The beauty industry has been dominated with a raft of new and innovative treatments in recent years, each claiming to be better than the last and seemingly offering similar results. And while we’re all very keen to rewind the clock and create a refreshed and youthful appearance, if you find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed with all the treatments on offer, you are not alone!
From skin tightening, to rejuvenation, plumping, filling and everything in between, there are many ways in which we can tackle the effects of ageing. At the WHITE ROOM clinic, we offer a variety of non-surgical treatment options for our clients, the most popular being PDO Mono Threads and Dermal Filler. Both have varying degrees when it comes to results, downtime, side effects and cost points. So how do you know what is right for you?
Read on for our top 5 questions you should consider when deciding between PDO Mono Threads and Dermal Filler.
Top 5 questions to consider when deciding between PDO Mono Threads and Dermal Fillers
What does each treatment do/achieve?
Dermal filler, as the name suggests, does just that, fills space under the skin with a hyaluronic acid formula, which is produced naturally by the body but decreases as we age. Easily dissolved and reversible, dermal fillers are an incredibly popular choice for those wanting a fairly straight forward, non-surgical procedure. Dermal filler is great for those with areas of the face that are slightly sunken in and require filling for visible volume.
PDO Mono Threads are a non-surgical, minimally invasive method that aims to tighten and thicken the skin. Threads are inserted into the sub-dermal level of the skin promoting the creation of new collagen. As this new collagen production takes effect, skin gradually thickens and tightens, creating a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
How invasive are they?
Both skin rejuvenation options are relatively minimal when it comes to treatment protocols. Dermal filler treatment requires only a needle to inject the hyaluronic acid solution into the skin to sculpt, replace lost volume and smooth.
PDO Mono Thread treatment takes anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the area being treated. Both treatments require topical anaesthetic, however don’t require time off work and can be done in the chair.
What downtime is involved?
With dermal filler, expect some slight swelling, bruising and redness as well as tenderness at the injection site. It is strongly recommended not to rub the face, exercise, drink alcohol or have any intensive skin treatments for 24-48 hours following treatments.
Downtime with PDO Mono Threads includes slightly more swelling and bruising than you might experience with dermal filler, and some mild pain which will resolve in a few days after the procedure.
Most people resume normal activities immediately after treatment for both dermal filer and PDO Mono Threads.
How much will it cost me?
Dermal filler is typically a little less costly than a thread lift, but with results lasting for a shorter time, you may want to consider investing in a thread lift for longer results, if this is the most suitable treatment for you. At tWR, dermal filler starts from $350 and PDO Mono Threads range between $450 - $1500.
How long do the results last?
Typically, dermal filler lasts 6-18 months with the effects of PDO Mono Threads lasting 6 - 12 months. Results will always vary from patient to patient and are dependent on many factors including lifestyle, diet, alcohol intake etc. At the WHITE ROOM clinic we recommend a follow up treatment of PDO Mono Threads every 6 months to maintain the tightening effects.
The take home?
Ultimately, both treatments are effective and suitable in their own right and are wonderful when it comes to achieving younger looking skin, a refreshed and relaxed appearance, reduced fine lines, improved skin tone and better facial definition. At the WHITE ROOM clinic we maintain that each patient is different, with unique needs, so we always recommend booking a consultation with one of our injectors to discuss a bespoke treatment plan that is right for you.
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