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PDO thread lift

The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London

The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, Knightsbridge,  is excited to offer a fantastic innovation in anti-aging treatments in the form of the PDO  and Silhouette Soft Thread Facelift. The thread facelift does not require general anaesthetic, any cuts or invasive surgery, is discreet and natural-looking and the results can last up to 18 months. only takes 30-60 minutes to perform, earning it the nickname of ‘the lunch break facelift’.


PDO Thread Face Lifting


The PDO Thread Lifting procedure at The London Cosmetic Clinic is performed with confidence by experienced Aesthetic doctors and dermatologist.

100% absorbable threads | Free consultations | No cuts | Local anaesthetics

The new less invasive procedure that involves minimal downtime and less self care after the treatment.

The final effect is tightening and lifting of sagging areas of tissue and skin.

Before And After Photos



What is a PDO Thread ?

PDO (Polydioxanone) thread is a strong filament fibre,consisting of a few twisted solid fiber thread, which dissolves in the body tissue after a certain time (usually 6-8months)

PDO material is used for more than 30 years in plastic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology, ophthalmology for cutaneous and subcutaneous stitches. These threads have high tensile strength, excellent pliability and smooth tissue passage. This material meets all the requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for surgical sutures.

PDO ultimately breaks down into water and carbon dioxide which are naturally absorbed into skin.

PDO cause a very mild reaction during absorption, minimal acute inflammatory reaction with subsequent formation of new collagen production around the thread (neo collagenesis).


Who is suitable for PDO Thread Lift?

The procedure is suitable for most people from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. PDO threads reverse the effects of ageing and improve the quality of skin.

If the patient does not want to have a face lift surgery, thread lift can be a very effective alternative. Threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin and stimulate the production of collagen and the skin becomes firmer, elastic and moisturised. The thread dissolves itself in few months but the effect lasts longer than the regular dermal filler.


Where are the treated areas for PDO Thread Lift?

The thread can be applied to anywhere on the face and body, such as a flabby face, cheeks, eyebrows, to prevent eye bags, sagging neck skin, fine lines around cheeks, angle around the mouth, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen, smokers lines and lifting of the breast.


Which areas of face can be treated?

Horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles

Forehead lift

Brow lift

Lower and outer edges of eyebrows

Sagging/ droopy eyebrows

Lower eyelid – bags under the eyes, puffy eyes, dark circles


Naso-labial folds

Marionette lines

Smiles/ smokers lines

Saggy cheeks

Under the jaw

Jaw line redefinition

Creased cheeks



Which areas on body can be treated?

Wrinkles on the neck and cleavage

Breast and chest firming and shaping

Sagging tissue and stretch marks on the buttocks, belly, arms and legs

Insensitive subcutaneous tissue and skin (after liposuction treatments)

Obesity – arms, belly, ribs, thighs, buttocks


What are benefits of the PDO thread lift?

Instant and long lasting results

Consecutive 2-3 times procedure results in lasting effect for 1.5 to 2 years

Collagen induction

Improve skin tone & radiance

Tightening pores by new collagen tissue

No cuts, no incisions

Easy to insert

Minimal downtime

Minimal discomfort


Skin rejuvenation effects after PDO Thread Lift

Reduction of wrinkles

Tightening pores

Brightening skin

Lifting skin ( by the new collagen )

Treat loose sagging skin

Stimulation of Collagen Production

Promotion of local blood microcirculation

Activation of reparative process


Advantage of the PDO Thread Lift procedure


High efficacy

Lack of cuts and scars

The effect is maintained for about 1.5 to 2 years

The thread is completely absorbed

The procedure is repeatable

Thread safe not visible and are not felt

Minimal side effects and rare complications

Short recovery period


What does PDO Thread Lift procedure involve?

The 30-minute procedure is simple, safe and causes minimal discomfort and minimal downtime for patients in the doctor’s clinic. Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for additional comfort. After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the PDO threads under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres using needles of differing length and thickness, adapted to each treatment area, creating an immediate lifting effect. No cut is required. Once the threads are in place, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the threads are cut off. The number of threads used will vary according to the needs of each patients.

The PDO Threads can be used as a single treatment or combined with another procedure ( vampire facelift, Dermal Filler, Botulinum toxin etc)


What happens immediately after PDO Thread Lift treatment?

As with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these effects disappear within several days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.


Post treatment care and advice

Please do not touch the treated area for 4 hours after the treatment

Please avoid sleeping on the treated area for 3 nights

When a bruise does appear, please apply arnica gel a few times a day (this can be purchased from any pharmacy)

Please do not plan any facial treatment for 4 weeks. You can then plan other facial treatments except for laser treatment.

Avoid strenuous exercise and warming up of your face for 2 weeks

You will be able to see some good effect as soon as you leave the clinic but it is important to keep in mind that it will take 2 weeks for collagen to start working. You will start to see even better effect after 4 weeks post treatment.


Which conditions make a patient not suitable for the procedure?

Severe allergies and hypersensitivity to threads

Various acute infectious disease

Inflammation of the skin


Tendency to keloids

Bleeding tendency and some diseases of the blood (blood clotting)

Immune system disorders

Pregnancy and breast feeding


Silhouette soft

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a technological innovation offering women what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple way: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment at their clinic, for a result lasting up to 18 months.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones. It is made in the United States and its development is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is the only product on the beauty market enabling two joint actions:

A lift effect as soon as SILHOUETTE SOFT® is applied for an immediate and discreet result

A regenerative effect by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the months that follow, for progressive and natural results!


The Silhouette Soft® double action

Combatting the effects of ageing above all means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also a more shapely face. To meet this dual requirement, SILHOUETTE SOFT® combines two effects : lifting and regenerating.

The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.

The regenerative effect is gradual and natural : polylactic acid (PLA), the principal component of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a polymer known in the medical field for many years. It is because this polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings, and also completely biodegradable, that such applications have been developed. Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen. This action, which continues over time, helps increase the volume of saggy areas and restores shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.


SILHOUETTE SOFT® can be used to treat different parts of the face :


The facial contour is redefined. The cheeks look fuller. The skin regains its firmness.


The volume of the cheek is redefined. The facial contour regains a defined shape.


The cheeks and cheekbones look fuller. The nasolabial fold is diminished.


The outer edge of the eyebrow is raised, the eyes are more open.


The skin of the neck regains its tone and looks smoother.

What must be done before Silhouette Soft® treatment?

No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft® treatment.

However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask your doctor any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform the doctor of any treatments you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.


Applying Silhouette Soft® takes around 30-60 minutes to complete.

After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. No incision is required, as the suture are inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).

Once the suture as been applied, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off. One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area.

Silhouette Soft® can be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and botulinum toxin.

After Silhouette Soft© treatment

As with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within several days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly.

Recommendations for good post-treatment follow-up :

✓ During the week after treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial and beauty treatments.

✓ Avoid all contact sports for the first few weeks.

✓ Preferably sleep on your back.

✓ In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription.

Is Silhouette Soft® treatment painful?

No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic of certain points of the area to be treated, so avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.

What happens immediately after Silhouette Soft® treatment?

After Silhouette Soft® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within several days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.

What are the components of Silhouette Soft®?

Silhouette Soft® components are natural and fully absorbable. Polylactic acid, or PLA, has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications, such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc. It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.

Can Silhouette Soft® be used in complete safety?

The development of Silhouette Soft® is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the United States (Silhouette Lift®). 25,000 procedures have already been performed in 55 countries over the past six years. Silhouette Soft® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft® received CE 0499 approval and the ISO 13485 standards are in accordance with European Directive 93/42.

How long do the results last?

The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft® treatment can last up to 18 months.

Are there any contraindications to Silhouette Soft® treatment?

You must not use Silhouette Soft® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

What does the treatment cost?

Prices start from £500 to £2,500 depending on how many areas you would like to have treated.

Our specialist doctors will advise the full cost at your free, medical consultation.

Miss Comber, New York
I have to say I am one of the most squeamish individuals when it comes to the thought of needles and pain. But after my experience with the doctors and staff of The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, they always manage to put my mind at ease. I will always return.

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Why have your treatments at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London

1. SPECIALIST DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic doctors who are highly experienced in the Tear trough treatment procedure

2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible

3. CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is carried out at our clinic in the heart of vibrant Knightsbridge. We are based a 5 minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station

4. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic

5. PREMIUM MEDICATION : We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment

6. We are CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) registered and a SAFE FACE approved & regulated clinic. This ensures that we carry out treatments, hygiene and patient care to the highest of standards.

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