PDO Thread Lift Overview:
Thread Lift is an effective cosmetic procedure that lifts and tightens sagging skin by inducing collagen production. In the past, permanent threads have been used that lead in some cases to permanent complications.
Currently, absorbable PDO threads (similar to those used under the skin in closing wounds) are the safest. These threads stimulate collagen production and tissue contraction.
Your treatment will begin once the anesthesia has taken effect. The PDO threads are introduced using cannulas or needles with rounded or smooth tips. They act as anchors as the skin is raised upwards after being implanted into the appropriate layer of skin. The superfluous threads are then snipped away.
One of the best attributes of PDO thread lift is that it takes only 15 to 30 minutes. It’s a simple procedure, where a needle is introduced and removed leaving the thread in place. PDO Thread Lift is completely safe. The FDA approved it for its safety and effectiveness. Side effects include swelling or bruising in some cases that last an average of 2-3 days. Most patients may go back to work the next day.
What Conditions Can a PDO Thread Lift Help With?
Because of its versatility, a PDO thread lift can be used to treat almost any part of the face and neck. These include the following:
- Naso jugal folds
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Undereye area
- Crow’s feet
How Long Do the PDO Thread lift Last?
An initial improvement is usually noted that gradually increases over 2 – 8 weeks. The threads dissolve in 3 – 6 months but the collagen stimulation effect is maintained for an average of 12 months.
PDO Thread Lift Precautions:
- Things you should avoid 24-48 Hours before treatment:
- Vitamin E supplement
- Omega 3 supplement
- High-intensity workouts
- Steam rooms and saunas
-During the first two weeks following your PDO thread lift, you should avoid any dental services.