Ultra V Lift (PDO Thread Lift) is an effective anti-wrinkle facelift and skin tightening procedure that has been very popular in Korea due to its safe, fast and effective results. Performed by over 2000 clinics in Korea, it has also gained much popularity in Japan and over other parts of Asia. Achieve the most sought after ‘V-shaped’ face or a natural looking nose lift with this treatment.
What is PDO Thread LIft technology?
PDO Thread Lift is an advanced skin tightening technology where fine threads called polydioxanone (PDO) that were commonly used in surgery are inserted into targeted areas under the skin to stimulate skin tissue. As a result, the skin tissues create new tissue fibroblasts and collagen, which produces a tightening effect from inside out. When sagging skin is tightened, it creates a more sculpted ‘V-shape’ face as well as smooth, silky skin.
Beside Ultra V Lift, there are also more advanced versions of PDO Thread Lift available in our clinic.
Where does Ultra V LIft Treats?
Ultra V Lift PDO Thread Lift can be applied to anywhere on the body, including the face, eye corners, cheeks, double chin, neck, forehead, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen.
Ultra V Lift is a great way to achieve the much sought after “V-Shaped” face as it lifts sagging skin on the jowl areas, hence giving the face a tighter and more contoured shape.
Higher Nose Bridge & Sharper Nose Tip
The versatile PDO threads can also be used to heighten the nose bridge, giving it a natural elevated look. The latest PDO threads can even used to enhance nose tip. Something that cannot be done with dermal filler injection. The result is a more natural looking, structured nose than the traditional method of dermal fillers. It also last longer.
What is PDO?
Polydioxanone (PDO), synthetic absorbable monofilament thread is commonly used in cardiovascular surgery and fine ligatures. It is ultra thin (0.12mm), therefore makes the treatment much more comfortable.
How is the procedure done?
The entire procedure takes about 30 – 90 mins (depending on treatment area), where an anesthetic cream is applied on the treatment area prior to the procedure. The doctor then deftly inserts the threads under the skin.
Who would be suitable candidates?
The procedure is suitable for most people who needs a more ‘lifted’ and defined facial contour. Our patients ranged from age of 25 to 60+, when the effects of ageing become apparent or when they have experienced looser skin after massive or sudden weight loss.
Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibers break down, while at the same time there is global facial volume loss of bone density, fats & muscles under the skin. All these results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. Ultra V Lift reverses the effects of ageing by pulling up the loose skin.
How long do the effects last?
The results usually last for 1 to 2 years, depending on individuals’ conditions. Repeated treatments will achieve better results.
Any side effect / problem in daily life?
Patients may experience some side effects such as minor pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding. Patient can go back to daily activities or put on makeup or sunscreen. As the threads are bio-dissoluble, they will slowly be absorbed into the body safely.
Ultra V Lifting VS Traditional Lifting
Traditional lifting treatments are an involved procedure that is invasive. The areas of application are limited due to techniques used and it also needs a longer recovery period.
PDO Thread Lift can be done anywhere on the body and face, including the eye corners, cheeks, nose forehead, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen and the down time is much shorter than traditional one.
PDO Thread Lift has none of the drawbacks associated with traditional lifting technology; there is no general or local anaesthesia required, and its procedure time is short, hence dubbed as the ‘lunch time’ treatment in Korea, Japan and other parts of Asia.