WHAT ARE PDO THREADS?
The MEDITHREADS are made of a material called Polydioxanone (PDO). PDO has a safety track record in surgery and wound closure that is over a decade-long. PDO has been used for about 6 years in orthopedic surgery (frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and cosmetic skin rejuvenation). PDO gained FDA approval in 2004.
Through collagen stimulation the MEDITHREADS can very effectively strengthen the contour of the face, reduce roundness, lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, neck, enhance lips volume and also produce an excellent eyebrow lift.*
Before & After Photo *
* Results may vary from person to person.
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK? It redefines facial contours and induces collagen production creating a temporary lifting effect that lasts for up to 18 months.* Due to collagen synthesis the MEDITHREADS will form an integrated support structure for facial tissues. The stimulation effect reaches its peak 3 months later when collagen is formed around the threads.*
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED? • Upper and lower cheeks • Forehead (brow lift) • Jawline • Neck • Lips • Smoker’s lines • Nasolabial folds • Marionette lines • Arms • Thighs • Abdomen • Buttock • Decolleté
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT? A local anesthetic can be injected into entry points of the Barb1&2. The NOVATHREADS will then be introduced using a sharp needle or a cannula in the required area of the human body. Your face will feel numb and your mouth may be asymmetrical for a few hours, similar to those effects felt after dental injections. Please refrain from chewing or drinking hot liquids until your face has regained full sensation. You will be able to fully resume your everyday routine and social commitments within a couple of days. When you combine PDO Thread treatment with Fillers and Botox great results can be achieved.*
WHEN WILL I START SEEING RESULTS? There is an immediate improvement seen after is a visible lift or glow in the areas treated. This will improve over a period of 1-2 months as new collagen grows between the threads and gives further lift and tightening to the skin. The MEDITHREADS gradually dissolve after about 4-6 months, but the resulting lift/skin tightening remains for another 6 to 12 months.*
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE? Treatment time depends on many factors and size of treatment area, but can take between 15 to 50 minutes. The specialized needles allow small areas to be tackled effectively. As there are no incisions, stitches are not required and scarring is unlikely.*
* Results may vary from person to person