It is the procedure to tighten and lift sagging skin and can be done on face or body.
There are two types of threads:
- Monofilament threads
- Cog threads
What are threads
Designed to be less invasive, it can reduce sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and neck more quickly and with less risk than the conventional approach. Special threads are used during this facelift to discreetly hold repositioned skin and facial tissue in place after surgery.
What is POD face threadlift?
PDO therapy is an effective cosmetic technique that lifts and tighten sagging skin tissues by inducing collagen production. It involves the implantation of fine, absorbable polydioxanone threads (similar to those used in medical suturing) into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using small needles.
Use of barbed threads, available with uni- and bi-directional cogs or barbs, is a semi-invasive method of lifting sagging skin of the face. Areas treated with this method include the eyebrows, the cheeks, the jowls and the neck. Ease of use and a shorter down-time have made their use popular.
There are two types of barbed threads which are available. These are:
- Bi-directional threads, with no anchoring points, inserted within a hollow needle and placed in such a manner that the thread cannot move either way because of the two-way direction of barbs fixing it nicely.
- Uni-directional barbed threads, which are anchored at a higher level fixation point.
Candidates for thread lift
Right candidates, Ideal candidates for thread lifts include people with minimal signs of ageing who need just a small lift. Usually, these are women between 35 and 45. The threads are indicated because these patients have begun to see more prominence of the jaw, a relaxed (or minimally sagging) mid-facial appearance or slight bags under the eyes or on the neck. Older people may be advised to undergo a thread lift during the more aggressive facelift procedure to provide additional support for the soft tissue area that was elevated in the facelift. Other thread lift candidates include those who have had some relapse from a previous procedure such as a facelift or neck lift.