Many treatments can fight the visible signs of aging on your face. Lasers, microneedling, and chemical peels offer benefits for those looking to recapture their skin’s youthful appearance.
However, there may come a point when you’re looking for results that are a little more dramatic than most anti-aging treatments but a little less dramatic than a facelift. That’s when many patients turn to a PDO thread lift.
Serving Ft. Myers, FL, Premiere Aesthetics is a leading provider of cosmetic treatments that restore your natural beauty. It may be time for a PDO thread lift when you want to refresh your skin’s younger, healthy appearance.
PDO thread lifts are emerging as one of the most popular anti-aging treatments available. Here’s why everyone’s turning to this procedure.
PDO Thread Lifts Are Minimally Invasive
Thread lifts are an alternative treatment to facelift surgery, designed to lift sagging skin and rejuvenate the skin’s overall appearance. While PDO thread lift results are similar to a facelift, they’re less dramatic, non-surgical, and allow patients to quickly return to their everyday activities without extensive downtime.
PDO Thread Lifts Are Tested and Proved
PDO thread lifts are FDA-approved procedures that use polydioxanone dissolvable sutures (PDO threads) to lift sagging skin and stimulate collagen production. For decades, surgeons have used PDO threads in surgeries as dissolvable sutures.
PDO Thread Lifts Are Quick
A thread lift is typically performed as an in-office procedure completed within about 45 minutes. First, a skilled team member at Premiere Aesthetics will apply a local anesthetic and disinfect the treatment area. Next, we’ll create a small access hole for the threads to enter the skin.
Then, we will insert a long, thin cannula through the access hole to place the PDO threads. When the cannula leaves the access point, the threads remain, engage the skin’s tissue, and increase collagen production.
In one short procedure, patients end up with a lifted, contoured appearance that only improves with time.
Thread Lifts Are Versatile
Thread lifts can target and treat almost all areas of concern in the face, including:
- Lowered eyebrows
- Crepey neck skin
- Turkey neck
- Crow’s feet
- Marionette lines
- Undereye bags
- Nasolabial folds
- Nasojugal folds
In addition to targeting skin laxity, thread lifts also address deep, static wrinkles, crepey skin, and poor texture and tone.
PDO Thread Lifts Can Target Different Concerns
In addition to lifting sagging skin, thread lifts offer multiple skin-rejuvenating results based on the type of thread used. PDO threads come in various shapes that have been created with different uses and goals in mind. The main types of PDO threads are barbed, smooth, and twist.
Barbed PDO Threads
PDO threads with barbs positioned along the threads reposition and contour the skin. They are placed below the dermis in the subcutaneous layer, where collagen and fat lie. The barbed threads pull to lift the fatty layer and the overlying skin, providing a lifting effect while stimulating collagen production.
Smooth PDO Threads
Smooth PDO threads don’t offer the same lifting effect, as they don’t grab the skin the same way barbed threads do. Instead, smooth threads provide support and structure to skin and soften deeper, static lines. Smooth PDO threads offer substantial collagen production benefits as well.
Twist PDO Threads
Twist threads cover a greater surface area, providing more dramatic results. In addition, twist treads treat skin laxity and acne scars and provide rejuvenating effects on sites in the body and the face. For patients who want to restore volume and definition to their lips, twist PDO threads are an ideal solution.
PDO Thread Lifts Pair Well with Other Treatments
Patients looking for more dramatic results from their thread lift can pair the treatment with skin tightening procedures like Ultherapy. For a complete wrinkle-reducing effect, patients can pair their thread lift with wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin or with dermal fillers like Juvéderm.
PDO Thread Lifts Provide Natural-Looking Results
PDO threads are tiny, and the procedure leaves no visible marks. In addition, one of the main rejuvenating benefits of a PDO thread lift is the procedure’s ability to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, increasing the production of collagen and elastin.
Collagen is a protein that naturally occurs in the body, providing support to the skin and anchoring cells to one another. It keeps skin tight and strong while playing a part in restoring dead and damaged skin cells.
Unfortunately, the body’s collagen production declines with age, which plays a significant part in skin laxity, dullness, and wrinkle formation. When procedures like PDO thread lifts stimulate collagen production, patients see tighter, brighter, more youthful-looking skin that still looks like theirs, only younger.
PDO Thread Lifts Provide Long-Lasting Results
Patients typically see several stages of results from PDO thread lifts. Immediately, patients may notice a lifted and contoured effect from the treatment. Then, as the increased collagen production begins to restore the skin, results gradually improve, with most patients seeing final results about three months after their procedure.
While the PDO threads dissolve between six and nine months after the procedure, some patients may still enjoy their results for two years.
Reap the Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift at Premiere Aesthetics
When you’re almost ready for a facelift, you may want to learn what a PDO thread lift can offer instead. PDO thread lifts provide anti-aging results that include skin lifting, tightening, and rejuvenating without significant downtime or surgery.
To learn whether a PDO thread lift can restore your skin’s natural, youthful appearance, schedule an appointment with Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL.