The latest thread technology is the Matrix PDO Mono Threads that activate collagen production to tighten and rejuvenate skin across the face and body gradually.
The Matrix PDO Mono Threads are a fantastic option for those who want to plump and smooth skin, reducing the visible signs of ageing. These innovative threads rejuvenate and tighten skin for a firmer, younger-looking complexion.
Best areas to use PDO mono threads
- Upper and lower cheeks
- Forehead lines
- Neck and jawline
- Nose to mouth lines
- Upper lip lines
- Frown lines
- Marionette lines
- Fine lines around mouth and eyes
- Brow lift
- Accordion lines
How are Matrix threads different from a thread lift?
Matrix PDO Mono Threads tighten and thicken skin, whereas a thread lift procedure uses tiny barbs on the thread to hold the skin up, with the thread lift offering significantly more lift to sagging skin.
Mono threads improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by gradually stimulating collagen and elastin production within the skin over time. Not everyone needs the lift gained with a thread lift, leaving room for skin enhancement with innovative facial threading treatments. ENRICH Clinic in Melbourne offers both Matrix PDO Mono Threads and thread lifts.
Collagen production is slow; thus, all face thread treatments take several weeks to months to show the best results.
Matrix PDO Mono Threads are a substance called polydioxanone – a flexible, durable, absorbable polymer. Matrix threads tighten skin for 6-12 months after the procedure, resulting in the thread matrix supporting the structure of the face by increasing collagen production. Then, the face thread dissolves completely over time, leaving just the supportive collagen.
The mono threads are a single, smooth, minimally-invasive PDO filament. Mono facial threads can be inserted into the skin in a mesh-like pattern to achieve maximum skin tightening.
Some lift naturally comes with skin tightening, but the PDO threads do not significantly lift the skin, as there are no barbs that act as anchors. The barb-less nature of the mono threads suits many patients who are not concerned with sagging skin but are more focused on skin tightening and smoothing.
The PDO thread lift can improve the appearance of the cheeks by adding volume or smoothing out crepey skin. We use 40-60 individual Matrix PDO Mono Threads for every individual treatment area or zone.
Benefits of PDO threads
- Minimally invasive
- Long-lasting effect (12 months+)
- Use across the whole body, face and neck
- Some lift without barbs
- Look younger without surgery
- Tighten skin without injections or fillers
- Smooth and soften lines and wrinkles
What to expect during a Matrix PDO Mono Thread treatment
We apply a topical anaesthetic to the skin to ensure your comfort during the facial thread lift procedure. Once your skin is clean and ready for the filaments to be applied, we use a microneedle to thread the precise number of threads in the most beneficial pattern for the area.
The needle transports the tail of the thread to the desired position, then withdraws, leaving the filament behind in place.
Your practitioner individualises each treatment for best results.
What does PDO mean?
The PDO stands for polydioxanone, an absorbable polymer thread.
Do the PDO treatments hurt?
We use local anaesthetic, so the treatment is fairly painless; however, there can be some discomfort.
When will I see the results of a facial thread treatment?
After your thread lift procedure is complete, you’ll start to see the impacts from around six weeks onwards. The effect will continue to improve across the coming six months as the filaments stimulate new collagen production under the skin.
As the threads dissolve, the collagen remains in place, with results developing for up to 12 months.
How long does face threading take?
There are many factors to consider when estimating time for facial threading treatments. Still, you should expect to be in ENRICH Clinic in Melbourne for 30-60 minutes, depending on the extent of your facial threading procedure.
Best candidates for Matrix PDO Mono Thread treatments
Anyone looking for improvements in skin quality, skin tightening and firmness can benefit from the minimally-invasive Matrix PDO Mono Threads. The areas we see the best results include neck, chest, jawline, upper lip lines and stubborn static lines.
Book a personalised consultation to see if a thread treatment could help you achieve your aesthetic goals. As with all cosmetic treatments, it’s important to remember that results do vary between patients.
Preparing for your facial thread treatment
There are specific steps to take before your treatment to optimise results. Well before your appointment, we’ll give you pre-treatment instructions. These will include, for example, avoiding blood-thinning medication or dealing with any active infections like acne breakouts in treatment areas. If you’re not sure about something, call our friendly clinic staff for more information.
Facial threading recovery
At ENRICH Clinic, we’ll ensure you know your aftercare instructions for the post-treatment recovery phase. You can expect some inflammation, bruising and swelling, which will resolve over the coming few days.
General care guidelines include:
- Sleep on your back with your head elevated
- Avoid oil-based moisturisers or make-up for 24 hours
- Apply ice as needed
- Do not receive facial massage for three weeks
- Expect mild tenderness for up to two weeks. In some cases, there can be bruising around the treated area
- Avoid saunas for three weeks
- Avoid laser, IPL or radiofrequency treatments for three months
If you’re curious about the Matrix PDO Mono Threads, get in touch with ENRICH Clinic’s friendly reception staff and book in for a consultation. We’ll help you decide what will best help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
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