What are they?
They are extremely fine (thinner than a hair) threads made of Polydioxanone, which slowly becomes decomposed by the body.
How do they work?
The protein polydioxanone, until it becomes decomposed, causes a foreign-body reaction with highly beneficial effects:
- It reduces muscle contractibility.
- It enhances hematosis.
- It accelerates collagen production.
- It increases elastin and the accumulation of hyaluronic acid.
All these effects together help towards a younger- looking, firmer and hydrated skin.
How are the threads inserted?
These very fine threads are introduced into the skin and parallel to it, via very fine needles, from an entry point. A slight pricking feeling occurs at this stage, while the rest of the course of both needle and thread under the skin is totally painless. We can eliminate even the slight pricking pain, by applying topical anesthetic lotion prior to the treatment.
The threads are placed parallel to one another at a distance of approximately 1 cm. They come in various lengths, according to the area we wish to treat.