Thread Face lift (PDO)

The London Cosmetic Clinic is excited to offer a fantastic innovation in anti-aging treatments in the form of the PDO Facelift. The treatment was six years in the making yet only takes 60 minutes to perform, earning it the nickname of ‘the lunch break facelift’.

The thread facelift does not require general anaesthetic, any cuts or invasive surgery, is discreet and natural-looking and the results can last up to 18 months.


PDO Thread Face Lifting




Having the PDO Thread Lifting at The London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge with confidence by experienced Aesthetic doctors and dermatologist.

With 100% absorbable threads | Free consultations | No cuts | Local anaesthetics.The new less invasive procedure that involves minimal downtime and less self care after the treatment.

The final effect is tightening and lifting of sagging areas of tissue and skin.


What is a PDO Thread ?

PDO (Polydioxanone) thread is a strong filament fibre,consisting of a few twisted solid fiber thread, which dissolves in the body tissue after a certain time (usually 6-8months)


PDO material is used for more than 30 years in plastic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology, ophthalmology for cutaneous and subcutaneous stitches. these threads have very high tensile strength, excellent pliability, smooth tissue passage. This material meets all the requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for surgical sutures.


PDO ultimately breaks down into water and carbon dioxide which are naturally absorbed into skin.

PDO cause a very mild reaction during absorption, minimal acute inflammatory reaction with subsequent formation of new collagen production around the thread (neo collagenesis).


Who is suitable for PDO Thread Lift?

The procedure is suitable for most people from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. PDO threads reverse the effects of ageing and improve the quality of skin.


If the patient does not want to have a face lift surgery, thread lift can be a very effective alternative. Threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin and stimulate the production of collagen and the skin becomes firmer, elastic and moisturised. The thread dissolves itself in few months but the effect lasts longer than the regular dermal filler.


Where are the treated areas for PDO Thread Lift?

The thread can be applied to anywhere on the face and body, such as a flabby face, cheeks, eyebrows, to prevent eye bags, sagging neck skin, fine lines around cheeks, angle around the mouth, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen, smokers lines and lifting of breast.


Which areas of face can be treated?

Horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles

Forehead lift

Brow lift

Lower and outer edges of eyebrows

Sagging/ droopy eyebrows

Lower eyelid – bags under the eyes, puffy eyes, dark circles

crows feets


Nose to mouth lines/ folds (Naso-labial folds)

Marionette lines (lines from corner of mouth to jaw/ chin)

Smiles/ smokers lines

Saggy cheeks

Under the jaw

Jaw line redefinition

Creased cheeks



Which areas on body can be treated?

Wrinkles on the neck and cleavage

Breast and chest firming and shaping

Sagging tissue and Stretch marks on the buttocks, belly, arms and legs

Insensitive subcutaneous tissue and skin (after liposuction treatments)

Obesity – arms, belly, ribs, thighs, buttocks



What are benefits of the PDO thread lift?

Instant and long lasting results

Consecutive 2-3 times procedure results in lasting effect for 1.5 to 2 years

Collagen induction

Improve skin tone & radiance

Tightening pores by new collagen tissue

No cuts, no incisions

Easy to insert

Minimal downtime

Minimal discomfort




Reduction of wrinkles

Tightening pores

Brightening skin

Lifting skin ( by the new collagen )

Treat loose sagging skin

Stimulation of Collagen Production

Promotion of local blood microcirculation

Activation of reparative process


Advantage of the PDO Thread Lift procedure


High efficacy

Lack of cuts and scars

The effect is maintained for about 1.5 to 2 years

The thread is completely absorbed

The procedure is repeatable if which so

Thread safe not visible and are not felt

Minimal side effects and rare complications

Short recovery period



What does PDO Thread Lift procedure involves?

The 30-minute procedure is simple, safe and cause minimal discomfort and minimal downtime for patients in the doctor’s clinic. Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for additional comfort. After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the PDO threads under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres using needles of differing length and thickness, adapted to each treatment area, creating an immediate lifting effect. No cut is required. Once the threads is in place, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the threads are cut off. The number of threads used will vary according to the needs of each patients.

The PDO Threads can be used as a single treatment or combined with another procedure ( vampire facelift, Dermal Filler, Botulinum toxin etc)


What happens immediately after PDO Thread Lift treatment?

As with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.

Your social and professional life can therefore be resumed immediately.


Post treatment care and advice

Please do not touch the treated area for 4 hours after the treatment

Please avoid sleeping on the treated area for 3 nights

When a bruise does appear, please apply arnica gel a few times a day (this can be purchase from any pharmacy)

Please do not plan any facial treatment for 4 weeks. You can then plan other facial treatments except for laser treatment.

Avoid strenuous exercise and warming up of your face for 2 weeks

You will be able to see some good effect as soon as you leave the clinic but it is important to. Keep in mind that it will take 2 weeks for collagen to start working. You will start to see even better effect after 4 weeks post treatment.


Who are not suitable for the procedure? 

Severe allergies and hypersensitivity to threads

Various acute infectious disease

Inflammation of the skin


Tendency to keloids

Bleeding tendency and some diseases of the blood (blood clotting)

Immune system disorders

Pregnancy and breast feeding

Cost of the Treatment

Starting from £500 depending on the areas.

You will be advised the cost of your treatment at a consultation by the specialist doctors.