PDO Floating Threads

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What are PDO Floating Threads?

Skin laxity is one of the most common effects of ageing. Surgical facelifts were once the only way to address this concern. However, there are now many other cosmetic options to target such issues. Thread lifts have become increasingly popular, PDO floating threads in particular.

A PDO thread lift, also called a thread face lift, helps tighten and lift the skin with the help of Polydioxanone threads. Once the threads are introduced into the skin, they work to lift the skin, contract fatty tissue and stimulate collagen. This helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and address issues in skin texture and irregularities. The threads will dissolve on their own, but the effects often last for up to six months due to ongoing cellular activity and increased collagen production.

At Skin Confidence Clinic, our priority is the well-being and satisfaction of our patients. Book a consultation at our Brisbane clinic to discover more about what this treatment has to offer.

Benefits

PDO floating threads have multiple effects. By targeting the underlying facial structures, as well as stimulating collagen, the skin structure is afforded both support and stimulation. Collagen is an important component of healthy skin, and triggering an increase in its production helps to keep it firm and strong.

A PDO thread lift involves injecting the threads through specific facial points and into certain positions. This careful placement provides support and helps to lift certain areas of the face in line with the patient’s goals and desired outcomes.

Additionally, PDO floating threads differ from other thread lifts because they are made from medical-grade absorbable polydioxanone. This means they dissolve into the skin over time and do not need to be removed. Many patients find this preferable to other methods, which may be more invasive.

Consultation

Part of the planning phase for your PDO thread lift is a consultation. This process is important to get to know you and your needs, and to recommend a fitting treatment plan for you. Let us know about your goals and hopes for your PDO floating threads, and we can help you develop realistic and achievable expectations.

Your treatment plan may involve mapping out the exact treatment areas, as well as the number and placement of the PDO floating threads. If you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications, be sure to bring this up with your dermal therapist. It is crucial to be forthcoming about your medical history, as this allows us to make decisions that are conducive to your health.

Our qualified dermal therapists are here to help you. We can answer any questions and help you through any uncertainties you may have about the treatment. Our team are dedicated to sharing their experience and knowledge, aiming to provide you with a comfortable and worthwhile treatment process.

What to Expect

Once it’s determined that you are suitable for and would benefit from PDO floating threads, we can go ahead. At your treatment, we will apply a local anaesthetic which should help preserve your comfort levels throughout your procedure experience.

We use a series of cannulas and fine needles to gently insert the threads and anchor them under the skin. The threads generally create a lifting effect and any excess threads that remain will be cut off. We will endeavour to place your threads carefully, with consideration for your well-being and desired results.

Depending on which areas need to be treated, the procedure should take about 30 minutes to complete. Patients might feel some slight pressure and pinching but treatments are typically comfortable due to the anaesthetic.

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The threads will dissolve on their own but
the effects can last for up to six months
due to ongoing cellular rejuvenation

PDO Floating Threads

About the treatment

What Can Be Treated with a PDO Floating Threads?

Some of the areas and issues that we can address with a PDO thread lift include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Excess volume under-eyes
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Wrinkles on the neck and bust
  • Wrinkles beside the eyes
  • Chin and cheek area
  • Smile lines
  • Inner thighs and arms
  • Buttocks
PDO Floating Threads

Once the threads are introduced into the skin, they can lift the skin, contract fatty tissue and stimulate collagen

Cost

Costs are a factor to consider when you are planning your PDO thread lift. We can discuss this with you when you arrive for your consultation, once we have decided on the appropriate course of action for your procedure.

Since each client may require a different treatment plan, the costs can also vary from person to person. They may depend on the number and placement of your threads, as well as the desired treatment areas. Whether you are seeking to reduce signs of ageing around the cheeks, address jowls, or target marionette lines will determine the details of your treatment. This, of course, will affect the final costs. Therefore, it’s important to be open with us about what you expect and the results you want, as this will allow us to cater to your goals.

We are happy to advise you on a path to treatment that will work for you. Speak with us in a consultation to find out more about the costs of a PDO thread lift.

Candidates for a PDO Thread Lift

Men and women who are over the age of 30 and have mild to moderate skin laxity can benefit from a PDO thread lift. If areas such as the upper arms, thighs and buttocks also have laxity, PDO floating threads can also help. Patients need to be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about their results. Thread lifts are often successful, but the results won’t be as dramatic as a surgical procedure. Patients who want to forgo surgery should keep this in mind. Thread lifts can’t be used to treat severe laxity.

Risks and Complications

Potential complications are generally milder than in invasive surgical procedures. However, there are still risks that every patient should be aware of before getting PDO threads. These potential side effects can include:

  • Infection
  • Minor bruising
  • Swelling
  • Asymmetry
  • Bleeding
  • Thread migration
  • Unwanted results
  • Scarring

Our team at Skin Confidence will guide you through the treatment and aftercare process in order to minimise risks. Speak to us at our Brisbane clinic about any concerns you may have about your PDO thread lift.

PDO Floating Threads Recovery and Aftercare

It’s also important to understand what to expect after treatment. Some mild discomfort, or a ‘pulling’ sensation, is normal for a few weeks after your procedure.

Although you may notice a difference straight after treatment, the final treatment results will only be visible after about two to three months. Overall, PDO thread lift results can last up to two years. This is dependent on a number of factors, though, including age, lifestyle, environmental factors and skincare. You may also need to pair the thread lift with other types of treatments to achieve your desired outcome.

Since no recovery time is required, patients are free to return to their normal schedule following treatment. There will be some mild swelling and discomfort that lasts for several days after a thread lift. Patients should also refrain from engaging in any strenuous activities for at least two days after their appointment. Not touching the face unnecessarily is also recommended during the first three weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reduce the risk of side effects?

It’s always a good idea to follow the instructions given by your clinician after treatment. When in doubt, ask for advice from our team or another medical professional

How long does a thread lift last?

Whilst results may vary according to various personal and lifestyle factors, generally, the results can last up to two years. Further treatments can help you maintain the results.

Does a PDO thread lift hurt?

Most patients find that the treatment process is not painful. When you come in for your procedure, we will apply a topical numbing to your treatment area in order to help you remain comfortable.

What are the most common areas for PDO floating threads?

A non-surgical thread lift can target many different areas. They are most commonly sought for the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Cheeks
  • Brows

Some people may also choose the treatment to target other body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms.

Can I combine a PDO thread lift with other treatments?

This will depend on your goals and circumstances. For suitable patients, we may be able to combine your facial threads with other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers.

What should I do during recovery?

We will give you all the instructions you need for the aftercare process. Whilst some guidance may be applicable to you personally, there are some general aftercare habits that we recommend after a PDO thread lift. These include:

  • Apply topical cream given by your clinician
  • Practice safe sun habits, such as wearing sunscreen
  • Avoid extreme temperatures, such as saunas
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications
  • Don’t do any strenuous exercise
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Try to minimise your facial movement

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