If you look in the mirror and think your appearance could use a lift, but you aren’t ready for a surgical facelift, a PDO thread lift may be just what you need. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a relatively new type of non-surgical facelift. These special type of threads can tighten, sculpt, and lift facial skin to restore a more youthful appearance. A PDO Thread lift is performed in the office and usually takes less than 45 minutes. Thread lifts are used to lift the neck, jawline, cheeks, brows, and more.
WHAT IS A PDO THREAD LIFT?
There is no surgery and very little downtime with a PDO thread lift. During the treatment, the threads are carefully placed beneath the dermis, or mid-layer of the skin, to secure and lift sagging skin, while also promoting collagen production, creating a tighter contour in the treated area. This is a fast and effective rejuvenation option for patients who do not feel like they are ready for a more invasive skin tightening procedure, like a facelift.
This procedure is fully customizable so that it can be used to tighten the skin on the neck or chin, tighten the jawline, lift the brow, lift the cheeks, reduce under-eye wrinkles and reduce nasolabial folds and marionette lines. In order to achieve the best results, a combination of PDO Threads may be required. The results from PDO Threading can last up to three years and the procedure can be repeated as the results begin to lessen.
The biodegradable threads used to perform a thread lift are made with polydioxanone. Polydioxanone is a material that has been safely used in plastic surgery, as well as other surgeries, for many years. The threads are broken down naturally by the body. It only takes about six months for the PDO threads to be reabsorbed by the body. At that point, the body has produced collagen around the thread, which adds needed support to the skin making wrinkles and sag less prominent.
Patients love threading because the results look natural with no scarring. Thread Lifts can easily be combined with additional rejuvenating procedures, like Botox and fillers, for a one-stop complete rejuvenation treatment.
If you’ve noticed aging in your face but you’re not ready for a traditional facelift, schedule a free consultation with one of our skincare professionals at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery.