How do mono threads work?

Mono threads rejuvenate the texture and appearance of the skin.

If you have noticed some of the visible effects of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles, you might consider cosmetic treatment. Fortunately, there are a number of non-surgical options available, many of which achieve excellent results. Mono threads are among the most effective skincare treatments — they are made from an absorbable polymer material known as polydioxanone (PDO), and are placed in the dermis in order to tighten and thicken the skin. Read on to find out more about PDO mono threads, and what the treatment process involves…

What do they do?

Mono threads are very thin — in fact, they are only slightly thicker than a strand of hair. They are placed in the skin’s dermis where they promote the production of new collagen. As a result of this process, the skin becomes tighter and thicker and generally takes on a better overall texture and appearance. The effects of the treatment typically last between six and 12 months. The threads, which are made of an absorbable material, are gradually metabolised in the skin over the course of six to eight months.

What does the process involve?

Depending on the site of treatment, a numbing anaesthetic cream may be applied to the skin before the process begins. This will help to reduce discomfort during the treatment. The threads are then carefully inserted into the upper layer of skin with the use of a tiny needle.

Most areas of skin can be effectively treated with mono threads, although the most common target areas include the face, jawline and neck. Other areas that can often benefit from the treatment include the arms, legs, abdomen and buttocks.

Once the treatment process is complete, it can take around 12 weeks for skin thickening to occur and for results to become visible.

Are there any side effects?

Although the treatment itself is not painful, it is possible to experience some side effects once the process is complete. Some of the most common side effects include bruising, redness and swelling at the site of treatment. These side effects should resolve within a few days.

Although much less common, other possible side effects include infection, pigmentation and allergic reaction to the mono threads. If you have any questions or concerns about the possible side effects of the treatment, we encourage you to raise them during your consultation.

How can we help?

At Ada Aesthetic Medicine, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments designed to improve and rejuvenate the skin. We offer mono threads to individuals who would like to thicken their skin and enhance their overall facial aesthetic. All treatments are performed by a trained and experienced professional, and we use only the best materials and equipment to ensure your health and safety are prioritised.

We believe that all of our patients deserve to look their best, which is why we offer a range of procedures to suit any cosmetic concerns. In addition to mono threads, we also offer anti-wrinkle and filler injections, and a range of skincare treatments. If you would like to find out about the treatments that we offer at Ada Aesthetic Medicine, please have a look here.

To arrange a consultation, please get in touch with us here or give us a call on 02 9552 1442. We have a practice in Glebe, which is easily accessible by bus or train; and a consult room in Wollongong.

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The friendly team at āda aesthetic medicine looks forward to meeting you. Contact us today at one of our clinics or enquire online.

Glebe Practice

  • Phone 02 9552 1442
  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Opening Hours
    Monday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Tuesday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Wednesday10:00am to 6:00pm
    Thursday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Friday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Saturday9:30am to 3:30pm

Our Glebe practice is easily accessible by train and bus. There is metered street parking available.

Wollongong Consult Room

  • Phone 1300 651 149
  • Address 332 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Dr Peter Muzikants only travels to Wollongong twice a month and takes consultations there on Thursdays. If you'd like to request a consultation in Wollongong, please ensure you select the right location when enquiring.