Thread Lifts: The Treatment Taking Over the Beauty Industry

Finding the right anti-ageing treatment can be confusing, there are so many on offer it’s hard to know which one is right for you.

Is it anti-wrinkle injections, filler or one of the other dozen treatments on offer? And how do you know if a new treatment trend is good or not? Well this one is a trend I can safely say I’ve had and I loved!

We’re no stranger to trends in the beauty industry and while some come and go, the latest to hit the medical aesthetic scene looks like it will be sticking around for good. We’re talking PDO Mono Threads, the innovative new treatment that promises tighter, plumper skin, and it delivers. I tried it an I loved it but I wanted to dive into exactly what PDO threads are and how they are used to lift and tighten the skin.

You may have seen images on Instagram and be wondering what the benefit of sticking around a hundred needles into your face at one time is but PDO mono threads are actually a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime and big beauty benefits.

So, what exactly is a PDO mono thread treatment?

To put it simply, PDO mono threads are used as a method of tightening your skin for a healthier and more sculpted look. They’re different to thread treatments that physically pull the structure of the face, and instead stimulate collagen production to thicken the skin.

The threads are a type of single PDO filament that are smooth and without barbs made from polydioxanone, an absorbable suture polymer. It’s both flexible and durable so is easily inserted into the skin in a mesh like pattern to promote the formation of collagen and create structure for the skin.

Just one treatment gives great gradual results however you can use threads multiple times to continue improving your treatment result. They’re able to be inserted across the entire face and neck with the most popular treatment areas the cheeks, jawline and upper neck area.

As for the treatment experience itself, we tapped the experts of The Shape Clinic in Sydney’s Darlinghurst to get a taste of the action. While PDO mono thread treatments are pretty safe, like any medical or aesthetic procedure, it’s best done in the hands of an expert.

To begin, local anaesthetic is used to numb the treatment area before rows of needles containing the threads are inserted in a strategic pattern. Not everyone who offers PDO thread treatments offer anaesthetic so it’s definitely a question to be asked before you book your appointment if you have a low pain tolerance.

The needles are only left in the skin for a short time before being removed to leave behind the threads. Once removed, the needles leave no marks other than a little redness. All in all, the treatment is fairly quick and you’ll be able to go about your day pretty soon after your appointment.

It will take some time to see the final results as the collagen synthesis is gradual but if the before and after images we’ve been seeing are anything to go by, the wait will be well worth it.

Over time the threads dissolve and are replaced by newly formed collagen strands which give the skin structure and support and will make it feel thicker and look tighter.

Is the treatment painful?

Aside from the sting of the local anaesthetic going in the treatment wasn’t uncomfortable at all. Over the next week or so I did have some swelling and bruising. No one else noticed either the swelling or the bruising until about a week later when the bruises on my cheeks got slightly darker before they faded away. The swelling and slight tenderness only lasted a couple of days after the treatment.

Stay tuned for before and afters!

If you are interested in this treatment we recommend the experts at Shape Clinic in Darlinghurst Sydney, you can contact them HERE.

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