Thread Lifting

Thread Lifting Sydney

What is a thread lift?

A thread lift is a popular procedure for all genders, which is relatively convenient and safe non-surgical alternative to a face lift or neck lift. Thread lifting is aimed at both lifting and tightening the skin of the face and neck. Long threads can be made from a range of dissolvable substances, the most common being polydioxanone (PDO). The “thread” is a monofilament on which small bi-directional barbs are placed which act as tissue anchors under the skin.

Thread lifting can help patients regain a youthful facial contour without the need for expensive, invasive surgery. Thread lifting can contour the jawline, cheeks, brow and neck for a rejuvenated youthful appearance.

PDO Mono Threads

PDO Mono threads, which are thinner than a strand of hair, also known as short threads are superficial treatments used to target fine lines and skin texture improvement. Mono threads produces very minor lifting from the tightening of the skin. They are used similar to other collagen stimulating products, to tighten and smooth skin.

We insert these fine threads just under the skin, usually in the face. This is done by using Micro-needles, which are smal thin needles that can break through the skin without leaving behind heavy scarring. Often, you will be given a topical anaesthetic to reduce discomfort.

Multiple threads are placed tightly over an area that has lost volume but may be less amenable to other therapies eg fine wrinkles under the eyes, deep nasolabial folds, smile lines.

These threads dissolve over some months by your body, stimulating the production of collagen in the process.

These may be used along any areas that traditionally were difficult or tricky to treat eg under eyes, along smile lines, along neck lines, along stretch marks on the body.

PDO Lifting Threads (long threads)

PDO lifting threads are also know as long threads and are used by to lift and reposition sagging tissue. This treatment is often referred to as a non-surgical face lift procedure.

The initial lift in the skin is achieved through the traction of the threads and provides immediate results in elevating the tissues. The threads also stimulate the patient’s own collagen production as they dissolve in the months post treatment. This collagen acts initially to secure the thread in place and then over time replace collagen volume and definition to the facial tissue.

The procedures generally take about 45 minutes and is performed in our clinic.The procedure is generally very well tolerated. We usually use local anaesthetic at the entry and exits points for the thread. Most patients are very comfortable throughout the procedure.

Key information on PDO lifting threads:

Who’s a good candidate for a thread lift?

A thread lift is generally best for people who:

  • Are experiencing early signs of aging.
  • Are in their late 30s to early 50s.
  • Don’t expect dramatic results.
  • Don’t want to have surgery.
  • Had a facelift (rhytidectomy) or neck lift and want to refresh their results.

And because a thread lift is a low-risk procedure, it’s a good option for people with certain conditions who can’t have a traditional facelift.

What are the risks associated with this procedure?

There are always risks with any cosmetic medical procedure. General risks include;

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Nerve and Vessel damage.
  • Pulling or lumpiness

It is very important that you are aware of the risks and of the pre and post care activities that can limit your chance of having one of these complications.

What happens after a thread lift procedure?

You can go home right after a thread lift procedure. You may experience some bruising and swelling around the area. Our doctor will give you instructions on how to care for the treated area. Take an antibiotic to prevent infection.

How long will the results last?

Results can last up to 1 to 2 years.

Complement other treatments with thread lifts

Our doctors may advise muscle relaxers or dermal fillers in conjunction with thread lifts.

At Zen we only use PDO threads which are TGA approved in Australia.

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