Thread lifts are an innovative new way to improve the structure of the face and areas of the body without venturing into more invasive and expensive surgery. Using fine PDO (polydioxanone) threads, introduced to the skin with very fine needles or cannulas, your practitioner can reduce the appearance of sagging skin which has lost it’s elasticity whether it be from ageing, sun damage or weight gain and loss.
ideal areas for treatment… Marionette lines, Nasolabial folds, Crows feet, Glabella folds
PDO is a standard material, which has been linked to increasing the production of collagen and stimulating the hyaluronic acid and elastin within the skin, both of which are essential to looking youthful.
Following the treatment, an instant lift is often noticeable but the affects will continue to improve for several days and weeks after. The threads do not need to be removed as the body will absorb them naturally like many used in standard hospital procedures.
The skin will undoubtedly appear and feel tighter, firmer and smoother but it is important to note this is not the same as a surgical facelift which may be a more suitable solution for those who have more severe symptoms of ageing or weight fluctuations.
Lower Jaw Lift £850
Lower Jaw Lift and Chin £950
Double Chin £200
Marrionette Lines (mouth to jaw) £250
What is the procedure like?
Local anaesthetic is injected into the treatment area. The PDO thread will then be introduced using a cannula or needle. The procedure takes around 45-60 minutes, depending on what treatment you will require. You will be able to fully resume your everyday routine and social commitments within a couple of days.
Who is a good candidate for FTC Threads?
The best candidate are both men and women who are beginning to experience the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, sagging of the mid-face and lower face and neck areas.
Which areas are most effectively treated by FTC Therapy (PDO Threads)?
For the face, this would be the nasolabial fold, jaw line and double chin zones.
For the body, we have seen the most visible results with arms, thighs and abdomen correction.
Can FTC be used alongside other aesthetic procedures?
The benefits of FTC Therapy are best realised when combined with other therapies, to deliver the optimal result. This includes micro-needling therapy, dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections.
Who should perform the FTC therapy?
Only trained professionals who have attended the full FTC training course are certified to perform this procedure.
How long do the results usually last for?
It varies depending on the patients age at the time, degree of sagging and number of threads used. The result of a single procedure normally lasts for at least 10 months, but 2 further treatments could extend the result to approximately 2-3 years.
Are there any side effects?
FTC is a very safe procedure and complications are extremely rare. Minor complications may include temporal swelling and bruising. Patients may feel slight tenderness or a pulling sensation immediately following the treatment but this diminishes over a relatively short period of time.