PDO Thread Face Lift
PDO Thread Face Lift Treatment in Singapore
What is PDO thread lift treatment?
PDO Thread Lift is an effective anti-ageing treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue.
This minimally-invasive treatment uses threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO) and introduce them into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. This process stimulates collagen growth which is beneficial for skin- lifting and rejuvenating effects.
PDO threads are made of dissolvable monofilament sutures that are used by surgeons for surgical procedures.
How is PDO thread face lift done?
PDO thread lift is a medical technique done by doctors to lift and tighten sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls and neck.
Inserting thin, dissolvable PDO threads under the skin, the procedure visibly lifts and anchors sagging skin and fat to reverse the merciless effects of ageing.
The threads form a support structure for the tissue so that you look visibly lifted, yet natural. In addition, the threads kickstart the cellular rejuvenation process in your skin by stimulating them to produce new collagen. In fact, the lifting and rejuvenating effects continue for months after the treatment.
What areas can be treated with PDO thread face lift?
Areas that can benefit from the treatment include:
- Nasolabial folds
Note: Always consult your doctor before undergoing any treatment. Your doctor will recommend the most suitable skin-lifting treatment(s) based on your requirements and budget.
What results can I expect after PDO thread lift treatment?
REVERSE SIGNS OF AGENG AND IMPROVE SKIN TEXTURE After the treatment, you can expect to look visibly younger with improved overall skin texture. The threads provide support to lift and support sagging skin in its new lifted position. In addition, the bio-compatible threads are lined with barbs to anchor the sagging skin.
The skin will continue to undergo rejuvenating effects by stimulating collagen production to replace the loss volume in the face due to the natural ageing process.
This helps to remove fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
VISIBLE, YET NATURAL LIFT FOR A V-SHAPED FACE Approximately 9 months after the treatment, the treads used in the treatment would have dissolved. Your face will restore its volume and plumping effects will be visible. Lines on the face will soften and you will achieve a V-shaped face with lifted contours with better definition.
Benefits of PDO thread lift treatment
QUICK, CONVENIENT PROCEDURE Because of its convenient procedure that yields visible results, PDO thread lift is sometimes known as the ‘lunchtime facelift’ or ‘weekend facelift’ because it can be completed in about one-and-a-half hours.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT PDO thread lift treatment allows you to achieve a visible lifting effect without undergoing surgery. As such, this non-surgical treatment avoids the risks often associated with surgery such as complications and long downtime.
LONG-LASTING RESULTS About 9 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will be absorbed into your body by simple hydrolysis. The lifted facial contours will remain for at least another 2 years due to the production of new collagen.
Side effects of PDO thread lift treatment
It is perfectly normal to experience some dull aches and soreness of the face that may last for 3 to 5 days.
Note: In the hands of an experienced doctor, you can be assured of a comfortable experience with a natural, beautiful, lifted face.
If carried out by an inexperienced doctor, there is a chance of getting:
- Puckering of the face
- Dimpling and depression of the skin
- Visible subcutaneous knots
- Asymmetrical skin lifting
- Other skin irregularities
As such, it is important that you always find out more about the doctor’s experience and make sure you are comfortable with the doctor before committing yourself to the treatment.
We recommend arranging for a consultation with a doctor to assess your suitability and obtain more information regarding PDO thread lift treatment that is available in Singapore.
Cost of PDO thread lift treatment
PDO thread lift treatment in Singapore typically starts from S$1,800. On average, you can expect that PDO thread lift treatment to cost about S$2,500 to S$3,500, depending on your skin texture and the number of threads you need.
How does PDO thread lift compare to Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?
PDO threads have stronger lifting capabilities as compared to Silhouette Soft Thread Lift because it uses more threads to lift sagging skin whereas Silhouette Soft Thread Lift typically uses 1-2 pairs.
Additionally, PDO threads focus on tightening and lifting heavier skin to provide a V-shaped face. They also come in different lengths and this provides the doctors more options to customise treatments for different patients.
Why do PDO thread face lift at Radium Medical Aesthetics?
Here at Radium Medical Aesthetics, our PDO thread face lift technique is specially designed by Dr. Siew Tuck Wah – the clinic’s medical director.
This new technique improves on the highly popular Korean PDO thread lift procedure. We use a combination of PDO threads of different lengths to place in different layers of the skin, allowing for maximal and effective lifting with minimal downtime.
Frequently asked questions about PDO thread lift in Singapore
Is there any downtime involved in PDO thread lift treatment?
There is minimal downtime for this treatment.
You may experience some dull aches, soreness and bruising at the treatment site for a few hours after the procedure. You should be able to resume your daily activities almost immediately after the treatment.
Am I a suitable candidate for PDO thread lift treatment in Singapore?
PDO thread lift is an effective, non-surgical face-lifting treatment that is suitable for:
- Anyone looking to improve the appearance of sagging skin
- People who want to attain a visible lift of facial contours without undergoing a facelift surgery
- Men and women who are unwilling to tolerate the long downtime of a facelift surgery but want to look refreshed and lifted – naturally
How long will PDO thread lift treatment take?
Similar to Silhouette Soft Thread Lift, PDO thread lift treatment should take about one-and-a-half hours to complete.
Is it safe to undergo PDO thread lift treatment?
This treatment is completely safe because PDO threads will be broken down in 6 to 8 months after the treatment.
The threads are made of polydioxanone that are 100% bio-compatible and bio-absorbable. This material is commonly used by surgeons for surgical procedures and they are perfectly safe for use for thread lift.
Over time, your face will become more lifted with the production of new collagen in the process.
What should I do after PDO thread lift treatment?
Patients who have undergone PDO thread lift procedure are advised to:
- Avoid going for dental treatments
- Avoid participating in rigorous physical activities
- Sleep on their backs as this helps the swelling to subside more quickly and avoid putting pressure on the face which may cause misalignment of the threads
- Avoid wearing makeup so that you won’t aggravate or irritate open wounds on the face
- Reverse signs of ageing and improve texture of the skin.
- Achieve a visible, yet natural lift for a V-shaped face.
- Lifting of the eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, jowls, jawline, double chin, and nose can be achieved with the procedure.
Those who wish to opt for non-surgical treatment to lift and suspend sagging skin on the face and contour the face to reverse signs of ageing.