• NECK  THREAD LIFT

About thread lifts for the neck

PDO thread lifts for the neck

If you are considering a PDO thread lift for the neck, you likely priorities a non-surgical age reversal strategy that provides a natural appearance. PDO thread lifts are a safe and effective way to prevent and correct sagging skin, bringing out a more refreshed version of you.

How does a PDO thread lift work?

When you get a PDO thread lift or “lunchtime facelift”, your medical specialist uses slender needles to insert dissolvable, sugar-based sutures into the skin of your neck. These biodegradable filaments can delay age-related collagen loss and replace lost elastin and collagen, stimulating healthy blood supply to the area. Over time, the benefits of thread lifts include refining the neck contours (by breaking down fat deposits) and anchoring the skin and fatty areas more firmly. They provide long-lasting results with only minimal discomfort.

The results of a PDO thread neck lift

If your neck lift goals are focused on age prevention and skin tightening, results will be immediate. However, if your objectives include improving neck volume and refining the contours, you will achieve them in 6 to 12 weeks. The tightening and volume improvements in your neck last 12 to 18 months.

Combine PDO threads for tailored results

To maintain the results for 12 to 18 months, you need to combine your PDO thread lift with an upkeep anti-wrinkle treatment. This relaxes the muscles in the neck, minimizing skin stretching and migration of fatty areas.

You can also mix and match a PDO thread lift with other youth-enhancing treatments: dermal fillers or biostimulatory fillers for improved tone and volume.

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Treatment Summary Neck Thread Lift

  • Procedure Time

    If you feel your confidence getting sapped by a wrinkled, loose, or heavy neck area, a PDO thread neck lift can be the foundation of your age-prevention or reversal strategy. This non-surgical treatment requires 40 minutes for an in-depth medical consultation and a 60 to 80-minute intervention tailored to your goals.
  • Recovery Time

    Because a PDO thread lift involves only local anesthetics, you can return to normal activities the following day. You will be able to resume strenuous activities after 7 days. Involving only minimal pain, bruising, or swelling, this treatment is ideal for an active lifestyle.
  • Results

    The tightening and volume improvements in your neck 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-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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