Elionce™ is a premium thread lift treatment, which uses Polydioxanone to create a natural, fresher and younger looking face. Polydioxanone is a biodegradable thread which has been used for the past 30 years In surgical sutures. Recent scientific evidence shows the rejuvenating and lifting effects of these Polydioxanone threads.
Often referred to as the ’10 minute lift’ due to its simplicity and how quick the procedure takes, in addition to boasting minimal downtime and reduced after care following treatment, Elionce™ is one of our aesthetic practitioners thread of choice.
This relatively new form of non-surgical face lift is beneficial to anyone suffering from loose or sagging skin, as Elionce™ threads bring a natural, dramatic skin tightening and lifting effect, resulting in a fresher and younger looking face.
The threads are suitable for most people from their early 20’s onwards. As ageing causes the skin tissue to thin due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres, this results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles.
The threads are absorbed after proliferating collagen by stimulating fibroblast and this simple, safe and non-surgical face lift reverses the effects of ageing and promotes wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and lifting and improves the general quality of the patients skin.
Elionce™ threads are composed of the absorbable synthetic polymer PDO. Thread manufacture and extrusion is carried out to GMP and in accordance with national and international (93/42/EEC, KFDA GMP) regulations and standards (ISO 13485).
Elionce™ threads are certified as Class III products under the European Medical Device Directive with the CE Mark guaranteeing product quality and safety:#
• Naturally absorbed and excreted by the body over time
• Safe and effective with a history of over 2 million thread placements
The objective of the Elionce™ thread lift procedure is to offer a natural-looking improvement to the skin and facial structure. Elionce™ thread lift therapy can be performed in a physician’s office. This non-surgical procedure has been referred to as the ’20-minute facelift’, because of its immediate results, along with its minimal downtime.
The procedure involves insertion of the Elionce™ thread into the skin or subcutaneous fat depending on the indication, via a very fine needle or specifically designed cannula. The procedure is quick and simple to carry out and involves no cuts or incisions so there will be no lasting scarring. Injection of small amounts of local anaesthetic during thread placement ensures that the patient is comfortable and pain-free. The patient will see immediate results, which will improve during the following days and weeks as Elionce™ and the body start to work by producing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This will continue to reverse the effects of ageing and stimulate wrinkle correction and reduction, skin tightening, lifting and improve the general quality of the skin.
HOW IT WORKS
Elionce™ threads are made of Polydioxanone, which is a soluble synthetic material that has been around for over 30 years and used widely in surgery worldwide. scientific research has shown that Polydioxanone thread lift not only tightens the skin but also stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in thread lift treatments.These are the vital requirements for a more youthful and plumper face, offering similar results to a facelift without the need for surgery.
Elionce™ threads are introduced beneath the skin into the fat or muscle layers using a fine needle injection, meaning that no cuts or incisions are required. Our specifically designed needles and cannulas are aimed at achieving a smooth and comfortable treatment. A lifting effect is almost instantaneous depending on the area treated, rejuvenating and regenerating the skin whilst bringing a natural improvement to facial structure. Recovery times are usually less than one week, and the results from the procedure will continue to develop over the days and weeks after treatment.
Possible Side Effects
Most side effects following the procedure are usually minor and can include bruising and swelling. In some cases, patients may experience temporary mild asymmetry or skin dimpling (uncommon). Rare side effects can include infection, thread migration/extrusion and transient paraesthesia.
Following treatment, a cold compress can be applied to the area if required. Use of mild analgesics may be advised in case of any discomfort. The treated area can be washed gently after 4-5 hours. Patients are advised to avoid dental treatments, facial massage or facial aesthetic treatments in the week immediately following the procedure.
Before and after photographs