30 October 2020

PDO Thread Lift vs. Dermal Filler - which one should you choose?

PDO Thread Lift vs. Dermal Filler- which one should you choose?

Sometimes even the most expensive creams and vigorous skincare routines just won’t do, if you are thinking about the effects of ageing, then you may have considered a number of non-surgical treatments to rejuvenate your skin and combat the ageing process. Here at Transform, the most popular anti-ageing treatments we offer are PDO thread lifts and dermal fillers but which one will be most suited to your individual goals. First you will need more about each one:

What are dermal fillers and why are they used?

If you’ve noticed that your lines and wrinkles are quite deep or sunken cheeks are making your face look tired, dermal fillers could help to restore a more youthful look. They can be used for plumping parts of the face that have lost volume due to the ageing process or skin damage, including cheeks, nose to mouth lines, around the mouth and lips, forehead, mouth to chin lines, between the eyebrows, and acne scars.

What is a PDO Thread Lift and how does it work?

As we age, our skin naturally begins to weaken due to a loss in elastic tissue (elastin) which results in loose skin around the mouth, jowl, cheek and neck area. The PDO Thread Lift is designed to help restore your facial structure and reduce the visible signs of ageing without the need for surgery.

The PDO Lift works by using threads via a cannula (thin tube) beneath the skin and attaching them to the surrounding tissue to lift the face and tighten the skin. The PDO (Polydioxanone) threads can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are important in restoring the plumpness of the skin and stimulating wrinkle reduction.

Which treatment should you choose?

- If you want the effects of your treatment to last then the PDO Thread Lift comes out on top as it lasts a minimum of 12-18 months on average whilst dermal fillers have a lifespan of around 6-9 months and will require regular top-ups to maintain your results. 

Winner: PDO Thread Lift

-Thread lift tightens and lifts the whole face to create a more youthful appearance and is a one-time procedure. Fillers can be much more effective at contouring the face, volumising specific areas of concern such as the cheeks which become willowy as you age, sculpting and wrinkle smoothing in very targeted areas – this is often called 3D facial contouring or a ‘liquid face lift.’ 

Winner: Dermal Fillers

- Dermal fillers fade over a short period of time and they can be dissolved so you can try them without a lot of commitment. Whereas the PDO Thread lift involves penetrating the skin and may be seen as a slightly more invasive procedure – although much less invasive than a traditional face lift as it takes under an hour to complete and only requires a local anaesthetic.

Winner: Dermal Fillers

- For an instant flash of youth, we’d recommend opting for fillers, with visible results within a week, rather than the PDO Thread lifts which can take slightly longer for the full results to show once the new collagen and elastin in the skin has formed. 

Winner: PDO Thread Lift

- Still can’t decide and need some more details? Feel free to get in touch with our team for a friendly chat and to book a free consultation discuss your skin goals. At Transform, we offer many anti-ageing solutions and can create a bespoke package to help you get the look you want.




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