Do you feel your face is sagging and you are getting jowls under your chin? Dr Lina Kotecha can provide you with a thread lift procedure, using PDO Threads, to safely and effectively reduce this giving you a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.
The PDO Thread Lift 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 under the skin using small needles.
60 minutes estimated
Varies, dependent on bruising / swelling estimated
Lifting effect visible immediately; rejuvenating effect gradually becomes visible over time *results may vary
Up to 18months *results may vary
Risks& Complications Bruising, soreness, allergic reactions *results may vary
*individual results and reactions may vary
PDO Thread Lifts are a form of non-surgical face lift. If your face has loosening or sagging skin and you want a tighter, fresher more youthful look, you should seriously consider this treatment.
It’s a facelift without surgery, there are no cuts and no incisions, just injections.
We’ve been amazed at how effective it is. Our patients love the results and many of our own staff have wanted the treatment. In fact, we think this is the best non-surgical facelift available and predict this will become our number one treatment.
PDO stands for polydioxanone and is a material that has been used in the medical world for decades. PDO Threads are a suture like material that is used to sagging skin around the face and neck area. PDO threads are an absorbable suture which can stay in the skin for up to 6 months, however the lifting effect is long lasting as they encourage the body to produce new collagen which may last for up to 2 years.What is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO Thread lift uses polydioxanone threads which have anchor points which hold the tissue and provide lifting when tensioned. The threads then dissolve, promoting the generation of collagen to maintain the lifting effect and improving skin tone.How does a Thread Lift Work?
Using a really fine needle or cannula, the PDO threads are injected into the skin, and sometimes the muscle, to tighten the skin.
The PDO threads have a powerful dual effect. The first is to give an immediate lifting effect. The second is to simulate your body’s own collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
We offer a free consultation for facial aesthetics, so, if you are considering this treatment with Dr. Lina Kotecha and would like to find out more, please call us on 0116 2593386 today to book.
Polydioxanone (PDO) has been used in tissue engineering and surgery for over 30 years. The material has an excellent safety profile with no reports of allergic reactions or long term complications and is used on a daily basis in hospitals for would closure and in plastic surgery, ophthalmology, gynaecology and general surgery.
Cosmetic application in the form of threads for facial lifting and neo-collagenesis was first developed in Korea and the products have soon spread across Europe and the rest of the world and gained popularity in the aesthetic market.
Local anaesthetic is applied to the face and Dr. Lina Kotecha inserts the PDO thread under the skin using a fine needle or cannula.
After inserting the thread, the she applies slight pressure on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin and achieve the immediate lift.
PDO Threads can be used to treat various parts of the face:
The PDO thread lift is suited to men and women between the ages of 40 and 70.
The procedure is most effective on skin that has minimal sagging and offers the best results for cheeks, jowls, brows and the neck area. If you are looking for results that are more effective and long lasting than Botox and other fillers, then a thread lift is the ideal choice.
If you are put off by traditional surgery or don’t want general anaesthetic, then a thread lift is great as it is minimally invasive and can be carried out under local anaesthetic.
The visible benefits of PDO Thread Lifts can last up to 12 months.
No special preparation is required prior to PDO Thread Lift treatment. However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask any questions to Dr Lina Kotecha at your initial consultation and before you have any treatment. Inform Dr Lina Kotecha of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.
After PDO Thread Lift treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days. There is sometimes some wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly.
No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic of certain points of the area to be treated, so avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.
The PDO thread lift is not suitable for pregnant/breastfeeding women or anyone who suffers from severe allergies.
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at your face to face consultation.
Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with Dr. Lina Kotecha, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.
"I had the PDO Thread Lift procedure to help with my jowls and my nasolabial folds. I am so pleased with the results! Now I don’t have to have surgery. Lina explained the procedure thoroughly and aftercare clearly. I trust her implicitly! My friends and family just comment on how refreshed I look!"
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.