PDO threads are tiny sutures made of polydioxanone, and they have been used in the medical world during surgeries for years. They are safe, fully dissolvable, and effective but are useful for more than just medical procedures. When used during a thread lift, PDO threads can lift and tighten the skin, smooth lines and wrinkles of varying degrees, and help contour and define different areas of the face that have experienced effects of skin laxity.
A PDO thread lift can address some of the most common signs of aging by lifting and re-shaping different areas of facial tissue. This treatment can rejuvenate the appearance, tighten loose skin, lift sagging skin, and promote collagen and elastin production. We can use it to help smooth lines, recontour the face, and rejuvenate the entire complexion.
During the treatment process, we will take steps to prepare your skin by cleansing the thread insertion sites and applying any necessary topical numbing solution to enhance your comfort. Then, we will use a device called a hollow cannula to insert the threads into your target areas. The device allows us to strategically inject the threads into different areas of the face where you want to address skin laxity and other aging-related concerns.
Once we position the threads in the designated areas, we will remove the needle, and the thread will remain in your skin, instantly lifting the tissue higher. Over time, your body will dissolve these threads and increase collagen and elastin production. You’ll see some immediate results as well as gradual results long-term. Your PDO thread lift will deliver results that can help you take a long-term approach to aging maintenance.
One of the many benefits of scheduling a thread lift is that you’ll achieve immediate results and gradual long-term results, and you’ll be able to enjoy the effects of this rejuvenating treatment for 18 months or longer.
After your treatment, you’ll be able to complete most of your normal daily activities. We will provide you with some detailed instructions about how to prepare for your treatment and how to care for your skin after it’s over. As with any cosmetic treatment, it’s important that you avoid excessive sun exposure after your treatment. Always wear quality sunscreen and take extra steps to protect your skin to avoid negatively affecting your results.
Additionally, some patients choose to take Arnica to promote post-treatment healing. We typically advise patients to avoid sleeping on their side or stomach for the first few days to ensure that the threads do not move. We also advise against using harsh anti-aging topical products for at least24 hours post-treatment to allow the skin to rest and recover from the thread lift process.
Many different patients make good candidates for this treatment. Patients over the age of 30 who have noticed the visible signs of aging, like skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, facial folds, and loss of facial definition, can benefit from PDO threads. Patients who want to experience a facelift alternative without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure that requires downtime, recovery, and significant discomfort also make good candidates for this anti-aging treatment.
Additionally, patients who aren’t ready to turn to dermal fillers or neuromodulators to address aging can schedule this treatment to achieve dramatic anti-aging results naturally. At the same time, patients who regularly schedule Botox or filler appointments can also schedule a thread lift to combat skin laxity and promote collagen production. Pregnant and nursing women will not qualify for treatment until cleared by their primary care physician.