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PDO Thread Lift

This treatment repositions and supports sagging skin caused by aging using absorbable PDO mechanical threads, with results visible instantly and improving over time. The treatment is ideal for reducing deep nasolabial folds, heavy jowls and sagging cheeks. It can also sharpen your jawline and restore lost volume. 


PDO Thread Lift inserting absorbable mechanical threads via a cannula into the deep layer of skin. The thread is made of polydioxanone (PDO) which is a biodegradable polymer that is slowly absorbed by your body over time.

The threads naturally stimulate your body to regenerate fibroblasts which create collagen and stimulate your own elastin and hyaluronic acid. It provides a long-lasting*, more lifted and youthful appearance.

It treats your face, jawline and neck.


Results are visible immediately and last for up to 12 months as the threads naturally dissolve and are broken down by your body. Annual treatments are recommended for
optimum results.


  • Avoid blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin ibuprofen, fish oil, and St John’s wort) one week prior

  • Advise us if you are allergic to anesthetic


Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for thread lifts and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The procedure involves the threads being inserted under selected areas of the skin using a canula and needle. Local anesthetic will be applied prior to treatment to minimise discomfort.


Anyone who:

  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Has a severe auto-immune disease

  • Has received vaccination for COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks or have a vaccination planned within the next 2 weeks

  • Has severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, or history or presence of multiple severe allergies

  • Currently has an active skin infection, cold sores, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis or a healing wound 

  • Has acute or chronic cutaneous disease in the treatment area

  • Has active sepsis or infection, including chronic systemic infection

  • Currently has concurrent febrile status (e.g. flu, cold, sinusitis, UTI) 

  • Has a bleeding disorder

  • Is currently taking Warfarin

  • Has permanent or other bioactive fillers in the area to be treated

  • Is allergic or hypersensitive to polydioxanone, lidocaine, lignocaine, adrenaline or chlorhexidine.

  • Has had major dental work in the past four weeks, or scheduled in the next four weeks (including wisdom teeth removal, root canal or any procedure related to the soft tissue (gum disease), veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, and the fitting of braces)

  • Has had minor dental work within the last two weeks or scheduled in the next two weeks (including scale and clean, routine tooth extraction, fillings, and tooth whitening)

  • Has been given antibiotics post dental intervention (a period of two weeks is required before threads can be given)

  • Has any planned surgical procedure 4 weeks pre or post appointment

If you are unsure, contact your clinic

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