fbpx
ministry-of-skin-white-icon

Mono Threads

Threads are named as they are seen, a surgical thread with a job to do.

Mono threads are a smooth thread about as thin as a hair or surgical suture.

There are two types on the market that you may hear about and both are very different. Long threads, believe it or not, are long and are used to reposition the skin and stimulate collagen, whilst Mono threads are shorter and are used to just stimulate collagen in order to thicken and tighten the skin, they do not reposition.

Threads are named as they are seen, a surgical thread with a job to do. There are two types on the market that you may hear about and both are very different. Long threads, believe it or not, are long and are used to reposition the skin and stimulate collagen, whilst Mono threads are shorter and are used to just stimulate collagen in order to thicken and tighten the skin, they do not reposition.
Mono threads are a smooth thread about as thin as a hair or surgical suture. They are made from a material called Polydioxanone (PDO) which is flexible, durable and fully absorbable in the body. They are placed just under the skin in a grid like pattern where they activate collagen synthesis giving a gradual skin tightening and rejuvenation effect.

There are great for areas of the face or body with sagging, fine lines or laxity that needs tightening without volumisation, e.g. upper lip, accordion lines, or neck. Or they are great for treating areas that are too dangerous to be treated with filler or anti-wrinkle injections, e.g. lower eyelids, nose, frown lines. Our most popular areas treated are neck, accordion lines, upper lip lines, lower eyelids and frown lines.
There are ideal for full facial harmonization, when combined with dermal filler, PRP or anti-wrinkle injections.

Mono Threads FAQ

What are Mono threads and how do they work?

Mono threads are short, smooth biodegradable filaments coated in a stimulatory material (PDO – polydioxanone). They are inserted in the superficial skin to stimulate collagen and elastin to thicken and tighten the skin.

What are the benefits of mono threads?

Mono threads are a great way to stimulate collagen with fast, reliable results. They also have the advantage of being able to be used in areas that other modalities cannot treat, e.g, lower eye lids and since they do not volumise, they are perfect for those areas where volume is not required, e.g. upper lip lines. They can also be used anywhere on the body

What areas do they treat/what do they treat?

Mono threads can be used anywhere on the body. They are great for the face, neck, upper arms and elbows. They can also tighten loose skin around the knees, on the thighs, stomach, belly button and buttocks.

What preparation do I need before having them?

Please arrive at the clinic with clean skin, no lotions, creams, perfumes, powders and no makeup on.

Please ensure you have not had any active tanning in the last 2 weeks.

Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect your skin leading up to the treatment.

Ensure all spray tan is removed from the skin.

If you have a risk of cold sores, start taking antivirals 2 days before the procedure.

Do not consume alcohol on the day of the procedure.

Drink plenty of water for the 48 hours leading up to the procedure.

Do not have any other facials, laser, IPL or RF treatments on the skin for 2 weeks before your treatment.

If you are unwell or have any skin infections on the areas to be treated, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

Please stop any retinols (Vitamin A) treatments 1 week before the treatment.

How is the treatment performed?

The area being treated will first be numbed with a local anesthetic cream or injection. The skin will then be cleansed and the procedure will begin. Mono threads are held within a needle. To insert the threads, the needle holding them is inserted into the skin. Multiple needles will be inserted into the area of concern and either removed as they are inserted, or left in place and removed at the end of the treatment. On removing the needle, the fine mono thread will stay in place within the skin.

Is it painful?

The procedure can be uncomfortable. Some areas can be more uncomfortable than others.  You may experience some tenderness and, in addition, a firm feeling in the area that has been treated, for about 2 weeks following the procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

In general, the entire procedure will require between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the severity of the concern.

Is there any downtime?

The Mono thread procedure may produce swelling and bruising in the area that has been treated. Swelling will last 1-3 days, however bruising, which can be minimal or significant, will last 10-14days, as with any other bruise.  You may also experience an intermittent zing-type of sensation around the inserted threads in the skin for about 2-3 weeks following the procedure.

What aftercare is required?

Please do not apply any oil-based moisturiser or makeup for the following 24 hours. When applying makeup over the next five days, do so gently in the treated area.

Ice may be applied to soothe the area of treatment.

Mild bruising and swelling is to be expected and will resolve in a few days.

Please sleep on your back and elevate your head for the first three nights.

Please do not have any facials or face massages for three weeks.

There may be mild tenderness in the treated area for approximately 1-2 weeks.

Avoid strenuous exercise or contact sports for three weeks.

Avoid exaggerated facial movements like chewing, talking or yawning for three weeks.

No dental surgery for four weeks.

Avoid saunas or heat treatments for three weeks.

Results can be expected in 8–12 weeks.

How long until I see results of the Mono Threads?

You will begin to see results within six weeks of your treatment. These results will continue to improve over the next 2–6 months as new collagen is produced. The Mono threads last 9 months. After 9 months they are fully resorbed by the skin and will stop stimulating any further collagen.

How many treatments are required?

Most only require one treatment for desired results.

How long do the results last and when should it be repeated?

Mono threads help to create new collagen that supports your skin and creates a tightening effect that last for 6–12 months after your treatment. All results are permanent, however the skin will change according to your inner health, ageing and environmental exposures, or you may simply need some more treatments to get your desired results. Skin ageing is a continuum, so treatments need to continue and can be repeated at any time after the first 3 months. It is recommended to have another Mono thread treatment six months after the initial treatment, to maintain the tightening effects.

What treatments work well with Mono threads?

Mono threads only work on the skin’s thickness and texture. To achieve holistic results, you may require dermal fillers to improve facial shape and replace loss of volume that occurs with ageing and anti-wrinkle injections to help reduce visible upper facial lines. Long threads can also be used to reposition any skin heaviness around the mouth or jowls. To optimize the treatments results a home skincare regime is recommended.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects can occur, but the good thing is that none of them are dangerous and all self-resolve with time or treatments. The common ones are:

Bruising: including delayed bruising, swelling, redness, and tenderness. Bruising can be significant and take 7-14 days to recover.

Lumpiness: Inflammatory papules or “lines”, particularly in areas with thin skin or mobile areas i.e. around the mouth, neck, and eyes. This may take 7-14 days to recover depending on individual healing time.

How much does it cost?

Mono threads are a priced per area and start from $550

Please click on the right arrow for answers.

Book an appointment online or call the clinic on 5261 6171 to arrange an appointment.

Start typing and press Enter to search