Instantly Look Younger with PDO Threads
Updated: Sep 22, 2022
A thread lift is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that tightens up loose, sagging skin using PDO (polydioxanone) threads, which also boosts collagen production as it is absorbed by the body within months. If you’re looking to get that instant lift that gets better with time but without undergoing surgery, a PDO thread lift should be up your alley. Here are a few things that you should know about this treatment:
PDO Thread Lifts are Safe
PDO thread lifts are cleared by the FDA.
The procedure itself is non-surgical and minimally invasive.
It doesn’t require you to go under the scalpel or be put under anesthesia, thus removing the need for any downtime or long recovery periods after the procedure.
The PDO thread lift procedure is done with dissolvable sutures. These sutures get absorbed by the skin over time, reducing the risk of infection or rejection. Hence there is no risk of scar formation at the site of insertion.
PDO Threads Provide Instant Results That Get Better Over Time
Aside from giving an instant lift, PDO threads can also boost the skin’s collagen production. As you grow older, the quality and quantity of collagen produced in your body declines. When these sutures are put in place underneath the skin, they trigger a selective inflammatory reaction. This is known as a healing response and results in the increased production of collagen, which can help firm and lift skin over time.
How Do PDO Threads Work?
PDO, which stands for Polydioxanone, is made of a polysaccharide, aka sugar, which is why a PDO lift is sometimes called a sugar lift. These threads are absorbed by the skin gradually over months, eliminating the risk of scarring or infection.
Once sutures are inserted underneath the skin, it immediately creates a lifting effect. With time, our body triggers a healing response to the PDO threads, thus boosting the body’s collagen production and resulting in a smoother texture.
Common Treatment Areas
A PDO thread lift can be used to treat sagging skin pretty much anywhere on the body. However, they’re typically used on the face. Smooth PDO threads can be used for the smaller parts of the face such as eyebrows, or around the eyes or mouth. Similarly, barbed threads can be used for bigger areas like the cheeks, jowls, deep creases etc.
Thread lifts are commonly used for:
• Eyebrow lift
• Mini facelift
• Deep creases and folds
• Forehead/brow lift
Apart from these, a PDO thread lift can also be done for brow augmentation, foxy/cat eyes, cheek augmentation, and improving the appearance of smoker’s lines.
What to Expect Post-treatment?
It may take 2 to 3 weeks for the collagen production to kick in and for noticeable results to appear. At this point, you will notice an improvement in the texture, tone, and tightness of the skin.
The results will continue to get better and typically last for 3 months. So, to maintain results, it’s best to schedule regular follow-up sessions. It’s possible to experience minor swelling, soreness, or bruising after the procedure. Following the proper aftercare guidelines will help speed up the healing process and produce the best results.
At VIKARA Esthetics, we have expert providers that are especially trained to perform PDO thread lifts. Book your appointment with us now to know more!