Have you noticed age-related changes in your skin? Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, and loss of volume are all common signs of aging that can change your appearance.
Fortunately, a PDO thread lift can resolve many of these changes and help you achieve a more youthful look without surgical intervention. The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about PDO thread lifts.
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that aims to tighten skin and reduce signs of aging. PDO thread lifts use dissolvable sutures placed beneath the skin to produce a lifting and tightening effect while stimulating new collagen production. This can mimic the outcome of a traditional face-lift without any surgical intervention.
Who Is a Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?
Good candidates for PDO thread lifts are clients with moderate to severe signs of aging in their skin. These signs can include wrinkles, sagging, loss of volume, and facial creases.
Good PDO thread lift candidates are typically in their mid-to-late 40s and older and have experienced a significant decline in their skin’s collagen and elastin production.
What Are the Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift?
Patients enjoy PDO thread lifts because they offer a variety of cosmetic benefits. Some of these benefits include:
- Firming loose skin
- Lifting sagging skin
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Increasing collagen production
The most notable benefits of PDO thread lifts are in the procedure itself. A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive outpatient treatment. This means you are able to return home the same day as your procedure.
How Is a PDO Thread Lift Performed?
The PDO thread lift process begins with the application of a topical numbing cream to provide increased comfort. Once the cream has taken effect, tiny threads composed of dissolvable sutures are inserted under the skin into predetermined treatment areas. For most patients, this is along the jawline, lower cheeks, and around the mouth.
The entire process generally takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete.
What Are the Side Effects of a PDO Thread Lift?
Just as with any other facial treatment, the PDO thread lift comes with several side effects that patients may experience during their recovery period. The following side effects are common, and are expected to disappear within two weeks:
- Swelling at the injection points
- Minor bleeding
- Skin stiffness or tightness
- Pain when moving the facial muscles
While it is rare, patients may also experience the following risks following their PDO thread lift procedure:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Protrusion of thread
- Excessive bleeding
At Aventura Dermatology & Aesthetics, Dr. Bertha Baum prioritizes patient safety and comfort for every procedure. As a board certified dermatologist & cosmetic surgeon with years of expertise in skin care, patients can remain faithful and confident that any unexpected pain and comfort felt in the recovery period after their PDO thread lift procedure will be easily resolved and managed under her care.
How Long Will My PDO Thread Lift Results Last?
PDO thread lift results are designed to last between one to three years with the proper care. As a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure, patients can expect to enjoy their newly improved, lifted facial lookk for several years!
How Often Will I Need to Get a PDO Thread Lift?
Although a PDO thread lift can reverse the signs of aging by making the skin appear younger, smoother, and radiant, it cannot stop the natural aging process from happening. As patients get older, they may begin to notice their skin sagging or returning back to their normal position, therefore, looking less lifted as time goes by. To prevent this, we recommend patients schedule a follow-up PDO thread lift procedure every several years or so to maintain their desired results, and to continue looking young and radiant time and time again.
What Is Recovering After PDO Thread Lift Like?
One of the best benefits of a PDO thread lift is that the recovery process is simple. Patients can resume their normal activity within hours of the treatment. The only recommendation is to avoid strenuous activities that could involve direct impact to the face for several weeks after the procedure.
Are PDO Threads Safe?
A PDO thread lift is considered to be a safe procedure for most clients. If you have certain skin conditions, you may be unable to receive this treatment. During your consultation appointment, your provider will review your medical history to determine whether a PDO thread lift is a safe procedure for you to have.
Interested in PDO Threads?
Do you want a more youthful appearance without having an extensive face-lift procedure? PDO thread lifts are a great way to tighten the skin and reduce age-related sagging in a minimally invasive procedure.