*For all threads procedures, we advise clients to book an injectables consultation appointment to assess your suitability.
DOWNTIME 1-2 DAYS
TREATMENT TIME60 – 90 MINUTES (+45 MINUTES NUMBING CREAM PREP)
HOW IT WORKS
Collagen Boost PDO threads involve the placement of smooth, absorbable threads underneath the skin. The threads contain polydioxanone (PDO) which is a biodegradable polymer that is slowly absorbed by your body over time. The threads dissolve over time, creating collagen in the treated area, resulting in a plumper and more youthful complexion.
Collagen Boost treats include face, brow, jaw and chin or tear trough.
Results may be visible immediately but generally develop over time as the PDO threads stimulate collagen production. Results last for up to 12 months as the threads naturally dissolve and are broken down by your body. Annual treatments are recommended for optimum results.
Avoid blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin ibuprofen, fish oil, and St John’s wort) one week prior.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prior to your first treatment, our clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for Collagen Boost PDO threads and discuss any concerns or questions you may have. The procedure involves the threads being inserted under selected areas of the skin using a canula and needle. A numbing agent will be applied 45 minutes prior to treatment to minimise discomfort.
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE
Is pregnant or breastfeeding
Has received vaccination for COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks or have a vaccination planned within the next 2 weeks
Has a compromised immune status
Has severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, or history or presence of multiple severe allergies
Has an active skin infection, such as a cold sore, sunburn, eczema, or psoriasis, or a healing wound
Currently has concurrent febrile status (e.g. flu, cold, sinusitis, UTI)
Has a bleeding disorder
Is currently taking Warfarin
Has had major dental work in the past four weeks, or scheduled in the next four weeks (including wisdom teeth removal, root canal or any procedure related to the soft tissue (gum disease), veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, and the fitting of braces)
Has had minor dental work within the last two weeks or scheduled in the next two weeks (including scale and clean, routine tooth extraction, fillings, and tooth whitening)
Has been given antibiotics post dental intervention (a period of two weeks is required before PDO threads can be performed)
Has permanent dermal filler
Is pregnant or breastfeeding
Is under 18 years of age
Has any planned surgical procedure 4 weeks pre or post appointment
If you are unsure, contact your clinic.
Bruising, swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the treatment area, which is usually resolved within seven days
Puckering and/or irregularity of the skin, which is usually resolved within several days
Apply cold packs that are wrapped to avoid direct contact with the skin and injection site
Take analgesia such as paracetamol as required
Refrain from make up for 24hrs
Refrain from exercise and sun exposure for two to three days
Refrain from lying face down for three to five days
Avoid facial treatment for two weeks
Refrain from high impact sports for two weeks
Avoid dental work, saunas and massages for four weeks
FOLLOW-UP AND NEXT STEPS
To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment after two weeks. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment, please contact our clinic.