Mini lift – threads

First Lift

Although has already gained a lot of popularity around the world, the First Lift treatment on the Polish aesthetic medicine market is an absolute novelty. It consists in implanting special soluble threads under the skin that stimulate angiogenesis, as well as the synthesis of collagen and fibroblasts. Due to these processes, the skin becomes much more smooth and luminous, the face oval rises, wrinkles disappear and the pores become narrower. Moreover, flaccid tissues are strengthened, resulting in a face lift.

CROMA introduced the First Lift (Multi Picture Filaments) absorbable threads, which bring spectacular effects. Thread application is basically non-invasive and painless. It takes about half an hour and leaves no scars or cuts. Minor red spots remaining after the treatment disappear within a few days. In addition, they can be applied almost all over the body. First Lift is a treatment dedicated primarily to patients aged 30-65.

Effects of the treatment:

  • skin rejuvenation
  • wrinkle smoothing
  • pores narrowing
  • skin illumination
  • volume increase or decrease
  • skin lift

The PDO thread system was created five years ago in South Korea. Currently, treatments with their help are performed i.a. in Japan, USA, Brazil, Russia and in Western Europe. The product has received a medical CE certificate and is approved for use throughout the European Union. PDO (polydioxanone) being a thread component, is a strong synthetic fiber, consisting of one (monofilament) or two twisted solid fibers (polyphilament), which dissolve in the tissue after a certain time.

Polydioxanone is a material known and used in medicine for many years. So far, it has been mainly used in skin and subcutaneous sutures in plastic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynecology and ophthalmology. This material meets all the requirements specified by the US Pharmacopoeia (USP) for surgical sutures. On the basis of clinical observations, it was found that polydioxanone stimulates the neocollagenesis process in tissues – that is, stimulates the production of new collagen – a protein responsible for skin tightness and firmness. Additionally, stimulation of fibroblasts results in synthesis of elastin – a protein responsible for elasticity of the skin. In vivo studies show that the action of polydioxanone results in the synthesis of natural (endogenous) hyaluronic acid.

Thanks to such mechanism, the skin with introduced PDO threads becomes firmer, more elastic and better moisturized. The technique of introducing PDO threads is based on the use of natural skin tension lines, which additionally results in a similar effect to a surgical lift. Thanks to the PDO threads, we can also limit the strength of facial mimic muscles and achieve aesthetic effects similar to administration of botulinum toxin – muscle relaxation and smoothing facial features. The aesthetic effect is more natural than after administration of botulinum toxin, as we do not immobilize the facial muscles, and we only influence the weakening of their effect.

The neocololagenesis process caused by introduction of the PDO thread is presented in the following electron microscope pictures:

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By introducing a PDO thread into the skin, we get an immediate improvement in its appearance. After about 10-14 days, the process of natural protein synthesis begins (collagen and elastin). This process lasts throughout the lifetime of the thread in the body (up to 240 days). The aesthetic effects usually last up to 24 months.
Using threads, we strengthen the flaccid tissues. Due to the rapid rate of thread absorption, there is no risk of densification and scarring, as in the case of large diameter fibers and threads with a long biodegradation period (over a year).

The main indications for the use of PDO First Lift threads on the face:

  • vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
  • forehead lift, lowered outer edges of eyebrows, flaccid, soft tissue, drooping eyebrows
  • lower eyelid – bags
  • cheeks
  • distinct nasolabial fold
  • buccal and zygomatic groove
  • chin fold
  • chin fold
  • V-lifting
  • drooping cheeks and area under the lower jaw
  • folds of skin on the cheek
  • wrinkled cheeks

The main indications for the use of PDO First Lift threads on the body:

  • folds and wrinkles of the skin on the neck and neckline
  • firming and shaping the breasts
  • flaccid tissue and stretch marks on the buttocks, abdomen, arms and legs
  • insensitive skin and subcutaneous tissue (especially after liposuction)
  • obesity – arms, stomach, ribs
  • alopecia

The treatment usually lasts 30 – 60 minutes and is a painless procedure. It starts with the application of local anesthesia (anesthetic cream).

Comparison of the effects before and immediately after introduction of the PDO thread around the mandible and neck:

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First Lift Barb – the mildest form of an effective facelift

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One of the treatments in the field aesthetic medicine is a non-surgical facelift using First Lift Barb threads. They are made of a soluble PDO substance (polydioxone). PDO (polydioxanone) being a thread component, is a strong synthetic fiber, consisting of one (monofilament) or two twisted solid fibers (polyphilament), which dissolve in the tissue after a certain time. The threads are completely safe and absorbable by the body. On the basis of clinical research, it was found that PDO stimulates the neocollagenesis process in tissues – that is, stimulates the production of new collagen – a protein responsible for skin tightness and firmness. Stimulation of fibroblasts results in synthesis of elastin – a protein responsible for elasticity of the skin. The action of PDO also causes the synthesis of natural hyaluronic acid necessary for a young skin appearance. First Lift Barb threads are a combination of the classic First Lift treatment that regenerates the skin with the Happy Lift procedure, allowing for an immediate lifting effect.

Healthy and rejuvenated skin

The First Lift Barb thread is placed in a sterile, very fine needle it is inserted with into specific regions of the face. Thanks to the hooks placed on the entire length of the thread (they are an integral part of the thread and are made of the same material as the thread), they allow to achieve an immediate lifting effect. During one 20-minute treatment, we lift both the cheeks and the jaw line, not only lifting the tissues, but also making the nasolabial furrows and marionette lines shallow.

Fast and long-lasting effect

After inserting the PDO First Lift Barb thread, the effect appears immediately. The effects usually last up to two years.

Duration of the treatment: 20-30 minutes
Anesthesia: local
Lasting of effects: about 2 years

The treatment does not require convalescence, bruises and swelling lasting up to 48 hours may occur.

Happy Lift – minimally-invasive lifting

happy liftHappy Lift are innovative, absorbable threads for inoperable face lifting and a completely new way to regain a youthful appearance in a short time. Thanks to the revolutionary method, based on insertion of the thread into the subcutaneous tissue, you can easily and safely fight the visible signs of skin aging – sagging of the tissues, wrinkles and lack of elasticity – especially around the eyebrows, eyes, cheeks and jaws, without the need to resort to plastic surgery.

They are an excellent alternative to the traditional surgical facelift – they guarantee an immediate effect and, above all, do not expose the patient to complications and side effects. Their use is almost non-invasive and leaves no visible traces of scars on the face.

The effectiveness of Happy Lift is as high as traditional methods. Unlike conventional threads, Happy Lift products are made of polycaprolactone – a completely bioresorbable, soft material whose safety has been approved by the European Union and the US Food and Drug Administration in the United States. Happy Lift has microscopic hooks of unique length and density, which allow achieving the effect of lifting and firming the skin. Introduced under the skin, they work like tension muscles, supporting subcutaneous tissue. Thanks to this, after implantation, they start to function as scaffolding for flaccid skin and the effect of skin firming is visible immediately after the treatment.

Happy Lift has a CE quality and safety label, as well as permission for use issued by the Ministry of Health, and many other institutions around the world. Different types of Happy Lift threads are adapted to several different treatment techniques, selected depending on the place of implantation on the patient’s skin, their needs and expectations.

The entire procedure takes only 15 to 40 minutes. It can be performed in a doctor’s office or at the Aesthetic Medicine Clinic. Threads are inserted under the skin using special needles during local anesthesia. After the treatment, a short rest is required, after which patients can return to their daily activities. The results are visible immediately after the treatment and a full effect is achieved after 2-3 weeks. Slowly and gradually the threads undergo natural dissolution in the body, which lasts from 12 to 15 months. Positive effects on the skin persist for 5 to 6 years. The use of Happy Lift threads is recommended especially for people aged 30 to 60, who want to rejuvenate their face and, at the same time, avoid invasive surgery.

The main indications for the use of Happy Lift:

  • comprehensive face lift
  • forehead lift
  • cheek lift
  • improving skin hydration and elasticity

Meso Cogs


Meso Cogs are new absorptive threads for use in the entire body. Their application is fast and painless, and the effects of the treatment are visible immediately after its performance. Meso Cogs threads are the answer to the most troublesome problems of aging skin. They improve the contour of the face, correct the double chin, raise eyebrows, shape the bust, the upper part of the shoulders, buttocks, abdomen, inner part of thighs, tighten the skin after liposuction or diet. Thanks to the modern Fill Hydration method, which stimulates fibroblasts for the production of collagen fibers, Meso Cogs have excellent effect on moisturizing and improving skin elasticity. As a result, the face becomes radiant and full of vigor, both mimic wrinkles and deeper furrows are smoothed out.

meso cogs

Meso Cogs are longer than other surgical threads available on the market. They are 50 cm long, 4/0 USP thick and a patented system of hooks arranged in one direction. They are made of fully absorbable polycaprolactone and are finished with a needle to be inserted under the skin. The thread can be arbitrarily cut by the doctor according to the needs of the procedure, area and technique. Ideally suited to improve the structure of larger areas on the body.

The main indications for the use of Meco Cogs:

  • shaping the face, breasts, upper arms, buttocks, inner thighs, atonic skin after liposuction or diet
  • wrinkles of the face, neck, hands, mimic wrinkles, deep cheek wrinkles, lateral wrinkles, lightening of the skin, mimic wrinkles
  • firming: double chin, jaw, arms, stomach, eyebrows

If you have any questions about treatments in the field aesthetic medicine performed at our Clinic in Gdańsk, please contact us telephonically.