Thread Lift PDO Threads are one of the most popular and highly effective non-surgical means to lift & tighten loose, sagging skin tissues as well dissolve small areas of fat on the lower face. The treatment works by inducing collagen production. It involves the implantation of fine, absorbable threads (similar to those used in medical suturing) into the skin using small needles. This treatment can effectively strengthen the contour of the face, lift loose skin, jowls, nasal labial folds and neck. The threads are biodegradable and provide immediate lifting and promote collagen production to maintain the lifting effect and improve skin tone. Before & After: Before Thread Lift After Thread Lift Treatment Summary Procedure Time 45 mins Recovery Time Little, some aching & limited jaw movement for 2 weeks Anaesthetic Yes Back to Work Same day Duration of Results 18 months No. of Treatments 1 Treatment Prices Treatment Cost One Treatment From £600 Frequently Asked Questions What does the treatment involve? The area of skin will be numbed using either/both a topical cream or a local, injected anaesthetic and the procedure will take between 30-60 minutes as the threads are inserted using a cannula or micro-needle depending on the individual’s requirements. An immediate lifting effect can be seen once the threads are inserted. To see the complete effect of non-invasive facelift, it takes approximately 4 weeks. What areas can be treated? • The cheeks • Nasal labial Folds • The jawline • Jowls • The neck How many sessions are needed? One treatment per area lasting up to 1 ½ years Am I a suitable client? The main Contra-indication of this treatment is pregnancy however you may also be an unsuitable candidate due to active acne, skin infections and various medical conditions. If you are prone to keloid (red & raised) scars or have a history of problems with wound healing the treatment may not be advisable. If you are not sure if you are a suitable candidate please contacts the clinic for further advice. Results Results are often immediate but even more so after 3-4 weeks. The results continue to improve over a 3-6 month period as your own collagen begins to grow around the threads aiding the lifting. Side effects The area treated can often be sore with some swelling for a few days, with possible bruising lasting a week. Side effects are minimal and rare but they may include: • An allergic reaction to the anaesthetic • A risk of haematomas or seromas (collections of blood under the skin) • Infection • Dimpling of the skin Downtime Recovery is quick and you can return to work the next day but you may find that your facial movement is limited for the first 2 weeks and may hurt to laugh or smile.