Would you like to lift and tighten loose skin, smooth over fine lines, and restore the youthful contours of your face, all without going under the knife? A PDO Thread Lift at SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, can accomplish all of those things and completely rejuvenate your appearance. Best of all, it offers long-lasting results.
How Long Does a PDO Thread Lift Last?
A PDO Thread Lift immediately improves the skin and offers results that can last for two years or more, which is longer than many other cosmetic treatments. The longevity of results is due to this treatment’s ability to rebuild collagen levels in the skin. To optimize your results, we recommend that patients use medically-directed skincare formulations after treatment.
You’ll also have the option of scheduling occasional maintenance treatments in the years following your initial session.
What Does a PDO Thread Lift Involve?
PDO threads are trails of synthetic surgical suture material that are placed in the subcutaneous layer of the skin to tone and tighten. Once in place, the threads encourage collagen production, which further plumps and rejuvenates the skin. Four to six months after treatment, the threads will be absorbed by the body, leaving the newly formulated collagen in place to do the work of supporting the skin.
This is an incision-free treatment. The threads are injected into the skin with a fine needle.
What Skin Concerns Can This Treatment Address?
This treatment can be used to resolve a host of concerns, including under-eye bags, smile lines, forehead creases, marionette lines, and sagging skin on the cheeks or lower jaw. It can also be used to enhance the contours of the face, such as by rounding the chin or enhancing the cheekbones.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
This treatment can usually be performed in less than an hour, and patients can return immediately to their regular routines. You’ll be asked not to massage or manipulate the treatment area for about two weeks.
How Many Threads Will Be Injected?
Patients generally have several threads injected on both the right and left sides of the face. The type of threads, and the way they are injected, can be varied depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals. Threads with nodules on them, for example, are often used to hook into and lift sagging skin. Corkscrew-style threads are ideal for patients who want to enhance and rebuild facial contours.
Simple, smooth threads, particularly if they’re injected in a criss-cross pattern, work well if the patient wants to broadly renew the skin. Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your skin and talk with you about what you’re hoping to accomplish, we’ll develop a custom treatment plan for you.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes. The surgical suture material, polydioxanone, is used frequently in other medical settings, including cardiovascular surgery. The FDA approved the use of this type of material for skin tightening and renewal in 2018.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Patients usually notice an improvement in their skin immediately, because simply having the threads in place supports the skin from beneath and improves its appearance. But this treatment also works by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen, which takes several months. Most patients see their full results within six months.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You Want To Rejuvenate Your Skin
This treatment is intended for healthy adults ages age 25 or older who are ready to take steps to improve the look and health of their skin. These are patients who want to do more than hone in on a single wrinkle. This treatment can broadly renew the skin, tackling everything from crepiness to hollow cheeks.
You Want a Non-Surgical Approach
This treatment comprehensively renews the skin much as a surgical facelift does. But PDO threads require no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime, making it the perfect solution for patients who aren’t interested in surgery or aren’t surgical candidates.
You’re in Good Health
The best patients are in good physical health and have healthy skin. If the skin in your treatment area is infected or inflamed, we may need to postpone your treatment. This treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can This Treatment Be Performed in Combination With Other Services?
Yes. While PDO Threads offer wonderful results, patients regularly combine this with other treatments. Botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing treatments are often incorporated into patients’ treatment plans alongside PDO Threads.
Is This Treatment Uncomfortable?
Although we’ll use a small needle to place the threads, a topical anesthetic applied to the skin before treatment will keep you completely comfortable.
Will My Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Because PDO threads are used for cosmetic purposes, health insurance plans don’t usually cover this treatment. Our practice offers health care financing through Carecredit.
Rejuvenated Skin Is Just a Phone Call Away
Would you like to rejuvenate your skin for months at a time with the help of a simple, in-office treatment? A PDO Thread Lift can resolve a host of cosmetic issues, giving you long-lasting results. Call SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, and schedule your consultation today.