What Is Thread Lift
Thread lifting with PDO threads is a very popular and innovative technology, the purpose of which is the anti-aging correction of the skin of the face and body. Mastering this technique and its application in practice allows you to successfully cope with complex rejuvenation and correction face and body. The technique is based on three-dimensional (3D) modelling and is carried out using self-absorbable biodegradable threads embedded under the skin.
Thread lifting allows you to realize 2 important effects:
Any correction should start with improving the quality of the skin with mono threads.
Threadlift with barbed threads is the next step.
What Results Do We Expect from Threadlifting?
- Lifting (moving soft tissues)
- Midface Lift
- Jawline and Neck Lift
- Brow Lift
- Reinforcement of tissues – i.e. creation of a dense collagen framework (due to the formation of new collagen around the threads)
- The effect of prolonged biorevitalization (since there is a restructuring of tissue structures, which allows you to maintain the effect for up to 2.5 years). Attracting new collagen and water to the places where threads are placed.
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Skin and tissues tightening
- Skin texture improvement
- Diminishing scar and acne scar appearance and minimizing pore size
- Reduction of cellulite appearance
- Lipolysis with insertion to hypodermis fatty tissues
Thread Lifting is a highly effective, minimally invasive, and safe alternative for lifting the skin.
Indications for Thread Lift
- Face (eyelids, chin, puppet wrinkles, nasolabial folds, eyebrow wrinkles)
- Abdominal area – after a sharp weight loss, childbirth and for picking up hanging folds that form with insufficient muscle tone. Drainage from excessive accumulation of water in the PLC
- Décolleté area
- With rapid weight loss
- After the end of the breastfeeding period
- Due to age-related changes and general skin laxity
- On the inside of the arms and shoulders – despite physical exertion and strengthening of the triceps, the muscles in these places are not worked out and the dermis sags
- Buttock area – reinforcement tightens the skin, flabbiness disappears, healthy elasticity appears
- Hips – as a result of a sharp weight loss, after liposuction and with muscle hypotonia – threadlifting allows you to “pick up” the sagging dermis from the inner and outer sides of the thighs
- The area of the knees, elbows
Thread Lift Aftercare
Types of Threads
There are different types of PDO Threads that serve the best in different areas:
In general, it is recommended to use 10 smooth threads for each cog thread to be used. It is important to build collagen and tighten the skin before doing the thread lift to achieve optimal results.
The Composition of Threads
Currently, only PDO Threads are available at Eclat Spa.
Polydioxanone is a synthetic self-absorbing surgical suture that was used in surgery in the 1980s. Absolutely safe and 100% biocompatible polymer, devoid of antigenic properties. Very light and does not weigh down the skin. In South Korea, PDO threads have been used in the cosmetic industry for many years with excellent results.
With threads implantation in the skin, there is an increase in growth factors (epidermal growth factor in 300 times, FR of fibroblasts in 350 times, insulin-like growth factor in 400 times, growth factor of vascular endothelium in 1000 times) which in its turn promotes collagen production and tissue rejuvenation.
The PDO thread in the body biodegrades to water and CO2 and after 180-240 days is completely absorbed by the body. A high rate of filament biodegradation is an important condition to eliminate the risk of dense fibrosis, as in the case of filaments of larger diameter and filaments with a long period of biodegradation (more than a year).
The result of the threads lasts up to 2.5 years.
The clinical recovery period takes 5-7 days. However, at the tissue level, it lasts longer than 3 weeks. It is recommended to space any other invasive treatments 2-3 weeks before and after PDO Threads treatment.
Where PDO Threads Can Be Used in The Face and Body
Forehead and Eyebrow Area
PDO Threads can be used for the correction of ptosis of the forehead and eyebrows. The threads are arranged parallel to each other. The distance between the threads is 0.7 – 1 cm.
A typical sign of aging – depression in temples regions – requires the installation of PDO Threads using the technique of “mesh”.
Horizontal forehead wrinkles are corrected by inserting threads directly into the bottom of each wrinkle linearly. Correction of vertical inter-brow wrinkles and transverse wrinkles at the root of the nose, as well as increasing the frontonasal angle is performed by implanting PDO Threads at the border of the dermis and hypodermis in the projection of the wrinkle and across them (stiffening ribs).
Insertion of PDO Threads in this area requires confidence and accuracy. For treadlifting of the periorbital zone, the smallest eye-cannula threads are usually used. In the lateral part of the orbit, the PDO threads are inserted under each “goose foot” line. In the next stage, the threads are implanted, crossing with the previously introduced ones.
They can be installed vertically from the bottom up. In the lower eyelid area, PDO threads are usually implanted parallel to each other, with a distance of 2-3 mm. In case of significant disorders (lengthening of the lower eyelid, large excess of skin, network of wrinkles, hernia of the lower eyelid), the effect should be increased by installing more threads and placing them at an angle to each other.
Treadlifting of the area around the eyes is not limited to the eyelids, when it is necessary to correct changes in nearby areas, such as cheeks and malar bags. This is one of the main rules of the method: do not limit yourself to one zone, work with adjusting areas, if appropriate. For example, the implantation of PDO Threads in the area from the cheekbones up and out, beyond the line of hair growth, will raise the outer corner of the eye.
Subdermal installation of threads in the projection of malar bags will reduce this them, make them more compact and less noticeable. At the same time, we should not forget that treadlifting is one of the measures against the formation of edema of the entire periorbital area, as it helps to gently stimulate lymph flow and redistribution of fluid along the filamentous framework.
Aesthetic problems of the perioral and medial areas of the face remain the most difficult to treat even for plastic surgery, but thread lifting with smooth threads has made a real breakthrough in the treatment of those areas. Correction of vertical perioral (“purse”/”bar code”) wrinkles is done by introducing PDO threads perpendicular to them subcutaneously along the contour of the lips. PDO threads are arranged in a parallel manner, with an interval of about 3 mm.
Additionally, PDO threads can be used to create a magnificent contour of the lips.
The PDO Thread should be inserted strictly along the border of the skin and the red border of the lips. If desired, the procedure can be repeated in 3-4 weeks.
Excellent results can be achieved with a combination of PDO threads and filler techniques.
Restoration of Facial Contours
Threadlifting with smooth threads helps to make the oval of the face clearer, reduce ptosis of the cheeks, chin folds, second chin.
PDO Threads are used to reinforce the skin in the lower third of the face. Installation in a hypodermis in places of the maximum tissue sagging parallel to a contour of a lower jaw or in the form of a grid.
Spiral (screw/multiscrew) threads can be added for even better results.
In the submental region, PDO Threads can be inserted into the hypodermis from the chin. As a result, the skin thickens, and the second chin becomes more compact due to the lipolytic effect of PDO threads.
The use of PDO Threads does not cause heaviness in the lower face, as may happen when using fillers in that area. PDO threads give a long-term clinical effect of skin and tissues tightening and creating sharp facial contours.
Neck And Décolleté
Treadlifting of the neck with PDO threads is an effective and safe procedure.
In the décolleté area, the placement of PDO Threads at the level of the hypodermis in the direction from the center to the sides and up, and then across and along the V-shaped folds help to improve the skin texture and turgor.
For increasingly aging of hands skin is evident in the decrease in turgor, elasticity, thinning of the skin PDO Threads can be used for reinforcement of skin and tissues in the hands. Thin smooth linear threads have a bio stimulatory effect and significantly improve the condition of the skin. Hands PDO thread treatment is usually done with subdermal injection at an interval of 0.7 – 1 cm, from the wrist to the fingers. The result is observed in 1.5-2 months: the skin becomes smooth, elastic, tightened. The effect lasts up to 2 years.
Abdomen PDO Threads
For skin tightening and lipolysis
Best result for loose saggy skin without excessive fat tissues.
20-30 threads per treatment. At least 2 sessions are recommended – 2 months apart
You can add RF microneedling of the area 4 weeks before the PDO threads treatment for even better result
Create a mesh of threads, then take twist/screw threads and place them in the deeper line areas
For skin tightening and lift in upper arms areas.
Buttock Thread Lift
For skin and tissue tightening as well as diminishing the appearance of cellulite in the areas of buttocks and thighs.
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*Individual results may vary