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Non-surgical thread lifting

Thin threads are painlessly placed within the skin to help lift and tighten it, regaining elasticity. This is a much less invasive procedure than a surgical lift, without the need to use a scalpel or general anaesthesia. Recovery time is almost immediate with much more moderate risks and side effects.

Whilst it manages to side-step the negative aspects that tend of come with traditional surgery, thread lifting requires an extremely skilled doctor. At PICO, our doctors are trained to the highest standard in the most advanced technologies and techniques.

Thread lifting technology is quickly evolving. Whilst still the most common on the market, PDO has been surpassed by more flexible and longer lasting thread materials.

There are four types of threads currently available on the market:

PDO (Polydioxanone) is the oldest technology. It lasts 3-6 months in the tissue before dissolving, depending on gauge.

PLLA (Poly-lactic L-acid) can last up to 2 years in the tissue. However, these threads tend to be fragile and break easily.

PCL (Polycaprolactone) is a softer thread that also lasts longer in the tissue compared to the classic PDO, although it is soft and not thermostable.

PLACL is a combination of PLLA and PCL. These threads are strong yet flexible and durable. PLACL is perhaps the best material available today, with a lifting effect lasting 12-18 months. As a more advanced technology, only a handful of manufacturers have obtained the CE mark so far.

Nordyx – Norwegian thread innovation

Nordyx threads are made of PLACL – that is the best material that stays the longest time in the to obtain maximum results. PLACL is a combination of PCL (Polycaprolacton) and PLLA (Polylactic-acid).

Nordyx have threads that are unique only to the Nordyx brand. These threads have unique and strong cogs which attaches very easily to the tissue and gives a strong hold. The threads are produced of the best PLACL raw material.

PICO is proud to host Nordyx training sessions in London and our doctors are ambassadors of this innovative technology. Images courtesy of Nordyx Threads.

Aptos – leader for 25 years

The developer of the APTOS thread method is one of the world’s leading plastic surgeons, Dr. M. Sulamanidze. Since 1996, the threads have been modernized several times, resulting in the development of a line of innovative products aimed at solving specific aesthetic problems, and the ability to combine threads of different types allows to select the optimal solution even in difficult cases.

The last significant technological achievement was development of threads with incisions, the presence of which helps to fix the threads in the best way during introduction and, thus, to ensure the maximum effect of the procedure, and also prevent their displacement in the future, and therefore to exclude the possibility of side effects.

The method of thread rejuvenation is patented and is successfully used by aesthetic doctors of 50 countries around the world. Images courtesy of Aptos.


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