The PDO Thread Lift - Your Questions Answered

Last year we introduced the Thread Lift to the clinic and it has fast become one of our most popular treatments.

We were lucky enough to be one of the first clinics in the country to receive training for this treatment. Over this time we have seen some amazing results and lots of happy patients!

As it is still a relatively new treatment, there is not a great deal of information on the Internet. Many patients have asked us questions about the treatment that they couldn't find answers to when researching online. Hopefully this blog post will help to answer any questions that those of you considering the Thread Lift may have.

What is the PDO Thread Lift?

The Thread Lift is a procedure which uses specialised threads made from Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads are injected into the skin, and in some cases also the muscle, using a fine needle to lift, tighten and rejuvenate the skin.

What exactly does the PDO Thread Lift do?

Put simply, the Thread Lift does two things - firstly, the threads cause a tension in the skin that gives an immediate "lifting" effect. Secondly the substance that the threads are made from, PDO, stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin.

What are the main benefits of having this treatment?

You will see an instant result following treatment and this will continue to improve in the subsequent days and weeks. Also, because the threads stimulate your own collagen and elastin production, the results of the treatment are very long lasting and can last for 1 - 2 years.

Is it painful?

At Woodlands we will always use a numbing cream prior to treatment in order to make the experience as comfortable as possible for the patient. The majority of our patients have found the pain to be minimal, however, everyone has a different pain threshold!

What are the side effects?

As with any treatments that involve injections, there is always a possibility of redness, bruising and swelling, however it varies significantly from person to person. We have seen patients who haven't bruised at all following their treatment, while others have had quite significant bruising. Always bear in mind that bruising is a possibility and plan any social or work commitments accordingly.

How much does it cost?

Prices for specific areas of the face are available on consultation as we have found that the number of threads required can differ considerably from patient to patient.