An increasingly popular method for non-surgical facelift and rejuvenation.
PDO Mono Threads
What happens during a Matrix PDO Thread Treatment?
Topical anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area. The PDO Threads are inserted using a micro-needle or a cannula. There is no incision and subsequently, no stitches required.
Treatments sessions typically take between 30 to 60 minutes. The procedure must also be provided by a medical professional who has been fully trained.
PDO Mono Threads are a method of tightening and thickening your skin. They are a type of single PDO filament, these are smooth and without barbs. PDO Threads are inserted into the subdermal layer of skin, in a mesh-like pattern, promoting the creation of new collagen. The threads activate collagen synthesis which produces a gradual skin thickening, skin tightening and rejuvenation effect.
They are minimally invasive and can also be used multiple times.
Our mono threads are made from Polydioxanone – an absorbable polymer. This material is both flexible and durable.
The threads become a support structure for your face, allowing collagen production to increase. Overtime, the threads are absorbed by the body.
They induce natural collagen production, which creates a tightening effect. This effect lasts for 6-12 months.
Results may be seen in 6 weeks and will continue to improve over 2 to 6 months. While the threads slowly dissolve, their effects may last up to 12 months.
What areas can Matrix PDO Threads be used to treat?
The threads can be used to treat the following areas:
Upper and lower cheeks
Forehead and brows
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes, we offer free no-obligation 30 minute consultations. During this consultation, we will discuss your concerns and do a facial assessment.
PDO Mono threads FAQ's
How are PDO Mono threads performed?
The skin is cleaned and numbing cream is applied to the area. The PDO threads are placed into the skin using a small introducer. Once the introducer is inserted the PDO threads remain in the skin.
When will I see results?
You will begin to see results in 6-weeks which continue to improve over the next 2 to 6 months as new collagen is produced. Although the Matrix PDO Threads will slowly dissolve you will continue to see results for up to 12 months.
When can I have a dermal filler treatment in the treated area?
You can have a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid) treatment at the same time. There is no restriction on the time between treatments.
Is there downtime with PDO mono threads?
During the procedure, the skin is punctured in order to introduce the threads into the skin. This can cause slight swelling and bruising in the treatment area. This can take up to two weeks to resolve. light make up can be used on the treatment area the day after the procedure.
Can I work out after my treatment?
Avoid working out for 24- 48 hours post-treatment.
What do I need to avoid after having my treatment?
Avoid oil-based moisturiser or make up for 24 hours after your treatment.
Avoid Saunas or heat treatments for 3 weeks.
Avoid facials or facial massages for 5 days.
How long does the procedure take?
This will depend on the number of threads.
Typically a full face of threads requires about 30-45 min
What can I expect before treatment?
Before treatment starts, we will apply a topical numbing agent and local anaesthetic to the treatment site. The needle used during this treatment is so fine it will not cause any pain. However, we provide anaesthesia to ensure you feel no discomfort during the treatment.
What should I do before treatment?
Since PDO thread lifts are non-invasive, there isn’t a lot you need to do to prepare. However, there are some precautionary measures you can take to ensure the best results from your treatment. Here are things you should avoid one to two days before treatment:
Omega fish oil supplements
Steam rooms and saunas
What patients are suitable and will benefit from this procedure?
Anyone. It can be done as a treatment for a suitably volumised patient who needs tightening or for skin improvement, or as a preventive procedure to prevent the face from sagging.