Lifting with PDO threads is another very effective method for the treatment of wrinkles and laxity in soft tissues. In contrast to a surgical facelift, this procedure is primarily concerned with the formation of new connective tissue and the reconstruction of the collagen supporting framework.
Threads for skin rejuvenation are used to improve the texture and tone of the skin. At LIPS and SKIN in Munich, they are usually monofilaments, which are inserted into the dermis in a lattice-work arrangement. Usually around 10-100 threads are inserted at one time depending on the indication. These straight and smooth threads are mounted onto very fine needles and inserted into the skin. They are usually made of polydioxanone (PDO), a completely biodegradable filament that has been used for decades in human surgery.
The inserted threads stimulate a process called fibrosis, which essentially means that new tissue is produced in the treated areas. After the thread insertion there is a subtle but immediate lift effect. However, the full effect of the regenerated tissue will only become visible after several weeks.
The procedure not only increases the elasticity of the skin but also improves the overall appearance of the skin. The skin looks healthier and more vital, the taint looks fresher. Thread lifting can be used on the face as well as on the body to alleviate excess skin. PDO threads can be used in combination with other treatments for best effects. For instance, threads in combination with dermal fillers will give superior results by addressing the issue of volumetric change. Use of threads in conjunction with microneedling for superficial rhytids will give improved results, as it may help to tighten excess skin to a limited degree.
The cost of the treatment depends on the number of threads laid. Treatment of the forehead starts at around 200 euros, for the rest of the face you should expect around 400 euros.