Mono Threads Sydney
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Mono threading looks to give you a more youthful glow.
Mono threading works to stimulate collagen and improve skin texture. This skin treatment works by creating a tightening effect, which promotes skin thickening. This results in a more youthful appearance by making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.
How mono threading works
The treatment is a very customised procedure, during which your healthcare professional will work closely with you to achieve the best results possible. It is a minimally invasive procedure where the Matrix PDO threads are inserted into the upper skin with a tiny micro-needle or cannula.
The PDO filament threads which are used in this treatment are different from traditional barbed threads used in other treatments to lift tissue, as thread lift is not the key objective of mono threading. The threads used are designed to promote skin tightening. These threads are inserted into the skin in a mesh-like pattern to achieve maximum tightening effects. After entering the skin, the threads achieve collagen synthesis, which in turn leads to a gradual skin tightening and rejuvenation effect.
These skin tightening treatments can be used to rejuvenate collagen treating neck sagginess, forehead lines, and facial wrinkles. The threads can also add volume to the cheeks, and also become a support structure for the face.
The benefits of mono threading
Just about any skin area of the body can be treated through the use of mono threads. The most common areas in which people receive this treatment are the lines and creases of the face, jawline and neck. Other areas of the body which can be treated include the arms, legs, abdomen and buttocks.
The treatment can produce results for up to two years.
What to expect after mono threading treatment
The new collagen and skin thickening effect can last between 6 and 12 months after the treatment, and the absorbable polymer (PDO) threads used in the procedure are eventually metabolised in the skin at the 6-8 month mark, leaving no foreign materials in doing so.
New natural collagen production and skin thickening generally takes at least 12 weeks to be significant and to see skin changes.
The treatment does not require any stitches as it is not a procedure which requires incisions. There may be some bruising, redness and swelling/lumpiness in the first few days, but this will resolve quickly and makeup may be used again after the first or second day.
It is recommended to avoid any heat-based treatments such as laser, IPL, RF and focused ultrasound HIFU therapy in treatment areas for at least three months. These may dissolve the threads and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
How the mono threading procedure is tailored to you
The amount of time that the treatment takes is influenced by the area of the body which is receiving it, but generally it takes between 30-60 minutes to complete. The same applies for its price. There are also different levels of thickness and texture of the mono thread needles which are involved in the process.
It is generally a pain-free process, and the option of topical anaesthetic is also available to patients.
Mono Thread FAQs
What are Mono Threads and what do they do?
These threads are absorbable polymer material called polydioxanone (PDO). The thread is slightly thicker than a strand of hair. When placed in the skin’s dermis it will induce the production of new collagen to thicken and tighten the skin.
Does mono thread lift tissue?
No, mono threads are not the same as long threads used to lift and reposition sagging facial or neck skin.
Mono threads are for improving skin texture and tightening and thicken skin.
How long do they last?
The new collagen and skin thickening effect can last 6-12 months after the treatment and the PDO threads are eventually metabolised in the skin in 6-8 months. Results can last up to 2 years.
How is the mono thread treatment done?
The threads are inserted into the upper skin with a tiny needle/cannula.
Is it painful?
Depending on the area treated some numbing anaesthetic cream can be applied before the treatment to reduce the discomfort. An alternative may be anaesthetic injections.
What areas can be treated?
Just about any skin area of the body can be treated with mono threads. The most common areas are the lines and creases of the face, jawline and neck.
Other areas of the body treated include arms, legs, abdomen and buttocks.
When will I see results?
New collagen production and skin thickening takes at least 12 weeks to be significant and to see skin changes.
Can the effects to mono threads be reversed or stopped?
Yes, very early threads can be removed but later some injections can be done to stop collagen production and dissolve the thread.
Can I have other treatments with mono threads?
Common treatments that are done with Mono threads are filler treatments and anti-wrinkle injections.
What treatment cannot be done if I’ve had Mono thread treatment?
It is advisable not to have any heat-based treatments such as laser, IPL, RF, focused ultrasound HIFU therapy for at least 3 months after mono thread treatment. These may dissolve threads and reduce the effects of the treatment.
What are the side effects of mono threads?
Most common is bruising, redness and swelling/lumpiness but resolve within a few days and make-up may be used after the first or second day. Less common are infection, pigmentation and very rarely allergy and damage to deeper tissues.
How much are mono threads?
Price for mono thread treatment will vary depending on size of area and number of areas treated.
Price is similar to filler injections.
Who should not have mono threads?
If you have known allergy, are pregnant of breast feeding, keloid scarring or auto immune disorder (case by case) you may be advised against having mono threads.