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What Is a PDO Threads Lift? Everything You Need to Know

Do have wrinkles, lines, or uneven pigmentation on your skin? Yearning for a younger-looking skin? You can now achieve this naturally!

As you age, your skin becomes looser and thinner, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This occurs because your skin slowly loses its supply of collagen over time.

Collagen is vital in keeping your skin voluminous and smooth. To address the wrinkles and fine lines related to the loss of collagen, you may opt for extensive facelift surgery. But this procedure comes with its fair share of challenges.

Luckily, you can reduce wrinkles and get back your naturally glowing skin with PDO threads lift. They have a special ability to restore sagging tissue. Below is a guide to help you know if a PDO threads lift is the right treatment for you.

What is a PDO Threads Lift?

As a new form of a non-surgical facelift, Polydioxanone thread lift gives you a tight, fresh, and more youthful look. It uses a biodegradable polyester suture to tighten and lift your skin in under 45 minutes.

Apart from lifting sagging skin, it also rejuvenates your skin.

What Areas Can Be Treated With PDO Threads?

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The good thing about PDO thread lifts is that they can improve several parts of your face. But it is most beneficial for a lower facelift as other non-invasive procedures can’t solve it. It can also be used on other parts of the body. Here are the areas this treatment commonly improves:

  • Lower and upper cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Arms
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen

Talk to a certified specialist to know whether your problem area qualifies for this treatment. 

Benefits of PDO Threads Lift

Not sure about PDO Thread lifts yet? Here are some PDO Thread Lift benefits you should know before undergoing treatment.

Treatment Rejuvenates Your Skin

A PDO lift tightens and lifts your sagging skin, making you look younger. They can also make hollow cheeks rounder. The threading lifts stimulate your body’s production of elastin and collagen.

The elastin will keep your skin firm after your body absorbs the PDO threads while collagen adds volume to your face.

Fast and Natural-Looking Results

Unlike facelifts that take several weeks to heal, the results of PDO thread lifts are immediate. You will notice your skin improving after the procedure and the results will improve after two to three months as your body finishes producing collagen.

Safe and Long-Lasting Treatment

Approved by the FDA, PDO thread lifts are hypoallergenic safe for use. What’s more, polydioxanone has been used for cardiovascular surgery and other medical purposes.

In addition, PDO threads have slow absorption so that your treatment is long-lasting. Depending on the type of threads you use for treatment, absorption can take up to a year. Once the threads absorb, results can last from three months to over two years.

Customizable Treatment

Since PDO threads come in all sizes and shapes, your anti-aging treatment can be personalized based on your skin type, skin condition, and aesthetic goals.

For example, if you want to restore volume to your cheeks and chin, it’s proper to use thin mono threads. In contrast, thicker threads help lift sagging skin around your neck and jowls.

Non-Surgical Procedure with No Downtime

Although many want to fight the signs of aging, not all are willing to undergo surgery. Unlike facelifts, thread lifts require no cuts or scarring. What’s more, you can complete your treatment in one office visit.

There’s also a short recovery period, meaning you can resume your regular schedule as soon as possible.

Affordable Treatment

Since the PDO thread lifts are non-invasive, they’re more affordable than facelifts or chin and cheek augmentation. Also, the long-lasting results give you value for your money.

Treatment costs will depend on the type of PDO thread, areas of treatment, or whether you want a local or general anesthetic.

Compatible with Other Anti-Aging Treatments

PDO thread lifts work perfectly with other anti-aging treatments, such as dermal fillers. This way you can use it with other procedures to get the young, glowing skin you deserve.

How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

As a contemporary alternative to invasive surgery, PDO thread lifts can restore the V-shape to your face. Below is a step-to-step guide of how it works.

Step 1: Initial Consultation

You’ll visit your cosmetic specialist to determine if the PDO thread treatment is right for you. They’ll examine your skin, gather your medical information, and discuss your appearance goals before coming up with a conclusion. They may also take your photo to help them plan a custom treatment.

Step 2: Pre-Treatment Instructions

If you are liable for treatment, the specialist will give you a set of specific instructions to follow before your treatment. You should follow the instructions to ensure you don’t experience any unintended side effects from the treatment.

Some of the pre-treatment instructions include:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do not use tobacco or alcohol
  • Avoid retinol-based products
  • Avoid performing high-intensity exercises
  • Don’t go to a sauna or steam room
  • Avoid using blood-thinning medications
  • Avoid consuming fish oil, garlic, vitamin E, and chili ginseng

Please note that these are just examples. Your specialist will give you a personalized list of instructions based on your health and other factors.

Step 3: Numbing

On the day of your procedure appointment, you should arrive with no makeup. Your cosmetic specialist will cleanse your face to remove any excess oil and dirt.

After cleansing, they’ll apply numbing agents to the treatment areas. You’ll wait for about 10 to 20 minutes while the numbing agents take effect before proceeding to the next steps.

Step 4: Marking

Using a temporary pen, they’ll mark your precise treatment areas. This helps them plot a strategic thread placement to minimize the number of threads that have to go into your skin. It’ll ensure you get the desired results.

Step 5: Threading

Once the marking is complete, the threading process will begin. Your cosmetic specialist will insert the PDO thread into your skin’s sub-dermal layers.

The thread holds on to loose tissue inside the skin, repositioning as the needle is removed. It’ll soon lift the skin tighter. Your treatment may last from 30 to 60 minutes.

Step 6: Post-Care Instructions

Although the treatment has a minimal recovery time, there is still plenty you can do to ensure you get successful results. Your post- PDO treatment instructions may include:

  • Hydrate adequately
  • Avoid direct sunlight and tanning machines
  • Always use SPF 30+ sunblock when going outside
  • Avoid rubbing and massaging your face for at least two weeks instead wash gently
  • Avoid alcohol and anti-coagulant medicines for 7 days
  • Stop engaging in strenuous exercise for at least a week

Don’t forget to go for a follow-up examination as prescribed by your specialist. 

Am I a Qualified Candidate for PDO Thread Treatment?

The ideal candidate for a PDO thread lift is a person with early signs of aging. You may not qualify for the procedure if:

  • You have severe signs of aging
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding
  • Have diabetes or autoimmune disease

Enjoy Young, Voluminous, Beautiful Skin with PDO Thread Lifts

Are you experiencing skin sagging and wrinkles? Is it making you uncomfortable? 

A PDO thread lift at Zero Gravity Aesthetics can help you look and feel younger. We offer customized services to meet your appearance needs. Book a consultation with us to get started. 

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