Mini and Cog Threads Embedding Therapy is based on the multiple implants of polydioxanone Threads. Polydioxanone is a polymer which is degraded naturally within the body.The use of barbed threads, available with uni- and bi-directional cogs or barbs, is a semi-invasive method of lifting sagging skin of the face. Areas treated with this method include the eyebrows, the cheeks, the jowls and the neck. Ease of use and a shorter down-time have made their use popular.The Mini-Threads are implanted by inserting multiple needles carrying the threads inside. The implantation of Mini-Threads creates a sub-dermal network of support and stimulation of tissues, causing skin retention and thus a visible effect lifting, in addition to naturally stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.The implementation is carried out using different size needles depending on the specific characteristics of the thread chosen by the doctor (length, size, degree of tension required, etc.) The amount of product (mini-threads) used in each treatment varies depending on the medical criteria and needs of each patient.
Several applications may be necessary. This therapy supports retouching and combination with other products, so the number of sessions and Mini-Threads to be implemented to reach the desired aesthetic result may vary depending on each patient. Once the treatment is completed, additional sessions may be necessary to maintain the improvement obtained, usually every 12 months.
Side effects that may be associated most often are: redness at the insertion point. A review at 8 weeks with be completed and additional threads inserted depending on overall effectiveness.