A non-invasive approach to cosmetic surgery – PDO thread tightening 

We all want to maintain our youthful looks for as long as possible but shudder at the thought of cosmetic surgery due to the cost involved, the pain and the lengthy recovery time. Good news! You can maintain your youthful appearance and get rid of your excess skin through PDO thread tightening – it is an excellent and effective cosmetic technique to lift and tighten sagging skin tissue.


What is PDO thread tightening?

Thread lift therapy (or PDO thread tightening) originated from oriental acupuncture therapy to control and improve tissue stimulation and muscle contraction. The threads are made from a material called Polydioxanone (PDS). PDS has over a decade long safety track record in surgery and wound closure. PDS has been used for approximately six years in orthopeadic surgery and cosmetic skin rejuvenation. PDO thread tightening can effectively strengthen the contour of the face, reduce roundness, lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls and neck; and also produce an excellent eyebrow lift!


Which areas can be treated?

  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Foreheads (brow lift)
  • Jawline and neck
  • Naso – labial folds (nose to mouth lines)
  • Marionette lines (corners of the mouth)
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen


What happens during treatment?

As with any form of surgery or treatments, there are a lot of concerns that arise. With PDO thread tightening a local anesthetic is injected into the treatment area. The PDO thread will then be introduced using a cannula or micro-needle in the required area. Your face will feel numb and your mouth may be asymmetrical for a few hours, similar to that of dental injections. Just remember, as in a dentist visit, you have to refrain from chewing or drinking hot liquids until your face has regained full sensation. You will be able to fully resume your everyday routine and social commitments within a couple of days. PDO thread tightening is a tailor-made treatment which can be adjusted to your requirements at any time.


How long does a treatment take?

Treatment time depends on many factors and the size of the treatment area; but can take between 30 and 60 minutes.


When will you start seeing results?

There is an immediate improvement seen after PDO thread tightening treatments with a visible lift in the areas treated. This will improve over a period of two to six months as new collagen grows between the threads and gives further lift and tightening to the skin. The PDO threads gradually dissolve over approximately six months but the resulting lift remains.

If you are still concerned about PDO thread tightening treatments, here is a quick note on the pros of PDO versus surgical face lift:

  • There is minimal downtime and no general anesthetic risks.
  • The specialised needs allow small areas to be tackled effectively
  • As there are no incisions, stitches are not required and scarring is unlikely


We all have our concerns when it comes to body, especially facial, treatments. What you need to do is contact the expert beauticians in the know, The Laser Beautique. The Laser Beautique’s qualified staff will be on hand to talk you through all the treatments that they have on offer. Let The Laser Beautique re-define the beautiful you! To find out more about the beauty treatments on offer through The Laser Beautique, visit their website www.thelaserbeautique.co.za