Mono Threads have become another method of tightening and thickening your skin. Mono Threads differ from thread lifts which use long barbed threads to lift tissues, however they can still provide an improvement of fine lines and wrinkles by gradually stimulating natural collagen production.
Mono Threads are made from a material called Polydioxanone which is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable. Matrix PDO Threads induce production of collagen, creating a tightening effect for 6 to 12 months after your procedure. The threads become a support structure for your face, allowing natural collagen production to take place. Over time the PDO will be fully absorbed by the body.
Mono threads are a type of single pdo filament. These threads are smooth and made without barbs which are minimaly invasive. Many times, mono threads are inserted into the skin in a mesh like pattern to achieve maximum tightening effects.
After entering the skin the thread activates your own bodies collagen synthesis for a gradual skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. While mono threads tighten the skin they do not significantly lift.
This skin tightening treatment can be used to rejuvenated collagen treating the neck sagginess, forehead lines, upper lip lines, lower face skin sag and crepiness and facial wrinkles. The threads can also add volume to the cheeks and an average of 40-60 matirx mono threads are typically used for an individual treatment area and zone.
How does PDO thread tightening work?
Matrix PDO threads induce production of collagen creating a tightening effect for 6-12 months after your procedure. The threads become a support structure for your face allowing natural collagen production to take place.
What happens during a PDO thread treatment?
After receiving topical anaesthetic, Matrix PDO threads are inserted using a mirco needle. The treatment is a customised procedure and your healthcare professional will work closely with you in order to achieve optimal results.
Which areas can be treated with PDO mono threads:
Anywhere on the skin:
Upper and lower cheeks
Neck and jawline
Nose to mouth lines
Upper lip lines
Marionette lines (lines around the mouth)
Fine lines around mouth and eyes
Accordion lines (cheek lines)
How long until I see results of the Matrix Mono Threads?
You will begin to see results within 8-12 weeks of your treatment. These results will continue to improve over the next 2–6 months as new collagen is produced.
How long do the results last?
Matrix Mono Threads help to create new collagen that supports your face and creates a tightening effect that lasts 6–12 months after your treatment. The results vary depending on lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol, exercise etc. It is recommended to have another Matrix Mono Thread treatment six months after the initial treatment to maintain the tightening effects.
Does the procedure hurt?
Topical anaesthetic will be applied before the Matrix Mono Thread treatment, so you experience reduced discomfort during the procedure. You may experience a firm feeling and some tenderness in the area that has been treated for a few days after
How long does the Matrix Mono Thread treatment take?
The time of the treatment will vary based on factors, such as the size of the area being treated, but will typically take anywhere between 30–60 minutes.
What is the downtime for this procedure?
A Matrix Mono Thread treatment may produce swelling and bruising in the area that has been treated, which will subside after a few days or up to 2 weeks.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS: Bruising, including delayed bruising, swelling, redness and tenderness.
Lumpiness: Inflammatory papules or “lines” particularly in areas with thin skin or mobile areas i.e.. around the mouth, neck and eyes. This may take several days to recover depending on individual healing time.
UNCOMMON SIDE EFFECTS:
It is possible, though unusual, to experience infection, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, puncture site scarring or a bleeding episode during or after the treatment.
Should post‑operative bleeding occur, it may require a small amount of further treatment to drain the accumulated blood (Haematoma).
Deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels and muscles may be damaged during the course of the treatment. The potential for this to occur varies according to the location on the body where the treatment is being performed. Injury to deeper structures may be temporary or permanent.
Allergic reactions: In rare cases, local allergies to suture material or topical preparations have been reported. Allergic reactions may require additional treatment.