There are many people who would like to look younger but are put off by making any changes due to the thought of having surgical treatment.

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A thread lift, involving a non-surgical procedure resulting in the lifting of saggy skin, has many advantages and is likely to be considered a preferable option. When considering a thread lift Cardiff has a wide variety of options.

Youthful and plump skin

According to the Express, new collagen production is stimulated by using PDO threads and this enables an enhancement of elasticity in the skin, which results in a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and folds. The synthesis of hyaluronic acid and elastin is also stimulated, and this results in a younger appearance and an improvement in the quality of the skin.

Immediate results

A noticeable difference can be visible as soon as the procedure is complete. It is worth remembering, however, that the full results can be seen after a few months once the stimulation of the new collagen begins.

The thread will dissolve in approximately six months but results will last for a minimum of two years provided the lift is held by the collagen in the skin.

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Customised approach

In various locations such as, thread sizes can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual concerned. Thin threads may be required to restore volume and improve skin quality in the chin and cheeks area. Alternatively, an individual could benefit from thicker, stronger threads that are very effective at lifting sagging jowls, necks and cheeks.

This flexible approach allows the needs of the individual to be carefully catered for.


A thread lift using PDO or Polydioxanone is safe and does not result in any allergic reactions. It has effectively been used for over 30 years to close wounds in various areas of medicine, plastic surgery, gynaecology and eye surgery, for example.

The threads dissolve inside the body completely between 6 and 12 months and are processed in carbon dioxide and water which is naturally absorbed by the skin.

Can be used in combination with other procedures

The thread lift can be used alongside other procedures such as dermal fillers to deal with volume loss and saggy skin. This allows for a comprehensive approach to battling the effects of ageing.