Sagging skin on your face and neck, drooping cheeks, and fine lines and wrinkles can add years to your actual age. Although inevitable, such signs of aging can be addressed using advanced alternatives to traditional surgical facelifts.
So, if you are worried about sagging skin and deep static wrinkles, you may want to try out our non-surgical facelift alternative called a PDO thread lift.
Read on to know more.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO stands for Polydioxanone, a synthetic polymer that is gradually absorbed by your skin. These medical-grade threads are often used in surgical sutures. As your body slowly absorbs them, they trigger your body’s natural healing system to produce more collagen while producing a subtle lifting effect.
(Note: PDO threads are made of polysaccharide, a type of sugar, which is why a PDO thread lift is also sometimes called a sugar lift.)
Different types of PDO threads, such as smooth or barbed threads, can lift the skin to make it look and feel lifted and tightened.
What Happens During A PDO Thread Lift Procedure?
We usually begin by disinfecting the area of concern using an alcohol swab.
The next step is to apply a local anesthetic to avoid any discomfort during the treatment.
The chosen threads are then inserted into the areas of concern using a very fine needle or blunt-tip cannula.
What Are The Pros Of Choosing A PDO Thread Lift Over A Surgical Facelift?
Here are some of the reasons why a PDO thread lift is an effective alternative to a traditional facelift procedure:
- A PDO thread lift treatment is minimally invasive and requires little to no preparation at all.
- Unlike surgical procedures, it doesn’t require general anesthesia.
- The initial results (i.e. subtle lifting effect) can be seen almost immediately after the treatment. However, your skin will continue to improve as PDO threads dissolve over a period of 6 months.
- Unlike surgical procedures, a PDO thread lift requires little to no downtime at all.
How Does A PDO Thread Lift Work?
Here are some of the ways in which a PDO thread lift can enhance your skin:
1. Triggers Collagen Production
A PDO thread lift works by stimulating collagen production in your skin, making it appear firmer and more youthful.
(Note: Collagen is an important structural protein that is responsible for keeping your skin firm, smooth, and plump.)
2. Instant Lift
With smooth PDO threads, the skin-tightening effects can be observed almost instantly. However, PDO threads with barbs and cones can provide even better results as they can grip the tissue better.
3. Reduces Fine Lines And Wrinkles
A PDO thread lift procedure reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles remarkably while making your skin appear and feel smoother and more youthful than before.
What Happens After The Procedure?
Once the procedure is complete, you might experience minor swelling or bruising at the treated site, but this usually subsides within a few days.
However, taking proper care of your skin after the treatment can reduce the risk of complications, enhance the healing process, and produce even more remarkable results that can last up to 2 years. It’s best to avoid direct sun exposure, strenuous exercises, makeup, or any activities that might involve excessive facial movements for a week after the treatment to avoid dislodging the sutures. The lifting and smoothing effects of PDO threads are similar to a surgical facelift procedure when performed by trained and skilled professionals.
At Luminare Aesthetics and Wellness in Kansas City, MO , our experts perform every procedure with care and consideration to ensure that you get nothing but the best results.