WHAT IS pdo thread lift?
pdo thread lift
PDO Threads use absorbable sutures to lift and tighten the skin. After 3 to 6 months these sutures dissolve and the body continues to stimulate collagen for a longer lasting lift.
Who is a good candidate for PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO thread lift can provide a natural rejuvenation of the face with the benefit of no general anesthesia, quick recovery and very minimal cost compared to a facelift or a neck lift. Thread Lift may be combined with other procedures such as Botox or Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Ultherapy, Microneedling or lasers.
Which areas can be treated with the PDO threads?
Most popular treatment areas are the cheeks, lower face, jawline, and double chin.
How is the PDO Thread Lift performed?
• The areas to be treated will be numbed with topical as well as local anesthetic.
• The areas to be treated are then marked.
• The threads are then inserted under the skin in precise locations using a small hollow needle to lift and support the skin.
• The inserted thread is then able to grasp onto the skin and soft tissue to reposition the skin. This requires no cuts or incisions
• With the lift effect secured, the hollow needle is removed without leaving any scars.
• Depending on the desired effect of the lift, few to several sutures will be used.
• The PDO suture remains underneath the skin. Different sutures and lengths will be used depending upon the area(s) you need lifted.
What is the recovery like after a Thread Lift?
Pain is usually minimal and can be managed with over the counter medications such as Tylenol and Advil. You will experience swelling and bruising. This can last from 1 to 3 weeks depending on the person. We suggest minimal strenuous exercise and activities for 3 weeks following the procedure. It is also recommended to sleep with your head and shoulders elevated to help speed healing time.
When will I see results?
The result of the Thread Lift is immediate and even more noticeable after 1-2 weeks when all the swelling and potential bruising has resolved. The results will continue to enhance as your skin produces even more collagen over the next several months which will also make the results of the thread lift last longer than the life of the threads. More threads can always be inserted down the line to continue to improve the results and prolong the results even more.
What are the possible side effects?
Since the procedure involves using a needle there is a chance of bruising and swelling. There is some post- treatment discomfort which usually resolves quickly in most patients. If the sutures, for some reason, become visible underneath the skin or migrate, it can be easily removed if necessary and new threads can be placed.
15 to 20mins
Based on amount of threads needed
30-60 minutes
1-3 weeks
Immediate and improves over 3 weeks
6 to 8 months