What is a PDO ThreadLift?
Special threads are used to rejuvenate, regenerate and improve the structure of the face without the need for surgery.
The threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO), which is a safe and inert substance to the body and has a well-documented safety record in surgery and wound closure. Different lengths of thread are used for different areas of the face. Short strands of threads can be used to treat fine lines around the eyes, while thicker strands can be injected into the cheekarea or jawline. These threads are extremely versatile and can be used in multiple areas to smooth and life sagging skin. Over the next 4-6 months, your skin responds to the thread left in the tissue by forming collagen. Although the threads dissolve, the collagen that’s been produced will create results lasting approx. 12-18 months.
The procedure is performed in less than an hour. Numbing techniques are used to maximize patient comfort. A tiny insertion site is created in the skin and then the threads are introduced with a very fine needle called a cannula. The thread repositions fat pads, lifts tissue and
improve skin texture. There is usually little to no pain associated with the thread insertion. The results are immediately apparent after the procedure, but will gradually improve as swelling and
Common Side Effects:
Swelling, bruising, discomfort, nerve zings, dimpling, asymmetry
Rare: infection, nerve injury thread extrusion, dissatisfied with results
Things to know before the procedure:
Avoid vaccinations and dental work 2 weeks before and after your procedure to minimize risk of infection.
Best results are achieved when you have reached optimal correction. This usually takes 2 sessions spaced 3 months apart. Since this varies depending on skin quality and degree of aging, we will discuss what this means for you at your consultation.
While there is little visual downtime, please plan on limiting exaggerated facial expressions, physical activity and massages, facial treatments for the next 2-4 weeks.