Are you beginning to see the signs of aging on your face, including loss of elasticity, deeper wrinkles, and skin laxity? It may be time to consider which treatment options will restore your more youthful appearance.
One of those options is a PDO thread lift. This non-surgical alternative to a facelift can provide significant anti-aging benefits that last up to a year or longer. Patients are often pleasantly surprised with their results, which include reduced skin laxity and a better definition of facial features.
Undergoing a PDO thread lift is a great option for people who are experiencing mild skin laxity but aren’t quite ready to go for a full facelift. This treatment involves using sutures that are inserted under the skin to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
PDO thread lifts can be combined with other types of facial treatments, such as dermal fillers, to obtain maximum results.
Here are a few of the best reasons for trying out a PDO thread lift.
PDO Thread Lifts Are Non-Surgical
As a non-surgical alternative to a facelift, PDO thread lifts can provide excellent anti-aging benefits without the need for a long recovery period. Threads are inserted into the superficial parts of the skin without significant incisions.
Since the treatment does not involve the need for general anesthesia or invasive cuts to the skin, patients can return to their activities immediately following the appointment or the next day if they choose to.
Since most people have trouble taking off more than a few days from work, PDO thread lifts are a great option for improving skin laxity using a method that doesn’t require downtime.
Alternatively, facelifts may provide great results, but patients often cannot return to their regular activities for several weeks. There are also more chances for complications when undergoing a facelift.
PDO Thread Lifts Can Be Used in Many Areas
Some cosmetic treatments are only able to target certain areas. However, PDO thread lifts can treat many areas on the face to get the results you are seeking to achieve. You can choose to treat one specific area or the entire face for a fully rejuvenated effect.
Areas of the face that can be targeted in a PDO thread lift include:
- Crow’s feet
- Jawline or jowls
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Under eye area
For the most significant results, PDO thread lifts can be combined with treatments such as dermal fillers or Botox to help you meet your cosmetic goals.
Since PDO thread lifts achieve results over time by stimulating the body’s production of collagen, patients can expect a natural-looking anti-aging effect.
While you’ll see initial results immediately, they will continue to improve for two to three months. As collagen is stimulated during the wound-healing process from the inserted threads, issues with laxity and fine lines will begin to disappear.
Patients who undergo a PDO thread lift often find that they have a refreshed and rejuvenated look. It may not be noticeable to someone who sees you daily, but most patients who choose this procedure prefer subtle changes over more obvious ones, such as those from a facelift.
Three types of PDO threads can be used during a treatment session. These include PDO mono threads, PDO cog threads, and PDO screw threads. Each fulfills a different purpose. The various types of PDO threads can be combined to obtain the best results for your treatment.
PDO mono threads are most commonly used to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. These threads are the most prevalent in PDO thread procedures.
A PDO cog thread can provide lift and support to the facial features and the neck. These types of threads are best for improving skin laxity and reducing the appearance of jowls.
Finally, PDO screw threads are great for increasing volume to the hollowed parts of the face. If you have indentions in your cheeks or around your mouth from a loss of volume, these are the best threads to use to encourage greater fullness. You can combine PDO screw threads and dermal fillers to further enhance volume in your face.
As a non-surgical treatment that doesn’t require downtime, a PDO thread lift is convenient for people with fully packed schedules. You can undergo your thread lift and return to working, caring for children, or other responsibilities immediately following your appointment or the next day.
Results from a thread lift often last a year or longer before a touch-up procedure is required. Continuing to schedule PDO thread lifts and take care of your skin through other procedures and maintenance care can help you achieve a more youthful appearance that stands the test of time.
Immediate Lifted Appearance
Patients who undergo a PDO thread lift often notice that their skin has a lifted appearance immediately following the procedure. This is due to the tightness of the PDO threads and can be very apparent. Lifting of the skin can result in a more youthful look that only stands to improve over the next few months as new collagen is produced.
Ready to See How a PDO Thread Lift Can Help You?
If you’re noticing skin laxity and loss of elasticity, a PDO thread lift can help. This minimally invasive procedure requires no downtime and results that continue to improve over time.
To learn more about the PDO thread lift, contact our team in Seattle, WA, to schedule a consultation. Dr. Balogun will be happy to walk you through the procedure and design an effective treatment plan for you.