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PDO thread therapy for facial rejuvenation

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Have you started to see signs of ageing within your skin? Perhaps you’re noticing sagging, drooping skin around the cheeks? We all know that ageing skin is an unavoidable part of life but that doesn’t mean that it’s something you have to put up with. If you feel you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to your youthful looking skin just yet, but you don’t like the idea of a surgical facelift, there are a number of options out there to help you. One of the most successful forms of non-surgical facial rejuvenation is PDO thread therapy, and the good news is it’s now available at St. Michaels Clinic right here in Kent. If you’ve not heard much about this type of facial rejuvenation treatment yet, don’t worry. The team here at the clinic including Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock have all the information you need!

So what is it? PDO thread therapy is the latest in cosmetic thread lift treatments and is a non-surgical rejuvenation technique that allows patients to not only transform the look of sagging or loose skin, but also helps to restore structure to the face by re-configuring the facial and body contours and promoting the production of collagen within the skin. These results are created through the insertion of absorbable cosmetic thread under the skin, which lift the facial contours and are then naturally absorbed by the body to kick start the facial rejuvenation process in a minimally invasive way.

The process of PDO thread therapy introduces the PDO threads to the areas of the face that require the rejuvenation properties, like the upper and lower cheeks, foreheads (brow lifting), jawline, neck, naso-labial folds and marionette lines. PDO thread therapy is performed under local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort patients may feel during treatment, and procedure times various due the amount of threads that are required to achieve the patients requested results – but usually the average procedure time is just between 45-60 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to their daily routine and join in social occasions after a couple of days following treatment, so it’s a relatively easy treatment to fit into your schedule.

When using PDO thread therapy the treatment is most effective for reducing the look of ageing and sagging within the cheeks, jawline and forehead, but this type of treatment can also be used to improve the look of loose skin on the arms, thighs and even the abdomen. A versatile non-surgical treatment to say the least! The best candidates for PDO thread treatment men and women that have begun to the see the typical signs of ageing within their skin. Wrinkles in the forehead, drooping in the brows and sagging within the mid and lower face can all be treated with PDO thread therapy at Canterbury Skin & Laser Clinic. PDO thread therapy is also perfect for patients with early signs of ageing as the treatment can help to maintain the tissue structure to prevent further – and more profound – signs of ageing from taking hold.

The most recent development in thread lifting has been the introduction of cog threads. A move away from the traditional monofilaments to barbed threads, this new shape induces higher chronic inflammatory reaction causing a higher rate of fibroblast conversion during the wound healing process. As a result, patients achieve a longer lasting and more visible effect after a single treatment. The threads are 100% PDO (Polydioxanone), a clinically proven bio-compatible material that is already widely used in medical suturing.

Sounds good right, but how long does it take to see results? Actually, many patients report an immediate improvement to the appearance of their treatment areas following the PDO thread therapy. These results will vastly improve over the next 2-6 months following treatment as the new collagen begins to grown, supported by the threads. Patients can expect to see the full extent of the treatment results 6 months afterwards, but it’s likely you’ll also be pleased with the initial lifting effect of the threads too. How long the results last varies on a number of different factors such as the patient’s age, the quality of their skin, the degree of sagging within the skin and the number of threads that were used during the treatment. However, studies have shown that the effects of PDO thread therapy can last up to 2-3 years, which far exceeds most of anti-ageing facial rejuvenation treatments. The threads will form an integrated support structure for the tissue of the face due to collagen synthesis, so you can expect a good, natural result which will last much longer than dermal fillers or volumisers.

The benefits that come with PDO thread therapy are vast. The biggest positive most patients take from the treatment is the vast improvement to the look of the early signs of ageing. This is a huge positive as patients can often feel liberated by the fact they no longer need to feel self-conscious of their ageing skin. Another benefit of PDO thread treatment is that the treatment gives patients the opportunity to gain long term improvements to the look of ageing and sagging skin thanks to the treatments promotion of collagen growth. Enhancing skin tone and tightening pores, this versatile treatment can also be combined with Botox, microneedling, PRP, laser treatments and chemical peel for a total skin overhaul.

Complications during PDO thread therapy are extremely rare, however patients do run the small risk on experiencing minor side-effects such as temporary bruising and swelling as well the chance of experiencing a pulling or tightening sensation following treatment. All of these side-effects should subside within a couple of weeks following treatment, and if you follow the thorough aftercare instructions of your doctor you are unlikely to face many of them.

Canterbury Skin & Laser Clinic and PDO thread therapy

PDO thread therapy, like any cosmetic treatment, should only be performed by qualified cosmetic professionals that have undergone training to perform thread lifts. Here at St. Michaels Clinic we have an experienced and qualified team of cosmetic doctors and dermatologist that are dedicated to providing every patient with the best possible results. If you are interested in undergoing PDO thread therapy or learning more about the treatment then book your consultation with Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock at St. Michaels Clinic today. Our services are available in Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent.

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