Thread lifts have been around for many years, but the original treatments involved surgery and had negative side effects like thread breakage and infections. Nowadays, you can achieve the effects of a thread lift in a minimally invasive procedure called the PDO Thread Lift. The “PDO” refers to polydioxanone, a synthetic material that is used to make sutures or threads that are absorbed by your body. In a PDO Thread Lift, threads made from the PDO material are placed deep into your skin, where they produce three main effects:
- Instant facelift due to the threads pulling the skin towards the top of your head
- Skin tightening through the contraction of your fat tissues
- Cellular renewal by the stimulation of natural collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels
About six months after the thread lift treatment, the PDO threads begin to be absorbed by your body through a process called hydrolysis. Even after the threads have dissolved, due to the changes that the PDO Thread Lift makes in your skin at a cellular level, you will continue to see results from the procedure for many months afterwards!
A PDO Thread Lift can produce remarkable results in a short amount of time. It produces:
- Skin tightening
- Skin lifting
- Facial contouring
- Facial slimming
With the PDO Thread Lift Bend patients get a powerful corrective treatment for many different reasons. During the PDO absorption process, your skin naturally produces new firming collagen around the location in your face that the threads were inserted. The threads are designed with special grips that allow for instant non-surgical skin repositioning, which allows for fine-tuning and adjustments. Even better, the procedure is quick! It can be completed over lunch, and you’ll notice increasingly better results as the treatment site heals. PDO Thread Lift reviews by plastic surgeons indicate that it is a great FDA-approved choice for people seeking a less costly, minimally invasive alternative to a surgical facelift.
The PDO Thread Lift was initially designed to contour and correct laxity or sagging in the lower third of the face, but PDO threads can also be used under the eyes to reduce wrinkles and restore the under-eye volume that is naturally lost as we age. The PDO Thread Lift is an effective alternative to other minimally-invasive techniques such as dermal fillers that contour and provide volume to the face.
It can provide rejuvenation to:
- The cheeks (both upper and lower)
- Forehead/eyebrow area (brow lift)
- Jawline and neck
- The lines from your nose to mouth (nasolabial folds)
- The corners of the mouth (marionette lines)
It can even be used to lift areas on your body, such as your arms, abdomen, and buttocks.
To prepare your skin for the PDO Thread Lift, a skin care professional will inject a local anesthetic into the area that will be treated. Hypodermic needles that are preloaded with the PDO threads are then used to insert them into the targeted treatment areas. As the needle is pulled away, the threads are left behind in your skin.
PDO Thread Lift recovery is quick and easy compared to surgeries that require weeks of downtime and healing. After the minimally invasive procedure is complete, recovery time is almost zero! In fact, many people can go back to their daily activities almost immediately. You may feel similar to the way you feel after dental numbing injections for a few hours after the treatment. Side effects after the procedure are minimal and can include mild pain, bruising, numbness, or swelling for a few days after the treatment.
You can’t turn back the clock, but you can reverse the effects of gravity on your face! Contact EsthetixMD at 541-508-7907 for more information on the PDO Thread Lift procedure in Bend and to learn whether it is a good option for you.
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