Thread Lift Central Coast

Thread Lift

A PDO thread lift, also called a thread facelift, is a procedure that lifts and tightens the skin via small, temporary sutures. It is a widely trusted procedure that can significantly improve skin texture and facial ageing.

PDO (polydioxanone) is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable for a minimally invasive, non-surgical PDO thread lift. PDO mono threads have quickly become a popular minimally invasive alternative to surgical facelift procedures. This revolutionary technology allows instant yet profound results while minimising pain and trauma, allowing patients to benefit from a shorter recovery time.

Inquire today to find out more about PDO thread lift treatments at your personal consultation with Dr Shauna Watts.

What is a Thread Lift?

PDO mono threads are made from a colourless, absorbable polyester. They lift the skin in key areas, supporting the facial structures and the overlying skin. As a result, patients can experience less sagging tissue and an improved facial contour.

Additionally, not only can PDO mono threads improve the appearance of sagging skin, but they can also help promote the stimulation of collagen, which helps improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and volume for timeless rejuvenation. Results improve after a few weeks, then remain in your body for around six to 10 months, slowly dissolving over time, so there’s no need for removal.

Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift

Collagen in the skin naturally depletes with age, from early adulthood onwards. Loss of collagen in the skin is one of the main causes of signs of ageing such as lines, wrinkles, and facial sagging. By triggering an increase in collagen production, PDO mono threads inhibit the ageing process and result in a smoother, firmer skin texture. Commonly treated areas are the neck, cheeks, jaw, and eyes.

PDO thread lift treatments can:

  • Create the appearance of a subtle, visible “lift”
  • Trigger the production of new collagen
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Produce visible, long-term results
  • Create a tighter, firmer, and more youthful appearance

Thread Lift Procedure

During your PDO thread lift procedure, Dr Watts will prepare your skin for treatment. A topical or local anaesthetic may be required, which you can discuss during your consultation. Dr Watts will insert your PDO mono threads with a microneedle or cannula, targeting your areas of concern to produce the best results. These facial threads will be inserted at a strategic angle so as to create the desired lifting effect. Most people find the process comfortable.

PDO mono threads do not require incisions or stitches, which means most patients can expect a quick recovery time. A treatment session does not generally take longer than 20 to 30 minutes.

Recovery and Results

Since this procedure is minimally invasive and does not require stitches, there is minimal discomfort during the healing phase. Oral pain relief is usually suitable for the first 24 hours after your non-surgical thread lift.

Some patients may experience swelling and bruising, which are normal side effects. Any swelling or bruising should subside shortly, and you can expect to fully heal within two weeks. Dr Watts will advise the best guidance for your specific procedure, and it is important to follow her instructions for an optimal recovery. For example:

  • Avoid vigorous exercise and facial massage
  • Depending on the treatment areas, you may be advised to avoid pursing your lips
  • Avoid smoking
  • Sleep on your back with your head slightly propped up

The PDO mono threads may remain in place under your skin for six months. Over time, they will slowly dissolve into your body, leaving your skin firmer and smoother than before. However, long-lasting collagen stimulation can last for even longer. As a result, you can enjoy the results of your PDO thread lift for up to 12 months after treatment.

Thread Lift Central Coast

Book Your Private Consultation

Dr Shauna Watts is a highly skilled medical clinician who tailors each patient’s treatment plan to their needs and desired outcomes. Prior to your treatment, a meeting with Dr Watts is integral to developing a treatment plan that suits you. This private meeting will include a discussion about your health and skin condition, as well as the results you hope to achieve. Knowing your needs will help Dr Watts support you in your journey and provide:

  • An outline of your treatment options that support your health and aesthetic goals
  • Guidance based on your needs in a welcoming, supportive environment
  • A treatment plan that complements your needs and desired outcomes

This meeting will help you feel secure and confident in your treatment options and make a well-informed decision that is best for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A PDO thread lift is usually a quick, walk-in walk-out procedure, and most people can resume all of their normal activities straight away. However, you should avoid exercise and follow your aftercare guidelines. Also, you may have some swelling for the first day or two. Therefore, it might be best to schedule your treatment around social events.
You will discuss the exact number of PDO mono threads treatment sessions with Dr Watts during your first appointment, and she will develop a treatment plan that best serves your needs. Generally, two sessions about three months apart will yield the best and longest-lasting results.
Good candidates for PDO mono threads have realistic expectations, do not smoke, and do not have underlying health issues that could increase your risk of complications. In order to find out if you are suitable, speak to Dr Watts in a private consultation. She will help you decide on a good treatment option for you.
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