3 Types of PDO Threads in Thread Lifting
Here we would like to introduce to you the three types of PDO Threads that are often used in combination in Korean Thread Lifting therapy.
1. Mono Threads
Mono threads are smooth threads without barbs. Many of these thread type are placed into the face in a mesh-like fashion for skin tightening effect. Skin tightening usually improves after collagen starts forming around the threads. The treatment areas are often neck lines, neck sagginess, forehead and under eyes. Between 10 -20 mono threads are usually inserted for each treatment area. In order to sustain a lift, the threads are attached to an “anchoring point” of the scalp or face. Mono threads tighten the skin but without significant lifting; therefore they have to be used with cog threads for an overall improvement in face tightening and rejuvenation.
2. Screw Threads /Tornado Threads
Screw threads can come in the form of one or two threads intertwined together around the inserting needle. Screw thread has a great effect on giving volume effect on sunken area of the skin. “Multi Screw” – when intertwining two threads are used – has stronger effect over screw thread. Screw threads are usually used for general face-lifting. A tip our trainer from the Hands-On Korean Thread Lift Workshop, you can “create” your screw threads by inserting a mono thread in a twisting fashion.
3. Cog Threads
Cog threads are essentially mono threads with barbs to hook to the underside of the skin. The barbs form a support structure that lifts the sagging tissue. Unlike mono threads, cog threads do not need anchoring points. Collagen formation can also occur around the threads and their barbs. Cog threads are most effective for jawline lifting and slimming.
Use tornado sutures in areas where greater volume is required like nasolabial folds, lip margin etc, mono threads as a mesh to support the tissue. The cog threads are not enough in effective lift as over time get disintegrated its always better to augment the lift effect of cog threads with grid of mono threads as the over all collagen induction produces better lift over time.
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