PDO – COG THREADS
The bloodless lunchtime
Facial threads are the only treatment that can provide immediate lifting in a non-invasive way. Thanks to “invisible” supports that are placed in strategic places under the skin, it straightens the tissues and automatically gives a youthful appearance. It is one of the most active anti-aging treatments against sagging of the face, neck and décolleté, offering a result that lasts up to two years.
What are facial threads?
Facial threads are essentially the cosmetic version of absorbable sutures that have been used for several decades in medicine. These are special fine fibers, which are less than a thread in diameter and are placed under the skin with the aim of lifting and tightening loose skin.
The best known are the PDO and COG threads, which are made from a special synthetic polymer, polydioxanone. The PDO threads are placed in such a way as to create a supportive mesh under the skin, which stimulates the synthesis of new collagen, elastin and of hyaluronic acid, with a spectacular benefit for skin firmness. On the other hand, COG threads are threads with tiny hooks that are automatically placed and held under the skin, offering immediate lifting of loose skin as well as long-term collagen formation. In both cases, the threads are absorbed within the following months by the body, leaving a youthful face in their place.
The types of threads
Mainly, threads are divided into two categories: those that offer tightening and those that offer straightening.
Tightening threads are soft threads without hooks, which are placed under the face with the formation of a mesh, with the aim of stimulating its response mechanisms due to the penetration of a foreign body inside it: collagenogenesis, stimulation of microcirculation, increase of local metabolism, lipolysis , muscle relaxation and enhanced tissue bonding Typically, these threads, which can be single, double, triple or even spiral, are used to treat wrinkles and sagging in the neck, forehead and under-eye areas. eyes.
Lifting threads are threads that have tiny hooks along their entire length and are strategically placed under the skin, so that they “lock” it in specific places to give the effect of a face lift. However, in addition to immediate lifting, the threads also have a long-term rejuvenating effect, as they stimulate collagen production. Lifting threads are most often used to lift sagging cheeks and cheekbones, correct nasolabial folds, improve jawline contours, and tighten sagging neck skin.
The bloodless lifting with facial threads is the ideal treatment for:
Lifting of loose skin on cheekbones, cheeks and under the eyes
Smoothing fine expression lines on the forehead, mid-frown and crow’s feet
Relief of nasolabial and marionette wrinkles
Treatment of sagging in the jawline, neck and décolleté
Improvement of the oval contour of the face
Tightening and improving the double chin
- Treatment Time: 30 minutes
- Result Duration: Up to 2 years
- Pain Level: No pain
- Session cost: from €800
- When the result is visible: Immediately
- Technique: Bloodless
- Anesthesia: Local
- Recovery Time: Zero, immediate return to your activities
STEP BY STEP APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The doctor evaluates the degree of relaxation of the face, neck or décolleté, and together you examine your needs and desires. The doctor informs you about the type and number of threads you will need, as well as their application points.
The doctor marks the entry points of the threads on your skin and administers local anesthesia so that the threading is painless.
During threading, you may feel a gentle pull internally as the doctor straightens your skin with the threads. Any excess thread is cut as soon as the desired straightening is achieved.
Once the treatment is complete, you are guided to the mirror to enjoy the first immediate result. The doctor records in your file the number of threads and the areas where they were placed. Remember that the treatment continues to work internally for several weeks, so the result will improve day by day over the next period.
Avoid taking anticoagulant or anti-inflammatory medications one week prior to treatment.
Avoid drinking alcohol the day before treatment.
You may experience mild bruising at the thread entry points. You can treat them by topical application of arnica cream or by taking arnica pills.
For the first few days, you will be given an antibiotic cream to put on the thread entry points.
To treat any swelling in the area, you can gently apply a cold compress for 5-10 minutes every hour.
Avoid using facial care cosmetics and makeup products for 1-2 days.
It is recommended that you sleep on your back for the first few days, and not on your side, so as not to put pressure on the treatment areas.
Avoid vigorous physical exercise, as well as the sauna for the first week.
If you have any dental treatment planned, be aware that it is best to wait a few weeks for the skin to heal completely. The same goes for beauty treatments and facial massages.
The first results are visible immediately after the treatment. The face immediately looks fresher and revitalized. But the treatment is only now starting to work internally. Over the next 5 weeks, the effect is enhanced as new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid fibers are built around the threads. The threads are completely absorbed by the body within 6 months, leaving behind a face that radiates vitality and freshness. When the treatment is applied by an experienced plastic surgeon with certified materials, the result lasts up to 2 years.
Facial threading is an excellent monotherapy. That is, it is carried out in one session and its result lasts up to 2 years, after which it can be repeated to maintain the result.
Facial Threads VS Invasive Facelift
- ANESTHESIA: Local
- HEALING TIME: None
- SIDE EFFECTS: Mild irritation and bruising
- REVERSIBLE RESULT: Yes
- SCARS: No
- INDICATIONS: Mild to moderate relaxation
- RESULT DURATION: Up to 2 years
- ΑΝΑΙΣΘΗΣΙΑ: Γενική
- ΧΡΟΝΟΣ ΑΠΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑΣ: 2-3 βδομάδες
- ΠΑΡΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΕΣ: Έντονος μωλωπισμός και αιμορραγία
- ΑΝΑΣΤΡΕΨΙΜΟ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑ: Όχι
- ΟΥΛΕΣ: Ναι, αν και “κρυμμένες” κοντά στο τριχωτό της κεφαλής
- ΕΝΔΕΙΞΕΙΣ: Σημαντική χαλάρωση
- ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑΤΟΣ: Έως 10 χρόνια
MYTHS and TRUTHS
The threads may move suddenly and spoil the result.
The threads are fixed at the appropriate depth and in the appropriate direction and direction to hold the skin in the desired places. They are made of special material, which does not lose its tension over time, does not loosen due to body temperature, nor does it move if external pressure or friction is applied to the skin. The threads remain hooked exactly where they are placed by the doctor, until they are naturally absorbed by the body within six months.
Threads make natural facial movements difficult.
The facial threads are quite flexible and are placed in such a way that they follow the movements of the face with absolute precision and naturalness. All expressions are performed normally and effortlessly, without making their presence felt.
The threads are visible under the skin.
The threads are so thin, that neither the threads themselves, nor the healing and collagen generation process that takes place around them. Of course, the experience and technique of the doctor who places them plays a decisive role, as well as the use of certified high-quality threads.
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