What is the Ultra-V® Lift?
The Ultra-V® Lift is a procedure which rejuvenates, regenerates and improves the structure of the face, in a similar way to a surgical facelift, but without the need for surgery.
The Ultra-V® Lift uses specialised threads which are introduced into the skin with a very fine needle to lift tissue and muscle, creating a V-shaped face.
How does the Ultra-V® Lift work?
The threads used in the Ultra-V® Lift are made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone) which is a material that has been used in medicine for many years, mainly in surgery. However, research has shown that PDO lifts muscles and tendons, and also stimulates the neocollagenesis process, which encourages the production of new collagen in the skin.
PDO also stimulates the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, both of which are vital for keeping the skin looking plump and youthful. The PDO thread is inserted into the skin through a very fine needle, and requires no anaesthesia. A V-shaped lifted appearance can be seen immediately following the treatment, plus, the results will improve in the following days and weeks as the PDO stimulates neocollagenesis, which in turn produces collagen.
The threads are extremely versatile and can be used all around the face and neck. The Ultra-V® Lift can treat vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, sagging brows, drooping cheeks, pronounced nasolabial (nose to mouth) and marionette (corner of mouth to chin) folds, sagging jawline and neck and folds and wrinkles on the chin. The threads are naturally absorbed by the body in six to eight months, however, the effect of the treatment can last for up to two years.