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Matrix PDO Threads

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Treatment Time

30 to 60 minutes
depending on the number of areas being treated

Recovery Time

2 to 3 days with a little swelling

Results Last

Permanent result

What are Matrix PDO Threads?

What are they?

Matrix PDO Threads are inserted into the sub dermal level, in a mesh-like pattern, to promote the creation of new collagen. The threads activate collagen synthesis which produces a gradual skin thickening, skin tightening and rejuvenation effect.

They are minimally invasive and can also be used multiple times.

What are matrix pdo threads made from?

Our mono threads are made from Polydioxanone – an absorbable polymer. This material is both flexible and durable.

The threads become a support structure for your face, allowing collagen production to increase. Overtime, the threads are absorbed by the body.

How do matrix pdo threads tighten the skin?

They induce natural collagen production, which creates a tightening effect. This effect lasts for 6-12 months.

Results may be seen in 6 weeks and will continue to improve over 2 to 6 months. While the threads slowly dissolve, their effects may last up to 12 months.

Product Facts

How do they differ from barbed threads?

PDO threads differ from thread lifts, which use long barbed threads to lift tissues. Instead, mono threads provide an improvement of fine lines and wrinkles by gradually stimulating natural collagen production.

There are two different types of Matrix Threads:

  1. Matrix Mono Threads. Matrix Mono Threads are a type of single PDO filament which are smooth and made without barbs. They are inserted into the skin in a mesh-like pattern, producing a tightening effect. While Matrix Mono Threads tighten the skin, they provide no lifting effect.
  2. Matrix Double Screw Threads. Matrix Screw Threads feature a double thread screw, consisting of 1-2 intertwined threads, which provide volume to the area being treated.

They are used by patients who only desire skin tightening and rejuvenation.

What happens during a matrix pdo thread treatment?

Topical anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area. The PDO Threads are inserted using a micro-needle or a cannula. There is no incision and subsequently, no stitches required.

Treatments sessions typically take between 30 to 60 minutes. The procedure must also be provided by a medical professional who has been fully trained.

What areas can matrix pdo threads be used to treat?

The threads can be used to treat the following areas:

  • Upper and lower cheek
  • Forehead and brows
  • Neck and jawline
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
Jo Davy
Jo Davy
11. June, 2022.
Highly recommend Nurse Jo and her treatment range. The PDO thread lift is hands down the best face treatment I’ve had. I had 100 threads around my jawline and lower face area. i feel like I’ve had a face lift. Was quite tender for a few days afterwards but the results just got better and better for about 6 weeks. Definitely worth it.
Wendy Anderson
Wendy Anderson
1. June, 2022.
I have had 2 sessions now and love the results. I am 60 and have been told I look 50. Amazing work and very knowledgeable with what I needed and what I want. Suggestion are a great result. Love Harbour Medispa. Wendy
Eileen Mac Donagh
Eileen Mac Donagh
2. April, 2022.
Jo was fabulous! Extremely professional and a safe pair of hands. I had a chemical peel and facial that left me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! I was very happy with the results! Highly recommend. Thanks Jo.
Kristin Schilling
Kristin Schilling
2. April, 2022.
Jo is fabulous at what she does, my jaw feels so much better after my first bruxism treatment, had my second yesterday! Also some forehead injectables I am looking forward to the results in the coming weeks.
sarah Read
sarah Read
28. March, 2022.
Anyone wanting filler, Botox etc go see jo!!! She is amazing!!! So in love with my lips and wat she's done to my face! Honestly she is amazing will definitely be staying with Medispa 😍
Rose Thompson
Rose Thompson
21. September, 2021.
Jo made my first experience with injectables so comfortable, and I loved the results. Would definitely recommend!
Maria M
Maria M
24. August, 2021.
The best I have ever had in facial cosmetic treatments. Injectables - the best. Thank you so much ! Never going anywhere else. Wow x
Sue Burger
Sue Burger
9. August, 2021.
My lip filler was expertly done, looks absolutely gorgeous, with no bruising and no major swelling. Thank you Nurse Jo
Erin Glyde
Erin Glyde
4. August, 2021.
Thank you so much to Jo for a wonderful client experience and for making a huge difference in my life 😍To anyone who has a gummy smile I would recommend this treatment 100%. I feel so much more confident and am so impressed with the results. Jo was comprehensive and informative regarding the treatment and provided a relaxed and calm environment. I would highly recommend Harbour Medispa and am looking forward to visiting again ☺️

What Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Neuromodulators or neurotoxins – the substance used in anti-wrinkle injections – are most well-known for “freezing” wrinkles and lines. They are best used for temporary treatment to smooth wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, and smiling.

Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that signals muscles to move. They temporarily paralyse those specific muscles that contract, creating common frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal lines. 

While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment,  the team at Harbour Medispa Wilston feel it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment on occassions. This can easily be masked by make-up.

There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment.

The results can last between four to six months depending on your metabolism speed, lifestyle and  many other factors. Expect to see the fantastic results within two to three days following just one treatment, but really kicking in by the second week post-treatment. 

Are Anti-Wrinkle Relaxants or Dermal Fillers Right For Me?

The simple rule? Lines of expression need anti-wrinkle injections. Lines at rest need filler. While anti-wrinkle injections are a great choice for hitting those “crease points” where muscles contract, fillers are best for deep lines that are present even when facial muscles are not contracting.

Harbour Medispa Wilston’s Anti-Wrinkle Injections can product long-term results with benefits including:

  • Reducing wrinkles, creating a younger-looking appearance
  • Non-surgical treatment with little to no downtime
  • Smoothes skin texture
    Effective in treating excessive sweating and migraines

Treatment Must-Knows & Instructions

How Do I Prepare For Matrix PDO Threads ?

72 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising

AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” products

AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing or the use of hair removal cream around the lip area

24 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID excessive alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment – this helps to prevent the likelihood of bruising

AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing or the use of hair removal cream around the area to be treated

Day of Treatment

Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face – please do not wear makeup

Post-treatment Care

  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling, if necessary
  • AVOID makeup or product application for 24 hours after treatment to help prevent infection
  • AVOID exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing) and/or intense cold for 24 hours after your lip filler treatment
  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements for 24 hours after your lip filler treatment
  • AVOID the consumption of alcohol up to 48 hours after treatment
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Harbour Medispa