PDO Cog Lifting & Mono Threads
The PDO thread lift has gained popularity in the past few years among both men and women to attain a youthful-looking skin. This non-surgical treatment not only results in reducing the signs of ageing but also helps encourage the natural production of elastin and collagen in the skin.
It has proved to be an excellent alternative to facelift surgery. Moreover, it provides instant results with minimal downtime.
What is a PDO Thread?
The non-surgical thread lift treatment focuses on reducing or eliminating the signs of ageing using PDO thread placements. The threads are pulled to attain the effect of a facelift. It helps in repositioning the skin tissues. As a result, the neck and face regain their youthful appearance.
The thread lifts procedure utilises PDO sutures, which is an absorbable polymer. The PDO, polydioxanone, is durable and flexible, making it ideal for the thread lift treatment.
PDO sutures have three main textures:
The screw threads include one to two intertwined threads that offer added volume to the area being treated. Cog threads have a barbed texture that offers a better lift and stimulates the production of collagen. The mono threads have smooth, singular sutures that provide a slight lift to your skin.
If you are looking for skin rejuvenation and tightening, then your doctor will use mono threads. However, if you are hoping for better volume and lifting, then screw or cog threads will be used.
How Does it Work?
The treatment begins with an initial consultation to determine what you are hoping to achieve from the procedure. Your advanced aesthetic practitioner will determine the areas that must be targeted to help you achieve your desired results.
On the day of the treatment, the practitioner will first mark your skin to insert and to establish a direction for the threads that will be inserted. Afterwards, the points of insertion will be thoroughly anesthetised.
Depending on the technique, multiple threads might be inserted at the same point. The PDO threads will be attached to a cannula or needle that the practitioner will insert in your skin and push it through the tissues underneath. They will use a bi-directional approach to suspend, lift, and grasp the facial area. The basket-weave or cross-hatch pattern is usually utilised to attain the desired results.
Once the thread reaches its end point, it will be released and the cannula will be removed from the skin. The practitioner might repeat the process multiple times to achieve the right lift, which means anywhere from one to fifteen threads might be inserted to address the concern.
Lastly, the threads will be smoothened with a gentle massage to prevent any dimpling. The threads, once inserted, produce three effects:
Immediate skin lifting.
Cellular renewal as the collagen production enhances the texture and elasticity of the skin, removing fine lines.
Skin tightening as the fat tissues are contracted due to the threads.
The threads are dissolved naturally through simple hydrolysis. Due to cellular rejuvenation, the lift will stay for longer months. The threads contract the fat in the skin and enhance the production of new blood vessels and collagen to promote microcirculation.
The minimal downtime and instant results are the biggest advantages of this treatment. Moreover, the risks are low due to its non-invasive nature. There are rarely any chances of bleeding, severe bruising, scarring, or any other complication in this procedure.
Some patients might experience infection, irritation, or visible threads under the skin. However, this is a rare occurrence. In this situation, the threads can easily be removed from the skin.
Concerns PDO Thread Lift Can Treat
This procedure is versatile and can be used for almost all facial areas. You can opt to get PDO Threads for your:
Wrinkles around mouth
Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes