Would you like to lift and smooth aging skin, achieving a natural-looking improvement without going under the knife? PDO threads can do all of that and more. This amazing treatment, which involves the placement of dissolvable threads just below the skin to lift and support it, also involves very little downtime. Patients at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL, rave about the results they achieve with this treatment.
Do PDO Threads Look Natural?
One of the many benefits of this treatment is its ability to offer results that are completely natural. Once the threads are in place they visibly and immediately lift the skin, but only by a few millimeters, which ensures subtle, natural results.
The threads also spur the body to produce additional collagen, which develops over time and gradually plumps the skin. Thanks to that extra collagen, your skin will start to renew itself and take on a firmer, more toned appearance. Compared to a surgical facelift, PDO threads often offer a more natural improvement.
Has This Treatment Always Offered Natural Results?
Threads have been used to lift and tighten aging skin for several decades. The threads that were used in the 1990s sometimes overly tightened the skin in a way that did not appear natural. Those early threads also broke more easily. But medical technology has evolved and those early threads, which are no longer used, have been replaced by new types of threads capable of offering more natural results.
What Are PDO Threads?
The threads used in this treatment are actually strands of polydioxanone, which is a dissolvable surgical suture material. This material is piped just beneath the skin through a needle, a process known as a thread lift. The threads can be placed in different ways to accomplish various cosmetic goals, including softening lines and facial folds, rebuilding lost contour in the cheeks, or subtly lifting sagging skin.
The threads remain in place for about six months before dissolving into the body. By then, the body will have already begun producing new collagen, which will carry on the work of lifting and supporting the skin from below.
What Can I Expect During My Appointment?
This treatment can usually be performed in less than an hour. We’ll start by mapping out the placement of threads and the injection sites on your skin. We’ll then numb your skin before using a needle to pipe the polydioxanone beneath the skin. You may feel a brief prick, but you will experience no discomfort.
How Much of a Recovery Is Needed?
This treatment does not involve much of a recovery period, although you’ll be asked to follow a few guidelines after your appointment. Strenuous exercise, and the application of cosmetics, should be avoided for 24 hours. Patients should also refrain from massaging the treatment area in the first few days after their appointment.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Patients can usually see an improvement in their skin right away, because the presence of the threads offers an immediate lift. Full results develop over the next two to three months as the body’s collagen production ramps up.
How Long Will My Results Last?
A single thread-lift appointment offers improvement that can last two years or more, much longer than many other cosmetic treatments. When your results eventually begin to wear off, you’ll have the option of scheduling another treatment.
Where on the Body Can This Be Performed?
This treatment is most frequently performed on the face, neck, and jowls, but it can be used to rejuvenate aging skin elsewhere on the body. The upper arms, the abdomen and even the thighs can all be treated.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
The threads that are placed during treatment are safe, FDA-approved, and have been used in a range of medical settings.
Am I a Candidate?
You’re Seeking Broad Renewal
This versatile treatment can comprehensively improve the skin on a variety of fronts. It can be used to tighten crepey skin, rebuild contour in cheeks that have begun to hollow, or lift low-hanging jowls. If you’re interested in broadly renewing your skin, a thread lift could be the perfect solution.
You’re in Good Health
Candidates for this treatment should be in good general health and should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. The skin in the treatment area should also be healthy and free of infection.
You Want a Non-Surgical Solution
If you want to lift and tone your face, but you’re not interested in the time and hassle associated with a facelift or another more invasive approach, a thread lift could be the right solution. This treatment is also a solution for patients who may not be surgical candidates.
You Want a Treatment That Lasts
A single thread-lift offers long-lasting results without the need for periodic maintenance visits. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend on frequent cosmetic treatments, it’s worth considering a thread lift.
Your Skin Has Some Thickness
In order to undergo this treatment, your skin needs to be thick enough for the threads to be placed deeply. At the same time, skin that is too thick may not visibly renew itself in response to the treatment. We’ll evaluate your skin when determining your suitability for this treatment.
You Want an Individualized Treatment
This treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. PDO threads can be used in different ways to achieve different outcomes, and we design a custom treatment plan for each patient we work with.
Tell Me More About the Threads
There are several different shapes of threads that can be used to accomplish different outcomes. Threads with small, barbed nodules on them can be used to hook into the skin from below and lift it, while corkscrew-shaped threads are often used to fill in deep creases.
The shape of your threads, and the number of threads you receive, will depend on the condition of your skin and what type of improvement you’re hoping for. It’s not uncommon for a patient to receive three to four threads on each side of the face.
Will the Threads Be Visible?
Once the threads are in place, they will not be visible. If you have thin skin, you may initially be able to feel the threads if you press lightly on the area that was treated. But even your ability to feel the threads with your fingers will eventually dissipate.
Does This Treatment Pair With Other Cosmetic Services?
Many of our thread lift patients also incorporate services like botulinum toxin injections or dermal fillers into their treatment plans. We can advise you on the correct timing of the various services you’re interested in.
Is This Treatment Covered by Health Insurance?
Because this is a cosmetic treatment it is not usually covered by health insurance. Our practice offers financing plans.
Do Men Ever Schedule This Treatment?
Yes. Men have concerns about aging skin just like women do, and we frequently perform this treatment on male patients.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Extend the Results I Get With This Treatment?
The best thing you can do to prolong your results is to take good care of your skin. Protecting your skin from the sun, drinking plenty of water, consuming healthy foods, and refraining from tobacco and alcohol use are all skin-friendly steps you can take.
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
Because this treatment offers results that are more subtle than a surgical facelift, thread lift patients are frequently between their late thirties and early fifties. These patients turn to thread lifts as a way of warding off those early signs of aging. But there is no magic age at which to schedule this treatment, which can be effective for just about any healthy adult.
If you’re concerned about the look of your skin, schedule an initial consultation with our practice so we can determine if this approach is right for you.
It’s Time To Say Goodbye to Aging Skin
Who says getting older has to involve sagging skin, fine lines, and volume loss? If you live in Bay Harbor Miami, Coral Gables, or Sunny Isles and you want to turn back the clock and achieve rejuvenated youthful skin, a thread lift can help. Best of all, your results will be completely natural in appearance. What are you waiting for? Call us at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL, and get yourself booked for an initial consultation today!