PDO Thread Lift
PDO threads are resorbable surgical sutures, typically used to cardio thoracic surgery, because they do not leave any scar tissue. In aesthetic medicine, we use these sutures to lift and tighten facial and body tissues.
PDO polydioxanone mono filament sterile surgical suture, absorbs by human body via process of hydrolysis, leaving carbon dioxide and water.
While threads are dissolving during 6-9 months, they actively stimulate collagen production, therefore resulting is tighter more youthful skin for many months to years after the treatment.
Dark circles and eye bags
$450 – $800
Forehead severe to moderate wrinkles
Glabellar (between brows) lines
$200 – $400
Malar crease correction
$590 – $1180
$400 – $800
$200 – $400
TYPES OF PDO THREADS
Polydioxanone threads come in different sizes, lengths and shapes, all serving different purpose in aesthetic medicine. We can combine them all in three groups: PDO mono or smooth treads, PDO screws or twists and PDO barb threads. Let’s review each category.
MONO PDO TREADS
Mono PDO threads are used to address small areas of skin laxity, including lifting sagging skin, to improve skin density and static lines. We can address and eliminate visible lines between brows, above lips, below corners of the mouth, around the eyes, neck and much more. Smooth threads are inserted via small sharp needles. Do not worry, your skin will be numbed, so you will be very comfortable during the procedure. However, bruising is expected after this collagen boosting procedure. We insert smooth threads in a hashtag pattern, creating a supporting mesh under the skin. So as skin heals and new collagen is produced, wrinkles are resolved and skin is tightened. Mono Polydioxanone threads are a great option to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, boost collagen production, and firm the skin in all treated areas.
TWIST PDO THREADS
Twist PDO threads are used to produce volume. We typically insert these threads to address the deepest lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, deep marionette lines crow’s feet or any other areas of the face, were additional volume is needed. Threads are inserted under the skin or subdermally using sharp needles and often combined with mono threads to deliver the best anti-aging, firming, wrinkles reducing result.
BARBED PDO THREADS
Barbed or Cog PDO threads are used to reposition soft tissues of the face. Essentially this non-surgical lifting procedure will help to improve and preserve lifted youthful contour of the face. These treads are inserted little deeper than mono or twist PDO treads, the glide subcutaneously, between skin and muscle to reposition and lift superficial fat pads of the face. The result is higher cheeks, smoothed nasolabial folds, tighter jaw and elimination of infamous jowling. Barbed Collagen threads can help to lift and reposition sagging skin, however, if you have too much skin laxity, you might not be a good candidate for PDO thread lift and might need to address your concerns surgically to achieve optimal results. We believe anyone at any age can be a great candidate for PDO mono or twist threads but not everyone can benefit for PDO thread lift procedure. Please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Natalya to learn more about thread lift, so she can assess your skin and determine if you are a candidate for PDO thread lift.
PDO threads for under eye correction addressing eye bags, wrinkles and dark circles
TYPES OF THREAD MATERIAL
There are three types of material used for cosmetic threads in US, PDO, PLLA and PCL. PDO is most commonly used and last the least amount of time, which is actually optimal for cosmetic purposes. Longer lasting material as PCL increases changes for scarring formation and costs significantly more than PDO. PLLA is commonly used to lift firmer heavier tissues, these threads take 2 years to dissolve, but the material is stiffer and less flexible than PDO, so it is not suitable for every skin type. Bottom line is, longer lasting threads are not always the best choice for your skin. Trust your doctor to choose the right material for you to deliver the best results.
HOW PDO THREAD LIFT WORKS
PDO threads face are resorbable surgical sutures, typically used to cardio thoracic surgery, because they do not leave any scar tissue. In aesthetic medicine, we use these sutures to lift and tighten facial and body tissues. These threads are placed strategically under the skin to correct lines and wrinkles created by aging process. The treads are broken down by human body by the process called hydrolysis, and fully absorbed in 6-9 months. However, during the time threads remain in a tissue, body reacts to it, by producing collagen and other supporting proteins, which result in prolonged tightening and lifting effect, lasting for several months to years.
What PDO threads do we use?
We use MINT, Eurothreads and PDO max threads in our treatments, which are known for its superior quality and the latest technology. All threads are FDA approved and have great safety profile. Meso threads will completely dissolve over time, while leaving new collagen fibers to support and tighten your skin. These threads can also be used not just for tissue tightening but for volumizing and contouring effect, providing great solution for thinning lips, loose neck tissue or aged jawline.
Anesthesia when used PDO Threads
The treatment is virtually painless, we do use local anesthesia and PRO-NOX (laughing gas) to ensure you are completely comfortable during the whole process. According to our patients, the most uncomfortable part of the procedure for PDO thread lift, is injectable anesthesia. Once your face is numb, you will experience only pressure and pulling sensations on your skin. There are no surgical cuts or stitches only 2 small injection sites, typically on your temples, through which threads are introduced into your tissue. This makes the procedure very safe, with minimal chance for injection. If you have any questions about this procedure, please do not hesitate to ask Dr. Natalya.
PDO threads face before and after
What are the advantages of PDO thread lift over traditional facelift
Minimally invasive: A PDO thread lift is less invasive than a traditional facelift surgery, as the threads are inserted through small incisions in the skin using a needle. This means there is less downtime and a quicker recovery time compared to a traditional facelift surgery.
No scarring: The incisions made for PDO lifting threads are so small that there is usually no visible scarring after the treatment. In contrast, a traditional facelift surgery often results in scarring.
Natural-looking results: The results of a PDO thread lift are often more subtle and natural-looking compared to a traditional facelift, which can sometimes result in a more dramatic, “operated on” appearance.
Can improve skin texture: In addition to lifting and tightening the skin, PDO threads face can also stimulate collagen production, which can improve the overall texture of the skin.
Non-surgical option: For those who are not ready or do not want to undergo a surgical facelift, a PDO thread lift offers a non-surgical alternative for improving the appearance of the skin.
Can be performed by a plastic surgeon: A PDO thread lift can be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, ensuring the best possible results and minimizing any potential risks or complications.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS AND RECOVERY
Because of minimally invasive nature of the mono and twist PDO treatment, it requires no downtime, you can return to your daily activities immediately after the treatment.
Most common side effects are minor bruising and swelling. We do not recommend you to schedule any PDO treatment few days prior to an important event, as you likely to have bruising and swelling which might not be coverable by make-up. Overall, you should avoid make up and exercise for 48 hours post treatment to avoid secondary infections.
Also, keep in mind, the effect from facial threading develops overtime, it take on average 3 months for type 1 collagen to be produced by your body. The main collagen responsible for skin firmness and thickness. So plan your thread procedure ahead of time and enjoy natural long last effects of this fantastic treatment.
Barbed thread lift will require more downtime, expect to rest for 5-7 days post procedure. Most common side effect is swelling, mainly due to injectable anesthesia. Although, effect of non-surgical facelift can be appreciated immediately post procedure, your results will continue to change and improve for 3-6 months post treatment.
Please follow our post procedure protocol to protect and preserve your thread lift, to minimize chances for thread dropping.
LAST WORD ABOUT PDO THREADS
Schedule your complimentary consultation today to learn if you are a candidate for PDO thread lift. Threads procedures are safe and effective option for natural long lasting anti-aging results. Lift the skin, since we are not adding any volume to your face, and not cutting off any tissue, collagen stimulating threads will always produce natural results, without the fake, overfilled look feared by many of our customers.
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