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PCL & PDO Thread Lifting

Learn More About Thread Lifts:

PCL thread lift is a unique inclusion in the aesthetic line of treatments offered by Advance Aesthetics Luxembourg. MS. Elita Lemoni promises her clients their youthful, juvenile, and aesthetic outlook without causing any side effects and complications. PCL thread lift is a dynamic solution for patients who are looking for non-surgical and non-invasive anti-aging treatments.

 Aging, smoking, excessive use of alcohol and unprotected sun exposure are the reasons for sagging, loss, and creepy skin, which can be smooth out immediately without undergoing cuts and incisions. You will get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagginess by specially designed absorbable threads placed under the skin and aid in the stimulation of collagen. 

What Are The Types of Absorbable Threads?

Three different types of materials are used in absorbable threads to produce aesthetic outcomes. Based on differences in their structure and action, absorbable threads are divided into three types. 

  • PDO threads (Polydioxanone threads)
  • PLLA Threads (Poly, L Lactic Acid Threads)
  • PCL threads ( Polycaprolactone threads)
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PDO (Polydioxanone) Thread Lift

PDO thread lift is an aesthetic revolution in the field of cosmetic sciences. PDO threads and other types are vital for skin tightening, lifting, and cellular regeneration of collagen. After having your PDO thread lift, you can have more tight and firm skin with fewer wrinkles and fine lines. 

PDO threads have extensively been used to treat gynecological disorders and suturing of incisions after surgery. In addition, the use of threads in cosmetic medicines to treat facial flaws and signs of aging is safe and is approved by FDA. 

PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) Thread Lift

 PLLA thread is the other absorbable suture material and is beneficial in stimulating Type 1 collagen and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance present in larger quantities in the human body’s skin, joints, and eye fluids. The amount of hyaluronic acid falls off with age and other external factors; PLLA threads by stimulating hyaluronic acid provide moisture, firmness, and a tighter appearance to the skin. Results of PLLA threads last for about twelve months. 

PCL (Polycaprolactone) Thread Lift

PCL Threads are the newest among other threads and are widely used in aesthetic clinics and medical spas for long-lasting and effective skin rejuvenation results. PCL threads act as a scaffold to which healthier skin cells attach and leave your skin firmer, more robust, and tighter. In addition, the longer-acting duration of PCL threads provides better support and regeneration of Type I and type II collagen and hyaluronic acid. Lifting and skin tightening results of PCL threads last for up to eighteen months and more. 

What Are the Structural Differences in Types of Threads? 

The absorbable threads come in three different types

  • Mono threads
  • Cog threads
  • Screw  threads

Mono threads are smooth and singular without barbs and are placed in your face to provide a slight lift. However, mono threads are not efficient in inducing collagen production. 

Cog threads have a barbed structure that hooks to your sagging skin to provide lift. In addition, cog threads stimulate collagen production, and barbs help in the restoration of lost volume. Cog threads’ most common treatment areas are brows, jawline, cheek, upper neck, inner arm, and knees. 

Screw threads also have a barbed structure with one or two intertwined threads around the needle. Screw threads provide volume restoration around the recessed areas of the face, improves skin elasticity and texture. The aesthetic outcomes of screw threads are natural and catchy to the eyes. 

What Is The Best Option between Mono, Cog, and Screw Threads? 

MS. Elita Lemoni encourages her patients to discuss their skin rejuvenation goals to help her design the best skin tightening protocol. Mono threads are sufficient to produce the desired results if you want a slight tightening and reawakening of your skin. Patients who wish to have boosted volume and lift around the recessed areas of the face, cog, or screw threads are ideal for providing estimated outcomes. 

What are the Targeted Areas for PCL Thread Lift? 

Any facial area with an expression of aging

  • Cheeks 
  • Crow’s feet 
  • Jowls 
  • Neck 
  • Jawline
  • Nasojugal folds
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Eyebrows
  • Under-eye areas
  • Marionette lines

Who is an Ideal Candidate for PCL Thread Lift?

 You are the ideal claimant for PCL thread lift if;

  • You don’t want to invest in traditional means of the surgical face lifting
  • You’re in good health with no baseline ailments
  • You are looking to delay aging, pigmentation, and skeletal features. 
  • You have realistic and positive expectations from the outcome of the procedure. 

What to Expect Before PCL Thread Lift? 

To get better control of the facelifting procedure results, avoid taking alcohol, Ginko, Omega Fish oil supplements, Vitamin E, and Chinese medications. In addition, avoid strenuous activities, workouts, and sauna baths few days before and after the treatment. PCL thread lift is a lunch break treatment; you won’t need to break from the routine activities. 

What is the Procedure of PCL Thread Lift? 

The process of PCL thread lift starts by applying local anesthesia to the areas under treatment. In the next step, a cannula containing thread is inserted under the skin and is directed to the sites which can produce the best lifting outcomes. Your aesthetician will withdraw the cannula leaving the thread into the skin. When the cannula is removed in barbed threads, the thread is slightly pulled to hook it with overlying skin.  Your practitioner will trim away the excess thread, and tiny injuries heal within few days after the thread lifting treatment. Minimal discomfort with slight swelling and bleeding is associated with the procedure. The whole process takes thirty minutes to complete, and an hour is required to treat four to six facial spaces. 

Ms Elita recommends her patients have Botox or Dysport before treatment to give the best aesthetic outcomes. This will also help prevent dislodgement of threads while treating brows and downward pulling facial muscles. 

What to Expect after PCL Thread Lift? 

 Following are the recommendations to consider after getting the PCL thread lifting procedure;

  • Sleep at your back; this will prevent pressure at one side of the face
  • Hold off your dental appointment for two weeks after the treatment because opening up the mouth for longer hours of dental treatment can affect the results of the thread lift procedure
  • Avoid wearing makeup for twenty-four hours after the treatment
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking for twenty-four hours after the treatment
  • Avoid taking facial massage three weeks after the treatment
  • Avoid doing strenuous activities and workout after the treatment
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After How Long, the Results of PCL Thread Lift Are Seen? 

You can see the immediate result after the PCL thread lift procedure. However, your aesthetic needs and degree of laxity determine the outcomes and number of threads used during each thread lift session—results of thread lift last for twelve to eighteen months. However, lifestyle, diet, and continual aging may affect the results. The usual healing time is about two weeks. 

To know more about the PCL thread lift procedure, book your initial online consultation or call now!