Threads used to be done in surgery and often became associated with undesirable effects like infections and thread breakage. However, the thread lift procedure has changed a lot in the last few years, specially with the introduction of the SPIDER WEB TECHNIQUE by Bülent Cihantimur MD- Aka Doctor B. Thread lifting procedures today are non-invasive. The PDO thread lift more specifically the Spider Web Technique is amongst the most popular today. The threads are made in South Korea with the outmost quality control and technology, and is one of the most commonly performed skin lifting procedures today.
The Spider web technique is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue all over the body, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads are introduced with a thin needle into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin:
• Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
• Cellular Renewel, through Collagen stimulation, and neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
• Skin Tightening, by contracting fat and skin tissue
About 6 to 12 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial and /or body contours will remain for about 6 months more, due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. The skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial or body slimming effect. The treatment is very safe. When comparing to fillers, the side effects are much milder. Because the spider web threads are inserted via needles and not surgery, and are absorbable , many of the side effects associated with older techniques of thread lifting procedures, such as infection and thread breakage are also minimised.