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What Is a PDO Thread Lift: 4 Questions Answered

PDO Thread Lift

Got fine lines or wrinkles? Looking for natural ways to achieve more youthful skin? You can now achieve it.

Studies show that your skin can start to wrinkle as early as age 25. While aging is a natural, ongoing process, it makes your skin look thinner and looser. Since collagen supply to your skin decreases over time, fine lines and wrinkles may start to form.

While anti-aging treatments can help you achieve fine skin, most are either invasive or have dangerous side effects. Fortunately, you can naturally prevent the formation of wrinkles with PDO threads. With the ability to restore sagging tissue, it can help you restore your firm, voluminous, and glowing skin.

Haven’t heard about PDO thread lifts yet? Below is a guide to help you know if this is the right treatment for you.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

Commonly known as Polydioxanone thread lift, this new form of a non-surgical facelift can give you tight, fresh, and more young-looking skin. Using a dissolvable, biodegradable polyester suture, PDO thread lift can tighten and lift your skin in under 45 minutes. Besides lifting sagging skin, it also allows your skin to rejuvenate.

How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

Your cosmetic doctor may insert a needle with dissolvable PDO threads into your skin on the specific areas that need treatment. Most specialists prefer the blunt-tip cannula since it reduces the risk of bruising and swelling as it won’t damage any blood vessels.

After the insertion, the PDO threads will lead to a lifting effect. This effect causes your sagging skin to pull together and tighten. Once you introduce the suture threads into your skin, they trigger your skin’s self-healing abilities.

Your skin will gently react to the threads, inducing an inflammatory reaction that results in collagen production around every PDO thread inserted into your skin. The collagen produced will help keep your skin tight, supple, and rejuvenated.

What Areas Can Be Treated With PDO Threads?

Wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven pigmentation can make you self-conscious. PDO thread lifts can restore several parts of your face, improving your confidence. Here are some facial areas a PDO thread lift procedure can improve:

  • Forehead
  • Eyebrows
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Lower cheeks
  • Upper cheeks
  • Jawline

Talk to our experts about the facial areas you want to correct with PDO threading. 

Benefits of Undergoing a PDO Thread Lift Procedure

As a new anti-aging treatment, PDO thread lifts have several benefits. If you’re struggling with wrinkles and other signs of aging, here are reasons you should consider undergoing this treatment.

Rejuvenates Your Skin

Is your skin starting to sag?

A PDO thread can tighten and lift your skin, making you look younger. Apart from lifting sagging skin, it can make your hollow cheeks rounder. They stimulate your body’s production of collagen and elastin. While the elastin keeps your skin firm, collagen adds volume to your face.

Revitalizes Multiple Body Parts

Your face isn’t the only thing that’ll benefit from PDO threading. If the skin on your neck and buttocks is sagging, you can get also benefit from the treatment. Additionally, you can get the PDO thread lift procedure for arms, abdomen, and marionette lines.

Quick and Long-Lasting Results

If you want immediate skin rejuvenation, PDO thread lifts should be your go-to. Other anti-aging treatments like facelifts can take several weeks to heal. After a PDO thread lift procedure, you will notice signs of improvement on your skin.

Additionally, PDO threads absorb slowly, making the results of the treatment is long-term. The results can last from 3 months to over 2 years. It depends on the type of threads you use for treatment.

Personalized Treatment

PDO threads are available in different sizes and shapes. This means you can customize your anti-aging treatment based on your skin type, skin condition, and aesthetic goals. For example, PDO max threads are good for lifting sagging skin around your jowls and neck while thin mono threads are effective for restoring volume to your cheeks and chin.

Non-Surgical Procedure

Want to fight the signs of aging without surgery?

PDO threads are your best bet. Unlike facelifts, thread lifts can restore your skin without any cuts or scarring. Besides, treatment can be complete in one session. Since the procedure is non-surgical, you have little to no downtime. This means you can resume your normal activities as soon as possible.

Affordable Treatment

Unlike other invasive treatments like chin and cheek augmentation, PDO thread lift treatments are reasonably priced. They also have long-lasting results, giving you value for your money. However, treatment can vary depending on the area of treatment, type of PDO thread used, or whether you need a local or general anesthetic.

What to Expect During a PDO Thread Lift Procedure

PDO thread lifts are your best defense against wrinkles, fine lines, saggy skin, and uneven pigmentation. But before you start treatment, here is a step-to-step guide of the PDO threading procedure:

Step 1: Preliminary Consultation

PDO thread treatments can’t start before you attend a comprehensive consultation appointment with your cosmetic specialist to determine if it’s the right treatment for you. During the consultation, they’ll examine your skin and discuss your appearance goals to come up with a custom treatment. They also ask for your medical history.

Step 2: Pre-Treatment Instructions

If you’re a suitable candidate for PDO threading, the cosmetic specialist will give you a set of specific instructions to follow before treatment. You must follow the instructions to ensure you don’t experience any risky side effects. Below are some pre-treatment instructions you should adhere to:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid consumption of fish oil, garlic, vitamin E, and chili ginseng
  • Take a break from high-intensity exercises
  • Avoid tobacco or alcohol use
  • Stop using retinol-based products
  • Keep off blood-thinning medication
  • Stay away from the sauna or steam room

Step 3: Numbing

On the day of your PDO thread procedure, your cosmetic specialist will cleanse your treatment area to remove any excess oil and dirt. They’ll then apply numbing agents that can take effect after about 10 to 20 minutes.

Step 4: Marking

Your cosmetic specialist will mark the exact treatment areas. It’ll help them to place the PDO threads strategically, minimizing the number of threads that have to go into your skin. It also ensures you get the desired results.

Step 5: Threading

After marking, they’ll fix PDO threads into your skin’s sub-dermal layers. As the thread holds on to loose tissue inside the skin, your cosmetic specialist will remove the needle. This PDO threading procedure can take about 30 to 60 minutes.

Step 6: Recovery

PDO threading needs minimal recovery time. But you have to follow the following post-care instructions to get successful results.

  • Stay away from tanning machines and sunlight
  • Use sunscreen whenever you go outside
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Avoid rubbing and massaging your face for at least 2 weeks
  • Don’t use alcohol, tobacco, and anti-coagulant medicines for 7 days
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least a week

Visit your cosmetic specialist after a week for a follow-up examination

Who’s the Right Candidate for a PDO Thread Treatment?

You can be an ideal candidate for a PDO thread lift if you start experiencing early signs of aging. But you may not undergo the procedure if you have severe signs of aging, diabetes, any autoimmune disease. Pregnant and breastfeeding women don’t also qualify for the treatment.

Get Firm, Voluminous, and Healthy Skin

Noticed wrinkles or fine lines on your skin? No need to worry. Zero Gravity Aesthetics can help you get rid of them fast. We offer high-quality PDO thread treatments to make your skin tight, ample, and glowing.

Our treatments are also tailor-made to meet your aesthetic goals. While we can’t turn back the clock, we can make you look younger and more attractive as you age. Schedule a consultation and start treatment.

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