Mulberry House Clinic are delighted to announce a new option for threadlifting, specially chosen by Dr John Tanqueray to offer patients a series of tangible benefits.
We find that the jawline and the neck areas are among the most successful and satisfying to treat. The lifting effect for the face can be quite subtle, and often other treatments will be more cost-effective for this. The threads can be used purely for textural improvement, for example in the neck or cheek areas, and we have seen good results with this. Dr John Tanqueray, MB BCh MRCGP DCH DRCOG DipOccMed BCAM
Video: Dr John Tanqueray Introduces Threadlifting
How Threadlifting Works
The process of thread lifting involves insertion of specially designed sutures and threads, which are used to ‘lift’ the structure of the face for a more youthful look. This gently smoothes out signs of ageing for more youthful look which still appears natural.
The interruption of the surface of the skin and insertion of threads has an additional benefit, which is to work within the skin, stimulating cell renewal and collagen production so that the skin naturally renews, generating a smoother, firmer and tighter texture.
Benefits of FTC PDO Thread Lift
The thread lift is ideal for patients who are seeing signs of facial ageing, as it works to effectively yet subtly lift the structure of the face without the need for surgery and can improve a variety of conditions and areas:
General skin tightening
Improvement of mild skin laxity with a ‘lifting’ effect
Redefines facial contours
Complexion, texture and skin quality improvement
Stimulation of collagen production
Fine Thread Contour (FTC) Threads
The launch of Fine Thread Contour (FTC) Threads follows the introduction in 2013 of Silhouette Soft and offers visible results to a wider group of patients. Key points for FTC threads are:
Fast recovery – low downtime
Gentle treatment technique compared to surgery
Threads are completely resorbed over about 6 months
Benefits last around 1-2 years
Proven suture material, used for 15 years in medicine
Neck Lift with PDO Threads
Before Thread Lift
Finished Result – 6 Weeks Later
FTC PDO Thread Lift FAQ
What are the threads made of?
FTC threads are 100% Polydioxanone (PDO). This material is a clinically proven biocompatible and bioabsorbable material. It has a good medical track record as it is used in medical suturing.
What areas can be treated with FTC PDO Thread Lift?
Lower face – neck, jawline and chin areas tend to be most successful and satisfying. Other areas which may be considered are forehead (brow lift), nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds), marionette Lines (vertical mouth lines) or eye bags (area beneath the eyes) – other treatments may be preferable for these areas.
It is also possible to treat other body areas such as the abdomen and thighs – this requires a lot of threads, and we have no personal experience of these techniques at Mulberry House Clinic.
Does it hurt?
We use a local anaesthetic to numb the area and this tiny injection is the most painful part of the process. The PDO threads are inserted using a cannula or micro-needle. Any discomfort after the procedure usually passes quickly and can be relieved with normal painkillers (paracetamol or ibuprofen).
How long does it take?
This depends on the area being treated. The average procedure takes around 45-60 minutes.
Will I see results straight away?
You will see the lifting impact immediately, but this procedure also serves to induce collagen production in the skin, a process which builds over a period of around 6 months. During this time, your skin will continue to improve, becoming firmer and more youthful in appearance.
What is the recovery time?
You won’t want to plan any big social occasions while the results are settling down, but will be able to fully resume your everyday routine and social commitments within a couple of days.
How long will this treatment last?
The results of FTC PDO Thread Lift will vary depending on each client’s physiology and lifestyle, but in general can be expected to last 1-2 years.
What happens then?
The FTC PDO threads will simply dissolve in the skin. There is no ‘removal’ process at the end. When the effects wear off, patients can book another procedure if they wish to maintain the effect.
Can I combine this with fillers?
Yes, there are a number of good treatment combinations which we can suggest for an even better result, in particular: