PDO Threads – What is it?
As we age, however well we look after our face with a myriad of creams and potions, it is often our neck that gives it all away. The skin of the neck is affected as much as skin anywhere else by the ageing process. The steady decline in collagen and elastin results in sagging skin that doesn’t have that youthful snapback. Sun damage causes the neck to take on a crepey texture. This effect is worsened in the neck region. Along with loosening of skin some also develop neck bands due to tethering of the skin along the muscular plane known as the platysma. The platysma is a thin sheet of muscle that lies just below the skin. To cap it all off we lose the profile of our neck even further following ups and downs in our weight, that can result in fat deposition below the chin.
PDO and PCL threads can be used to great effect in the neck. PDO threads, especially a combination of ‘cog’ and ‘flat’ threads can be used to help tighten the neck and improve the profile as well provide a collagen boost that improves the texture and often crepey nature of the skin around the neck. PDO threads are absorbed within 3 months of insertion and are replaced by strands of collagen. An additional benefit of PDO threads is it’s lipolytic properties. This means that PDO threads are able to breakdown fatty deposit. As a result insertion of a meshwork of ‘flat’ and ‘screw/twisted’ threads into fatty deposits just below the chin can help to break them down and over the course of 3 to 4 months they will reduce in size. This is in addition to their rejuvenating properties.
PDO thread neck lift is good but if you want an even better result consider J-Plazty Neck. At Rejuvence we are the first and only clinic in the UK to offer the J-Plazty neck tightening procedure. This is a revolutionary procedure that has taken the US by storm. J-Plazty uses the power of J-Plasma from Renuvion. This is the premier skin tightening technology available on the market. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be carried out under local anaesthetic. In combination with VASER liposuction, fat can be removed from below the chin and neck and skin tightened using the power of helium based J-Plasma. The results of J Plazty neck are far superior to non-invasive techniques. Compared to a surgical neck lift J-Plazty neck can yield similar results in cases of moderate skin laxity and does not require a general anaesthetic, shorter treatment time, quicker downtime with less pain and bruising. Of course it costs much less than a surgical neck lift.
At Rejuvence Clinic we are experienced in all treatments for neck rejuvenation. We are the premier skin tightening clinic. PDO thread neck lifts are a good option for rejuvenating the neck. Our prices are very competitive and with real time ultrasound guidance we perform all our procedures safely and without taking any risks. Contact us for a consultation.
There are a number of non-invasive treatments available to improve the skin and profile of the neck. However, the effects are all limited. The skin of the neck can be improved through the use of mesotherapy with PRP or indeed multiple sessions of hyaluronic acid skin booster shots. Skin boosters help to plump up the skin and improve the crepey nature of the neck and decolletage regions. Wrinkle relaxing injections are used to treat platysmal neck bands. In the US and Australia, Kybella injections have become very popular. Kybella can be injected into fat deposits below the chin and in the neck and help to break down the fat. Results are impressive but multiple sessions are needed. Kybella is also extremely expensive with a full course costing between $5000 to $10000. Kybella is still not available in the UK. Ultrasound based technologies such as HiFU and 3D Lipo Med have demonstrated some success in improving the profile of the neck but again multiple sessions are required and results vary. Laser lipo has been touted as ‘lunch time lipo’ and a great option for improving the tone and profile of the neck but this can be associated with significant complications, especially in the wrong hands.
The risk of complications is quite low in a safe pair of hands. The most common complication associated with PDO thread lifts is bruising. In addition the neck has some very important structures and it is very important that care is taken when placing the threads. At Rejuvence we go a step further and use ultrasound guidance to aid us with thread placement and to be doubly sure we don’t damage any major blood vessels as we go in. Ultrasound allows us to view all structures in the neck whilst the threads are being placed. We are also able to ensure threads are being placed in the right plane to achieve the best possible result.