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What is thread skin tightening?

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Thread skin tightening is a procedure that allows you to improve your skin without needing to do an entire facelift. 

It is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. It uses temporary medical-grade threads that dissolve over time and stimulate natural collagen production beneath the skin. This boosts your skin’s natural radiance over time, giving you a naturally more youthful appearance. 


How are the skin tightening PDO threads used?

A PDO thread is the polydioxanone thread used for skin tightening. They are biodegradable medical-grade sutures made of protein. 

During the procedure, PDO threads are inserted under the skin by an experienced professional. Different areas of the body can be targeted, not just skin on the face. Once the threads have been inserted,what creates a more youthful look is the natural healing response that is triggered by the skin tightening procedure. As more collagen is produced, the skin in the affected areas become more dense and elastic. 

Mono threads

A mono thread is a PDO thread that is smooth, without any barbs. They are minimally invasive. In a thread skin tightening procedure, they are usually inserted in a criss-cross pattern to achieve the best anti-aging and tightening results.
Mono threads are especially good for skin tightening and rejuvenation. They can treat neck sagging, forehead lines, and facial wrinkles in particular. 

While good for skin tightening, mono threads can be less effective for lifting. 

Double screw threads

A double screw thread is different from a mono thread in that they are 1-2 intertwined threads. They can create a volume boost in the targeted skin treatment area. Patients who wish to have skin tightening and restoration on the face and the body may prefer double screw threads.  

Treatable areas

PDO threads can be used to tighten skin all over the body.

The most popularly treated areas include the following:

  • Cheek
  • Eye 
  • Brow 
  • Neck 
  • Jowls
  • Under-eye
  • Butt tightening
  • Elbows/Knees
  • Jawline Tightening
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Arms
  • Forehead & brows
  • Marionette lines
  • Abdomen

If you are interested in special lifts and looks, such as the elegant Fox Brow Lift and the Fox Eye Lift, these can also be achieved through thread skin tightening at our clinic. 


Who is the best candidate for thread skin tightening?

If you are wary of invasive or surgical facelift procedures, then thread skin tightening may be for you. 

If you want to reverse the effects of aging on your skin, skin tightening may be able to help you achieve a fresh, youthful look that is subtle and natural. It also can have fewer significant risks compared to traditional facelift surgery options. 

Everyone has their own individual skin conditions, aesthetic goals, and health history. A thread skin tightening may not be the right choice for everybody. Ozderm Clinic offers free consultations for anyone who is interested in enhancing the state and appearance of their skin.


Post-treatment care 

Compared to more invasive and surgical procedures, a thread skin lift carries fewer risks. The post-treatment care is typically straightforward and easy to manage. It may vary depending on the individual.

After the procedure, it is possible to have some visible swelling and bruising. However, this normally settles within just a few days, which means that you could go straight back to work almost right away after your thread skin tightening procedure. 

There are some other potential complications following a skin-tightening procedure. They are fairly easily correctable and managed. Look out for them and contact the dermatology clinic if any concerns arise. 

Potential complications include:

  • Allergic reaction to ingredients in the thread material 
  • Minor bleeding
  • Signs of infection
  • Pain at the site of the procedure 

What are the expected results of a thread skin tightening procedure?

Skin tightening PDO threads can create long-lasting results. It’s a wonderful, relatively natural procedure since it leverages your body’s natural collagen production ability to rejuvenate your skin.

The best results of skin tightening can be seen from 2 to 6 months after the treatment has been performed. The results can begin to be visible around 6 weeks after the procedure. 

As for how long the procedure’s beneficial skin improvement effects last, they typically last for around 12 months. Thread skin tightening is a repeatable procedure, so it may be a good long-term option for treating your skin. However, it is not a miracle cure for aging, so be aware of the advantages and potential risks of thread skin tightening.


You can book an appointment for thread skin tightening today! Our team at Ozderm Clinic is always happy to help you with a free consultation. We are here to customise your skin improvement procedure based on your individualised needs.