Collagen and elastin are the vital proteins that make up the supporting structure or matrix of the skin and keep it looking firm and youthful. However, as we age, it takes a longer time for your body to produce these proteins which then contributes to an increase in skin laxity and worsening of our wrinkles.
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that help to build up collagen and elastin in areas of concern and as a result, tightens, firms and lifts sagging and crepey skin.
At Nouvelle Cosmetics, we offer patients both lifting threads and skin tightening threads depending on your skin concerns
PDO lifting threads are a great non surgical facial rejuvenation procedure designed to gently elevate and support sagging skin tissue and redefine facial contours with shorter downtime compared to traditional facelift surgery. Thread lifts are especially beneficial for lifting the lower face for example cheeks, jowls, laxity under the chin and nasolabial folds.
The threads that are inserted into the skin tissues contain tiny barbs or cogs that help to lift and reposition soft skin tissue. Not only can an immediate lifting effect be seen, but collagen production is stimulated as the body slowly breaks down the thread. Lifting effects can be seen for up to 12 months.
Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin can all be addressed with lifting threads. Suitable candidates should have skin that is not too thin or too thick and not extremely uneven. The skin should be thin enough so that the PDO threads can make a visible difference and thick enough so the threads are not too close to the surface of the skin. A consultation with one of our nurses is required prior to treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate
The procedure takes on average 1 hour. Local anesthetic is provided for your comfort.
Cost: Lower face thread lift $2500
Swelling, bruising and tenderness can be expected for up to 7 days after your procedure. The degree of swelling and bruising can be variable from person to person. Slight puckering of the skin can take up to 4-6 weeks to settle.
Every 9-12 months
PDO Threads are used to tighten and thicken your skin. They are made up of a single PDO filament and are smooth- without barbs.
PDO Threads are inserted into the subdermal level of the skin in a mesh-like pattern to promote the production of new natural collagen. The threads activate collagen synthesis which produces a gradual skin thickening, skin tightening and rejuvenation effect.
Results can be seen in 6 weeks and will continue to improve over 2 – 6 months
This treatment is perfect for laxity and sagging in the skin in areas such as (but not limited to) under eyes, around the mouth, cheeks, neck lines, loose skin under the neck and décolletage.
Approximately 30-45 minutes depending how many threads are required and what areas are being treated. Topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment.
Cost: $150 per 10 threads
Swelling, tenderness and bruising are all common and expected for a few days after PDO threads. Bruising can last up to 7 days.
Every 9-12 months
Other areas can be treated such as knees, tummy and arms - please discuss suitability with your clinician.
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