PDO Thread Lift Treatments
Please read all the information regarding the training courses and the PDO Thread treatments provided plus review the treatment brochures to ensure you understand the treatments and training requirements.
During the PDO thread lift course will use a combination of mono, cogs and barbed threads.
Product: PDO Thread Mono, Barb and Cog
Price per treatment (see Stage 1 & 2 indications below)=£300
Treatment duration=60-120 minutes
Pre treatment: Local aesthetic injections before the treatment and antibiotics post treatment(precautionary).
The PDO threads treatment is more invasive than other cosmetic treatments. Patients who choose this procedure will be required to take antibiotics to reduce the risks of infection.
PDO Thread Lift Information
Threading is a new concept in aesthetic medicine. This is not a master class in threading as such, but a master class in treating the ageing face. The clinicians attending the PDO thread lift training course are already practicing cosmetic medicine and would like to add this treatment to their clinic.
History of PDO Threads
Lifting with threads is not new and we can draw comfort from this time-tested technique. More than 20 years ago gold threads were created to lift the face; there are still some practitioners using the technique today. In 1999 the permanent lifting thread Aptos was created from polypropylene (Anti-Ptosis).
More recently the development of dissolvable threads has created a resurgence in interest of this well-proven technique, albeit with a few improvements and added benefits.
The PDO threads are smooth and monofilament, ready threaded onto a small needle (27 or 29G). They are made from PDO (polydioxanone, used in surgery for 20 years and made by Ethicon). These threads initiate growth factor release through tissue trauma. Fibroblast activation commences new collagen formation which is remodelled at four weeks. New collagen has a tendency to shrink as it is remodelled. The effect is both volume and shrinkage due to the sheer number of threads inserted.
Stimulating threads such as PDO should be considered as microfillers and microlifters, providing a meshwork of new collagen with initial tissue support and new collagen synthesis.
KT Training provide recognised courses for medical professionals.
Patients are selected based on indications required and availability for each course.
PDO Thread Training Indications
We provide only provide treatments for face and neck rejuvenation with the PDO threads at this time. The course is structured in 2 stages. Below are the indications covered on each stage of this course.
PDO Thread Training Stage 1- The indication treated on Stage 1 below:
PDO Thread Training Stage 2– The indication treated on Stage 2 below:
- Lifting & Shaping the Eyebrows
KT Training provide scheduled dates for Stage 1 and 2. You can only have the areas covered in the specific stage treated on the day(see Stage 1 & 2 indications above). You will need to return at a later date to be treated for the other indications.
PDO Thread Post Treatment Advice
Every procedure carries an element of risk. We do our utmost to minimize risk, and although the chance of an untoward event occurring is very small it may be significant if it happens to you. We will provide antibiotics to reduce the chance of infection.
1. Discomfort, bruising, infection and swelling may all occur as per all procedures that involve breaking the skin.
2. Scarring from the track of the thread.
3. Damage to deeper structures. The thread is inserted just below the skin so deeper structures are not normally at risk.
4. Allergy to the threads. This is very rare since the threads are no-allergenic and used in current surgery practice. Sometimes the local or injected anaesthetic can cause an allergic reaction which may require additional treatment.
5. Pigment changes. Rarely the skin can suffer pigmentary changes. It is important to avoid the sun for at least four weeks following the treatment.
6. Perceived asymmetry. We put the same number of threads into each side of the face. We do not aim to correct asymmetry unless specifically requested. Even so, existing asymmetry will remain.
7. Additional treatment. Sometimes a further treatment may be required to achieve the desired results.
Before your treatment with PDO Thread
The PDO Thread is NOT recommended if the patient has any of the following conditions or treatments.
- Keloid scarring tendency
- Has a history of bad wound healing
- Infection in the area being treated
- Had laser, chemical phenol peeling, dermabrasion
- Herpes simplex in any of the skin areas within the last 30 days
- Acne, Roaccutane (isotretinoin)
- Eye bags (blepharoplasty)
Please follow these instructions after your treatment
- Do not rub or wash the treated area, slightly wash using a moist towel
- No sports activities or sauna bathing, no sweating
- Do not use any make-up until next day, preferable sun protection
Post Treatment Information
- The inflammation should vanish within 5 to 7 days
- The sense of the skin usually returns within 3 days
- The inflammation should vanish within 5 to 7 days
- Swelling and soreness can occur 1-2 days after treatment
- An uncomfortable and pulling feeling may occur for a few days.
- Bruises and hematomas
If any symptoms occur for more than period stated above please contact KT Training.
Adverse Reactions to PDO Threads
There is also the possibility of the following adverse reactions.
- Foreign body reaction/granuloma
- Facial nerve trauma
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