The London Cosmetic Clinic, Knightsbridge, is excited to offer anti-aging treatments in the form of the PDO and the Silhouette Soft Thread Facelift. The thread facelift does not require general anaesthetic or invasive surgery, is discreet and natural-looking and the results can last up to 18 months. It only takes 30 minutes to perform, earning it the nickname of ‘the lunch break facelift’.
PDO THREADS – NON-SURGICAL REJUVENATION & LIFTING
The PDO Thread Lifting procedure at The London Cosmetic Clinic is performed with confidence by experienced Aesthetic doctors and dermatologists.
100% absorbable threads | Consultations | No cuts | Local anaesthetic
The procedure involves minimal downtime and less self care after the treatment.
The final effect is tightening and lifting of sagging areas of tissue and skin.
Post treatment care and advice
Please do not touch the treated area for 4 hours after the treatment
Please avoid sleeping on the treated area for 3 nights
When a bruise does appear, please apply arnica gel a few times a day (this can be purchased from any pharmacy)
Please do not plan any facial treatment for 4 weeks. You can then plan other facial treatments except for laser treatment.
Avoid strenuous exercise and warming up of your face for 2 weeks
You will be able to see some good effect as soon as you leave the clinic but it is important to keep in mind that it will take 2 weeks for collagen to start working. You will start to see even better effect after 4 weeks post treatment.
PDO (Polydioxanone) thread is a strong filament fibre,consisting of a few twisted solid fiber thread, which dissolves in the body tissue after a certain time (usually 6-8months)
PDO material is used for more than 30 years in plastic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology, ophthalmology for cutaneous and subcutaneous stitches. These threads have high tensile strength, excellent pliability and smooth tissue passage. This material meets all the requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for surgical sutures.
PDO ultimately breaks down into water and carbon dioxide which are naturally absorbed into skin.
PDO cause a very mild reaction during absorption, minimal acute inflammatory reaction with subsequent formation of new collagen production around the thread (neo collagenesis).
The procedure is suitable for most people from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. PDO threads reverse the effects of ageing and improve the quality of skin.
If the patient does not want to have a face lift surgery, thread lift can be a very effective alternative. Threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin and stimulate the production of collagen and the skin becomes firmer, elastic and moisturised. The thread dissolves itself in few months but the effect lasts longer than the regular dermal filler.
The thread can be applied to anywhere on the face and body, such as a flabby face, cheeks, eyebrows, to prevent eye bags, sagging neck skin, fine lines around cheeks, angle around the mouth, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen, smokers lines and lifting of the breast.
Horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles
Lower and outer edges of eyebrows
Sagging/ droopy eyebrows
Lower eyelid – bags under the eyes, puffy eyes, dark circles
Smiles/ smokers lines
Under the jaw
Jaw line redefinition
Wrinkles on the neck and cleavage
Breast and chest firming and shaping
Sagging tissue and stretch marks on the buttocks, belly, arms and legs
Insensitive subcutaneous tissue and skin (after liposuction treatments)
Obesity – arms, belly, ribs, thighs, buttocks
Instant and long lasting results
Consecutive 2-3 times procedure results in lasting effect for 1.5 to 2 years
Improve skin tone & radiance
Tightening pores by new collagen tissue
No cuts, no incisions
Easy to insert
Reduction of wrinkles
Lifting skin ( by the new collagen )
Treat loose sagging skin
Stimulation of Collagen Production
Promotion of local blood microcirculation
Activation of reparative process
Lack of cuts and scars
The effect is maintained for about 1.5 to 2 years
The thread is completely absorbed
The procedure is repeatable
Thread safe not visible and are not felt
Minimal side effects and rare complications
Short recovery period
The 30-minute procedure is simple, safe and causes minimal discomfort and minimal downtime for patients in the doctor’s clinic. Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for additional comfort. After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the PDO threads under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres using needles of differing length and thickness, adapted to each treatment area, creating an immediate lifting effect. No cut is required. Once the threads are in place, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the threads are cut off. The number of threads used will vary according to the needs of each patients.
The PDO Threads can be used as a single treatment or combined with another procedure ( vampire facelift, Dermal Filler, Botulinum toxin etc)
As with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these effects disappear within several days.
There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.
Severe allergies and hypersensitivity to threads
Various acute infectious disease
Inflammation of the skin
Tendency to keloids
Bleeding tendency and some diseases of the blood (blood clotting)
Immune system disorders
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Dr Johnson is one of the best and very professional. The treatment was so professionally done and I always felt happy that I was being well looked after during the entire process.
I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that you guys do a really good job. I’m glad I found you. You all made me feel comfortable and beautiful.
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