Tightening and firming your skin in a minimally invasive manner is easier than you might think. Instead of receiving a facelift or other invasive procedure, you can enhance your appearance with a PDO thread lift. At Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, Florida, we can use this quick, easy treatment to lift and tighten the skin on your face, neck, and other areas on your body.
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that uses specialized threads to boost your collagen levels. Implanting these absorbable threads into your skin will enhance your appearance by prompting your body to make additional collagen. This naturally-occurring protein will improve the structure of your skin and give you a youthful, refreshed appearance.
What Issues Can a Thread Lift Improve?
This versatile treatment can lift sagging skin in many different locations on your body. In particular, we can implant PDO threads into your cheeks, neck, brow, and jawline. We can also use PDO threads to treat wrinkles around your nose and mouth. In addition to improving your wrinkles, this treatment can be used on your abdomen, thighs, and arms.
How It Works
During this treatment, we will use tiny needles to put threads underneath the surface of your skin. These threads are made of a material known as polydioxanone. These absorbable threads are very similar to the materials that medical professionals use to suture wounds.
Once we have implanted the threads into your target area, they will make tiny injuries in your skin. These injuries will cause your body to produce more collagen. Ramping up your collagen levels will cause your skin to become firmer, tighter, and more youthful-looking. Over time, your body will use natural processes to absorb the threads, and only the new collagen will remain in your skin.
How Many Threads Will I Receive?
The number of threads that you receive will depend on the condition of your skin, the number of areas that you are treating, and your aesthetic goals. During your initial meeting with us, we will analyze the skin in your desired treatment area and talk about the improvements that you would like to achieve. At this point, we can tell you how many threads you are likely to receive.
What Will My Appointment Be Like?
Receiving your PDO threads is a quick, comfortable process.
Preparing for Your Treatment
Since a thread lift is very straightforward, you don’t need to do very much to prepare for your appointment. That said, we may ask you not to drink alcohol, smoke, or use blood-thinning medications for a few days before you receive your treatment.
Receiving Your Thread Lift
We may give you a local anesthetic before we insert your threads. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, we will carefully implant the threads into your treatment area. This is a minimally invasive process, and your appointment will only take forty-five to sixty minutes to complete.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Be?
Invasive skin-tightening methods are very taxing on your body. It’s common to spend many days at home recovering from a facelift or other invasive cosmetic procedure. This long recovery period can be uncomfortable and frustrating.
Fortunately, you don’t have to take time off from your job and other activities after you receive a thread lift. Instead, you can return to your usual schedule right away.
How Quickly Will This Treatment Improve My Skin?
This treatment uses your body’s natural healing abilities to strengthen and tighten your skin. Since your body is unique, you might respond differently to this treatment than other people. That said, you will probably notice the full effects of your lift after about six months.
How Long Will This Treatment Last?
A PDO thread lift will create lasting improvements in your skin. Although your results will vary, it’s common for the benefits of your lift to last for two to three years.
Can I Combine a Thread Lift With Other Anti-Aging Treatments?
You can enhance the benefits of your thread lift by receiving other anti-aging treatments. For instance, you might want to use an injectable product like Botox to smooth your forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, or frown lines. Alternatively, you could use a dermal filler like Sculptra Aesthetic to add additional collagen to your face.
During our initial meeting, we will give you more details about our full range of minimally invasive anti-aging treatments. We will tell you which of these treatments can be successfully combined with a thread lift.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Thread Lift?
If you aren’t ready to receive a facelift or other invasive procedure to treat your sagging skin and wrinkles, you are likely to be a good candidate for a thread lift. To achieve optimal results, you should be a generally healthy person who wants to lift and tighten loose skin on your face, neck, or other areas of your body.
Although a PDO lift is a very gentle treatment, this cosmetic technique is not right for everyone. For example, if you have extremely loose skin, this treatment might not work for you.
Lift Your Skin
You don’t have to receive an invasive cosmetic procedure in order to lift and tighten your skin. Instead of spending weeks recovering from an uncomfortable procedure, you can transform your skin with a minimally invasive PDO thread lift. This quick, comfortable treatment has no downtime, and your improvements are likely to last for several years.