General Questions About
The PDO thread lift is a surgical procedure, although a minimally invasive one. There are always risks with surgery, but the treatment is considered very safe.
No two people are alike, so it varies from patient to patient. You may see the effect of the PDO thread lift procedure from one to three years.
The insertion of the PDO threads stimulates the body to build collagen in the area. That helps to improve the look and feel of the skin naturally.
Thread breakage is a potential side effect. The threads may break due to excess facial movement, rubbing the skin, or exposure to moisture. When it does happen, breakage tends to be near the ends near the incision point.
The broken thread poses no threat to you. The piece may migrate up until it extrudes from the skin. Broken threads don’t happen that often and are easy to fix.
You should not feel the actual threads under the skin. They are thinner than a piece of hair. The excess threads are cut so they do not poke out. You may feel the puncture points used to insert the threads for a few weeks as they heal. There may also be a feeling of tightness from the pulling of the skin.
In some cases, the threads can migrate or move. This can happen if the threads break, for example. In that case, you may feel the threads. There may also be thread extrusion, where a piece of the thread comes out. Most problems like these are easy to fix.
A PDO thread lift is an effective way to treat fine lines and wrinkles. The introduction of the PDO threads stimulates collagen production in the skin, as well, for natural healing. Although the effect is less dramatic than a traditional facelift, it’s also more natural-looking. The treatment is safer than other cosmetic procedures, too, like fillers.
A polydioxanone (PDO) thread is a medical-grade sliver of protein, kind of like a piece of hair but thinner. Once in place, the thread improves blood flow, relaxes tendons and muscles, and stimulates elastin and hyaluronic acid for firmer and more youthful skin. When used as part of a PDO thread lift procedure, they help lift and contour, eliminate fine lines, and improve elasticity while tightening the skin.
The PDO threads inserted to anchor the skin last for about six months. The threads themselves are absorbable. Once gone, the facial contours created by the PDO threads remain in place for anywhere from three to six months more. In other words, the effect from the PDO threads could last for 12 months or even longer.