Lunchtime lift

Enhances loose skin and improves the oval shape of the face without scalpel and its signs!

By Mania Bousboura, in cooperation with Panagiota Riga, dermatologist PDO thread lift is a non-surgical tightening and recovery facial treatment based on specific threads, which when entering the skin, provide the area with immediate improvement. How does it work exactly? These threads are made of PDO (polydioxanone), a fully absorbable and biodegradable polymer that has been used for many years in dissolvable sutures. Clinical studies have shown that when PDO is placed on skin, it begins to disintegrate gradually and new collagen is being formed in its place. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Also, it was found that the synthesis of endogenous hyaluronic acid is induced, which helps in correct skin hydration. Thus, not only strengthening is achieved naturally, but also skin quality improvement at the applicable points. When do we see results? Recovery of contour and wrinkles smoothing can be seen immediately. The improvement is continued in the days following, while the final result is seen in the first three months and it may last from 12 to 18 months. To which women and men is it recommended? To those who suffer from skin loosening and loss of firmness in the face. It is an ideal treatment for the recovery of the oval shape of the face and mouth angles. The results are impressive at ages from 40 to 55 years old, at which loosening isn’t as bad. At an older age, it may not correct the facial contour completely (the result can be characterized from moderate to good), but it’s certain that it prevents further loss of firmness and “dropping”. These threads can be used in the neck to improve double chin and loosening. Although thread lift offers very good results, in no case can it be replaced by a surgical facelift when it is indicated. What’s the process of the treatment? The process takes about half an hour, it takes place in the office and it is relatively painless. Usually, local anesthesia is implied (cream or injection). After the doctor’s outlining of the plan of treatment and of selecting the type of threads that are required, fine needles or microcannulas are used for their introduction. The threads enter subcutaneously with an upward direction and then a grid is created which pulls and supports the skin. Immediately after the end of the process, there is a slight redness on skin which disappears in a few hours, while the worst thing that may happen is a bruise or swelling, which resolves in a few days. Also, there may be mild discomfort and a feeling of skin pulling the first few days after treatment. Generally, it’s a treatment that does not cause deformation and does not give any volume to the face (it is not swollen). The patients can return directly to their activities, that’s why it’s called lunchtime lift.   Extra info: PDO thread lift can be combined with all other tightening and anti-aging skin treatments, such as fractional lasers, radio frequency treatment, autologous mesotherapy with blood, hyaluronic acid implants and Botox.