Non-Surgical PDO Thread Face Lift

What is a Non-Surgical PDO Facelift?

Polydioxanone or PDO is a thread filament fibre with twisted threads, which will dissolves into the body over time. The filament has a high strength, which makes it easy to insert under the skin. Elionce TM and Intraline TM thread lift treatment, which uses Polydioxanone to create a natural, fresher and younger looking face. Polydioxanone is a bio-degradable thread which has been used for the past 30 years in surgical sutures. Recent scientific evidence shows the rejuvenating and lifting effects of these Polydioxanone threads. The overall objective of the ElionceTM Thread lift is to improve the skin and facial structure. This non-surgical procedure will have immediate results for the ultimate skin lifted look.


Often referred to as the '20 minute face lift' due to its simplicity and how quickly the procedure takes, in addition to boasting minimal downtime and reduced after care following treatment, Elionce TM is the aesthetic practitioners thread of choice. This relatively new form of non-surgical face lift is beneficial to anyone suffering from loose or sagging skin, as Elionce TM threads bring a natural, dramatic skin tightening and lifting effect, resulting in a fresher and younger looking face. The threads are suitable for most people from their early 20's onwards. As the natural ageing process causes the skin tissue to thin due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres, this results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles.


The threads are absorbed after proliferating collagen by stimulating fibroblast and this simple but very effective, safe and non-surgical face lift reverses the effects of ageing and promotes wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and lifting and improves the general quality of the patient’s skin. Elionce TM threads are composed of the absorbable synthetic polymer PDO. Thread manufacture and extrusion is carried out to GMP and accordance with national and international (93/42/EEC, KFDA GMP) regulations and standards (ISO 13485).


Which types of treatments do we offer?

  • Neck line tightening
  • Marionette lines / Lower Jaw line / Jaw line definition / Chin definition
  • Nasolabial line
  • Forehead and eyebrow lift / Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Cheeks / Saggy cheeks / Smokers lines
  • Edges of eyebrows / Sagging eyebrows / Lower eyelids / Puffy eyelids / Bags under the eyes



What are the benefits from having the procedure?

  • None invasive treatment
  • The patient is conscious throughout the procedure, and at any time can interact with Dr. Natasha
  • Changes after the procedure are visibly instant
  • Minimal downtime post procedure, as there are no cuts or incisions to the skin
  • Recovery time and side effects are minimal making the procedure more desirable than surgery
  • Thread treatments are significantly  cheaper than conventional surgery
  • Gives the client more confidence in their appearance


What happens during the procedure?

The procedure is fairly straight forward and will take approximately 1 hour to complete. However the procedure can take longer depending on the number of threads Dr. Natasha uses on the desired area(s) being treated. This will be discussed in more detail during your consultation. Dr. Natasha will inject a small anesthetic just before the threads are inserted. The threads will be inserted, roughly 2-4 Millimetres under the skin surface. Dr. Natasha will then use hypodermic needles of various sizes and thickness to guide the thread to the desired area. When the threads are in place, Dr. Natasha will compress the skin tissue to reshape it for the desired look. The threads that are not inserted into the skin, are then cut off and disregarded. The amount of threads required will vary according to desired look of the client.




What are the risks Involved with the procedure?

Dr. Natasha takes every precaution for a clean and safe procedure, only sterilized equipment is used for every procedure in a sanitized environment. Clients should follow our post procedure recommendations. No cosmetic procedure is without risk, but with Dr. Natasha's expertise and advanced aesthetic techniques, the level of risk is minimal. The procedure may cause slight bruising, tenderness, and swelling. These will only last a few days. It is important that the client understands that there are minimal risks involved with the procedure. An individual’s choice to undergo a procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to the benefit. The client should discuss this during their consultation with Dr. Natasha. If the advice given by Dr. Natasha is followed, swelling and bruising should only last for a few days. Depending on your skin type, this should be  minimal.


How much does the treatment cost?

  • Smokers Lines with advanced PDO Threads = £300*
  • Face Lift with advanced PDO Threads = £900*
  • Jawline Definition with advanced PDO Threads = £600*
  • PDO Skin Rejuvenation with advanced PDO Threads = £500*


Do I have to pay for my consultation?

Dr. Natasha will give a consultation (Consultation fee of £25) and discuss all available options with the client prior to the treatment. A thorough medical history will be discussed before each treatment is carried out. A discussion will take place at the consultation as to the look the client requires. Once the client fully understands what's involved with each treatment, and is happy to proceed. A consent form is then signed and pre-treatment photos are taken, and the treatment will go ahead.


Why choose Dr. Natasha Clinics for my treatment?

  • Honest, Private Fully Qualified GP only advice and treatments by Dr. Natasha Ranga MRCGP
  • Experience and expertise in Non-Surgical PDO Face Lift Procedure and techniques
  • Fully trained in Advanced aesthetics
  • Save Face Accredited
  • Superior after care support
  • Modern, comfortable and hygienic local premises for your treatment
  • Past and present client satisfaction
  • Only the highest grade FDA approved products used for every treatment


What happens after the procedure?

Some clients experience some slight swelling or bruising post treatment, this is normal. The extent on how this affects the client usually depends on how easily they bruise, usually it’s very minor. You may also notice that the threaded area will be tender for up to 5 days following the treatment. Dr. Natasha will give aftercare advice, and answer any questions or queries the client may have. Dr. Natasha will arrange a future appointment date with the client, for a post procedure checkup. Dr. Natasha will also advise that the post procedure recommendations are followed.


What is the recovery time post-procedure?

The recovery time is usually between 24-72 hours post-procedure. It is highly recommended that the client follows the post-procedure recommendations to avoid complications or infection. It is recommended that you avoid smoking after the procedure. Smoking can cause the skin to tighten and constrict, and may shorten the life of the procedure and the clients overall look. We recommended you not to have any of kind beauty treatments or dental treatment immediately after your treatment. Avoid any physical activity for the first couple weeks to avoid any complications.


What are the possible side effects?
The procedure is very safe. Dr. Natasha is very experienced and specializes in Non-surgical PDO face lifts and advanced aesthetics. Common side-effects include redness, mild bruising and mild swelling, these are usually minimal. These usually resolve within a few hours, but bruising may last up to a few days. Each person reacts differently to the thread injections.


How long will the results normally last for?

Normally the results last between 12-18 months. This is dependent on the individual, and if the post procedure recommendations are followed. The threads are bio-degradable and will be safely absorbed by the body over time. Long sun exposure can affect how long the results will last, and it is important to maintain your daily moisturizing regime. A follow up treatment is recommended by Dr. Natasha to maintain the look required by the client. Dr. Natasha will discuss your next course of treatment, if required at your aftercare appointment.



Post Procedure Recommendations and advice:


We take aftercare very seriously. We highly recommend the below recommendations are followed.


  • Do Not Smoke for at least 24-36 hours (Smoking is not recommended post procedure)
  • Avoid any Hot Drinks (Post Procedure) as this can affect the filler
  • Avoid any alcohol consumption for 24 hours before treatment and 24 hours post procedure
  • Avoid any exercise and sweating for 24 hours (Post Procedure)
  • Avoid using any Make-up or Skin care products / Spray Tan / Direct sunlight, sun exposure and do not use tanning beds
  • Avoid any water on the face. Use a facial cleansing wipe to clean face, avoiding the treated area
  • Avoid touching the treated area unless necessary
  • Apply cool compresses to injected sites for five minutes up to (Four times a day) If Required
  • Restrict facial movements  (Where possible) Up to 1-3 weeks post procedure
  • Keep the head elevated while sleeping for the first (48 hours post procedure)
  • Sleep in an upright position, face up, to help reduce any swelling (3-7 nights post procedure)
  • Use SPF 30 or above when leaving the house if in direct sunlight (for 1-3 weeks post procedure)
  • Avoid any dental appointments, facial appointments and chemical treatments (4 weeks post procedure)
  • Avoid excessive heat - swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers for at least (48 hours post procedure)
  • Paracetamol is advised to patients for post procedure discomfort (Ibuprofen should be avoided)
  • Always stay hydrated


Please Note:

*The above prices are only a guide, and may vary according to the clients individual requirements. Results and longevity will vary from person to person. This is dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history, skin type and lifestyle. Any injectable procedure will only take place after a consultation. The patient will be asked to complete a consent form for each procedure,

On the day of the treatment, and answer questions truthfully on their medical history.

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