An Explanation About a PDO Thread Lift

An Explanation About A PDO Thread Lift

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Now that Thread Lifts are at the forefront of the aesthetic industry with their incredible results and limited downtime or side effects, it is no surprise that those seeking a skin transformation want further information on these revolutionary procedures. One thing that people may not know is the varying types of threads that can be administered to combat several different skin concerns, whether that is ageing or a loss of facial volume.

Continue reading this article to gain a deeper understanding of PDO thread lift treatments as well as a comparison of the threads used when undergoing this procedure.Stemming from the inflation provided in this article, you will be further aware of which type of PDO thread lift will benefit your individual concerns and what to enquire about when approaching a medical professional.

The Types of PDO Thread Lifts

There are a number of thread lifts that are taking over the industry, in America, the UK and beyond. For example, the MINT Super Thread Lift, Collagen Thread Lifts, Silhouette Soft Lifts, NOVA, APTOS, Spring are all leading brands.

Today we’re going to focus on PDO Thread Lifts and the varying types of threads that fall into this category. One predominant factor of a PDO thread is whether it is barbed or non-barbed: grasping the core differences between the two, will allow you to have a clearer idea of what they are best to treat. 


These unique sutures allow the threads to imbed into the tissue during implantation, resulting in overall skin smoothness as well as a physical lift of excess or sagging skin commonly found under the jawline and eyebrows.

Barbed PDO threads also have collagen inducing  properties as the prongs cause micro-injuries to the tissue, compelling the body to go engage its natural healing processes. Collagen is the skin’s most prominent strengthening protein that keeps our skin looking smooth, plump and tight. During the healing processes, collagen is produced by the body, restoring our stock levels and turning back time on our face. Once the process has been completed, this new collagen is banked so that it continues to improve on the texture and appearance of the skin for several weeks after. 

As the threads are made out of polydioxanone, they will break down in the body and leave you with smooth, lifted skin that lasts up to two to three years.


This type of barb isn’t so strong on the support front, and is rather aimed at individuals who are wanting a longer-lasting way to enhance their skin below the surface. By stimulating natural collagen regeneration, you can achieve youthful skin, without the risk of looking ‘fake’ or overdone. 

Dermal Fillers have also been known to have a similar effect, but unlike PDO thread lifting, they need a number of top-ups a year. Smooth PDO threads offer a long-term solution to having younger-looking skin. By affecting the elastic collagen synthesis through trauma, the body repairs the treated area organically over a period of time which is what begins the collagenases. As these threads do not lift, they are perfect for treating narrow-like faces that have lost their integrity, as well as lips and cheeks for plumpness.

Cut Or Moulded Barbs

Additionally, the barbs found on the threads can be divided into two categories – they can either be cut or moulded. The MINT Super Thread Lift, for example, has moulded barbs that are shaped like an arrow due to their patented moulding procedure that is achieved during the manufacturing process. These arrows are then alined in a helical fashion so that they can hook onto a more substantial portion of skin tissue- this also gives them the key to a 3-dimensional lifting effect.

In comparison, cut-in barbs are of a weaker structure. From their body being sliced into, they aren’t able to hold such a large area of skin, although they still are able to give an incredible effect to the skin in terms of lifting and creating a smooth surface.

Have PDO thread lifts been explained to you? If you feel that this type of thread lift is right for the results that you want to achieve, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0151 2031393 if you’d like further information or if you’d like to book in for a consultation. 

Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we only carry out industry-leading skin rejuvenation treatments using trialled and tested equipment that has transformed clients in the past, and practises that continue to exceed expectations. If you are looking for a treatment to counteract ageing or facial volume loss, PDO thread lifting may be suited to you.

Original Source – Thread Lift Experts

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Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. *Disclaimer: Actual results may vary on an individual basis. All deposits are non-refundable. Please note that we do not treat under 21 years of age and that all bookings are subject to a consultation with our Clinical Director to ensure you are safe for treatment.  Thread Lifts are carried out by Dr Suneetha Kovvuri GMC No 5195454.

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