With time, your skin can begin to appear looser, and lines and wrinkles may begin to form. Fortunately, with the advancement of cosmetic procedures, surgery isn’t the only way to restore a more youthful appearance with long-lasting results. A PDO thread lift can help give you tighter, healthier-looking skin.
Contact Novo Aesthetics Medical Spa in Ridgefield, CT, today to schedule your appointment.
What Is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a cosmetic procedure done to tighten and lift the skin. With a traditional thread lift, dissolvable sutures are used to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Many patients prefer thread lifts over more invasive procedures, as they are quicker, require less downtime, and don’t require surgery.
Thread lifts can be performed with different types of sutures, but Polydioxanone (PDO) sutures are the most commonly used. These sutures consist of colorless polyester that eventually breaks down over time. Different PDO threads serve different purposes, depending on the treatment area and desired result.
Among the many benefits of a PDO thread lift, you can achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?
Threading is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require incisions because PDO threads are injectable.
During a thread lift procedure, we insert a thin, hollow cannula containing the PDO thread into the subdermal layers of your skin. As we insert the cannula, the PDO thread grabs on to loose tissue, and it gets repositioned as the cannula is slowly removed. The result is lifted, tighter skin.
The presence of PDO sutures in the skin triggers the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that provides structural support and strength and is important for keeping your skin smooth and tight.
While the body naturally creates collagen, production can slow as you age. Fortunately, even after the PDO sutures have dissolved, the newly formed collagen remains.
What Areas Does a PDO Thread Lift Improve?
We can perform PDO threading on various parts of your face, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
Patients frequently seek out PDO thread lifts to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Along with your face, other areas of your body may also benefit from PDO threading.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns and determine which areas would benefit best from PDO a thread lift.
What to Expect During a PDO Threading Procedure
Prior to your PDO thread lift procedure, we may recommend avoiding certain products for a few days. These products include:
- Tobacco products
- Omega-3 fatty acids
Before beginning your face threading treatment, we’ll thoroughly cleanse and numb the area. We can also provide nitrous oxide, which you will be in control of throughout the procedure, so you can administer your own relief as you need it.
Next, we’ll mark the area to indicate where the threads should be placed.
Then, we’ll begin the procedure by inserting the cannula into the skin and placing the sutures where needed. Once we achieve the desired lift, we will carefully remove the cannula. We repeat this process as many times as necessary to attain your desired outcome.
The whole procedure lasts anywhere from ten to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area and how many areas you want to treat.
After we’ve completed your procedure, we’ll provide aftercare instructions to promote recovery and optimal results.
Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift
There are several advantages to getting a PDO thread lift as opposed to surgery. Some of the benefits of face threading include:
- Little downtime
- Beautiful, natural results
- New collagen production
- Non-surgical skin tightening
- Quick and simple procedure
- Multiple areas can be treated at once
- Reduced signs of aging, like lines and creases
After a thread lift, you’ll enjoy tighter, smoother, more youthful skin.
PDO Face Threading: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re new to PDO threading, several questions likely come to mind. While we can address your personal concerns during your consultation, we’ve answered some of the questions our patients regularly ask below.
Is There Downtime After a PDO Thread Lift Procedure?
One of the advantages of PDO threading is that little downtime is required after treatment. Immediately following your procedure, you may feel slight discomfort, which is normal. Ice packs can help relieve any potential discomfort.
Most patients feel well enough to return to work the same day or one day after their treatments. We can answer additional aftercare questions and provide recommendations to encourage quicker healing once your treatment is finished.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
You’ll likely see some change in the tightness and appearance of the treatment area right after your procedure. However, final results usually appear one to two weeks post-treatment.
Are the Results from PDO Threads Permanent?
Results from thread lifts are not permanent. Eventually, the body absorbs the PDO sutures. While you can enjoy the benefits of increased collagen production well after the threads have been absorbed, you will need additional threading treatments to maintain your results.
How Long Do Results from PDO Threading Last?
Because every patient’s body is different, the length of the results from PDO thread lifts varies. Nevertheless, many patients enjoy the results of PDO facial threading for one to two years.
Schedule Your PDO Threads Skin Tightening Appointment Today
If you’ve been looking for a way to get smoother, more youthful-looking skin without surgery, look no further. If you’re in Ridgefield, CT, or the surrounding areas, contact Novo Aesthetics Medical Spa today to schedule an appointment.