An amazing facelift, necklift without surgery.
When PDO Thread Lift is Right
The best candidates for PDO Thread Lift might see noticeable signs of facial aging. PDO Thread Lift can be a great solution to help improve the appearance of jowls, sagging skin, wrinkles and loss of facial volume to achieve a smoother and more youthful look and feel to your complexion.
What to Expect
PDO Thread Lift is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive procedure that typically takes about 45 minutes to complete in-office. One of the many benefits of PDO Thread Lift is that it doesn’t require any downtime following your treatment session, so you can expect to return to work and normal daily activities as soon as you leave our office.The procedure itself involves the use of suspension sutures that can be safely absorbed by your body and therefore do not need to be removed. Dr. Kerschner will use a needle to carefully place the sutures under the skin in key points along the contours of your face. These sutures provide a subtle, natural-looking lifting effect, resulting in smoother, tighter skin without requiring surgery.As an added bonus, PDO Thread Lift can stimulate the production of natural collagen fibers in your skin, which will gradually begin to perform the work of the sutures on their own, providing long-lasting results.
Recovery and Results
Most people enjoy immediate results after their PDO Thread Lift procedure, with more noticeable results after 1-2 weeks, although you may experience some bruising or swelling directly afterwards. These symptoms should diminish within the next 2 or 3 days, however, fully revealing your youthful new look. Although PDO Thread Lift does have the ability to help stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production, thus giving you long-lasting results, no type of cosmetic surgery can stop the aging process altogether. For this reason, you may need an additional procedure or touch-ups down the road to maintain your results long-term.
What are PDO Threads?
PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable.. The threads can be thought of as sutures, and there are three different types: Mono threads, smooth, and cog. Mono threads are smooth and singular sutures that provide a small lift. Cog threads have more of a barbed texture, provide a bit more of a lift. Screw threads have multiple threads intertwined and provide more volume to the treated area. The best part about these threads – they will stimulate natural collagen production.
As we get older, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen, reducing skin thickness and strength as we age. With aging, skin loses its ability to support the tissues underneath it. This, combined with gravity, pulls the skin down and stretches it. Helping to bring fresh collagen to the skin can help combat this! This is why we love threads – as they can help to provide ongoing rejuvenation for the facial tissue! In fact, type 1 collagen and elastic forms around the thread, and has been seen after just 6 weeks in cross sections. No wonder so many people are opting for this nonsurgical facelift-like procedure!