Frequently Asked Questions about PDO Threads

By manorhealth Manor Health

Ageing skin is inevitable. Whether from sun damage, health conditions, smoking or genetics, there are so many factors which can have a negative impact on our skin. Whatever your reason for wanting to improve your skin or look younger, Manor Health are experts in PDO Thread Lifts. 

Wondering what a PDO Thread Lift entails or how long the results will last? We have answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the treatment, which should help you to decide whether Thread Lifts are for you?

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

As a relatively new treatment in the world of aesthetics, PDO Thread Lift is a non surgical face and neck lift treatment with instant results. It is a minimally invasive procedure which uses dissolvable PDO threads to lift and tighten skin. These Polydioxanone threads stimulate new collagen production, reduces wrinkles, tightens pores and creates volume, resulting in more youthful and plumper looking skin.

What can PDO Thread Lifts be used for?

A PDO Thread Lift is exceptionally versatile and can be used as an effective treatment for a range of skin complaints, including the following:

  • Brow Lift
  • Eyes (Laughter Lines)
  • Cheek Lift
  • Nasolabial Folds (Nose to Mouth Lines)
  • Marionette Lines (Droopy Mouth Corners)
  • Jawline (Jowls)
  • Under Chin
  • Neck

How to prepare for a PDO Thread Lift?

As this treatment is minimally invasive, there isn’t much preparation you need to carry out beforehand. However, following these guidelines will help ensure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible. 

  • Ensure you attend your full consultation with your aesthetic practitioner
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to treatment
  • Avoid Aspirin and Ibuprofen for 24 hours prior to treatment

How soon will I see results?

You will see a visible 25% lift from the Thread Lift almost immediately and a 70% lift will be seen over the next 6 months. One of the leading factors in how long it takes to see results is how much collagen your skin produces.

How long does a PDO Thread Lift last?

Although results should be instant, there is minimal downtime, the threads will be fully absorbed within 6 months and your results should last an average of 18 to 24 months, depending on the treatment. If desired, the treatment can be repeated after 8 months.

What can I expect after the treatment?

After your Thread Lift, you will probably experience some minimal bruising and redness. However this should subside within 7-10 days. 

You will be required to attend a 4-week review appointment and for best results, you should follow these post-treatment care instructions:

  • Avoid touching the area for 4 hours
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment
  • Avoid physical exercise and spa treatments for 2-3 days after treatment

Read more about the PDO Thread Lift treatment from Manor Health here. If you are looking to speak to one of our aesthetic experts about the treatment or your suitability for the treatment, contact us here.

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