Do you struggle with facial aging symptoms like sagging skin, deep folds, wrinkles, and creases? Today, so many of us experience this, and an increasing number of people are beginning to favor minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures over the terrifying idea of going “under the knife.” That’s why more and more people are pondering non-surgical facelift options.
Not just the idea of having surgery turns us off; we also find it challenging to prepare for any downtime that might result from it because it could significantly alter our daily schedule and way of life. Given this, it is no surprise that the ground-breaking PDO Thread Lift procedure has become very popular.
What Is PDO Thread Lift?
PDO Thread Lift is a non-surgical facelift that revitalizes, regenerates, and enhances the face’s framework in a manner comparable to that of a surgical facelift—all without surgical techniques. To lift tissue and muscle and improve the skin’s texture, your provider will use a technique called facial thread lifting. The technique involves using a fine needle to insert specialized threads into the skin.
People who have noticed that gravity has begun to take hold of their face and begun to sag can benefit from a facial lifting procedure that uses threads because it is a quick and minimally invasive option. Your provider won’t need to cut your skin to tighten and lift the skin on your cheeks, brows, jawline, and neck. These areas can all benefit from this procedure.
How Does It Work?
Polydioxanone, more commonly known as soluble PDO, is a material that has been utilized in medicine for a significant amount of time, most frequently in surgical procedures. However, studies have shown that PDO can relax muscles and tendons, and it can also stimulate the process of neocollagenesis, which is what drives the collagen synthesis in the skin. PDO is also known to stimulate the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, both of which are essential for maintaining the supple and youthful appearance of the skin.
A very fine needle is used to puncture the patient’s skin and introduce the PDO thread. Depending on the area of the body that needs to be treated, the thread may be inserted into the muscle, the subcutaneous fat, or the skin’s dermis. A lifted appearance is visible immediately after the treatment. However, the results will keep improving in the following days and weeks as the PDO encourages neocollagenesis. The skin’s overall texture is improving, becoming thicker, tighter, and firmer, and fine lines and wrinkles are eliminated.
Some patients have reported that the effects of the treatment can remain for as long as two years, although the body naturally absorbs the threads over three to eight months. Just like any other cosmetic procedure, the duration will vary from person to person.
Types Of PDO Thread Lift
PDO threads are available in several varieties, including straight or spiral (screw) smooth sutures, which are ideal for more lifting than barbed sutures.
Barbed sutures are ideal for gathering skin. Although smooth sutures provide less lift than other types, they are excellent at stimulating collagen production. Patients frequently have smooth sutures positioned in critical positions around their face to target common trouble spots where the signs of aging become especially evident.
On the other hand, barbed sutures are placed close to the hairline to gently lift the skin back and elevate the cheeks and jowls—this technique is called a rhytidectomy.
The placement of barbed threads for a thread lift is a procedure that is relatively straightforward and uncomplicated for the patient. First, the areas that will be treated will be numbed with local anesthesia. Next, your provider will use a tool to incorporate the threads below the skin. Finally, the treatment will be complete. The entire procedure typically only takes thirty to forty-five minutes, and the patient is free to return to work immediately afterward.
Benefits Of PDO Threads
PDO Thread lifts are effective in rejuvenating the skin, lifting the skin, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The following is a list of additional advantages of the treatment:
Your provider can tailor their treatment to meet the unique aesthetic objectives of each patient because of the wide variety of available threads and the ability to inject them from various angles. For example, cheeks and chins that have lost volume can benefit significantly from using thin threads. On the other hand, thicker threads perform exceptionally well when lifting and tightening the skin around the jawline and under the chin.
After the procedure, most patients observe and comment on a visible instant lifting and skin tightening. However, it is fundamental to remember that the final result won’t be recognizable for two to three months until collagen synthesis starts. Until then, the final result won’t be visible.
Although the PDO thread will dissolve after approximately six months, the procedure results will continue to be visible for at least two years as long as the collagen in your skin holds the lift.
Risk-Free For Your Skin
There is no danger in using polydioxanone, also known as PDO, for facial rejuvenation, and using it does not trigger allergic reactions in patients. For the past three decades, this absorbable material, which has been given the go-ahead for use by both the K-FDA and the CE, has been used to close wounds in various medical applications. The K-FDA and the CE have both approved this material’s use.
The PDO threads will disintegrate in the body within a time frame ranging from six to twelve months. During the metabolic process, it transforms into water and carbon dioxide, which the skin can absorb naturally. You won’t be aware of any of these internal bodily processes.
Thanks to topical anesthetics, which will be applied to the affected area, you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. When the threads are implanted into your skin, you will not experience any discomfort.
PDO thread lifts are a fantastic anti-aging procedure because they don’t leave any scars, are painless, and provide quick results with slight recovery. This is particularly factual for those who want to look and feel younger but are not yet willing for a surgical facelift.