A PDO thread lift is a revolutionary new treatment in the world of aesthetics, but PDO threads themselves have been used safely for decades for various applications, like treating gynecological disorders or suturing incisions after medical procedures. When used as an aesthetic treatment, there are a few things you should know.
First, it mechanically results in instant skin lifting. Second, it contracts fat tissue to result in instant skin tightening. Third, it promotes collagen production and neovascularization to renew your skin at the cellular level. All of this works together to give you enhanced skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and more elastic skin.
What can I expect before treatment?
Before treatment starts, we will apply a topical numbing agent and local anesthetic to the treatment site. The needle used during this treatment is so fine it will not cause any pain. However, we provide anesthesia to ensure you feel no discomfort during the treatment.
What can I expect during treatment?
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your treatment will begin. The PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles, called cannulas, or sharp-tipped needles. Once inserted into the appropriate layer of skin, they act as anchors as the skin is lifted upwards. Then, the excess threads are cut off.
What areas can a PDO Thread Lift treat?
Because a PDO thread lift is so versatile, it can treat virtually any area of the face. These include the:
Neck, Jowls, Jaw line, Naso jugal folds, Nasolabial folds, Crow’s feet, Undereye area, Eyebrows, Cheeks, Marionette lines
The cheeks and the lower face/neck region are the most commonly treated. The cheeks and lower face are great regions to treat.
What Are Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers?
Neuromodulators are a type of injectable with the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A. Common examples include Dysport, Xeomin and Botox. Let us know during your initial consultation if you are planning on a treatment to complement your PDO thread lift. You can’t lie down for a couple hours after Botox to ensure the neurotoxin doesn’t spread outside the targeted area, so you will need to receive your PDO thread lift first.
How Do Neuromodulators Work?
Neuromodulators work by blocking the communication of neurotransmitters between your nerve endings and muscles. This reduces the activity of hyperactive muscles, temporarily eliminating lines and wrinkles which are apparent when your facial muscles are moving.
Dermal fillers work very similarly to PDO thread lifts in that they stimulate your body’s natural collagen production process. They contain the active ingredient hyaluronic acid, more commonly known as HA. One of the most popular FDA-approved dermal fillers is Juvederm. It comes in several variations, including Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Voluma XC.
What Areas Does Juvederm Treat?
Different Juvederm formulations are designed to treat different areas of concern. Juvederm Ultra Plus fills in deep parentheses lines and smooths deep nasolabial folds. It also adds volume to thinning lips and lasts approximately 50% longer than Juvederm Ultra.
Juvederm Volbella is designed to volumize the lips and smooth out the lines around your mouth. Juvederm Voluma XC safely and effectively lifts and contours the cheeks by restoring volume lost by the natural aging process. Note that this Juvederm formulation is denoted by an “XC” at the end. This indicates that the solution includes lidocaine, an anesthetic that ensures the treatment is completely comfortable.