Medical Cosmetic cover the areas of Bristol, Cheltenham and the Midlands our main clinic locations are:
Bute House, Bridge Road, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL2 7HA and Groundwell Farmhouse, Woodcutters Mews, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4AU

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PDO Thread Therapy

The Revolutionary New Absorbable Thread lift

Skin rejuvenation from the natural wound healing process. FTC therapy originated from traditional thread-lift philosophy in western medicine as well as "threads -embedding therapy" in oriental acupuncture therapy to control and improve tissue stimulation and muscle contraction. The product used for FTC is a fine needle 921G-30G) affixed to the absorbable thread (thickness of 0.05mm - 0.40mm and length of 25mm - 140mm)
The needle is inserted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin and when it is taken out, the threads remain implanted in the skin. Insertion of dozens of needles to the deeper layer of skin with absorbable threads activates their natural regenerative process and mechanical stimulation of wound healing and tissue contraction. 

Mono, Screw and Cog Threads

The most recent development in thread lifting has been the introduction of cog threads. A move away from the traditional monofilaments to barbed threads, this new shape induces higher chronic inflammatory reaction causing a higher rate of fibroblast conversion during the wound healing process. As a result, clients achieve a longer lasting and more visible effect after a single treatment. The threads are 100% PDO (Polydioxanone), a clinically proven bio-compatible material that is already widely used in medical suturing.

What is PDO Therapy?

Is an excellent and effective cosmetic technique to lift and tighten sagging skin tissues. It re-defines facial contours and induces collagen production. The thread forms part of an integrated support structure for the tissue of the face due to collagen synthesis. The lifting effect is at its peak 6 months later when collagen has formed around the threads. The lifting effect lasts between 2-3 years

Which areas are treatable using PDO Threads 

Upper and lower cheeks, forehead (brow lifting), jawline, neck, nasoi-labial folds, marionette lines, arms, thighs and abdomen

Facial Contouring

PDO Threads can very effectively strengthen the contour of the face, reduce roundness, lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, neck and also produce an excellent eye brow lift

Skin Rejuvenation

Enhances skin tone and tightens pores


Local anaesthetic is injected into the treatment area. The PDO thread will then be introduced using a cannula or micro-needle into the required area. The procedure takes around 45-60 minutes depending on what treatment the patient requires. The patient is able to fully resume their everyday routine and social commitments within a couple of days. FTC PDO Therapy is a tailor made treatment which can be adjusted to the patients requirements at any time. when PDO Therapy is combined with PRP, Fillers and Botox great results can be achieved

Advantages compared to previous PDO Therapy

  • PDO Threads are 100% PDO (Polydioxanone) 
  • Clinically proven bio-compatible material that is already widely used in medical suturing
  • Our threads give both a tissue lift as well as skin rejuvenation 
  • Biodegradeable within 6 months and effect can last up to 3 years
  • PDO MONO threads inserted into the dermis gives skin tightening and skin rejuvenation
  • PDO MONO threads inserted into the sub cutaneous adipose tissue cause lipolysis
  • PDO COG threads give SMAS lifting (Jawline & jowl lift and cheek lift)
  • CE Marked