INSTANT SKIN REJUVENATION
PDO COG THREADS
WRINKLES – FACE LIFT/ CELLULITE–FIRMING
At our practice we perform face lift with PDO COG THREADS.
They are threads that are different than the simple conventional ones because they have tiny cogs on their surface. After local anaesthesia, we insert these threads under the skin, with the aid of a guiding needle, through a very simple procedure the duration of which is no more than half an hour for the entire face. We lift the thread following the direction and the position that is appropriate in each case and fix the thread properly. Thus, these tiny cogs “open up”, forming a supporting frame on one hand, and stimulating the production of new collagen from the human body on the other hand. They are ideal for the lifting of loose “hanging” areas of the face and particularly of the facial contour. The patients can immediately return to their everyday life.
The injection of PDO and PGA threads is a new method for the treatment of wrinkles and rejuvenation, with quite satisfactory results.
PDO or polydioxanone is a polymer of multiple ether molecules. PDO is widely known as an easily hydrolyzable material for monofilament sutures, with very high resistance and easiness in knot tying. Polydioxanone presents slower degradation from hydrolysis, compared to other similar materials. It is fully degraded in the human body within a period of 180 days.
PGA consists a synthetic, absorbable, knitted multifilament. Its special cover makes the thread particularly smooth, soft and safe. Its function mechanism with the placement of the absorbable thread achieves lifting & correction of the loosening in the particular area where the thread is detained/fixed, because the instant healing process of the lesion and the natural reaction to foreign bodies is activated, that is lifting, firming, correction of the loosening, glow is achieved. The natural process of healing of the lesion promotes the production of collagen, elastin, growing agents, angiogenesis, which is followed by the inflammatory phase and the phase of cell proliferation & of the generation of fibroblasts and the regeneration of healthy new cells.
Thus, the immediate lift of the skin is achieved, due to edema, within 15-30 days, as well as the activation of the mechanism of healing of the lesion within approximately 60 days, the prolongation of collagen production for 180-200 days and the absorption of the thread in 200 days. However, the action still goes on, since even after the absorption of the thread, the effect of lifting-reconstruction is prolonged.
Surgical threads consist a minimally invasive cosmetic medicine procedure, and aim at the lifting of many areas of the face (forehead, chin, nasolabial folds) and of the body (upper thighs, upper arms, abdominal area, buttocks, etc.). This method is applied at the practice with the use of local anaesthesia, without any surgical incisions and sutures. The threads are placed subcutaneously or intradermally, fully painlessly and their lifetime is between 12 and 24 months.
The advantages for the patients are that only local anaesthesia is required, there are no scars, the result is discreet and natural, the treatment is relatively cheap and there is the possibility of repeat. The adverse effects regard the possible occurrence of bleeding, edema and mild bruises along the course of the thread, which will subside within a period of a few days.
The materials that are used are characterized by advanced expertise and needle cutting quality and construction technology, from a thread of high quality and safety and, thanks to their special technology regarding the “coating means”, these needles can penetrate in the skin very smoothly, with minimal resistance, minimizing thus the pain.
The threads can be combined with other cosmetic medicine treatments for better results, such as regeneration or fractional lasers, hyaluronic acid or BOTOX implants. Their high quality guarantees their full absorption and assimilation as well as the avoidance of side-effects (for example granulomas, infection).
First the thread treatment is performed and then all the other treatments.
patients that have frequent skin allergic reactions
systemic diseases: such as diabetes, tuberculosis
patients with extreme skin looseness