This mini-thread design is recommended for patients with advanced signs of sagging. These patients are generally over the 50 year-old age bracket and show a less defined face contour, i.e., more or less visible nasolabial folds and/or marionette wrinkles. The neckline and sub-mental fold have begun to droop; while many patients are not obvious cervicofacial lifting candidates, others are steps away from remedial surgery. Even then, treatment with mini barbed suture (P-COG) can show immediate and visible improvement.
The body may show: sagging of the back, inner, posterior, and/or anterior regions of arms and legs; drooping abdomen and/or buttocks.
All these deficits are likely to improve immediately with the right strategy: preliminary application of monofilament mini threads followed by treatment with P-COG threads.
- Monofilament barbed PDO thread with bi-directional cogs; the tip protrudes from the needle cap.
- 38 mm. to 90 mm.
- Tissues recover tensile strength. This thread is especially designed to be pulled after insertion. Any excess thread may then be cut to lift the tissue.
- P-COG threads are used for dynamic traction or tensile strength
- They should be applied to deep-plane tissue areas:
- Scalp, scapular spine, acromion, iliac crest, iliotibial ligament, sacrum, etc.
- Lifting areas:
- Lower third of the face, outer and inner sections of thighs and arms, buttocks, etc.