Matrix PDO threads for non-invasive facial rejuvenation – What you need to know by Dr Mitch

At b clinic, we’re seeing more and more clients turn to non-invasive skin treatments to boost collagen production, improve the skin texture and elasticity and compliment muscle relaxant and dermal filler treatments.

b clinic’s Matrix PDO (Polydioxanone) Thread treatment offers a new and unique way to boost collagen production and create volume and support to areas of the face that are showing visible signs of ageing. Although this treatment is reasonably new, PDO threads have been used for more than 20 years in orthopaedics, plastic and ophthalmic surgery. This track record gives them an excellent safety profile and minimal risk.

It is important to note that the new PDO threads are very different from the classic “thread lift” procedure. “Thread lifts” use a larger and longer barbed thread to attempt to lift larger areas of the face-up against gravity. This is very different from Maxtrix PDO Threads which are gently and strategically placed under the skin to stimulate your own body’s collagen to create a firming and tightening effect to improve skin texture from within.

Matrix PDO threads come in two different textures, Mono Thread and Double Filament Thread. Mono Thread is the most commonly used type and has a single fine layer of PDO which acts to stimulate collagen evenly around its placement. Whereas, Matrix Double Threads have a longer but intertwined thread offering the same great collagen stimulation with some added volumising effect compared to the single mono thread.

Who is it for?

From the age of 30 onwards, the amount of collagen we produce decreases rapidly, contributing to sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines. To counter this, the Matrix PDO Thread treatment is great for all clients looking to boost natural collagen production. It is for those wanting an effective treatment that works in conjunction with muscle relaxant and dermal filler.

While medical-grade fillers and other injectables contain ingredients that help to restore volume, the PDO thread treatment causes micro-stimulation to the skin which encourages your skin to kickstart its own collagen production, leading to increased volume and firmness over time.

This treatment is particularly useful for the “tough to treat” lines that routine skincare and muscle relaxant doesn’t seem to be improving.

The most popular areas to be treated include:

  • Marionette lines
  • Periorbital lines (around and under the eye)
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Accordion lines
  • Peri-Oral Rhytids (Lip lines)
  • Lower face (chin, neck, buccal)
  • Eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead lines

How does it work and when will I see results?                        

During a PDO thread treatment, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to the skin. Once the area being treated has been sufficiently numbed, the threads will be inserted into different layers of the skin using a micro-needle or canula in a mesh-like pattern to achieve optimum tightening effects. The insertion of the threads into the skin causes micro-stimulation, which encourages the fibroblasts in your skin to generate new collagen and elastin, which in turn improves skin health, texture and elasticity.

Treatment times vary based upon the area being treated and downtime is minimal with some bruising to be expected. You will begin to see results in 6 weeks following treatment, which will continue to improve over 2-6 months as new collagen is generated. Although the threads dissolve over time, clients can expect to see benefits for up to 12 months after treatment.

Ultimately, the Matrix PDO Thread treatment is a great cost-effective therapy that has long-lasting effects and minimal downtime and risk. When combined with other skin rejuvenation therapies or injectables, it is perfect for clients wanting to maintain a natural, youthful appearance and reduce the signs of skin laxity and fine lines.

Dr Mitch Evans

To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment, please book a free consultation.

Call 1300558188 or book online