As we age our skin loses its ability to remain firm and elastic which can lead to things such as sagginess, wrinkles, and hollowness throughout. With your face being the most common area where these signs of aging are likely to be seen, there is a way to regain some of that lost youthfulness thanks to a non-invasive procedure called a PDO thread lift. At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center, we use the most advanced techniques so that you can get the results that you desire with minimal recovery and downtime.
With a PDO thread lift, we use a non-invasive and FDA-approved approach to help you lift sags and enjoy smoother, tighter, and younger-looking skin. PDO thread lifts have been trusted throughout the medical community since the 1980s and use small sutures made of biodegradable polyester.
We specialize in helping you target areas of concern and can help guide you through the treatment options to find one that is best suited to meet your specific needs. With our experience, we’re able to help you love the skin you’re in when it comes to taking on the signs of aging and reversing the clock for a tighter and more youthful appearance thanks to PDO thread lifts.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO Threads are small sutures made with biodegradable polyester which can be used to help lift your skin. Used primarily around the face and neckline, these threads can help increase your natural collagen and elastin production and offer a great alternative to surgical procedures. With minimal recovery time and treatments typically complete within 45 minutes, PDO thread lifts have helped countless individuals eliminate the signs of aging.
Some of the most common places that PDO facelifts can be applied include:
- Around your cheeks
- Around your jawline
- Throughout your neck
- Near your eyes
How A PDO Thread Lift Works
As a safe alternative to surgical facelifts, PDO thread lifts can help you elevate your appearance without the need for surgical treatments. While the results don’t last as long as a surgical approach, you can still enjoy tighter and younger-looking skin for 6 to 12 months before needing another treatment.
Thinner Than A Human Hair
The biodegradable sutures are finer than human hair and naturally dissolve over time. The FDA-approved sutures used in a PDO facelift have been cleared to use as a class II medical device. This makes them safe, effective, and convenient when you want to do away with saggy skin that happens with aging.
Re-Suspending Saggy Areas
Not only do PDO threads help lift and hold your areas of concern in place, but they kick-start your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. These proteins are responsible for keeping your skin revitalized, healthy, and beautiful, helping you reduce or even eliminate unwanted signs of aging.
A Safe Alternative To Surgical Facelifts
While the results of a professional PDO thread lift may not be as extreme or long-lasting as the surgical counterpart, it is a safe alternative. If you’re looking for minimal recovery, fast treatment, and reliable results without going under the scalpel, PDO threading may be the choice for you.
Some of the benefits of selecting a PDO thread lift for your facelift include things such as:
- FDA-approved treatment
- Uses dissolvable materials
- Less expensive than a surgical facelift
- Lower recovery time than surgery
- Quick in and out procedure
Your PDO Threading Process
Like with any treatment, your journey to younger and smoother skin will start with a consultation with one of our PDO experts. This allows us to help you select the treatment option that is best for your specific needs and areas of concern so that you get the best results possible.
The consultation is also a chance for you to express any concerns or questions that you may have about the treatment itself or the process. This helps put your mind at ease knowing that you’ve selected the best approach towards obtaining younger and healthier-looking skin.
After disinfecting your areas of treatment, we’ll apply a local anesthetic that helps minimize discomfort during your treatment. With a small incision, we’ll place a device called a cannula that will help us guide the threading to the correct location. Once the threading has been applied and anchored securely, we’ll remove the cannula and cut off the remaining thread while ensuring that it remains in place and secure.
It’s important to know that it may be advised that you avoid taking any of the following up to 5 days before your procedure and anything else that may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising.
- Advil or ibuprofen
- Alcohol and tobacco
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Green tea or green tea extracts
The recovery time for a PDO thread lift is significantly faster than its surgical counterpart. However, for the first 24 to 48 hours after your treatment, you may experience minor side effects such as bruising and minor swelling at the sight of treatment. You must follow all the aftercare instructions that we provide so that you can get the best results without additional complications.
Some of the most common side effects and problems that can occur after your PDO threading treatment include things such as:
- Visible sutures
- Mild pain
- Minor bruising in the areas of treatment
- Threads that snap
Our PDO Thread Lifts Can Help You Look and Feel Your Best
At Dream Med Spa and Laser Center in Plainfield, IL, we have the tools, team, and experience to help you achieve the results that you’ve always wanted. When it comes to PDO thread lifts, we’re committed to helping you not only look your best but feel it as well.