When it comes to skin rejuvenation, there are many non-surgical options such as neurotoxins, fillers, and collagen producing skin resurfacing treatments like micro-needling, and laser services. But when it comes to skin laxity, jowling, and sagging skin of the face and neck, a PDO Thread Lift is an excellent treatment option. Why? You will notice instant results! When you look in the mirror, you’ll see a fresh, well rested, lifted, firmer look. And in the process, the threads will support new collagen formation. PDO threads provide lasting results by stimulating the production of collagen. Collagen is a structural protein responsible for your skin’s youthful strength, volume, and integrity. As you get older, collagen production decreases and is one of the major factors leading to the visible signs of aging.
A PDO thread treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which triggers a surge in collagen production. Even as your PDO threads dissolve over the 4-6 months after treatment, you should continue to notice gradual improvements in the tone and firmness of your skin due to the increase in collagen production.
Now what exactly are PDO threads?
The material from which these threads are made from, polydioxanone, is a safe substance that keeps the skin in a new tightened state, while collagen production begins. If receiving a PDO thread lift, the PDO barbed threads dissolve over 4-6 months and you’ll notice continual improvement in the tone and firmness of your skin due to the increased collagen. Lasting up to 1-2 years! All PDO sutures are FDA-approved and one of the safest materials that can be used in the body. We also have available thread options that help lift, define, volumize and smooth.
What to expect during treatment:
This procedure involves using various lengths of thin sterile needles to embed PDO barbed dissolving threads under the skin. These threads are placed strategically under the dermis where it acts as a frame for lifting and tightening loose and sagging skin. A local anesthetic will be injected at entry point for comfort. The threads will then be introduced using a sharp needle or a cannula in the required area of the face or neck. Your face will feel numb and your mouth may be asymmetrical for a few hours, similar to those effects felt after dental injections. It’s a quick and very tolerable treatment!
What to expect for post care:
Following the treatment we recommend eating soft foods or drink liquids for 7-10 days and to keep your head elevated (45 degree angle) while resting in bed 24 hours post treatment. Don’t pull down on your facial skin or receive any type of facial massage for 1 month post treatment. You may be a little sore, but completely tolerable and should be able to resume your normal routine the following day.
Wondering if you are a good candidate for PDO threads? Book your complimentary PDO thread consultation online or call our office! 810.701.8088