Threads are designed to promote collagen production within the body. The threads are made from Polydioxanone (PDO), an absorbable polymer. This material is flexible, durable, smooth, and has no barbs.
When placed into skin in areas that require extra firming, the threads become support structures for your face, allowing collagen production to increase. Collagen forms around the threads to create a firming effect in the skin. Over time, the threads dissolve and leave the newly-formed collagen behind. This treatment works particularly well for peri-oral lines, accordion (smile) lines, nose-to-mouth lines, necklines, and sagging necks.
There are two different types of Threads:
- Mono Threads: Mono Threads are a type of single PDO filament which are smooth and made without barbs. They are inserted into the skin in a mesh-like pattern, producing a firming effect. While Mono Threads firm the skin, they provide no lifting effect.
- Double Screw Threads: Screw Threads feature a double-thread screw, consisting of 1-2 intertwined threads, which provide volume to the treated area.
Our nurses are carefully selected and trained by Plastic Surgeon Dr Chris Moss. Dr Moss is an expert in plastic surgery of the face and is best known for his pioneering work in facial anatomy that helped revolutionise facial rejuvenation surgery and cosmetic injectable treatments. He remains passionately focused on modern techniques in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, and continues to be a world-renowned expert in this field.
All nurses hand-picked by Dr Moss are chosen for their injecting experience and excellence in aesthetic judgement. Dr Moss goes beyond traditional training to provide his nurses with additional instruction on aesthetics, facial anatomy, safety, and superior injection techniques. Cosmetic Nurse Injectors receive continual ongoing support and education to ensure they stay up to date with the most advanced and modern techniques, all while under the supervision of a premier medical practice.
Our team of nurses work closely with all patients to achieve the individual’s desired results while avoiding any overdone or unnatural look. We tailor every consultation and treatment plan to work with the individual’s personal concerns and requirements.
Our Cosmetic Nurse Injectors have an expert understanding of facial aesthetics, anatomy, and injecting techniques.
Every treatment at Liberty Belle is customised. You will receive a thorough face-to-face assessment and consultation with your Cosmetic Nurse Injector, where we discuss your individual concerns and desired outcomes. This face-to-face consultation is the safest and most effective way to tailor your treatment plan to best suit your personal aims.
All cosmetic treatments carry risks. These risks will be discussed prior to the commencement of treatment. Our nurses utilise a range of techniques, and every treatment is carefully tailored to suit the individual patient.
After an extensive consultation, your Cosmetic Nurse Injector will take photographs before they begin.
The procedure is carried out using the highest infection control standards. Skin will be cleaned using a disinfectant solution prior to any injections.
The threads are inserted into the subdermal level in a mesh-like pattern to promote the creation of new collagen. The threads activate collagen synthesis, which produces a gradual skin thickening, skin firming, and rejuvenation effect.
Topical anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area. The threads are inserted using a micro-needle. There is no incision, and no stitches are required.
Treatments typically take between thirty and sixty minutes.
Threads are most commonly used to address the following areas:
- Upper and lower cheeks
- Forehead and brows
- Neck and jawline
- Nose to mouth lines
- Marionette lines
They induce natural collagen production, which creates a firming effect. This effect lasts for six to twelve months.
Results may be seen in six weeks and will continue to improve over two to six months. While the threads slowly dissolve, their effects may last up to twelve months.
Our Cosmetic Nurse Injectors perform Matrix PDO Thread treatments to the highest standards and have extensive experience in their application. We allow ample time for you to communicate your aesthetic goals and will use our expertise to help you achieve your desired outcome. The experience you have with us is very important. We offer various ways to alleviate any discomfort or anxiety.
The first step is simply contacting us to arrange your initial consultation, where we will discuss realistic and achievable outcomes, and what to expect from your treatment.
Mono & Double Screw threads differ from thread lifts, which use long barbed threads to lift tissues. Instead, mono threads provide an improvement of fine lines and wrinkles by gradually stimulating natural collagen production.
The area sometimes requires numbing with local anaesthetic to eliminate or reduce any discomfort. Should discomfort occur, it is only temporary.
Mild swelling and bruising should be expected and will take several days to subside. There may be mild tenderness in the treated area for approximately one week.
All cosmetic treatments carry risks. Your Cosmetic Nurse Injector will discuss these risks with you prior to the commencement of your treatment. That way, you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to proceed with the proposed treatment plan.
Avoid wearing makeup to appointments where possible.
Schedule the treatment at least one week prior to a special occasion or event. If you have an active infection or virus, or are feeling unwell, it is best to call and reschedule your appointment. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or actively trying to conceive, we cannot carry out a thread treatment.
The price of Threads differ depending on your desired result. Please get in touch with us at the Liberty Belle Skin Centre for further information.