PDO Thread Lift – The Non-Surgical Face Lift
New advances in technology have made thread lifting a viable option for those who want to tighten loose skin on the face, neck or jowls. When the treatment first became popular, the threads were made with permanent materials. Now, the threads are dissolvable, which lowers the risk of infection and complications.
This minimally invasive procedure uses threads with small cones or graspers on them. The threads are passed under the skin with a needle, and the cones hold the skin from underneath, pulling it into a more youthful, lifted position.
How Long Does a PDO Thread Lift Last?
Although a thread lift cannot achieve the same results as a traditional face-lift, it also does not involve any deep tissue manipulation. While the threads are underneath the skin, your body has a selective response that produces collagen to repair itself. Eventually, the threads will dissolve after about six months, but the revitalizing effects can continue to last for up to 3 years.
The treatment has begun to gain significant attention among both men and women wanting to eliminate early signs of aging. Fine lines, sagginess, and wrinkles can all be addressed at a more economical price and with less downtime than traditional surgery.
What Areas Can You Treat with PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO Thread lift can be combined with other anti-aging treatments like Ultherapy or dermal fillers to restore a natural, more youthful appearance. The lower third section of the face responds better to thread lifting than it does to injectable fillers. Good candidates for thread lifting are those who have some droopiness of the brow, cheeks, jowls, and neck. The most popular treatment areas include:
- Under-eye area
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles around eyes)
- Wrinkles around the mouth
Is PDO Thread Lift Safe?
Thread lifting is FDA-cleared and minimally invasive. The pain is minor, and acetaminophen or ibuprofen is usually all that is needed to relieve any mild swelling or bruising. Avoid strenuous activity for a few days and treat the area with ice or arnica cream.
The sutures used for thread lifting have been used for years in other procedures like open-heart surgery, making them safe to introduce into the body. The treatment typically takes about an hour to complete, and results are immediately noticeable.
Newport Beach Med Spa is excited to be able to offer this advanced treatment option to our patients. PDO Thread lift can give you that additional lift that was previously only available with facelift surgery. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation!
*Individual Results May Vary