It almost sounds too good to be true, but an easy, minimally invasive treatment now makes it possible to lift and tighten skin, achieving results similar to a surgical facelift. A PDO Thread Lift leaves the face firmer, tighter, and more youthful in appearance, and it offers results that can last 18 months or more.
As we age, the body's collagen production slows down and facial volume begins to decline, contributing to wrinkling, sagging, and other signs of aging. This treatment, often referred to simply as a thread lift, can help address crepey skin, tighten up a jowl that's begun to sag, or ease the look of lines and folds on the face. It offers a comprehensive rejuvenation of the face and can help you appear noticeably more rested and refreshed.
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
This treatment involves placing threads beneath the skin that support the face from below, providing an immediate lift for loose skin. The threads, which are made of a material used in surgical sutures and are injected into place, also stimulate collagen production, which further plumps and smooths the skin in the coming weeks.
These threads are available in different shapes and textures, and they can be injected in different ways to achieve a patient's desired outcome, whether it be more volume or lifted skin. After about six months, once they've done their work under the skin, the threads dissolve on their own.
How Long Does a PDO Thread Lift Last?
You're probably wondering about the results that can be achieved with a thread lift. When will results appear and how long will they last? One of the great things about this treatment is that it offers some immediate lifting and support for the skin while also spurring long-term renewal through added collagen production.
That means you'll notice some initial firming right away, with your results fully developing with six months. Results vary from patient to patient, but most enjoy their new look for as long as 18 months. You'll also be able to schedule additional treatments to extend your new look.
How Does the Treatment Work?
When you come in for a thread lift treatment, we'll begin by cleansing and numbing the treatment area. We also may lightly mark the area of concern so that we'll have a reference point during your session. The threads are actually trails of polydioxanone, a suture material, which are created as the hypodermic needle slides along just under the surface of the skin. During your treatment, you'll be reclined comfortably. And because the treatment area will have been numbed, you won't feel any discomfort.
One of the things patients like about this treatment is the fact that it doesn't involve a significant amount of downtime. You'll be able to get right back to work after your treatment. The only real after-care requirement is that you refrain from manipulating or overstretching the treatment area for roughly two weeks after your appointment.