At Natural Look Skin Clinic Maryam Shafiei, MSc, BSc, NMP performs PDO thread lift. She has more than 6 years of experince in performing PDO thread lift procedure and with four clinics all over the Northern Ireland she performs 4-6 thread lifts a week.
What is a face and neck thread lift?
It is simply a lifting method for the face, jawline and neck by using PDO barb thread implants.It creates an immediate visible lifting effect and produces on going collagen production. PDO threads are extremely safe material used regularly in heart surgery and encourages cell cohesion.
Which areas are treatable using PDO threads
- Double chin
- Upper and Lower Cheeks,
- Forehead (Brow Lifting),
- Nasolabial Folds,
- Marionette Lines
What the procedure entails?
Local anaesthesia is injected into the treatment area. The PDO thread will then be introduced using a cannula or micro-needle into the required area. The procedure takes around 45-60 minutes depending on what treatment the patient requires. The patient can fully resume their everyday routine and social commitments within a few hours. PDO Therapy is a tailor-made treatment which can be adjusted to the patient’s requirements at any time.
What happens to the embedded threads?
The embedded PDO (Poydioxanone) threads will be dissolved over 6 months’ time but the beneficial effects will continue for 18-24 months.
When and how the effects can be seen?
- The effects are immediately apparent but after 3 months onwards, the real effect starts to appear.
- The maximum effects will be reached between 3-4 months.
What are the benefits?
- Non-surgical lifting
- No rejection or significant side effects
- Stimulates natural collagen production for 18 to 24 months
- Stimulates skin rejuvenation, vitality, elasticity and brighter skin tone
- Enhances blood flow and stimulates the lymph channels, helping mobilise localised fat.
- Improves sagging skin
- Improves the appearance of minor wrinkles and nasolabial folds
What are the risks?
- PDO thread is safe and produces hardly any tissue inflammation. It may produce redness and slight pain due to the surgical impact of the suture in the tissue which subsides within a few hours.
- It may cause bruising
- It may produce pain over the first few days
- Very small risk of infection
- The risks and benefits of the treatment will be discussed during the consultation.
- Generalised or local infections in the area to be treated
- Autoimmune disease
- Severe form of diabetes
- Acute cardiovascular disease
- Bruising, swelling and small lumps may occur. These are normal reactions to the treatment, which disappear within a couple of weeks
- Treated area can be washed gently 4-5 hours’ post treatment
- Sudden movements, opening the mouth too widely, laughing vigorously or any other stimulation of the facial muscles should be avoided over the next few days
- Patient should avoid sleeping on the face for a few days after treatment
- Facial massage, Saunas and sunbathing should be avoided for the first month.