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02 February 2022

Volume 11 | Issue 1

ISSN (Print): 2050-3717

ISSN (Online): 2052-2878

Advanced thread lifting in medical aesthetic practice

Absorbable threads rely upon short-term, bio-stimulation of the tissue to accelerate fibrosis rather than suspend the tissue. They are unable to offer any lasting lift to the skin, as they rapidly lose tensile strength. For example, PDO retains only 50% of its original tensile strength at 4 weeks (Weitzul et al, 2005), while PLA sutures retain 50% of their original tensile in 6-8 weeks (Gilding and Reed, 1979)..

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