What are PDO Threads?
PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lifts are a non-surgical facelift done via the insertion of a dissolvable collagen thread that will stimulate the production of naturally occurring collagen in the skin. This minimal invasive lift will sculpt the shape of your face to help reduce any signs of aging. It is less invasive than a facelift and can take less time to perform, usually taking 45 minutes. PDO thread lift is a great alternative to avoid plastic surgery. It can be used to treat any parts of your face that may be experiencing aging, such as cheeks, jaw, neck, and eyes. As a non-invasive treatment, it can lift loose and restore your skin. When choosing a PDO thread lift, they are customized to your specific and unique skin type, texture, and aesthetic goals. Different threads are used to achieve different results depending on the type and amount of lift, skin tightening, and cellular rejuvenation.
PDO Recovery Time
The recovery time after a PDO thread lift is relatively short. For the first 24 to 48 hours, you may experience some swelling and bruising, but you can resume most of your usual activities immediately away.
To avoid accidentally dislodging the thread, you should avoid scratching your face as much as possible for the first week after your treatment. For the first few weeks, you'll probably be recommended to avoid pursing your lips, smoking, and drinking via a straw. Sleeping on your side, hard exercise, and sauna visits are all activities you should avoid for 1 to 2 weeks. Sleeping on your stomach with your head raised on a cushion can assist you to avoid rolling onto your face in the middle of the night.
How do PDO Threads work?
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical- grade thread that is thinner than hair and made of protein. Research has confirmed that PDO relaxes tendons and muscles, whilst a foreign body reaction improves the blood flow to the area stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen in the skin). It also stimulates elastin and hyaluronic acid, both substances are key to maintaining firm, youthful looking skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
PDO threads have a ten-year track record of safety in surgery and wound closure. PDO threads have been approved by the FDA.
Lidocaine is injected into the entrance locations, after which small needles are used to insert threads into the skin, either into the skin itself, the muscle, or the subcutaneous fat. The PDO stimulates neocollagenesis, increasing the amount of collagen in the skin, resulting in an immediate increase in look. However, the results will improve over the following days and weeks as the PDO stimulates neocollagenesis, increasing the amount of collagen in the skin. With the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, the overall texture of the skin improves, becoming thicker, tighter, and firmer.
Sagging brows, nasolabial lines, vertical and horizontal forehead wrinkles, drooping cheeks, marionette lines, sagging jawline, plus wrinkles and folds on the chin and neck can all be treated with this therapy, which can be utilized in any portion of the face and neck.
Thread-lift treatments improve the appearance of the skin in an instant and in a natural way. After about 10-14 days, a spontaneous protein production process begins. As your body produces collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, your results will improve over time, peaking at roughly 6 months and lasting for up to 2 years. This type of non-surgical facelift has a very long-lasting effect. The thread itself is fully biodegradable and dissolves within 12 weeks, after which new collagen forms around the thread to support the results and keep the skin smooth and supple.