The new less invasive procedure that involves minimal downtime and less self care after the treatment. The final effect is tightening and lifting of sagging areas of skin. PDO (Polydioxanone) thread is a thread with no cones, thus no damage to the tissue. This has been widely used in medicine as subcutaneous sutures, and thus it is very safe. The procedure is suitable for most people from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin as the collagen and elastin fiber’s break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. PDO threads reverse the effects of ageing and improve the quality of skin.
If the patient does not want to have a face lift surgery, thread lift can be a very effective alternative. Threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin and stimulate the production of collagen and the skin becomes firmer, elastic and moisturize. The thread dissolves itself in few months but the effect lasts longer than the regular dermal filler.
Threads can be applied to face (cheeks, eyebrows, upper and lower eyelid, marionette lines, smoker's lines, jaw line chin), neck , décolletage, upper arms, chest, abdomen, lifting of breast, buttocks.
The procedure is very simple, safe and almost painless.
SKIN REJUVENATION EFFECTS
Q. What is First Lift LFL PDO Thread lift?
A: The First Lift LFL PDO Thread Lift is a procedure, which lift, tightens and improves the structure of the skin on face and body without a surgery. The First Lift has a number of fine threads, which are introduced into the skin with a very fine needle to lift sagging tissue and improve skin texture.
Q. What are the First Lift LFL PDO Threads made of?
A. Our premium lifting threads are 100% PDO (Polydioxanone) which is a clinically proven bio-compatible and bio-absorbable material, used in gynaecology, general surgery, heart surgery and plastic surgery. The thread dissolves in the tissue over certain period of time and stimulates fibroblasts to produce more collagen.
Q. Who could be treated with First Lift LFL PDO Threads?
A. Men and women who wants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, around eyes, lift eye brows, improve sagging skin of the mid and lower face, jaw line, chin and neck.
Q. Which areas could be treated with the First Lift LFL PDO Threads?
A. PDO threads are very versatile. For the face, these would be lifting of the eyebrows, naso-labial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, jaw line, double chins. For the body, good results are achieved with tightening of loose skin on the arms, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. The thread will form an integrated support structure for the tissue of the face due to collagen synthesis.
Q. How the procedure looks like?
A. Topical anesthetic is applied on face, neck or body areas for 40-50 minutes. Sometimes a local anesthetic is injected into the treatment area. Different lengths and thicknesses of thread are used for different areas of the face and body. The PDO thread will then be introduced using a cannula or micro-needle into the required area. The procedure will take around about 30-40 minutes, depending on what treatment you will require. The mineral make up can be applied after the procedure.
Q. Are there any side effects with the First Lift PDO Threads?
A. First Lift treatment is a very safe procedure and complications are rare. The degree of bruising varies not only depending on the area being treated, but also from patient to patient. However, you do need to be aware that considerable bruising could possibly occur, and plan your social calendar or work commitments around this. We can show you pictures, which show examples of non-bruising and bruising after the procedure. You might experience minor complications like temporary swelling and slight tightness following the treatment but this subsides over a few weeks.
Q. Can First Lift LFL PDO Threads be used with other aesthetic procedures?
A. First Lift LFL Threads can be used alone or can be combined with other treatments; Dermal Fillers, wrinkle relaxing injections, PRP, Micro-needling, Peels, Radiofrequency, and Fractional Laser treatments.
Q. When you can expect results after having a procedure with First Lift LFL PDO Threads?
A. The treatment strengthens the contour of the face, reduce roundness and sagginess on face and body. There is an instant improvement seen after the treatment with a visible tightening and lifting of treated areas. This will improve over a period of 2-6 months as new collagen grows between the threads and gives further lift and tightening of the skin. The PDO threads gradually dissolve over about 6 months, but the result remains over next 2-3 years.
Q. How long do the results usually last for?
A. The result depends on the patient’s age at the time of the treatment, the quality of the skin, degree of sagging and the number of threads used. Clinical studies have shown that results can last between 2-3 years.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Price depends on the area(s) being treated, but starts from $2500.