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What do you need to know about PDO threads

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

As people age, gravity takes over and often creates unwanted results. Some men and women experience jowling, skin laxity or sagging in their neck and cheeks, and drooping eyelids. Yet, these same people may not be ready for a surgical facelift, or they may want an alternative to surgery.

The good news is the PDO Thread Lift can help tighten loose skin and restore a more youthful appearance. This in turn can help you feel better about yourself. Wondering what the PDO Thread Lift Is? Let’s take a look.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

It’s a revolutionary aesthetic treatment that results in instant firming and tightening. The thread is made up of a complex polydioxanone, a sugar that stimulates your own body to produce collagen in the area it’s placed. This promotes smoother skin, reducing folds and lax skin. In addition, it promotes production of your body’s own collagen that results in a renewal of your skin at the cellular level. You’ll find you have better skin texture, fewer lines, and wrinkles, as well as a more lifted, youthful appearance.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

It generally takes less than an hour. What’s more, you can go right on back to work or your daily activities.

What Happens During Treatment?

We numb your treatment site first, so you are comfortable. Once you’re numb, we insert the PDO threads through cannulas beneath the skin, place the anchor, and then pull the cannula out leaving the PDO thread in place. The ends of the threads are tied and cut off, and they disappear under the skin acting as anchors creating a firmer, more lifted appearance.

What Happens After Treatment?

You will have swelling and possible bruising for two weeks, so be gentle during your cleansing routine. For two weeks, avoid dental treatments and heavy exercise, and sleep on your back.

Can You Customize My Treatment?

Yes! We customize each treatment to our patient’s goals, skin type, and skin texture. Your results will depend on how much lift and skin tightening you’re hoping to achieve.

When Do I See Results?

Some lifting and contouring effects are visible immediately. You’ll also notice your results improve over one-two months. Your age determines how quickly your body produces new collagen which is responsible for plumping cheeks, smoothing wrinkles, and filling lines. During this time, try to avoid a diet high in sugar, alcohol, or smoking.

How Long Do the Threads Last?

Your threads should last about 18-24 months but this is different for every patient. We like to follow up with patients around six weeks to determine if any touch up is needed.

What Threads should I use?

At Advanced Skin and Vein Care Centers in Lexington and Georgetown KY we use Nova PDO threads the FDA approved and USA made threads for the best and longer lasting results.

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