At Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, we offer an anti-aging treatment called a PDO thread lift that uses PDO threads to naturally lift, tighten, and transform the skin and the overall appearance. If you are looking for a way to improve your appearance and look years younger but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure to do so, this anti-aging treatment is the perfect option to meet your aesthetic and cosmetic goals.
How Often Should You Get PDO Threads?
PDO threads Miami deliver long-lasting results and provide anti-aging benefits like smoother, tighter, and lifted skin for eighteen months or longer based on how your body responds to the treatment. That being said, most patients benefit from a single treatment process and can schedule follow-up treatments to help maintain long-lasting results every 12 months.
When you come in for your consultation, one of our experts will develop a treatment plan based on your unique needs, and that treatment plan will include how many treatments you will need and how often you should schedule them to achieve your desired results.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO stands for Polydioxanone. These threads are made of medical-grade ingredients and are thinner than a piece of hair. Polydioxanone is a biodegradable ingredient that has been used in the medical world for many years to assist in surgical procedures. In recent years, these threads have been growing in popularity in the cosmetic world for their ability to lift and tighten the skin.
The Different Types of Threads
PDO threads come in different shapes and sizes, which is beneficial because it allows us to treat patients with all different goals. Some threads are barbed and can hook into the skin tissue and lift it. Others look more like a screw and are designed to be used during the treatment to increase volume in different areas of the face.
There are also smooth threads that help promote collagen for those who want to contour and define their appearance. There’s no need for you to decide ahead of time what type of threads you want to be used during your treatment because that is the job of our skincare experts.
Choosing the Right Treatment Plan
We can help meet all of your aesthetic needs during this treatment. When you schedule a consultation and meet with one of our skincare experts, we will review the different types of threads, evaluate your desired treatment areas, and then make recommendations on which of these threads will best meet your cosmetic goals. We take the guesswork out of the entire process, and you can trust our experts to help design the perfect plan for your skin.
How Do They Work?
When used in a cosmetic treatment like a PDO thread lift, PDO threads work by stimulating collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Once they are inserted into the skin, they adhere and attach to loose tissue. Then, that skin is remodeled and repositioned. Over time, it gets lifted higher and tighter thanks to the presence of that thread below the skin’s surface.
The body also responds to that thread as if an injury has occurred and reacts to the foreign body by increasing blood flow, creating more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These three substances are critical to youthful skin, but as you age, your body makes less of them with every passing year. However, this treatment is the perfect solution because this treatment capitalizes on the importance of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin and increases the production of all three.
What Areas Can They Treat?
This treatment provides us with an effective way to lift and tighten the skin on both the face and the body. While patients most often choose to use PDO threads to treat their face, we can also use this treatment to address skin laxity on different body areas, including the neck, chest, abdomen, thighs, or upper arms. This treatment can address aging, skin laxity, lines, and wrinkles and add contouring and definition to the face.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that only takes a short amount of time to complete. It’s completely safe, non-surgical, and painless. The treatment begins with skin cleansing and the application of a numbing solution to help ensure that the treatment process is completely comfortable. Once your skin becomes numb, we can begin inserting the threads.
Your technician may use a skin pen to make some marks to ensure accuracy and precision when inserting the threads into your desired treatment area. During the treatment process, your technician will use a hypodermic needle to insert the threads just below your skin’s surface. These threads will lift the area and help tighten the skin. This treatment typically takes an hour or less to complete.
Is It Painful?
This treatment is painless thanks to the application of a topical numbing solution and the fact that it’s non-surgical and minimally invasive. If you have ever undergone treatment with dermal fillers or Botox, this treatment is very similar. The injection process is quick and virtually painless, and your treatment will be over before you know it.
Will Anyone Know That I Had Something Done?
If you like to keep your skincare treatments and secrets to yourself, know that your secret is safe with us. No one will be able to tell that you underwent an anti-aging treatment since this lift delivers gradual and natural results. With every week that passes following your treatment, your appearance will continue to improve. While your results will be visible in noticeable, no one will ever guess that you underwent a treatment to achieve them.
Is It Safe?
These threads are completely safe for use in the body. They have been used as sutures during surgical procedures for years, so you can rest assured that when inserted just below your skin’s surface, they’re not only safe but are incredibly effective.
You will achieve some incredible results and can have peace of mind knowing that not only is this treatment FDA-approved, but it’s been studied and chosen as an effective treatment to help lift and tighten the skin in more ways than one.
Is There Any Downtime?
Unlike surgical procedures that require a significant amount of downtime, the thread lift aftercare instructions are minimal. You’ll have to take some precautionary measures to protect the injection sites, but other than that, you can resume most of your daily activities once your treatment is over.
Your technician will provide you with a list of aftercare instructions once your treatment is over so that you know what to do, what to avoid, and how to care for the treatment sites after your appointment is over.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Since collagen production does take time, it typically takes a few weeks to notice the most visible results. Collagen can take up to 12 weeks to grow, so you need to be patient, but most patients see an improvement in their problem areas within a few weeks of the treatment process. The good news is, your results will continue to improve for up to six months.
Then, you can expect your results to last one to two years based on your treatment plan and your body’s ability to produce more collagen. Results vary since everyone is different. Patients of different ages schedule this treatment to address aging, but one thing is certain, you will achieve results.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are looking for a way to improve your skin in a completely natural way and aren’t ready to undergo a surgical procedure like a facelift to lift and tighten your skin, you may be the perfect candidate for a PDO thread left.
A consultation with one of our skincare experts is the best way to determine if this treatment is right for you. Some candidates may not qualify for treatment, including pregnant and nursing women, those with an infection at the planned treatment site, or those who are taking blood-thinning medications.
Lift, Tighten, and Transform Your Skin
The cosmetic world continues to advance. No longer do you have to schedule invasive procedures to achieve anti-aging results and these innovative threads are a prime example of this. If you live in the Bay Harbor, Miami, Coral Gables, or Sunny Isles area, contact us today at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, to learn more about PDO threads and how they can help transform your skin in a completely natural way.