Among strategies to rejuvenate the cheek and mid-face areas, PDO thread lifts are a safe, effective, and lasting option. If you want to achieve a refreshed appearance that reflects your inner power, using PDO threads is a strategic choice.
How a Mid-Face PDO Thread Lift Works
A thread lift for the mid-face focuses on revitalising the skin, redefining the cheek contours, and tightening any heaviness around the nose and mouth. This rejuvenating effect owes its efficiency to the material of PDO threads. These are surgical-grade sutures crafted out of biodegradable sugar that safely dissolves in the body. After your doctor inserts the threads under your skin, they stimulate the growth of elastin and collagen, the same substances that your skin loses with ageing. This process works to prevent collagen loss and delay signs of ageing (like sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles) in patients in their 20s and 30s. But it can also help reverse the ageing process: it provides new support for the skin and fat structures, lifts and tightens, minimising the need for surgical intervention.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.