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PDO Threads

Regain a youthful contour

What are Threads?

If you want to look younger but don’t want to undergo plastic surgery, then a non-surgical cosmetic treatment like a thread lift may be a good option.

Thread-lifting is a minimally invasive, quick, no-downtime alternative to a surgical facelift. This treatment can contour the jawline, cheeks, brow and neck for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.

Treatment details:

A thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that works by physically inserting hooked threads into the sub-dermal layers of your skin to latch onto and lift your skin into a higher, tighter position. This treatment is performed by making a small incision to insert barbed PDO (Polydioxanone) sutures into your skin. The threads will not be visible beneath your skin.

One of the most beneficial elements of this treatment is that the material of the threads used for this treatment will help your body generate new collagen. The collagen will form around each of the threads inserted into your skin to help maintain the lifting results, and help your results look natural and last longer.

Thread lift treatments result in an instant and natural-looking improvement in the appearance of the skin. Over the subsequent weeks, results will continue to improve, peaking at around nine months and lasting for up to 2 years as your body produces collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The thread itself is completely biodegradable and dissolves within one and a half to two years, after which new collagen has formed around the threads to continue to support results, maintaining a smooth and supple texture of the skin.

Most people can expect the results of this treatment to last for 18 months to three years, depending on certain factors. Your age, skin condition, and the number of threads used for your treatment are all relevant factors that may impact how long your results last.

Alcohol and a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin as it’s prepped for the treatment. A thin needle will be used to insert the threads underneath your skin. Inserting the threads can take 30 to 45 minutes. After the threads are inserted, the method of insertion will be removed. You may feel slight pressure or tightening under your skin. After removing the needles, your procedure will be complete within a few minutes, and you’ll be free to go home or back to work.

The whole treatment process takes less than 45 minutes. 

Like a facelift, you can use this treatment on virtually all areas of the face to correct mild to moderate aging concerns. The most common treatment areas include drooping eyebrows, skin laxity in the cheeks, loose jowls, or sagging skin on the neck. You can take years off your overall appearance by lifting and tightening these areas of skin.

During the procedure, the clinician will apply a topical anesthetic. You may experience sensations, pulses, and mild pain. Your skin may feel warm and appear red, swollen, or sunburned. After a thread lift, it’s not uncommon to experience bruising, swelling, bleeding and pain at the site of the thread injection. 

A thread lift is considered a low-risk procedure with minimal recovery time. After a thread lift, it’s not uncommon to experience bruising, swelling, and mild pain at the site of the thread injection.

The best candidates for this treatment are people experiencing early facial aging or showing signs of mild aging. These signs can include mild to moderate skin laxity, particularly in the middle of the face, and fine lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin. Most of the time, candidates for this treatment are between the age of 30 and 55.

The best way to determine your suitability for this treatment is to come for a consultation. This will allow our nurses to examine your skin to decide if a thread lift treatment is an adequate cosmetic solution for your appearance-related concerns.

This treatment does not have an extensive recovery period. Most patients can return to work or their usual activities after the treatment. There are not many restrictions during your recovery period, aside from avoiding direct sunlight, strenuous activity, and excessive heat or sweating. We also recommend you refrain from rubbing your face vigorously and avoid sleeping on your side in the initial weeks following the procedure.

During your recovery period, you may be instructed to use cold compresses. We advise patients to sleep with their heads and shoulders elevated during the first three to four days after the treatment. Clients should avoid roughly touching or scrubbing their face during the recovery period. You may also be advised to avoid certain skincare products, like chemical exfoliants or retinoids.

Nurse Kellie Kemppainen

Meet our injector - Nurse Kellie Kemppainen

Nurse Kellie is a passionate and patient-focused Registered Nurse and Advanced Cosmetic Injector with 8+ years of experience in cosmetic injectables. Additionally, she is a Clinical Trainer, training both Doctors and Nurses in clinical techniques of injectable dermal fillers. She believes in a holistic approach to aesthetic treatments and is a wealth of knowledge for those who may feel overwhelmed with what treatment or combination of treatments will achieve the results they desire. Kellie believes in Lifelong Learning and feels privileged to have learned from and continues to learn the best. She attends as many industry events and educational workshops as possible to keep her skills and knowledge on the cutting edge. Kellie is a Full Member CNA (Cosmetic Nurses Association). Her patients love her for her natural ability to put them at ease and her honest approach to achieving their aesthetic goals and feel their best selves.

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Our equipment and experience takes the guess work out of cosmetic treatments.

We take a good look beneath the surface of your skin
Using leading imaging equipment, we take a detailed scan of your skin and overlay this data with our algorithms. It's all very 'technical', yes, but this allows us to show you both the aging process and what our treatments can achieve. It's like glimpsing into the future!
Next, we take you through your scans and discuss any flaws
With simulations in hand, we can now clearly see your problem areas. Our team will explain how we can remedy your skin and what type of results you can expect. We guide you on your journey of optimal skin repair with industry leading products and treatments.  
Finally, we treat, rescan and refine to rejuvenate your skin
Dr John Donnellan leads our clinic team who perform proven treatments, which are perfectly tailored to your needs. We will step you through each treatment and explain the 'why' behind our approach. Your results will be assessed during follow up consults as we refine your skins appearance. 

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