Overview of i-THREAD

i-Thread is a sterile monofilament synthetic absorbable suture composed of the polyester, poly (p-dioxanone).  Polydioxanone suture provides would support for a longer period as compared to other synthetic absorbable suture.  Polydioxanone suture also offers far superior tensile strength.

 

When injected to the body, i-Thread is absorbed slowly in a period of 90-120 days.  During this process, the body generates collagen as it is absorbed, enhancing firmness to the area of injection.  The effect of i-Thread will generally last for about 2 years.  It is also a painless procedure where there is no need for any anesthesia for the procedure (if the patient has a low tolerance for pain, topical anesthesia can be used.)

 

A thorough assessment of the product attached to the hand ridge may result in the suture to be often overstated without gradual increment.

 

Indications of i-Thread

 

Indications are on the above parameters

 

  • Folds, frown lines, and another general facial wrinkle removal.

  • Facial area lift

  • Body contouring

  • Breast lifting effect

  • Weight loss