If you’ve been following the Kanvas Magazine for a while, you know we’ve talked a lot about non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments that yield absolutely fantastic benefits. Good news: we’re keeping the train going by introducing you to PDO Thread Lifts! In this blog, we’re giving you the 411 on everything PDO Thread Lift-related. We’re talking about its benefits if you’re the right candidate, the entire process, and how you can get your hands on an appointment. If you’re big on looking radiant and youthful, read on!
Most, if not all of our treatments, are focused on giving you that glowing, fresh look that everyone wants. It’s definitely not a trend, we’re all about looking glowy and fresh 24/7, as long as we can! And yes, there are treatments like facials that you can do every month that tightens, smooths, and refreshes your skin, but what if you want something more?
Facials are fantastic in giving you a boost if your skin has been feeling dull, stressed, and tired. They’re even useful in improving the elasticity of your skin and making you look years younger. But as we know, the results don’t last as long. Of course, it depends on the facial you’re getting, but monthly (or even bi-monthly) exfoliations are only going to do so much. Plus, that’s why we have skincare products!
Say you’re over facials and want to try something new and bit more impactful. Or you have a solid skincare regimen and don’t need facials to keep your skin moisturized, balanced, and exfoliated. This rings true for those who need a little extra something in making their skin appear firmer and slimmer, but aren’t a fan of traditional, surgical facelifts. Maybe you’re wanting to skip right ahead to one-and-done treatments with longer-lasting results, minus the scalpel. All of those ideas have one suggestion: a PDO Thread Lift may be up your alley.
Your need facials can indeed reduce when you already have a solid skincare regimen. But not even skincare can completely rewind time on wrinkles and saggy skin. And that’s normal, of course! Ageing is universal, everyone will get wrinkles and saggy skin, and there’s genuinely no permanent cure for it. This is where PDO Thread Lifts come in.
Unfortunately, this treatment can’t banish the signs of ageing forever (nothing can, really). But it sure can improve your skin to its fullest extent for more extended periods. Which, in all seriousness, makes a PDO Thread Lift one of the best options out there short of fillers and Botox. It’s the perfect in-between if you don’t need hyaluronic acid fillers or Botox and you don’t want surgery. Instead, you just want a slimmer, more firm face with the added benefits of overall facial rejuvenation treatment.
So, what is a PDO Thread Lift, exactly?
Here’s the definition, according to CBB Medical Training Pte Ltd:
Facial Thread Lifting is a quick, minimally invasive treatment for people with ageing facial features; but who are not ready for a surgical facelift, which removes large areas of excess skin, fat and tissue. A thread lift can help lift the face—inserting threads through small punctures to the skin which later become invisible—and can be used anywhere on the face where a gentle lifting is desired.
Areas which can be treated include the outer brow, the cheeks, for sagging in the main cheek, nasolabial (nose to mouth) and lower eye areas, the jawline for jowls, and the neck for sagging skin—“chicken neck”. The threads leave no scars, are simple to insert, and have minimal downtime.
Basically, a PDO Thread Lift can make you look younger via needles. It instantly lifts your skin, encourages cell renewal, and tightens your skin. Like we stated above, this is perfect for those who want to combat the signs of ageing. However, this treatment isn’t exclusive to those who’re fighting the signs of ageing. Even if you’re in your 30s, a PDO Thread Lift is excellent in maintaining your youthful look. Here’s Huda Kattan from Huda Beauty raving about it!
Now, how is a PDO Thread Lift done?
It starts with administering local anaesthesia on your treatment areas. Then, the PDO threads are injected into the skin with needles. This can be done either using traditional sharp needles or blunt tip needles called cannulas. The threads are inserted into different layers of the skin, and once they’re in the skin, the lifting begins.
There are two types of threads used during this procedure, as there are two types of PDO threads in general. There are the barbed threads and non-barbed threads. The kinds of threads used for your treatment vary depending on your needs, and this is something you should be able to discuss with your practitioner. This is important to note because these threads come in different strengths and price points, which are essential in the efficacy of your treatment.
How long does a PDO Thread Lift take?
The entire treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your treatment areas.
What are the side effects of a PDO Thread Lift?
Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, at most, you’ll experience minor swelling and bruising that will last for a week. Your face may also be a little puffy for a few days, but ’that’s normal and will also subside within the one-week healing period.
What should I expect after a PDO Thread Lift?
If done correctly, the results of your PDO Thread Lift should appear instantly, and the results will show even more after 3 to 4 weeks. Even then, the results will improve over a 3 to 6 month period once your skin starts its cellular renewal process. The best part—you only need one treatment per area to get the results you want!
Convinced? Click here to book an appointment for a PDO Thread Lift. We also offer free consultations, which we highly encourage you to do. You can also ask us questions online before you drop by at our locations. Feel free to send us a message through Facebook or DM us on Instagram, with your enquiries. Good luck!