The PDO thread lift utilises 3D multi-directional barbed threads that give an immediate mechanical lift and continue to lift via fibrosis and tissue contraction over the next 3 months.
They are the longest lasting absorbable threads available to ensure the lift lasts at least 18 months post procedure. Thread lifts are a minimally invasive treatment that can take as little as an hour to perform the treatment. The results are significantly more than skin tightening but not as significant as full surgery.
At Medicetics we can advise you on whether you are suitable for treatment. The most common areas we treat are midface lift, lower face and jowls, neck and brow lift.
This process helps to raise the outer brow area, reduce jowling along the jawline, and reduce sagging in the cheeks, naso-labial (nose to mouth) folds and the lower eye areas.
1. South Korea leading the way!
Thread lifts have been around for a long and in the last few years a refinement of the treatment by Doctors in South Korea with threads that are absorbable, strong and long lasting enough for the body’s natural tissues to take over have resulted in an explosion in the number of treatments there.
2. 30 years old.
PDO threads are made from polydioxanone a surgical material that has been in use for over 30 years, it is safe, strong and long-lasting.
3. It’s all natural at 1 year.
After 6-8 months the lift from the procedure is entirely your own tissue formed by fibrosis around the threads and perimysium of the muscle however this effect will still last at least 18 months.
4. Buttocks, cheeks and high heels.
In Korea, PDO threads are used to reduce the square appearance of the face lifting it into a V. They are also used to help lift and firm the buttocks and make the gastrocnemius (calf muscle) look more prominent in high heels!
5. Lift and plump.
The Medicetics v6 lift for the face not only helps to lift skin but also helps fix drooping fat pads reducing or even completing removing the need for fillers to volumize the face whilst giving a much more natural appearance
• Loss of volume in upper face
• Age-related volume loss
• Sudden weight loss
• Exercise-related volume loss “runners face”
• Loss of cheek bones
• Heavy nasolabial/ mouth to nose lines
• Sagging chin or neck
The procedure takes around 60-90 minutes to perform. Common side effects are swelling and bruising, however, no more than having mid face fillers.
Areas that have had significant lifting may have some unevenness on the skin for the first 3-7 days, this always fully resolves. The mouth region can feel taut and we advise to avoid dentistry in the first 4 weeks after treatment.
Before & After
Neck: from £1500
Face: from £1800
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