Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. PDO thread lift is an effective cosmetic treatment that lifts and tightens drooping skin tissues by inducing collagen production. It involves the implantation of thin, absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using miniaturized needles. The PDO threads stay implanted in the skin resulting in micro-injuries that stimulate collagen production and tissue contraction. The outcomes are unique to each patient, but look very natural giving a revitalized and refreshed look.
There is a rapid improvement seen after the PDO thread lift treatments with a visible lift in the regions treated. This will improve over a span of 2-6 months as fresh collagen develops between the threads and gives further lift and tightening to the skin. The PDO threads gradually dissolve over about 6 months, but the resulting lift remains for 9-12 months.
The best candidates for a PDO thread facelift are individuals in their 30’s to 60’s and have a relatively good skin tone. PDO thread therapy can be used on the cheeks, brow, jawline, neck, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, arms, thighs and abdomen. The lifting effect is at its prime after 6 months when collagen has formed around the threads, and lasts between 12-15 months. PDO thread therapy is recommended every 6-12 months depending upon the amount of collagen replacement desired.
Topical anesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort with PDO thread therapy. The procedure takes between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Nearly all individuals feel minimal bruising or puffiness for 1-7 days, yet can proceed with ordinary activities right away.
The threads stay where they are inserted and, like all inner sutures, are typically well tolerated by the body. The material in PDO threads (polydioxanone) has been safely used for many years in cardiothoracic surgery because it is completely absorbed within 4 to 6 months and does not create any scar tissue. With PDO threading, there is no scaring and recuperation times are much less than those associated with traditional surgery.
If you’re considering your own PDO Thread Lift treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our well trained, professional staff. At Believe Aesthetics, we BELIEVE in a more youthful YOU with tight and revitalized skin. Get started on your transformation and Request a complimentary consultation online or call (210) 451-0619 to set up your FREE personal consultation in San Antonio for PDO Thread Lift.