The PDO thread lift has gained popularity in the past few years among both men and women to attain beautiful youthful-looking skin.
This non-surgical treatment not only results in reducing the signs of aging but also helps encourage the natural production of elastin and collagen in the skin.
The PDO Thread Lift has proved to be an excellent alternative to traditional facelift surgery. Providing instant results with minimal downtime.
What is a PDO Thread?
The non-surgical thread lift treatment focuses on reducing or eliminating the signs of ageing using PDO thread placements. The threads are pulled to attain the effect of a facelift. It helps in repositioning the skin tissues. As a result, the neck and face regain their youthful appearance.
The thread lifts procedure utilizes PDO sutures made from an absorbable polymer. The PDO, polydioxanone threads are durable and flexible, making them ideal for the thread lift treatment.
PDO sutures have three main textures:
- Cog Thread
- Screw Threads
- Mono Threads
The screw threads include one to two intertwined threads that offer added volume to the area being treated. Cog threads have a barbed texture that offers a better lift and stimulates the production of collagen. The mono threads have smooth, singular sutures that provide a slight lift to your skin these are best used for skin rejuvenation.
If you are looking for skin rejuvenation and tightening, then your practitioner will use mono threads. However, if you are hoping for better volume and lifting effect then screw or cog threads will be used for your treatment.
How Does it Work?
The treatment begins with an initial consultation to determine what you are hoping to achieve from the procedure. Your aesthetic practitioner will determine the areas that must be targeted to help you achieve your desired results. On the day of the treatment, your practitioner will first mark your skin to establish a direction for the threads that will be inserted. Afterwards, the points of insertion will be thoroughly anesthetised to make the treatment more comfortable.
Depending on the technique, multiple threads might be inserted at the same point.
The PDO threads will be attached to a cannula or needle that the practitioner will insert in your skin and push it through the tissues underneath.
Once the thread reaches its endpoint, it will be released and the cannula will be removed from the skin. The practitioner might repeat the process multiple times to achieve the right lift, which means anywhere from one to twenty threads might be inserted to address the concern.
Lastly, the threads will be smoothened with a gentle massage to prevent any dimpling.
The threads produce three effects:
- Immediate skin lifting.
- Cellular renewal as the collagen production enhances the texture and elasticity of the skin, removing fine lines.
- Skin tightening as the fat tissues are contracted due to the threads.
The threads are dissolved naturally in the body over 3-6 months. Due to cellular rejuvenation the lifting effect will last for approximately 2-3 years.
The threads contract the fat in the skin and enhance the production of new blood vessels and collagen to promote microcirculation.
The minimal downtime and instant results are the biggest advantages of this treatment.
The risks are low due to its non-invasive nature. There are rarely any chances of bleeding, severe bruising, scarring, or any other complication in this procedure.
Concerns PDO Thread Lift Can Treat
This procedure is versatile and can be used for almost all facial areas. You can opt to get PDO Threads for your:
- Loose skin
- Wrinkles around mouth
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Sagging skin
It is best to consult with our aesthetic practitioner to share your desired outcome, and they will determine which area to treat.
What to Expect from the Treatment?
Unlike facelift surgery, you will see immediate results after this treatment. The threads give better support to lift your skin to its right position. You will notice your skin looking tighter, but it will adjust within a week to give you a natural and refreshing look.
Depending on the thread used and the main goal, your skin will become smoother and firmer. The results of this treatment last for three to six months. However, you will still enjoy the results for a longer duration as the threads also promote collagen production.
Do You Need a PDO Thread Lift?
This non-surgical treatment is suitable for you if you are hoping to reduce the appearance of sagging skin and the signs of ageing. If you want an immediate facelift without going through the process of surgery and a long downtime, then the PDO thread lift treatment is ideal for you.