A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical procedure that uses dissolvable filaments to rejuvenate and lift sagging skin. These “PDO threads” are special dissolvable sutures made from a sugar polymer called polydioxanone (PDO) that have been used in surgeries since the 1980s. As they dissolve, they help stimulate collagen production and firm and rejuvenate your skin.
If you have sagging skin or simply want to look younger, a PDO thread lift from Juvenessence may be right for you! Schedule an appointment now, or learn more about the procedure below.
Everything You Need To Know About PDO Thread Lifts
There are several different kinds of PDO threads. The most dramatic are barbed, or lifting, threads. Lifting threads have small Velcro-like fingers on them to help pull skin up into place. Smooth threads help support the tissues in an area and can help repair and tighten skin and create new collagen. Twisted, or plumping, threads can be used in some areas for volume, similar to dermal fillers.
Not everyone is a candidate for a PDO thread lift. Some people may find that a surgical procedure or a combination of different nonsurgical procedures is needed to achieve their goals.
Although people often see noticeable improvement immediately after receiving threads, the results continue to improve for months afterwards, as the threads dissolve and are replaced with collagen. The threads will have dissolved after about six months, but because of the collagen they leave behind, the effects of threads can last for two years or longer.
What to Expect For Your PDO Thread Lift
The entire process usually takes only about 90 minutes. To prepare, you’ll need to avoid alcohol use for at least 2 days, and discontinue the use of medications and supplements that may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding, like ibuprofen, aspirin, green tea/green tea extract, and omega-3 fatty acids.
To have your PDO threads placed, you’ll lie back in a recliner. Your provider will sanitize your face with alcohol, then numb your face with lidocaine. A small opening will be made in the area, and your provider will use a device called a “cannula” to place the threads, anchor them in place, and then trim the PDO threads after they’re secured to the proper area.
You can go home right away after your PDO thread lift procedure at our Pueblo medical spa, and recovery is minimal. Swelling and bruising usually occur in the first 24-48 hours, but you can get back to your day-to-day routine right away, but avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for two weeks. Our providers will also provide you with some steps to follow to avoid dislodging the PDO threads accidentally.
Choose Juvenessence – We’re Experts In PDO Thread Lifts In Pueblo, CO
PDO thread lifts are fast, affordable, and much less invasive than face lift surgery, while still providing excellent results. We have been performing PDO thread lifts since 2019 with excellent results. So don’t wait! If you have more questions or are ready to get started, schedule your PDO thread lift appointment in Pueblo, CO.