Another treatment option is PDO threads. This is a temporary minimally invasive facelift for skin that has started to drop such as cheeks or jowls. With this treatment facial features are lifted visibly but subtly. Threads encourage collagen production for more volume and hydration in the area, reducing looseness, fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin stronger, more supple and improvement in skin tone and firmness. The PDO threads are inserted through a small puncture point. This is done under local anaesthesia. The recovery time after treatment is minimal, allowing you to return to your normal activities after 1 week. Other advantages of this treatment compared to a facelift are the low risk of complications, e.g. virtually no risk of scarring and the lower price, making it much more affordable than a facelift.