Med Spa & Aesthetic Treatments

PDO Threads

PDO Threads

It’s safe to say most of us aren’t fans of the aging process, especially what it does to our skin. Factor in a person’s genetics, certain health conditions, smoking, excess drinking, or constant lack of sun protection and you have a potential recipe for a skin-aging nightmare. No matter your reason for wanting to look and feel younger, a PDO thread lift may be just the aesthetic treatment you’ve been searching for to help you turn back the clock and face your days with pride.

What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift is a revolutionary new anti-aging treatment, though threads have been used safely for decades for various other reasons, like suturing incisions after medical procedures or treating certain gynecological disorders. 

Treatment with threads results in instant skin lifting and tightening by way of strategically inserted barbed threads into the appropriate layer of skin. These threads not only provide instant, subtle lifting, but they promote collagen production and neovascularization to renew your skin at a cellular level. Threads help give you enhanced skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and increased elasticity for a more youthful, glowing appearance.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a PDO thread lift?

If you are a healthy individual with early signs of aging who desires to correct fine lines, wrinkles, or skin laxity of the face, you may be a good candidate for a PDO thread lift. Particularly good candidates are those who want an instant facial lift but don’t have the time or money to commit to traditional facelift surgery. In fact, a PDO thread lift has quickly become known in the aesthetic industry as a wonderful minimally invasive option for patients who aren’t ready for more aggressive procedures, like a surgical facelift.

What can I expect before, during, and after a PDO thread lift?

Just before treatment, we will apply a topical numbing agent and local anesthetic to the treatment area. The needle used during this treatment is so fine that is rarely causes any discomfort. However, local anesthesia is provided to ensure the utmost comfort.

The PDO threads are inserted via cannulas, or blunt-tipped needles. Once inserted into the skin, the threads lift the skin upwards and essentially anchor it in place. Then, excess threads are cut off.

Minimal recovery time is needed after the procedure. The majority of patients return to work and most normal activities only one day after treatment. Minor inflammation and bruising are common after a PDO thread lift, but these typically resolve within a week.

PDO Lower Face Jawline Lift

What are PDO smooth threads?

Not all threads are for lifting. We also offer PDO smooth threads, which are small single filament threads without any barbs designed to stimulate collagen and support the skin, rather than lift or reposition it. These types of threads can be great for improving acne scarring, defining the vermillion border of your lips, or smoothing lines and wrinkles at the labella and nasolabial folds. PDO smooth threads dissolve after 2-6 months and are a great alternative to traditional filler or neurotoxins. They can also be used in addition to neurotoxin to achieve even greater results. These smooth threads are generally less expensive than other barbed PDO threads. A consultation is required before purchasing any PDO thread treatment. that way we can determine exactly which type will be best to meet your individual goals. 

What areas of the face can a PDO thread lift treat?

A PDO thread lift is such a versatile treatment that it can address early signs of aging in virtually any area of the face. These include:

  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Jaw line
  • Crow’s feet
  • Undereye area
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Eyebrow area
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette lines

Cheeks and the lower face/neck region are the most commonly treated areas with PDO threads. 

How long does a PDO thread lift procedure take?

One of the biggest things patients love about the PDO thread lift is that it only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to administer. Once treatment is done, you’re free to go on about most of your normal daily activities. We’ll go over anything you may want to temporarily avoid immediately following treatment during your free consultation.

Are PDO threads safe?

PDO threads are FDA-approved for safety and efficiency and have a much lower risk of complications than more invasive facelift surgeries. There’s less risk of scarring, severe bruising, or bleeding with the procedure. In the rare event minor complications occur, they are usually easily corrected.

How soon will I see results with PDO threads?

Skin lifting and some of the contouring effects from PDO threads are visible immediately after treatment. Full results from your PDO thread lift can usually be noticed within one to two months of your treatment, depending quite a bit on your age. Your age is one of the leading factors in how fast your body produces new, healthy collagen, which is the protein responsible for a plump, more youthful appearance.

How long do results with PDO threads last?

How long the threads last depends on several factors, including the specific thickness of the threads used and your body’s individual metabolic rate. Most patients find that their threads have dissolved within about six to nine months after their initial procedure.

How many treatments will I need with PDO threads?

The majority of patients experience satisfactory results after just one treatment with PDO threads. We can determine if you need a follow-up treatment in about six to nine months. After that, another touch-up treatment shouldn’t be needed until approximately three years after the initial follow up.

Schedule your free consultation to find out if PDO threads are right for you!

If you want to know more about the amazing benefits of a PDO thread lift, then call us at (859) 344-3250 to schedule your free consultation. We’ll go over the treatment in detail, determine if it’s the right option for you, and discuss any payment options available.