Skin Tightening Treatments (From £1200)
Loose and sagging skin is caused by various factors, and can lead to an unattractive overall appearance. Sagging and loose skin is also very closely associated with the ageing process, so a person who has sagging and loose skin can easily be assumed to much older than he or she actually is.
Skin tightening treatments aim to address the problems that are caused by loose or sagging skin, so that the skin’s appearance, texture, and elasticity are improved. Skin tightening treatments can be done on the face and other parts of the body that have loose skin which needs to be improved.
Laser skin tightening treatments offer non-invasive and non-surgical options for the improvement of loose and sagging skin. Non-surgical skin tightening treatments are preferred by more and more patients from all over the world because of the fewer risks involved in each procedure, and because of the very little down time associated with non-invasive procedures.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments
Thread Lift – Thread Lift is a facial skin tightener that is performed with the use of a thin thread that is inserted into the face with a fine needle. These threads work by stretching the face into a more youthful contour, and by encouraging collagen production around the threads to help secure them in place. The Thread Lift is often called the “lunch hour facelift” because the dramatic and visible results are comparable to the results that are obtained through more surgically intensive solutions, and the entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour (the lunch hour break). The major advantage of a Thread Lift is that there is no need for an anaesthetic, and the patient can use a mirror to direct the surgeon during treatment, letting the physician know which specifically need to be addressed.
WHAT ARE PDO THREAD LIFTS ?
Lifting treatments that are using special threads have been available for several years using different kind of threads. The latest product used in such treatments is called a PDO thread. In contrast to the previously used threads, PDO thread does not have hooks or tapers that rise tissue. Lifting effect is achieved by a special thread weave and polydioxanone which has properties that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It is the substance from which threads are made of.
PDO Beauty Lift Threads were created five years ago in South Korea and are currently used in many countries (Japan, USA, Brazil, Russia and Western Europe). They introduction technology that is based on using the natural skin tension lines, which causes an effect similar to that of a surgical facelift.
Thanks to the PDO Beauty Lift Threads, we can also limit the strength of facial muscles and get the aesthetic effects close to that of administration of botulinum toxin – muscle relaxation and smooth facial features. The aesthetic effect is more natural than after administration of botulinum toxin because it does not fix mimic muscles in place, but only affects them by weakening their effect.
By introducing the PDO Beauty Lift Threads in the skin, we get immediate improvement in its appearance. After about 10-14 days, begins the synthesis with the body’s natural proteins (collagen and elastin). This process continues throughout the period of maintaining the threads in the body (up to 240 days). The resulting aesthetic effects persist typically up to 36 months.
When using the thread, we are strengthening the influence on the sagging tissue. Due to the rapid absorption of thread, there is no risk of thickening and scarring, as it happens in cases of using large diameter fibres and threads with long period of biodegradability (over one to three years).
The main indications for the use of PDO threads are:
On the face:
• Vertical and horizontal forehead wrinkles
• Forehead, reduced outer edges of the eyebrows, slender, soft tissue, drooping eyebrows
• Lower eyelid – bags
• Clear nasal-labial folds
• The groove buccal-zygomatic
• Double chin
• The puppet fold
• Drooping cheeks and the area under the lower jaw
• Folds of skin on the cheek
• Wrinkled cheeks
On the body:
• The folds and wrinkles of the skin on the neck and décolleté
• Sagging tissue
• Insensitive skin and subcutaneous tissue
(especially after liposuction)
• Obesity – arms, abdomen
WHAT HAPPENS DURING PDO THREAD LIFT TREATMENT?
The procedure usually takes 30 – 60 minutes and is practically painless. Additionally, you can perform local anesthesia by using an anesthetic cream. Points of entry are identified for the needle and thread input lines under the skin.
After determining the scope of the treatment, the needles are placed into the subcutaneous tissue. (Just under the skin) Needles are placed at specific points on the face to get the most effective skin tightening effect. When you invoke the aesthetic effect, involving muscle relaxation, the threads enter deeper into the skin, directly into the facial muscles.
Due to the low invasiveness of the procedure, no complications, immediate effects, no discomfort, treatments with PDO threads may soon dominate the aesthetic medicine market, especially since the results achieved are similar to surgical procedures.
WHAT HAPPENS FOLLOWING PDO THREAD LIFT TREATMENT?
The effects of the treatment can be seen immediately, but keep in mind that formation of new collagen starts after 10-14 days and continues for up to 3 months then it really starts to show relevant effects of the treatment which then lasts for up to 3 years.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR THE PDO THREAD LIFT TREATMENT?
Lifting PDO Beauty Lift Threads is a treatment dedicated primarily for patients aged 30-65 years.
WHO IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE PDO THREAD LIFT TREATMENT?
People who suffer from the following conditions
• Bleeding disorders
• Previous facial surgery may be contraindicated
• active acne
• Active infection
• Pregnant or lactating women
Immediately after the treatment, the skin might be slightly reddened and slight bruising might appear. They usually disappear within a few days.