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PDO Thread Lifts

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. PDO thread lifts are designed to help restore your facial structure by lifting and tightening the skin to reduce the visible signs of ageing without surgery. At Transform, we can create a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve the look you want.

Often referred to as the ‘lunchtime facelift’, the PDO thread-lifting treatment is a quick and simple procedure involving the introduction of threads via a cannula (thin tube) beneath the skin attaching the threads to surrounding tissue. These threads anchor the tissue to lift the face almost instantly, and because no incisions are made there will be no lasting scarring and downtime is minimal.

The PDO (Polydioxanone) threads used not only help to tighten the skin, but can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are important in restoring the plumpness of the skin and stimulating wrinkle reduction.

Here at Transform, our team of experts help guide thousands of patients through their cosmetic treatment journey every year. Get in touch and start your journey with us today.

PDO thread lifts

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Pricing & finance

If you prefer to spread the cost of your surgery, you can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or loan repayments over two to five years.

Why choose Transform for PDO Thread Lifts?

Since 1974, Transform as a brand has been committed to helping people be the best they can be. Without a doubt, we’re the UK’s longest established and most trusted cosmetic surgery provider. We’re also the only provider to have three of our own dedicated hospitals, as well as a network of 22 specialist clinics across the UK.

Our professional practitioners and nurses are qualified to prescribe and administer your wrinkle treatments, including Botox® injections. Each year they perform thousands of procedures with Transform and between January and March 2017 alone, they helped 2,583 patients to look and feel better through Botox® treatment. We also only use genuine FDA-approved Botox® at Transform. By using this premium brand, we’re able to provide our clients with the very best, long-lasting results.

From your first contact with Transform, we want you to feel comfortable that you’ve come to the right place. We’re dedicated to providing exceptional care and we’re proud to say that so many of our patients agree. More than 95% rate their Transform experience as good or excellent and we receive enquiries from 15,000 people each year on the recommendation of family and friends.

PDO thread lifts

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PDO Thread Lifts FAQs

PDO threads can be used to treat sagging skin in the forehead, eyebrow area, eye bags, jowls, cheeks, neck and mouth area.


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PDO threads are suitable for both men and women aged 18+ experiencing sagging, loose or excess skin. If you are looking for a minimally invasive, relatively pain-free treatment which can help restore your natural facial structure and tighten the skin then this could be a great solution.


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The thread-lifting treatment offers a surgery-free alternative to the traditional facelift, only requiring local anesthetic and with very little downtime. The results are also visible immediately after the treatment and continue to improve in the following weeks.


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A tiny entry is made behind the ear and the threads are inserted via a cannula along the marked contours and are attached to the tissue. Once the threads are in place the body produces new collagen around the thread, which helps to create a subtle and natural-looking lifting effect


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Threads used in a PDO thread lift are made from polydioxanone – a biodegradable material used for medical stitches which dissolves naturally within the body. The threads are generally fully dissolved 9 months following your treatment.


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Known as the ‘lunchtime facelift’ the thread-lifting treatment takes under an hour to complete. This is dependent on the number of threads used in your treatment.


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Thread lift results often vary from patient to patients, but typically last from 12-18 months. It is possible to have the treatment again once the previous threads are fully dissolved.


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You may experience some bruising and puckering, which is completely normal and can last up to 14 days following your treatment. Arnica tablets can help reduce the amount of bruising and swelling.


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We would advise you to wash your face carefully and avoid face cream and make up for the first 48 hours. Also avoid hot drinks and hard foods for the first 1-3 weeks. To achieve optimal results sleep in an upright position to reduce swelling for the first 3-7 days, avoid strenuous exercise and do not consume alcohol or expose yourself to heat including sun beds or saunas for 7 days.


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