Quick Facts

  • PDO (Polydioxanone) Mono Threads allow natural-looking results, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating your own collagen production.
  • Mono Threads are ideal for rejuvenating and supporting the skin without adding volume or ‘bulk’ to the treatment area.
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What are mono threads?

Mono Threads are fine threads made of an absorbable material called polydioxanone. They are inserted into the subdermal layer of the skin in a mesh-like pattern which results in an increase in collagen production in the skin. 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.

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How do Mono Threads work?

Skin ageing 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’ as well as 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 and abdomen.

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 treatment.

Mono Threads are ideal for rejuvenating the skin without adding volume or ‘bulk’ to the treatment area and complement 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 production stimulating treatment, maximal results are gradual and can be seen over 10-12 weeks.

While they differ from thread lift procedures which 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 are 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

What Happens During a PDO Treatment?

At Face To Face Medical, our clinical practitioners work closely with you and guide you through treatment choices. The treatment is individually customized as we strive to achieve your goals. Mono Thread treatments involve the application of a topical anaesthetic to reduce discomfort. Threads are carefully inserted using a micro needle.

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 more 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.

What is the Recovery Time?

As topical anaesthetic cream is used in all Mono Thread treatments discomfort is usually minimal. However, the areas that have been treated may experience tenderness, swelling, or bruising for a few days after the procedure. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and last up to 2 weeks.

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