PDO Thread Lift Treatment Provided By Adelaide’s Laser Skin & Vein Clinic

Just One PDO Thread Lift Treatment Can Help!

Just one PDO Thread Lift Treatment can quickly and effectively contour the neck and jawline, erase wrinkles from the skin and so much more. The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of the same material as a surgical suture. A PDO Thread Lift is a suture material that effectively gives a mechanical lift. A non-surgical alternative to going under the knife which helps subtly lift and redistribute volume for a more youthful, natural outcome.

What Are The Benefits To PDO Threads:

  • Non-surgical face lift
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Brightened skin tone
  • Improvement in skin wrinkles, reduction of jowls and sagging skin
  • No surgery and minimal downtime

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during a Thread Lift?

Firstly, the area is cleaned and then marked up for the intending thread placement. Local anaesthetic is then injected to create a block and local infiltration is also added to the area of entry. A fine needle will be used to pull the thread beneath your skin. The thread is then delivered to the desired area and engaged. The skin is then raised and adjusted to the position that is desired. There should be no scarring left from this procedure, as only small openings are used and are normally near the hairline. A thread lift procedure normally lasts around 1 hour to 1.5 hours. 

Does a Thread Lift hurt?

There is no need for a general anaesthetic, unlike a surgical face lift. A local anaesthetic is used to make sure that patients do not experience any pain and they are comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. We do also offer the use of a penthrox pen if needed at an additional cost.

Are there any side effects from a Thread Lift?

The side effects from PDO threads are minimal but there will be some light swelling, bruising and minor redness immediately following the procedure, all of which generally dissipate in the first few days and should not worry the patient. Facial movement is somewhat limited for about two to three weeks, so refrain from over-stretching your mouth when you yawn and a soft diet is suggested for the first 2-3 days post procedure.

The results of a thread lift are seen immediately, but they generally improve over a three to six month period, as collagen encapsulates and ‘bunches’ over the threads to further fill in the face. These results are classed as permanent, but it can be used again as a treatment for further ageing in the future. 

Is there any downtime associated with a Thread Lift?

Some downtime will be required for a thread lift, but again, this will be significantly less than is required for a surgical face lift. Patients normally take 1-2 days off work for recovery and to allow any swelling or discolouration to fade, this is not always necessary. Thread lift patients should avoid strenuous exercise or activity for approximately five days to aid in the recovery process.

Who are suitable candidates for a Thread Lift?

The best candidates for a thread lift are those who are in good physical condition, age group of 35-65 with moderate ‘sagging’ or skin laxity. If you are experiencing drooping skin and wrinkles, as well as loss of volume on your face through the ageing process, this procedure may be the right one to allow for a more youthful appearance again. If you have had a surgical facelift previously, but again you are experiencing sagging skin you may still be a good candidate for a thread lift.

Further Information

This treatment is surprisingly safe. Compared to fillers, the side effects are in fact much milder. Fillers can even cause skin death and blindness. Because PDO threads are inserted via needles, not surgery, and are absorbed in 6-8 months, many of the side effects associated with older thread lifting procedures are minimised, such as infection and thread breakage.

Depending on the types of threads used and areas treated, bruising may or may not occur. Expect some mild swelling and soreness for 3 to 5 days after the procedure, and a sensation of tightness (mild) of up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur – and resolves in a few days.

Some side effects are related to the technique of insertion, and the types of threads used. These include surface depressions, thread migration and even extrusion, facial asymmetry, prolonged pain, and prolonged dimpling. PDO threads are not created equal – and your practitioners training in the procedure is also extremely important in ensuring a good outcome with minimal side effects from your procedure. 

More serious side effects, though rare, can occur. These include infection, nerve damage, formation of nodules, and damage to the salivary ducts. The face has a very complex anatomical structure. Intimate anatomical knowledge is required to perform a PDO thread lift well, and to avoid serious side effects.

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Level of PDO Thread Lift


Mild $3,000
Medium $3,500
Severe $4,000
Mono Threads $550 per area


Get in contact with our warm and knowledgeable staff today to discover more about this life changing treatment.

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