• [Product Reivew]ANCHOR, Innovative Evolution of the Barb Series


    What is LFL Face Lift?

    LFL Face Lift is a procedure which rejuvenates, regenerates and improves the structure of the face, in a similar way to a surgical facelift, but without the need for surgery.  The Thread Lift uses specialized threads which are introduced into the skin with very fine needles to lift tissue and muscle and improve skin texture.


    How does the PDO Thread Lift work?

    The PDO thread is inserted into the skin through a very fine needle. Depending on the area to be treated, the thread is introduced into either the skin itself, the subcutaneous fat, or the muscle. A lifted appearance can be seen immediately following the treatment, however, the results will improve in the following days and weeks as the PDO stimulates neocollagenesis, which in turn produces collagen. The overall texture of the skin is improved; it becomes thicker, tighter and firmer and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away.



    Generational trend of LFL PDO threads:

    The first generation of LFL thread is ‘Basic’è Straight and simple which is widely used in skin rejuvenation and local firming purposes for various body and face areas.

    The second generation of LFL thread is ‘Screw’ è A spiral shape suture can lead to localized lifting and internal volumising.  Due to the shape of the thread, there is a higher concentration of thread material in the applied area.

    The third generation of LFL thread is ‘Barb II’ è With bi-directional cogs acts to hold the skin like double hooks when the thread is tightened.  It is the most powerful option for any specific lifting.


    The newest generation of LFL: ANCHOR

    Up until now, barb/cog thread is the most effective and efficient for face lifting but with one weakness.  Since its principle is to chip or make cuts on the PDO thread and lift up the part where it has been cut, this process can damage the thread.  And when inserted in the body, the thread accelerates degradability so it cannot provide long lasting result.

    To cover this weakness, new barb type thread is developed called “ANCHOR.”  Distinct from previous cutting method, the thread is produced by press molding technique to minimize the damage to the thread which will slow down the degradability and makes it longer lasting.  Also, specially designed cogs enable to fix the skin tighter with powerful lifting effect.  ANCHOR with upgraded features emerges a lot of positive feedbacks from patients who concern about deep/fine wrinkles, round shaped jaws and sagging skins.  With this consumers trend, consumption rate of ANCHOR has been rapidly increasing since it was introduced in many clinics.


    Article/ Kwon Youngdae,M.D., Osan Gangnam Plastic Surgery, Gyeonggi Korea


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