Mono Threads Melbourne
Mono threads are an increasingly popular skin tightening cosmetic procedure that work by inserting threads that cause collagen stimulation. Face to Face Medical provides leading mono thread treatments in Melbourne, ensuring patients are left with healthy and natural looking more youthful skin. Fine lines and skin folds are improved.
Skin aging 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, neck and body parts such as arms.
Mono threads are minimally invasive and are performed in our clinic by our experienced Doctors and Nurses. They can be used to treat a single area e.g. marionette lines (corners of mouth) 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 complement to volumizing treatments such as treatment with dermal fillers.
There is some immediate improvement in skin quality following treatment however as mono threads are a collagen stimulatory treatment, maximal results are gradual and can be seen over 10-12 weeks.
While they differ from thread lift procedures which actually pull the skin up, Mono threads can support the skin and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by promoting natural collagen production.
The mono threads used at Face to Face Medical are made from Polydioxanone, a durable, flexible, and absorbable polymer. The PDO Threads promote the production of collagen and leave the patients with tighter skin that can last for 6-12 months.
Initially the threads act as the support structure to the face however over time the threads is absorbed and broken down by the body. This process results in new collagen production which tightens and supports the skin. Mono threads contain a single PDO filament, are not barbed, and are often inserted in a mesh-like pattern to ensure the best tightening effects possible. While the threads help to promote the production of collagen and tighten the skin, they do not significantly lift the skin.
Areas That Can Be Treated With PDO Mono Threads
Upper and lower cheeks
Upper lip lines
Neck and jawline
Nose to mouth lines
Fine lines around mouth and eyes
Marionette lines (lines around the mouth)
Accordion lines (cheek lines)
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What Happens During a PDO Treatment?
At Face to Face Medical mono thread treatments involve the application of a topical anaesthetic before the threads are carefully inserted using a micro needle. The treatment itself is tailored to suit each individual patient, and our medical practitioners work closely with all patients to ensure they receive the right treatment for their needs.
The treatment itself usually takes between 30-60 minutes..
The Results of Matrix Mono Thread Treatments
Patients typically see results within 8-12 weeks of the treatment, and they will continue to improve in the following 2-6 months as the collagen is produced.
Results often last for between 6-12 months, but this depends on several factors and differs between patients. At Face to Face Medical we recommend that patients return after 6 months for a follow-up treatment to maintain the tightening effects.
To arrange a consultation for a mono thread treatment, Melbourne residents can simply contact Face to Face Medical today.
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Recovery Times and Potential Side Effects
Because a topical anaesthetic is used in all mono thread treatments, patients will experience minimal during the procedure. However, the areas that have been treated may be tender for a few days after the procedure and can last up to 2 weeks.
Other common side effects include bruising and swelling, as well as the appearance of inflammatory papules or ‘lines’ which are often seen in areas of thicker skin.
Uncommon side effects may include post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, infection, puncture site scarring or a bleeding episode during or after the treatment. If an accumulation of blood (haematoma) occurs after treatment, then a simple procedure may be needed to drain the blood (haematoma).
Allergic reactions to the treatment can occur, although they are relatively uncommon.
For more information on the specifics of our mono thread treatments, Melbourne locals can call Face to Face Medical on 0414 484 191.