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.
Safe & Effective Treatment For Skin Tightening Using PDO Thread Lifts
Are you looking for a non surgical thread lift treatment in Melbourne? At Elucell Clinic the foundations of our thread lift treatments are based on excellent customer service and aftercare. We offer the best skin tightening thread lift treatment in Melbourne as well as nonsurgical midface, lower face thread lifts, neck lifts and brow lifts using PDO lifting face threads. 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.
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 - 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.
– PDO Lifting Threads mid and lower face
*Photos are immediate before and after
* Individual results may vary
Book Obligation-Free Doctor Lend Consultation
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
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
– PDO Thread Neck Lift: Neck area to tighten skin, improve skin quality and reduce fatty tissue bulk
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.