Both PLLA and PDO thread lifts pull up sagging skin and regenerate collagen by implanting threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin (to a depth of about 5mm) using small needles. These sutures, in turn, create micro-injuries that trigger collagen synthesis and tissue contraction.
PLLA threads are a relatively new option for thread lifting – a procedure that works to physically lift the facial structure and tissues into a higher and more youthful position. PLLA stands for poly-L-lactic acid, a substance that has been used for many years in Sculptra, an injectable facial rejuvenation treatment that works to stimulate collagen for a younger look.
- Chin, face oval, nasolabial folds, forehead, eyebrows, nasolacrimal grooves, cheekbone areas
- Neck and decollete
- Buttocks and inner thighs
- The inner surface of the hands
The procedure of insertion is quite simple, the results are stable, side effects are minor and the complication rate is very low. PDO biodegradation occurs through a process of hydrolysis over a time period from 4 to 6 months, while the duration of the aesthetic result continues from 18 to 24 months.