PDO Thread Lift in Cheltenham

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

Sometimes referred to as the ‘non-surgical facelift’, the Thread Lift is a minimally-invasive treatment that lifts sagging or ageing areas of the face without the need for sedation or a hospital stay. It is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 45minutes with patients able to walk-out and return home a shortly following the procedure.

Thread lifts is a revolutionary treatment to tackle prominent signs of ageing. Using one incision on each side of the face anchoring sutures are placed under the skin using a fine needle to elevate the sagging tissue and lift problem areas. The treatment can take as little as 30 minutes under local anaesthetic and requires no hospital stay afterwards.

A PDO thread lift is a contouring and rejuvenation treatment, where PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are introduced beneath the surface of your skin to improve its appearance for 18 to 24 months. The sutures used in the treatment are completely bio-degradable, meaning they will not need to be removed. Their principle component, polylactic acid, encourages the body’s production of collagen, meaning your skin will appear naturally fuller over time, even after the sutures have dissolved.

How long will it last?

Usually it will need only one-time procedure to achieve your desired lifting effect. You will see treatment results immediately after the procedure It lasts from 8 months to 2 years. All you need is an annual touch-up.

What should I be aware of after treatment?

Keep your head elevated at least 30 degrees for the first three nights.

You may apply ice or cold towel to the surgical sites for the first 24 hours. (Apply for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off in the period of time).

Avoid any direct pressure to the face and area where the sutures were placed for 3 weeks after the treatment has been performed. (Example: sleeping on your face, known as the face down position, etc.)

You may wash your hair and face.

Please keep facial movements to a minimum for at least 3 weeks. Avoid excessive chewing, talking, yawning, smiling, and other facial movements during this period of time. Avoid drinking from a straw.