Typically, thread lifts are performed to tighten the skin as well as shape and contour the face. Threads have gradually been used on more body parts in recent years, including the arms, thighs, abdomen, and even the buttocks, in addition to the face. Patients no longer steer clear of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Thread lift procedures are renowned for their capacity to deliver outcomes that are on par with those of surgical procedures, despite being semi-permanent. Because of their capacity to lift, revive, and rejuvenate the skin, threads are still becoming more and more well-liked in the medical community. Both doctors and patients find them to be a very popular and highly desired procedure in the fields of medical aesthetics.
Since their introduction in 2010, absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) threads have assumed the lead for the majority of applications. Today, polycaprolactone (PCL) joined them, but which thread type has the greatest influence on collagen synthesis and tissue response? The effects of tissue tightening are increased by PCL threads because more collagen is produced and more tissue responses are elicited. A morphological comparison of the threads shows that a multi-stranded thread responds to the tissue more than a single-strand thread, which improves the effects of tissue maintenance. PDO threads would be more appropriate for younger patients because they are better at repositioning and revitalizing tissue but not for lifting.
Threads made of PCL) can last for up to two years. Because of the stronger and more complex chemical bonds and structure of PCL, it takes much longer to dissolve completely. Because of their slower rate of deterioration, PCL threads can be inserted into the surrounding tissues over an extended period of time to produce a longer-lasting result. PCL is well known to significantly increase collagen production compared to PDO. For up to a year after the thread has broken down, collagen synthesis can still occur. The substance disintegrates into normal, non-toxic substances.
PDO: Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are most frequently used to stitch sutures during operations, and their effects can last for six to twelve months. Thus, PCL are more durable. The best part is that PCL threads produce results that look more natural than a facelift, which frequently has an unnatural appearance. Since this is not a surgical procedure, your recovery times will be much shorter. Additionally, unlike PDO, PCL threads can be combined with other non-surgical anti-aging treatments like dermal fillers. Fillers will contribute to the restoration of facial volume and will stimulate additional collagen, extending the effects of both procedures.