PDO Threads | Non-surgical Facelift | Radiance MediSpa Exeter
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PDO Thread Lift

Non-surgical Facelift

£550 - £2,700

The Problem

As we age we lose the volume in various areas of our face; the cheeks, temples, lips and around the mouth. We also lose the elasticity of the skin and the combination leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. The nose to mouth lines (nasolabial lines), marionette lines develop and we develop jowls.

The Solution

PDO threads immediately lift the skin, creating more volume and then stimulate collagen production in the area to give tighter skin and a more youthful look.

Pdo threads can also be used to give volume in the under eye area, so reducing tired eyes & dark circles (£550)


What areas can be treated with threads ?

  •  Jowls
  • Cheeks
  • Brows
  • under eye darkness & tear troughs
  • Neck
  • Abdomen

Can fat be reduced in an area?

Insertion of differing threads at different levels in the skin will cause a reduction in the fat cells.

How do PDO threads work?

The threads are made of Polidioxanone (PDO) which has been used as a suturing material all over the world for over a decade. They are inserted under the skin and anchored by tiny hooks along the thread. When the threads are tightened there is lifting and tightening of the skin.

Over the next 6-8 months when the threads gradually degrade there is healing in the skin and contraction. Other PDO threads used for collagen stimulation are inserted quite superficially underneath the skin, in several rows, depending on the area being treated.

With these there is collagen stimulation due to the thread, the insertion and also the effects of ’24 hours a day acupuncture’ to cause skin tightening and volumisation.

Please ensure that you have had a dental check-up before your PDO threads as you do not want to be forcibly opening the mouth for about 8 weeks after treatment.

Facial Assessment

Dr Debenham was involved in the development of the Galderma Harmony Facial Assessment Process and will guide you through this at your initial consultation.

Dr Debenham will advise you on which length of threads you should have and the placing of them to get maximum effect. Dr Debenham will personally carry out your PDO treatment. You will be required to sign a consent form after being given the time to ask any questions. Photos will be taken before each treatment.

The Treatment

Local anaesthetic is injected superficially into the skin at the points where the thread is to be inserted. Then the thread is introduced underneath the skin. The thread is then tightened to get the desired effect.

Local anaesthetic cream is also applied to the areas of skin where the finer threads are used for skin tightening or fat reduction.

The Downtime

For under eye threads the downtime is minimal if any.

For full face, neck treatments etc there will be some bruising and swelling after the treatment which can be reduced by taking Arnica tablets starting 7 days before. You should avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatoriestories such as ibuprofen..

A rule of thumb is; School run at 3 days, Waitrose at 5 days and back to work in 7-10 days. However it is amazing how quickly you can recover and how little people notice. It really is just the bruising that causes the downtime.


For under eye threads you should just make sure the skin stays clean

  • You must sleep face up on pillows for 3-5 days
  • You must wash, shave and dry face without rubbing for 5 days
  • You can apply make up gently after 24 hours
  • You should avoid over-exposure to sunlight for 2 weeks
  • You should avoid facial massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks
  • You should avoid sports, in particular, high impact sports for 2 weeks
  • You should avoid dental treatments for 8 weeks
  • You should avoid excessive facial movements for 2 weeks.


Before / After Gallery



Where can PDO threads be used?

Threads can be used on the neck and chin (jowls), on the face (cheeks, brows, nasolabial lines, marionette lines and under eyes) and body (abdomen).

How long do PDO threads last?

Everybody is different due to genetic make up, stress, diet, exercise etc. The results usually last 2-3 years but smaller top up treatments are advisable.

How much do PDO threads cost?

The cost of PDO threads starts from ( £550 for under eyes) up to £2,700 for a full face lift with multiple collagen stimulaating threads.

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