What Are Dermal Fillers?
Threads are an effective technique to lift and tighten sagging skin. These threads are composed of Polydioxanone (PDS). This material has been utilized for surgically suturing wounds since a long time, therefore its safety profile is well established.
Which areas can be treated?
Prominent naso-labial folds
Droopy corners of the mouth
How do threads work?
Once inserted, the threads lead to an initial lift which is visible immediately after the procedure. Over the next few months the threads induce collagen production which causes further tightening and lifting effect.
What happens during treatment?
Threads generally require application of a local anaesthesia cream at the site to be treated. The cream is kept for 30 minutes post which the area is numb. The threads are then sequentially introduced using a cannula or micro-needle. In most cases you can resume your everyday routine activities almost immediately. The effect is visible right after the procedure and the effects amplify over the next few months.
What are the pre-treatment instructions to be followed for threads procedure?
An initial consultation is done to discuss all the pre and post procedure instructions. Bruising is a common side effect. Aspirin, green tea and Vitamin C, E supplements can increase the chances of bruising. However, Aspirin prescribed for a medical illness should be continued.
Patients with a history of Herpes labialis are started on prophylactic acyclovir tablets.