Follow Up Question - Fine wrinkles in face; are there special PDO threads?
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Fine wrinkles in face; are there special PDO threads?
Thank you for your question.
The original 'threadlifts' are no longer available but have been superceded by the Silhouette Lift, which again originally came in permanent buried suture form with cones that catch the skin from underneath and that promote collagen regeneration.
The permanent suture version is still available but a number of patients are uncomfortable with placement of a permanent suture under the skin and are now actually opting for the absorbable suture version; this does also have the secondary effect of collagen regeneration but the buried suture slowly absorbs away so that no foreign material is eventually left; the effect can last up to 18 months. To lift the weight of the facial tissues such as the jowls, the nasolabial folds and the brow require a substantial size of suture and occasionally, particularly in thin skinned individuals, the suture could become palpable; hence the production of the absorbable suture version of the lift. This also means that there are not really any sutures that would address fine wrinkles in the face as the technique is geared towards lifting with an effect on localised skin improvement secondarily rather than directed to effacement of fine facial wrinkles.
I hope that is helpful and best wishes in your pursuit of facial rejuvenation.