PDO Thread Lift Treatment
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PDO Thread Lift Treatment
The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads introduces them into the deeper layers of the skin.
PDO Thread Lift Information
Dr. Bing at Atlanta Mobile Aesthetics and IV Hydrotherapy discusses PDO thread lift procedures and what to expect during your experience with us.
PDO Thread Lift Cost
Starting at $450 depending on thread type used
What Are PDO Threads?
A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure. After numbing and infusion of local anesthesia, the PDO threads are inserted via sharp or blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off.
Benefits of PDO Thread Lift
Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin:
- Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
- Cellular Renewal, through Collagen stimulation, and neovascularization to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
- Skin Tightening, by contracting fat tissue.
How Long Do PDO Thread Lifts Last?
About 6 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through simple hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial contours will remain for about 3-6 months more, due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial slimming effect.
PDO Thread Before and After
PDO Threads support a tighter and slimmer facial appearance.
Side Effects of PDO Thread Lift
This treatment is very safe. Compared to fillers, the side effects are, in fact, much milder. Depending on the types of threads used and areas treated, bruising may or may not occur. Expect some mild swelling and soreness for 3 to 5 days after the procedure, and a sensation of tightness (mild) of up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur – which resolves in a few days.
Some side effects are related to the technique of insertion, and the types of threads used. These include surface depressions, thread migration and even extrusion, facial asymmetry, prolonged pain, and prolonged dimpling. Finally, more serious side effects, though rare, can occur. These include infection, nerve damage, formation of nodules, and damage to the salivary ducts.
PDO Thread Lift Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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