Thread Lift

PDO (polydioxanone) is a potent synthetic fibre consisting of monofilament or poli-filament which dissolves after a certain time in the tissue. This material has been used in medicine for many years (as sutures) and stimulates neocollagenesis, promoting tension and firmness in the skin. This also stimulates fibroblast cellsto produce elastin.By intoducing the PDO thread in the skin we get immediate improvement in its appearance, with synthesis of the body’s natural proteins starting at 10-14 days. The process of elastin and collagen production continues for 6-8 months, the resulting aesthetic effect lasting up to 36 months. This treatment is primarily aimed at patients aged 35-65 years old. A particularly fine variant of PDO thread is used with dramatic effect to soften the crow’s feet lines, particularly those deeper furrows that are resistant to Botox, obviating the need for dermal fillers.

Prices on consultation.

Dr. Vivek explains and demonstrates the PDO Thread Lift In our video,


Treatment Summary

  • Procedure Time 15 mins - 1 hour, varies on area being treated.
  • Full Recovery Immediate recovery, but bruising can last 2-3 days.
  • Duration of Results Discussed on consultation.
  • Back To Work Time 1-2 days (immediate after crows feet)
  • Sensitivity Period 1-2 days
  • Anaesthetic Yes, always use for lower face (not required for upper face).
  • Risks & Complications Infection, bleeding, haematoma (as large needles/cogs used), nerve /vascular compromise (the latter is rare)