What is a PDO Facial Thread Lift?

Facial thread lift treatments are a minimally invasive procedure using absorbable PDO threads (Polydioxanone threads – a medical grade thread used for suturing for over 30 years) which are broken down naturally by the body over a short period of time. PDO Thread Thread lifts are designed to improve your facial contours, rejuvenate and regenerate and provide you with the benefits of a surgical facelift but without the need for general anaesthetic and long recovery periods.

How does the PDO Thread Lift work?

The threads are made of soluble PDO (Polydioxanone) which is a material that has confirmed clinical data, are fully predictable and have been used in medicine for more than 30 years. PDO threads have been used on 10 of millions of patients, mainly in surgery and have been used in facial aesthetics since 2008 with no reported adverse reactions. Treatments using PDO threads are an extremely safe and effective way to both prevent and treat lack skin with loss of volume and density. Research has shown that PDO threads have a unique feature that cause a mild tissue response responsible for stimulating the production of new collagen and relaxing targeted muscles and tendons. PDO threads also stimulate the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid deep within the skin, both of which are vital for keeping the skin plump and with a youthful appearance.

The PDO thread is inserted into the skin using a very fine needle or  blunt cannula creating a “frame” to support the surrounding tissue and new collagen bundles which will be formed. Depending on the area to be treated, the threads are inserted either just below the surface of the skin or into the subcutaneous fat layer. Due to advanced techniques now used there is no need for the skin to be cut and so the risk of scaring is eliminated. A lifted appearance will be both seen and felt immediately following the treatment; however the results will continue to improve over the following  months as the PDO threads stimulates the neo collagenases  which in turn will form new bundles of collagen. The overall texture of the skin will also be greatly improved as it becomes thicker, tighter and firmer and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away. Greater levels of hydration will also be noticeable.

A variety of lengths and thicknesses of thread are used for different areas of the face. Short strands of threads are used to treat fine lines around the eyes and across the top lip, while thicker strands are used to lift sagging jowls. The threads are naturally absorbed by the body in six to eight months although the effect of the treatment can last for up to three years. Periodic touch ups may be required to maintain results.

Which areas can be treated with the PDO Thread lift?

PDO Thread lift are extremely versatile and can be used anywhere on the face, neck and body for a variety of concerns producing results easily comparable to surgical procedures and face lifts. PDO threads can treat vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, sagging brows, drooping cheeks with loss of volume, pronounced nasolabial folds (nose to mouth) and marionette lines (corners of mouth to chin) sagging jawline, neck bands, wrinkles on, around and under the chin and the décolleté.  They cannot remove excess skin.  A consultation is required to assess suitability for this treatment.

Mid – Upper Face lift         From £850.00
Mid – Lower Face Lift        From £750.00
Marionettes – Sad smile   From £350.00 

What results can I expect from the PDO Thread Lift?

PDO Threads will give the skin an immediate lift, correct asymmetry, soften fine lines and wrinkles and give an overall natural improvement in the appearance of your skin. After approximately 10-14 days, the process of the body’s natural protein synthesis begins and continues over a period 6 to 8 months with results lasting 2 to 3 years.

Who is not suitable for treatment?

Anyone who is pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from severe neuromuscular disorders and blood coagulation disorders are not suitable for this treatment.

Consultations are offered free of charge and are required prior to treatments being performed. 

Please take into consideration the following

Please take into consideration the following;

  • Bruising can happen and is to be expected especially when receiving treatments around the eyes and lips.
  • The degree of bruising varies. This is dependant on the area being treated, and differs from patient to patient. Many patients report minimal if no bruising at all.
  • Plan your social calendar or work commitments around this procedure. We do not advise patients to on holiday directly after receiving this treatment.