Thread Lift / PDO Threads / Cog Threads

Having been used for many years in areas such as plastic surgery, ophthalmology, gynaecology & general surgery. Thread Lift at The Skin Nurse Clinic is the latest & revolutionary treatment for skin tightening & facial rejuvenation.

They are a perfect solution for anyone wishing to reverse the signs of ageing. Threads are inserted under the skin to act as scaffolding & to reshape the face & neck.

PDO Threads are absorbed by the body after 4-6 months. However, the results can last for up to 24 months as fibroblast, collagen & angiogenesis (new blood vessels) activity is stimulated leaving the skin more smooth & radiant, wrinkles disappear, “pores” are narrowed, & sagging tissues are grown & tightened.

PDO Threads and Cog Threads are the revolutionary treatment for skin tightening & facial rejuvenation & are a perfect solution for anyone wishing to reverse the signs of ageing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a painful treatment?

Before treatment begins a topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible.

Is this thread lift treatment safe?

This treatment is entirely safe. It is licensed by the FDA for safety & efficiency. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of procedures have been performed, & there are no reports of allergic reactions, sensitivities to the threads, or severe side effects or risks.

Will follow-up treatment be necessary?

Follow-up treatment is rarely necessary. Asymmetry is an unpromising occurrence which can be improved by tightening the current threads. If sagging occurs prematurely, we will embed some new threads to lift & tighten the skin.

What do I need to do after thread lift treatment?

There are not a lot of special after-care requirements for this treatment. However, you should hold off on any dental procedures for the first two weeks after your PDO thread lift. Holding your mouth open for an excessive period can affect the results of your treatment. Moreover, you’ll want to sleep on your back for the first couple of weeks. This ensures you don’t put too much pressure on one side of your face.

How does the PDO thread treatment work?

At The Skin Nurse Clinic the PDO Thread Lift works by redefining the facial contours & inducing collagen production, creating a lifting effect that lasts for up to 2 – 3 years. The threads will create an integrated support structure for the tissue of the face because of collagen synthesis. The lifting effect is at its peak 6 months later when collagen has built around the threads.

How long will the Thread Lift treatment take?

This treatment will last around 40 minutes to one hour, depending on the number of threads utilised. On average,40-50+ threads are needed for the whole face.

When do the effects appear & how long does it last?

The primary effects are noticeable after 2-3 weeks, but considerable enhancement appears after 2-3 months when induction of new collagen begins. The impact, however, is long-lasting (up to 2 years).

What are your post-treatment recommendations

There are actually no contraindications on returning to the patient’s everyday activity. Reddening at the thread introduction spots disappear 3-5 hours after the procedure.

Are there any contraindications or adverse effects?

The procedure may be performed throughout the year– sunlight is not a contraindication. Complications of side effects are rare.

  • Contraindications include:
  • pregnancy & breastfeeding
  • neoplastic diseases
  • open wounds or skin lesions
  • blood coagulation disorders
  • ongoing anti-thrombosis treatment

If you would like to speak to someone about this or any of our other treatments, feel free to get in touch!