As we get older and collagen and elastin levels in the skin are depleted, we can lose that taught, youthful look. We start to experience jowls, sagging in the neck and cheeks, and drooped eyelids.

We may not want or need invasive surgery, so we look for effective alternatives to going under the knife. Which is why PDO threads offer an ideal non-surgical, non-invasive option.

What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift, also called a barbed suture lift, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lift and sculpt the shape of your face or breasts. Thread lifts use temporary, medical-grade suture material to lift your skin so that it’s drawn taut.

Thread lifts have been around since the 1990s, but innovations in the material used for thread lifts have led to an increase in popularity in recent years.

The typical candidate for a thread lift is in their late 30s to early 60s. A person who is generally in good health and is just starting to notice the signs of aging may benefit the most from the subtle impact of a thread lift.

Those who can’t have a surgical facelift because of medical conditions that make general anesthesia risky may consider a thread lift as a safer alternative.

How does a Thread Lift work?

The thread lift procedure works in two ways.

The first is fairly straightforward. By threading thin, dissolvable sutures underneath your skin, your technician is able to pull your skin tight around your forehead, neck, mid or lower face..

Invisible, painless “barbs” grab on to your skin and make sure that the thread grips your underlying tissue and muscles as the thread is pulled tight.

Once a thread is inserted, your body’s healing response is triggered. Even though you’re not injured by the threads under your skin, your body detects a suture material and stimulates collagen production in the affected area. Collagen can fill gaps in sagging skin and restore a more youthful elasticity to your face.

A study in 2017 suggested that the primary effect of a thread lift procedure is skin appearing tighter and more structured. After a year, this effect begins to decrease as the sutures dissolve. However, there was a secondary “rejuvenation” effect that stayed in place and was noticeable 3 years or more after the procedure.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Because a PDO thread lift is so versatile, it can treat virtually any area of the face. These include the:

Eyebrows
Foxy Eyes
Cheeks
Nasolabial folds
Marionette lines
Jowls
Jaw line
Neck

Thread lift procedure

The procedure for thread lift may be slightly different depending on the area you’re targeting but the basic technique is usually the same.

You’ll be asked to recline in the room where your procedure is being performed. Alcohol, as well as topical anesthetic, will be applied to your skin as it’s prepped for the procedure.

A thin needle or cannula will be used to insert the threads underneath your skin. Inserting the threads can take 30 to 45 minutes.

After the threads are inserted, the method of insertion will be removed. You may feel light pressure or tightening under your skin.

Within a few minutes of the needles being taken out, your procedure will be complete and you’ll be free to go home.

Price List

TREATMENT TIME

15 mins

DURATION OF EFFECT

3-4 Months

BACK TO WORK

Same Day

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