What are PDO threads?
Polydioxanone, or PDO threads, are made from a complex sugar that is incredibly strong yet biodegradable. PDO is a safe suture material that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. The thread safely dissolves into the patient's body within a few months. However, as the material gradually disintegrates, it also triggers the body's natural healing process. The body enhances collagen production around the threads, which act as scaffolding for further skin cell regeneration. In the long-run, PDO threads provide patients with an anti-aging solution that continues to reduce the appearance of aging and improves over time.
Why Thread Lift?
Thread Lifts can transform sagging skin without surgery or long recovery times. In less than an hour, you can benefit from an instant mini-face lift that is safe, effective and long-lasting—with very little downtime. This unique dual-action treatment that produces two desirable facial outcomes: an immediate lifting of the tissue in the mid-face area and a gradual regeneration of collagen to add volume, a result that gets better over time.
The Thread Lift procedures employs absorbable sutures that lift skin, facilitate the growth of new collagen, and dissolve within several months of placement. The lifting effect is immediate and discreet. It is the result of skin elevation at the time of the procedure. After inserting the sutures, your physician will adjust your skin to the desired elevation and use bi-directional barbs on the sutures to hold it in place. In this way, the physician reshapes the contours of your face for a more youthful appearance.
How does Thread Lift work?
PDO thread lifts are specially designed to be used in aesthetic medicine to lift and contour sagging skin. Threads are inserted using a small needle, where they sit beneath the skin, helping to lift and add structure to aging tissues. While the threads are in your skin, they trigger natural collagen production, helping your skin become naturally firmer, smoother, and stronger. Thread lifts remain in place for about four to six months, after which point they slowly dissolve. Patients can, however, expect to keep seeing the results of their thread lift for a year or more after their treatment. This long-lasting effect arises from the lingering improvement in skin condition that results from collagen infusion.
Is thread lift right for me?
If you're looking to correct wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, lines, or skin laxity of the face, and you want an instant facial lift but don't have the time or money to commit to a traditional facelift, you are a good candidate for a PDO thread lift. A PDO thread lift is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture and aesthetic goals. Depending on the area you want treated, you may receive three or four carefully placed barbed threads. Different threads are used for varying degrees of lift, skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation. The best candidates are in good physical condition and have normal skin thickness and mild to moderate skin laxity without heavy folds or jowls. Individual results may vary. This thread lift procedure is available only through a licensed practitioner.
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