The PDO Thread Lift is the new trend made popular by numerous celebrities recently and it is an excellent and effective non-surgical technique to lift and tighten skin. PDO COG threads have the potential to re-define facial contours and induces collagen production. The treatment forms part of an integrated support structure for the tissue of the face by encouraging natural collagen synthesis with immediate results that peak at 6 months and last between 2-3 years.
Long threads are commonly used for lifting in the lower face, the jowl line, the jaw, the brow and less commonly in the neck. Long threads are sometimes known as barbed or cog threads. These type of threads are used in thread lifts.
Long threads are also sometimes called cog or barbed threads as they have barbs along the surface of the thread. These barbs help to hold the skin up, creating the lift that you get with these types of threads.
A thread lift is a “walk in, walk out” non surgical procedure and the downtime is minimal. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising and some puckering in the treated area. All of these are transient and will subside within days.