Mono PDO Filament Thread Treatment

Skin ageing involves a loss of collagen and thinning of elastic fibres (elastin). Elastin and collagen form the ‘scaffolding’ of the face and as they diminish with age, we lose structure and elasticity in the skin resulting in facial laxity or ‘sagging’ & fine lines and wrinkles.
PDO Mono threads are short biodegradable filaments coated in a stimulatory material (PDO – polydioxanone). They are inserted under the skin – much like scaffolding on a building, to stimulate collagen and elastin production, firming and smoothing fine lines, wrinkles and ‘crepey’ skin on the face and neck.

Mono threads are minimally invasive and are performed in clinic by our experienced Nurses. They can be used to treat a single area e.g. tear troughs or cheeks, or multiple areas of the face and neck in a single appointment.

Mono threads are ideal for rejuvenating the skin without adding volume or ‘bulk’ to the treatment area and are a great when paired with volumising treatments such as treatment with dermal fillers.
There is minimal downtime associated with mono thread treatment – you will experience some minor localised swelling, minor bruising and irregularities in the skin which will settle in 1-5 days.

You will see some immediate improvement in skin quality following treatment however as mono threads are a stimulatory treatment, results are gradual and can be seen over 10-12 weeks.

FAQs

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR THE MONO THREAD TREATMENT?

Mono (PDO) filament thread treatment is recommended for men and women with diminishing skin quality – fine lines, wrinkles or ‘crepey skin’ and mild skin laxity or ‘sagging’ to the face and neck.
Mono filament threads are ideal for rejuvenating the skin without adding volume or bulk to the face e.g. for clients who have had treatment with dermal filler to replace lost volume but are looking to rejuvenate the quality of the skin tissue.
Our experienced Nurse will help determine if you are a suitable candidate for treatment with mono threads during a Skin Analysis Consultation.
Mono (PDO) threads are suitable for those looking to treat:
• Fine lines and wrinkled or ‘crepey skin’ – cheeks, marionette lines, crows feet, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, jawline, ‘smokers lines’, neck lines
• Mild sagging skin – jawline, double chin (submental area), cheeks, ‘smokers lines’
• Neck lines and mild neck laxity
• Thinning skin – brow, temples, tear troughs
Mono threads are not suitable for lifting sagging skin as they are placed superficially under the skin and are completely smooth (without bars or hooks).

WHO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR MONO THREADS?

Mono threads are not suitable with breastfeeding and pregnancy. People who have keloid scarring, autoimmune or are allergic to polydioxanone.

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN TREATMENT WITH MONO THREADS?

Mono (PDO) threads are performed in clinic by our experienced Cosmetic Nurse
The procedure begins by the Nurse applying topical local anaesthetic onto the treatment area (s) to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Throughout the treatment, you will feel minimum discomfort, only minor pin pricks and pressure as the Nurse positions the threads under the skin. Several threads are inserted into the superficial layers of the skin via a cannulated needle. The cannula needle is removed and the filament thread is left under the skin.
Although you will notice some immediate improvement in the treatment area, mono threads are a ‘biostimulatory’ treatment meaning the majority of the result takes place gradually over a period of 10-12 weeks.

HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT WITH MONO THREADS TAKE AND WHAT IS THE ‘DOWNTIME’?

The duration of the mono thread treatment depends on how many areas are treated. Treatment of one area takes approximately 30 minutes to perform with up to 4-6 areas able to be treated in 1 hour.
There is minimal downtime associated with this treatment. You will experience some tenderness, minor localised swelling & bruising and irregularities in the skin texture which will settle in 1-5 days.
The following is a summary of post treatment care following mono thread treatment:
• No make up to be applied for 24 hours
• Avoid smoking and alcohol for 24 hours
• Avoid facial massage for 3 weeks
• Avoid high impact exercise for 3 weeks

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?

The results of mono thread treatment lasts for 12-18 months. Individual results vary and the longevity of the result may be affected by continual ageing and lifestyle factors such as smoking and weight loss.
Mono thread treatment may be combined with other skin treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation, chemical peels and needling and cosmetic injectable treatments such as antiwrinkle injections and dermal filler, for a more complete rejuvenated result. Our Team will advise you of suitable combination treatments and pricing during your Skin Analysis Consultation.