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Polydioxanone thread-lifting

A poignant medical liability piece for aesthetic nurses undertaking polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifting. The author provides the clinical background, as well as the anatomical areas which may benefit from rejuvenation with PDO threads. There is some discussion surrounding comparison with...

The development of PDO threadlifting in the UK

Dr Jacques Otto looks at the development of polydioxanone (PDO) threads as an anti-ageing treatment, the creation of the Association of Polydioxanone Threads (APDOT) UK and what the future holds for threadlifting in the UK. Up to early 2014 the...

Thread lifting – the fundamentals

"Thread lifting” is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is becoming increasingly popular internationally [1-3]. Threads are surgical sutures that can be utilised for facial and body contouring and rejuvenation. These sutures can be used for skin rejuvenation as bio-stimulators...

Suspension thread lift combination treatments

A true facelift can only be achieved through surgical means, at least for now, and given advances in techniques and anaesthesia, this has become far safer. Not everyone, however, requires a facelift. Non-surgical modalities such as thread lifts with or...

How I Do It - Non-surgical approach to facial ptosis – the PDO barbed absorbable thread 5-point facelift

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads summary: Colourless, crystalline, biodegradable synthetic polymer Monofilament Biodegradation by hydrolysis Mainly urine excretion Absorption rate 180 days Breaking strength 53% at 42 days Long established safety record in general surgery as a suture material (PDS II Ethicon)...

When does a non-surgical procedure fall within the scope of CQC registration? An update on cogged PDO thread lifts

In December 2018 the CQC ruled that any healthcare professional performing thread lifting now has to meet its full requirements for surgical procedures. Dr Bea Brookes takes a look at the decision. Non-surgical thread lift with dissolving threads has been...

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...

How I Do It - Contouring the lower jaw (non-surgical)

It is important to invest time in analysing the lower aspect of the face whilst in discussion with the patient to establish a mutual agreement as to the level of desired correction along with the choice of product. I find...

An introduction to the RELIFE Definisse™ range

Learn new techniques at RELIFE’s expert webinar RELIFE, from Italy’s leading pharmaceutical company Menarini, is hosting a webinar to introduce aesthetic practitioners to the RELIFE Definisse™ range, which comprises threads, fillers and peels, as featured in Tatler’s Guide to Cosmetic...

Intraline KOL appointment

Intraline Medical Aesthetics is thrilled to announce the appointment of aesthetic doctors, Dr. Simon Zokaie and Dr. Mark Holmes, as Key Opinion Leaders for the Intraline portfolio of medical aesthetic products.

Medico-legal Forum (Laser/Polydioxanone)

The PMFA Journal and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance have teamed up to provide a series of articles that will give examples of claims that occur from different procedures. Conclusion to the previous case Last issue’s Medico-Legal Forum discussed a case...

RELIFE i-DASS - International Dermatology Aesthetic Surgery Summit

RELIFE is a new global Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine company that finds its roots in the Menarini Group. It offers a programme of education and training for aesthetic doctors with the collaboration of local and international experts in the field...