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Redefining Facial Contour: An Insight into PDO Threads at The London Cosmetic Clinic

Published on: July 28, 2023

The quest for non-invasive and effective treatments to retain a youthful look has led to many innovations in the cosmetic industry. One of these innovations is the use of Polydioxanone (PDO) threads, a treatment that is gaining popularity due to its efficacy and minimal downtime. At The London Cosmetic Clinic, we offer PDO thread lifts that redefine facial contours without resorting to invasive surgery. In this article, we demystify the PDO thread lift procedure and discuss how it can benefit your skin.

What are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are made from a biodegradable polymer that’s safe and hypoallergenic. They have been used in medical procedures for decades, particularly in surgeries requiring sutures. In cosmetic treatments, PDO threads serve a dual purpose: to physically lift sagging skin and stimulate collagen production for longer-term skin rejuvenation.

The Science Behind PDO Threads

PDO threads work by causing a selective inflammatory response in the skin layers. This process stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps maintain skin’s elasticity and firmness. Over time, the body safely absorbs the PDO threads, but the collagen produced as a response remains, continuing to provide a lifting and tightening effect.

Why Choose PDO Thread Lifts?

The beauty of PDO thread lifts lies in their versatility. They can target numerous areas, including the neck, jowls, jawline, cheeks, eyebrows, and even areas of the body. Whether you are looking to lift sagging skin or smooth out deep wrinkles, PDO thread lifts can be customised to your unique needs. Moreover, they offer a less invasive alternative to surgical facelifts, typically involving minimal discomfort and downtime.

The Procedure: What to Expect?

At The London Cosmetic Clinic, we ensure your comfort throughout the PDO thread lift procedure. It begins with a detailed consultation, where we assess your skin, understand your aesthetic goals, and create a personalised treatment plan.

During the procedure, local anaesthesia is applied to the treatment area to minimise discomfort. The PDO threads are then inserted using fine needles, in a process that usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour.

Aftercare and Results

After the procedure, it’s normal to experience minor swelling or bruising, which typically subsides within a few days. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and recovery.

Results can be seen immediately after the swelling subsides, with skin appearing lifted and firmer. Over the following weeks, as collagen production increases, you’ll notice further improvements in skin texture and firmness.

Safety and Efficacy: Dispelling Myths

There are several misconceptions surrounding PDO thread lifts, largely due to lack of information. Rest assured, the treatment is FDA-approved and safe when conducted by a trained professional. At The London Cosmetic Clinic, all our procedures are carried out by experienced practitioners who prioritise patient safety and satisfaction above all.


PDO thread lifts represent a significant advancement in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. They offer a way to achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results with minimal downtime. The London Cosmetic Clinic remains at the forefront of these innovations, dedicated to helping clients enhance their natural beauty with the most effective and safe procedures available. Schedule a consultation with us to see if PDO thread lifts could be the right choice for you.


Incredibly happy with my gummy smile fix. It was my first time getting a cosmetic procedure and the LCC made me feel incredibly comfortable. Thank-you to Dr Johnson who walked me through the procedure ( which was incredibly fast and pain free!) and a massive thank you to Rahena! Your customer service was exceptional and made me feel really assured and comfortable. Will definitely be recommending the LCC to everyone. Incredibly professional and well priced clinic. I can already see a difference in my smile!

Sahiba Majeed

I'm so pleased I found The London Cosmetic Clinic. Dr Johnson was incredibly informative and professional and I've seen a difference after only one treatment! Big thank you to Rahena too who was super helpful and helped put my fears to ease!

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I came in to enquire about Botox, I spoke to Rahena who gave me so much information.


Dr. Salinda Johnson and her team are excellent and highly accomplished. She maintains the highest standards in aesthetic treatments and techniques, and consequently I trust her completely and know that she will always offer the best advice, and provide the most appropriate treatments. Her expertise is admirable.
The team are friendly, efficient and helpful and always put patients at ease
Practitioners of Aesthetic Dermatology In London abound , but The London Cosmetic Clinic has the expertise and patient care which puts it top of the list

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