A nonsurgical and minimally invasive facelift treatment to tighten skin. Effective face thread lift treatment for brows, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.

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    PDO Lifting Threads
    Thread lifting (otherwise known as the ‘non-surgical facelift’) is a preferred treatment by our patients due to it’s effectiveness and non-invasive nature. The threads are a suture-like material that are used to lift the sagging of the skin around the face and neck area.

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Minimally Invasive & Non Surgical Facelift Treatment for Skin Tightening Using PDO Thread Lift Focusing on Mid-Lower Face, Nasolabial Folds & Marionette Lines

PDO Thread lift is a medical-driven non surgical face lift treatment. PDO thread lifts are used for effective skin tightening especially treatment for nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Face thread lift treatment Melbourne at Elucell takes less than 1 hour. Instant results for sagging skin and natural rejuvenation can be seen straight after treatment although final results take up to 12 weeks.

At Elucell Clinic the foundations of our thread lift treatments are based on excellent customer service, pain management, and aftercare. Dr. Isabella prioties her patients to feel comfortable and safe throughout the treatment. We offer the best nonsurgical skin tightening thread lift treatment in Melbourne focusing on upper, mid, and lower face areas. Based on an initial thread lift consultation with our thread lift specialist Doctor Isabella, a treatment plan is provided based on expectations that are specifically tailored to the individual’s needs.

Face Thread Lift: Which areas can be treated?

Fox eye thread lift 

Face thread lift 

Jowls thread lift 

Nose thread lift 

Lower face thread lift

Nasolabial folds treatment

Marionette lines treatment

About PDO Thread Lift

As we age, our skin loses its youthful appearance, and signs of ageing become more obvious, such as skin laxity. Sagging skin and volume loss are just two ageing indicators. Over time these changes can significantly alter the shape of the face. A PDO thread lift, or suture lift, is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment designed to raise the midface, lower face, neck area and soften lines around the mouth and nose. It has been referred to as the “lunchtime face lift”, as it provides a lifting effect and can be performed by cosmetic doctors in under 60 minutes. 

At Elucell cosmetic clinic Melbourne, we use minimally invasive PDO thread lifting techniques focusing on midface, jowl and neck-lifting that involves subcutaneous placement of PDO mono threads or PDO lifting threads along a planned trajectory, accurately marked before treatment. The PDO threads are then pulled to achieve the desired skin lift. A local anaesthetic is used to ensure the procedure is comfortable. The goal of a thread lift treatment is to reposition sagging skin tissues and encourage collagen stimulation, thus restoring youthful proportions to the face and neck. While the procedure provides immediate results, its greater purpose is to encourage new collagen production to simulate long term results. As the face heals, new collagen and fibrous tissue forms around the PDO threads and continues to hold up and tighten the skin tissue. 

What Are PDO Threads

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a type of material used for thread lift procedures. PDO Threads is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable for threads. This is the same material that has been used in cardiovascular surgery for many years.  For men and women who only desire skin tightening and rejuvenation, PDO Mono Threads Lifts may be sufficient. Clients who desire more lifting and volume correction will better benefit from PDO Thread Lift texture cog or screw threads. 

How Do PDO Threads Work

Thread lifting procedures can be standalone cosmetic procedures or they can be combined with dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections. We are able to customise for your individual needs and aesthetic concerns. For example, we can use dermal fillers first to recreate the youthful structure that is lost with aging and then we can use PDO threads to address the laxity in the superficial tissues.  Typically during a surgical facelift (Rhytidectomy), a flap of skin on each side of the face is pulled back, and tissues below the skin are surgically removed or repositioned. Before the flap is sutured closed. Almost all surgical procedures share the following side effects: swelling, bleeding, possible infection, potential hair loss, bruising. Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure and extent of the facelift, however most of your recovery will take place in the first 8 to 10 weeks. We encourage you to do your homework before considering a permanent face lift.

  • PDO Thread Lift Before & After - Fox Eye Thread Lift & Eyelid Lift

    This late 40’s female presented heavy eyelids, dropping eyebrows, and desired a natural and immediate correction.

    Treatment performed: PDO Thread Fox Eye Lift and Eyelid Lift. The patient wanted to straighten of the eyebrow and lifting of the outer corner of the eye. 
    *Photos are taken 6 weeks apart

    * Individual results may vary

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At Elucell, we offer a holistic and patient-focused consultation exploring skin and ageing concerns. 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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What Areas Can Be Treated With PDO Thread Lifts?

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • PDO Thread Lift Before & After - Mid Lower face & Jawline With PDO Thread Lifts

    This Mid 60s female presented with heaviness around the mouth and nose, loss of jawline definition, volume loss in the cheeks, overactive sad/mad facial expression muscles.

    Treatment Performed:
    – PDO Lifting Threads mid and lower face

    *Photos are immediate before and after

    * Individual results may vary

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PDO Thread Lift Before & After Treatment Summary

  • Procedure TIme

    PDO Thread lift treatment is a 30 - 90 minute procedure. It's a revolutionary treatment for lifting and contouring the skin without the need for surgery. Considered the non-surgical lunchtime facelift - PDO threads offer a safe, non invasive and natural to achieve profound skin tightening results with PDO threads.
  • Recovery Time

    PDO thread lifts are safe and effective, showing immediate tightening and contouring as well as lasting results. This lifting procedure is minimally invasive, producing only slight discomfort. As a result, it requires next to no downtime, unlike surgical lifting methods. The versatility of PDO threads makes them ideal to help you achieve bespoke results.
  • Results

    A PDO thread lift lasts for 9 to 12 months— and even up to 18 months. The initial threads dissolve after 6 months, but the collagen they generate stays in your skin for 3-6 months longer.
  • 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 Lift Before & After - Lower Face & Cheeks Lift With PDO Lifting Threads

    This late 50s female was concerned about dropping jowls, heaviness around the nose, poor skin quality and overall desired a natural yet immediate freshen up.

    Treatment Performed:
    – PDO Thread Lift: Lower face and cheeks lighting threads

    * Photos were taken 6 months apart

    * Individual results may vary

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  • PDO Thread Lift Before & After - Neck Lift With PDO Thread Lifts

    This late 40s Female was concerned with regression following a surgical neck lift 5 years ago. Signs of skin laxity, overactive grimace/sad muscle groups, migration of the inferior jowl pad.

    Treatment Performed:
    – PDO Thread Neck Lift: Neck area to tighten skin, improve skin quality and reduce fatty tissue bulk

    * Photos were taken 6 weeks apart

    * Individual results may vary

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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.

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