Non-Surgical Face Lift – V-Thread Lifting
Today women prefer less invasive or non-invasive procedures that involve minimal downtime and less self-care after the treatment. The Polydioxanone (PDO) threads were created as an alternative for patients who do not want to go down the route of surgical face lift but still want the effect of a surgical face lift. The procedure is suitable for most people from 40 onward, when the effects of aging become apparent. The aging of all the structures of the face and genetic predisposition results in a sagging skin, deep creases folds and wrinkles, as well as cause the skin tissue to thin, because the collagen and elastin fibers were broken down.
PDO threads reverse the effects of aging. These ultra-thin threads are made from polydioxanone (PDO) which is self-dissolving synthetic absorbable monofilament commonly used in the cardiovascular surgery and fine ligatures.
The application of the threads is practically non-invasive and painless, takes up to 60 minutes, leaves no scaring or cuts, and the minor redness and/or bruising disappears within a few days to few weeks.
This treatment provides a natural and youthful appearance of the skin, proper face lift and protects against sagging for a long time.
Threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin and stimulate the production of collagen. Skin becomes firmer, elastic and moisturized.
The first lifting effect is visible immediately. Though considerable improvement appears after 2-3 months, when induction of new collagen begins.
The threads dissolve itself in two to eight months, but the effect lasts for 12-18 months.
Medical consultation need to be performed before the treatment. During which, doctor discusses in details the principles and effects of the treatment.
Procedure takes approximately one hour, depending on the number of the threads need to be used. On average, approximately 8 to 12 threads are needed for the face.
First of all, the treated area is anesthetized with local injectable anesthesia, following which the doctor implants threads in the right manner to the right place.