Like nose fillers, thread is a non-surgical procedure to help get your nose into the ideal shape or size that you desire. Nose thread uses absorbable threads (sutures) made of polydioxanone (PDO) that are 100% biocompatible with the human body.
Image 3.1: Nose threading with PDO threads
People who faces the issues of having noses which lacks height and projection can benefit from nose threading. Nose threads are inserted vertically and horizontally under the soft tissues of the nose tip and the nose bridge respectively. About 3-6 threads are used to lift the nose tip while about 6-9 threads are used for the nose bridge, varying according to the individual. The threads act as a frame and helps to contour the nose, giving it an instant lift. There will not be any cuts on the skin throughout the process. The whole process will take about 15 minutes, and local anaesthesia will be given before the procedure.
After the treatment, there may be some swelling, but it will subside within the next 1-2 days. There should be no problems resuming normal everyday life immediately after the procedure.
The nose threads will completely dissolve after 9-12 months. However, the nose will stay in its lifted position for about 18 months.
PDO material has been in use in the medical industry for more than 30 years for various purposes. PDO threads have high tensile strength, good elasticity and smooth tissue passage, and meet all the requirement of surgical stitches set by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). PDO threads are also biocompatible with the body and will dissolve and be naturally disposed of by the body.