PDO Thread lift is a revolutionary technique making use of PDO collagen-stimulating threads to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. PDO (polydioxanone) is a special dissolvable protein fiber that has been used for many years in heart surgeries, wound repairs and numerous surgical procedures around the world. It gained FDA approval in 2011 for indication of collagen regeneration. It is safe for the human body and no allergy test is needed. Once the thread is placed, it continuously stimulates collagen synthesis, then naturally dissolves over four to six months, leaving only newly-generated collagen in place.
Innovative new PDO threads come in different shapes and designs: Cog/barb thread is designed for a lifting and anchoring of sagging skin and folds; Smooth/Mono thread is for laying down a mesh at the area needing collagen for scar revision, tightening and texture improvement. Other types are designed for subtle reshaping, enhancement without adding too much volume, such as nose, lip definition, smoker line correction.
Who is an ideal candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?
It is a procedure ideal for patients between age 30 to 65 with mild to moderate skin elasticity, and for patients who want to avoid a surgical facelift, but rather actively stimulate their own collagen and elastin production to achieve a more natural and gradual result that “ages with you”. PDO Thread Lift can be used as an adjunct to other non-surgical skin tightening lifting treatments and injectables to provide even longer-lasting results.
What Do I Need to Do Before Treatment?
Here are things you should avoid one to two days before treatment:
What To Expect During A Thread Lift?
PDO threads are inserted into the treatment area via blunt tip needles, called cannulas, or sharp-tipped needles depending on the specific thread lift treatment. Once inserted into the appropriate layer of skin, they act as anchors as the skin is lifted upwards. Then, the excess threads are cut off. A very quick and efficient procedure.
Areas of Treatment for PDO Thread Lifts
Thread lifts are primarily used to treat areas in the cheeks, lower face also for the brow and eye lift which is often referred to as “fox eyes”. Areas of the face that can be treated are:
How Long Does A Thread Lift Take?
Typically, a thread lift takes somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes. As the procedure is minimally invasive, patients can resume their normal activity following the treatment.
How Much Does A Thread Lift Cost?
Pricing for a thread lift depends on the type and amount of threads needed. The number and type of threads needed is determined during complimentary consultation.
What should I expect with a PDO Thread Lift procedure?
Before the procedure, our certified Physician will carefully assess your desired treatment area(s), marking the vectors and direction of placement that will give you optimal results. This procedure is well tolerated by most patients with only local anesthesia injection to the thread inserting point. To minimize the risk of bruising or swelling, thread placements are done by using a fine blunt cannula. The procedure takes between 30 minutes to one hour depending on the area(s) to be treated.
How soon should I see results?
You will see an immediate improvement in the treated area. The collagen generating process continues with the maximal result around three to four months.
How long do the results last?
Studies have shown that results can last 18 to 24 months, however this depends on the number of threads used and condition of your skin and area(s) treated. Like most aesthetic anti-aging treatments, PDO Thread Lift requires follow up with repeat procedure and touch up.
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