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PDO Mono Thread Lift


Eye Lift £199

Brow Lift (FOXY EYES) £199

Eye & Brow Lift £300

Jawline Lift £199

Jawline & Mid Face Lift £300

Jawline, Neck & Mid Face Lift £500

Neck Lift £199

Smile Lines & Marionettes Lift £299

Full Face Lift £800

In past years, thread lifts involved surgery and too often had undesirable side effects including infections and thread breakage. But in recent years, the thread lifts have radically changed and most are now noninvasive. Though there are many different types of thread lifts, the PDO thread lift is among the most popular and we at The Skin Body and Refinery would like to take the opportunity to talk about the procedure.

What is the PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads introduces them into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin:

  • Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
  • Cellular Renewel, through Collagen stimulation, and neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
  • Skin Tightening, by contracting fat tissue

About 6 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through simple hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial contours will remain for about 3-6 months more, due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial slimming effect.

What can be treated with threading?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin furrows and wrinkles on the neck, cleavage and underarms
  • Bags under the eye
  • Lips and around the mouth (Marionette lines)
  • Sagging chin or cheeks
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Naso-labial folds (Smile lines)
PDO Thread Lift

How do PDO Threads work?

The PDO thread is inserted into the skin through a very fine needle or cannula causing an artificial wound, inducing a healing effect improving the skin. Creating upper and lower contraction between skin and muscle, or skeletons, the thread causes a lifting effect. When located in solid tissue, near bones or ligament, the fixed tissue has stronger adhesion effect to the skin.

Different lengths and thicknesses of thread are used for different areas of the face and body. Short strands of threads are often used to treat fine lines around the eyes, while thicker strands can be injected into the muscles of the forehead as an alternative to Botox. For more information about which threads will be most suitable for the procedures you undertake, please get in touch.

PDO Thread Lift Recovery

As the threads provide support to lift skin in its new position, your skin is immediately lifted after a PDO thread lifting procedure. Initially, you may look unnaturally tighter, slightly, but typically within 1 week, the skin will relax, giving you a more natural look. You will notice improved skin texture, firmer, and smoother skin because the rejuvenating effects of the skin take effect within 1-2 months. During the procedure, the doctor may focus on the skin rejuvenation, or skin lifting depending on the desired results and which technique is ultimately used. However, end results will vary from the individual person. The effects continue even after the threats have completely dissolved about 9 months following the procedure.