What You Should Know About PDO Thread Lift

What Is PDO Thread Lift?

The world of aesthetics is finally embracing new technology with the introduction and popularization of PDO Thread Lifts. This treatment offers patients a safer alternative to traditional surgery, while also preventing scarring that can occur when performing facelift procedures or any other kind for this reason.

PDO thread lift not only results in instant skin lifting but also increases the collagen production vital for the renewing of the skin. The neovascularization helps renew cells to a new level for a younger and healthy-looking glow!

How Long Does It Take?

There are so many benefits that you can get from PDO thread lift like it only takes 30-60 minutes. You can go back and do whatever else you had planned for your day afterward!

What Can You Expect Before and During Treatment?

Some people feel a stinging or tingling sensation when their skin is being treated. You can avoid this by applying a topical numbing agent and local anesthetic before treatment starts so that you won’t experience any discomfort during the process.

When the anesthetic has taken effect, your treatment will begin. The PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles or sharp-tipped cannulas to ensure they’re safe and provide a stable anchor as the skin is lifted upwards with them still inside. Then the excess threading can be cut off without any problems at all.

Are All PDO Threads the Same?

When it comes to anti-aging treatments, there are many different types of thread that can be used. Your chosen PDO provider will determine which kind they prefer for you and may base it on their aesthetic goals.

Are There Other Types of PDO Threads?

When choosing the best type of PDO threads, there are two primary types: floating non-barbed threads and barbed ones. Subclassification within these categories includes braid fibers as well as monofilament material. The subtypes of barbed threads are:

  • Unilateral
  • Bilateral
  • Spiral
  • Uni-directional
  • Bi-directional
  • Z-type
  • Cutting barbs
  • Molding barbs

You may hear PDO threads referred to by various names such as “heart barbs,” “tornado” or even ‘double screw.’ These are all references that you may hear for barbed PDO threads.

Does the Type Matter?

The type of thread used during your PDO thread lift can make a difference. PDO thread has several types and shapes, and one important factor to consider is tensile strength. This factor will affect not only the period of your recovery but also the formation of scars after the procedure.

Is the Treatment Safe?

This treatment is guaranteed safe and efficient. It has been FDA-approved, with hundreds of thousands of recorded procedures in its history without reports or side effects related to sensitivity or allergic responses.

What to Do Before and After Treatment?

You can avoid the discomfort associated with PDO thread lifts by giving yourself plenty of time to rest and prepare before your appointment. Please avoid the following two days or a day before your treatment:

  • Alcohol
  • Chinese medicine
  • Ginko
  • High-intensity workouts
  • Omega fish oil supplements
  • Steam rooms and saunas
  • Vitamin E
  • Ibuprofen 
  • Advil

You should hold off on any dental treatments for two weeks after your procedure for the first two weeks. Sleep at your back to keep pressure off one side of the face during healing.

How Is It Designed?

The goal of a PDO thread lift is to restore your skin’s natural beauty and function. Depending on where you want to be treated, you may receive three or four carefully placed barbed threads. These devices were explicitly designed for varying degrees or kinds of pain relief after surgery. They’ll help raise and elevate areas like jowls.

What Areas Can PDO Thread Lift Treat?

The versatility of the PDO thread lift is what makes it so popular and in-demand. We often treat the cheeks and lower face because they’re such good regions to work with. PDO thread lift can be used to treat virtually any area of your face, including:

  • Cheeks
  • Crow’s feet
  • Eyebrows
  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Neck
  • Marionette lines
  • Undereye area

How Long Do the Threads Last?

The body’s metabolism can affect the length of time your threads will last, but generally, they’ll only remain in place for six to nine months. The quality and thickness both matter too.

How Soon Will You See Results?

Skin lifting and contouring can be noticable immediately right after the treatment. It means that results are very much obvious when you undergo PDO thread lift.

Within one to two months of your treatment, you will see the final results. It’s important that this process occurs in conjunction with a healthy diet because age can affect collagen production significantly. Your age is also a major factor for production of new and healthy collagen.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

We know you want to look your best, so we offer a highly effective service that provides satisfying results. You can go back to your doctor six to nine months after your first treatment for assessment.

Who are the Good Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?

You are a good candidate if you want to correct some flaws on your face like wrinkles ang gaunt facial features. The PDO thread lift is an affordable option that can provide you with promising results. If you are looking for something quick and painless, then this treatment is perfect for you.

Are PDO Threads the Same as PLLA and PCL Threads?

The three different types of threads are PDO, PLLA and PCL. The primary difference among the three is their durability, stiffness and strength. PDO lasts for only 6 to 9 months, while PLLA (Poly L. Lactic Acid) dissolves after 12 to 18 months. PCL (polycaprolactone) lasts longer compared to the other types because it takes 2 to 3 years to dissolve.

Isn’t It Better to Be Treated With PLLA and PCL Threads?

The FDA has not approved PLLA and PCL for skin lifting or tightening. The two threads are stiffer that can cause extreme inflammation, discomfort and other side effects.

Which Treatments Complement a PDO Thread Lift?

The best complementary treatments for your PDO thread lift will depend on the results you want. If lines and wrinkles from facial motions are your concern, then neuromodulators are the way to go. However, if you are bothered with static lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers can do wonders with PDO thread lift.

At Luminare, we use VSOFT LIFT Rejuvenation & Lifting PDO threads. These are FDA cleared and have a CE Medical Device Certified. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical grade thread that is thinner than a strand of hair, it is made of protein. PDO threads relax muscles, and improves blood flow which stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin.

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