PDO THREAD LIFTS
ACHIEVE A YOUNGER LOOK WITHOUT SURGERY
Looking for a way to achieve more youthful-looking skin without the need for complete facelift surgery? Consider a PDO thread lift procedure—a resurfacing treatment that not only improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but stimulates collagen production in the process.
WHAT IS A PDO FACELIFT?
A PDO thread facelift involves the use of temporary sutures to lift and tighten otherwise loose facial skin. Furthermore, the threads used to suture the skin during this procedure contain polydioxanone (PDO), which are FDA-approved and are designed to be safely absorbed by the skin within several months with no residual scar tissue.
Meanwhile, the PDO sutures that are used during this procedure stimulate a selective inflammatory response by the body, which in-turn increases collagen production in the areas of the face that need it most. Because of this, even as the sutures heal and become absorbed by the body, the results of a PDO thread lift can last for many months.
PDO THREAD LIFTS vs. SURGICAL FACELIFTS
HOW DOES THE PDO THREAD LIFT WORK?
A PDO thread facelift procedure is relatively simple. First, the area(s) of the face to be treated are numbed with an anesthetic to ensure maximum comfort for the patient. From there, PDO threads are strategically placed under the skin to create the lifting effect that smooths out fine lines and sagging skin. Once the desired effect is achieved, the needle used to place the PDO threads is removed from the skin. Typically, the entire procedure takes no more than about 45 minutes in our Boca Raton office.
Recovery from a PDO thread facelift is generally smooth, with patients advised to take a mild painkiller (such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen) if needed following the procedure. Many patients find that their discomfort is very minimal and do not need to take any painkillers at all. Some minor swelling immediately after the procedure is also common but typically subsides within a day or two.