’ll explore the science behind how PDO thread lifts work for the mid and lower face to achieve a nonsurgical facelift and the most effective complementary treatments to optimise their benefits. 

Non Surgical facelift treatments, the mid, lower face and ageing.

The mid and lower face is a complex area that includes the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, chin, jawline, and neck and is particularly prone to show the effects of ageing. The youthful skin of the mid and lower face contains a net of collagen and elastin fibres. This supports the facial muscles, fat pads, and ligaments, providing structure and definition to your jawline. However, as we age, the collagen and elastin fibres that provide strength and elasticity to the skin gradually decrease in number and quality. This leads to a loss of volume and support, as well as the formation of wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin. A previously defined jawline and neck area might start to look looser and develop a crepey appearance. And because your skin loses its structural support, important underlying structures start to migrate down. This creates a heavy look around the mouth and jowls.

PDO thread lifts for the mid and lower face

Why thread lift? PDO face thread lift is medical-proven to increase the collagen framework for the skin to maintain its shape and thickness. PDO face thread lift treatment is non surgical facelift rejuvenation treatment which can help lift and tighten the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and jowls as well as retain moisture and resist damage from environmental factors. 

Customise your rejuvenation treatment

A mid-face thread lift can pair well with other gentle skin rejuvenating treatments such as dermal fillers and antiwrinkle injections. To optimise skin fullness and tautness, your custom treatment plan can also include biostimulatory fillers. A treatment with PDO threads can be the right choice if you want efficient long-term results with minimal inconvenience. Book a holistic consultation today to recover your confidence and glow. Our doctor led consultations is an opportunity for you to discuss skin and body rejuvenation options with an obligation-free consultation, valued at $100. Consultation deposit is fully redeemable if you proceed with treatment.

At your doctor led skin consult, we will:

  • Seek to learn about your skin and ageing concerns holistically
  • Provide hyper-personalised advice from doctors
  • Attain a unique skin treatment plan, personalised to your skin and your body
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Treatment Summary Mid Face Thread Lift

  • Procedure Time

    In our initial 40-minute consultation, our doctors will discuss your ageing concerns and rejuvenation goals with you. Together, you will determine a tailored approach to revitalize your skin. The procedure for the mid-face PDO thread lift lasts 40 minutes— safe and efficient results cannot be rushed.
  • Recovery Time

    As a non-surgical facelift, the procedure has little to no downtime. You can return to your usual work the following day, although you will have to wait 7 days to restart any strenuous activities.
  • Results

    The results of a mid-face PDO thread lift are immediately visible. However, the final refining of features is complete in 6 to 12 weeks due to the timeline of new collagen production. The skin-tightening and collagen replacement effects of your mid-face thread lift last 12 to 18 months.
  • 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 Stimulating Fillers

    Bio Stimulating Fillers

    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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