PDO Thread Lift
Once our skin starts to wrinkle, lose elasticity and sag, we begin looking for way to restore it to a more youthful appearance. Until recent years, the only way to address these issues was facelift surgery. However, not everyone is willing or able to have surgery and some do not have the time to commit to the recovery that a facelift entails. For those looking for a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime that lifts and rejuvenates the skin, this may be the perfect option for you!
What is PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment designed to subtly lift the skin through a minimally invasive procedure for those who are not quite ready to undergo a more aggressive treatment option. This procedure results in instant skin lifting by contracting fat tissue to result in a subtle, natural lift. PDO thread lift also promotes collagen production to renew your skin at the cellular level.
PDO thread lift is completely safe and approved by the FDA for safety and efficiency. Hundreds of thousands of treatments have been performed and there are no reports of allergic reactions, sensitivities to the threads or serious side effects. This treatment is performed in-office within 30-45 minutes and because there is no need for general anesthesia, patients can drive and care for themselves immediately following a PDO thread lift.
How does a thread lift work?
Each PDO thread lift is customized to your specific skin type, texture and aesthetic goals. Areas that are commonly treated are the neck, jowls, jawline, naso jugal folds, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, undereye area, eyebrows, cheeks and marionette lines.
PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer that is both flexible and durable. PDO sutures are threaded underneath the skin where painless, invisible “barbs” grab on to make sure that the thread grips your underlying tissue and muscles. Your physician is then able to gently pull the thread tight to provide a natural lift to sagging skin.
The second part of the PDO thread lift occurs when your body’s natural healing response is triggered by the insertion of the thread. Even though you are not injured, your body detects the suture material and sends a surge of collagen to the treated areas. The procedure itself provides instantly visible results that last for a year before the effects slowly decrease as the sutures naturally dissolve. However, the rejuvenation effect from the increased production of collagen stays in place and is noticeable for 3 years or more after the procedure.
Recovery from PDO Thread Lift
Many people choose PDO Thread Lift because recovery is quite minimal! While you may notice some slight swelling and/or bruising, you can return to your normal routine right away if you like. As swelling and/or bruising subsides, your results will become more and more visible. Unlike a traditional facelift, results are not permanent. Successful effects will typically last from 1 to 3 years. Just like other dissolvable dermal fillers, the thread will eventually be absorbed by the tissue beneath your skin.