Thread Lift Non-Surgical Facelift Elmhurst, IL
PDO Thread Lift
If you’re interested in tightening and lifting the sagging tissues on your face, but you’re not interested in surgery, a PDO Thread Lift could be a good procedure. A PDO Thread Lift at Allure Skin & Laser Center uses the implantation of fine, absorbable threads to tighten sagging tissues and to stimulate collagen production, providing lifting and tightening than can last up to two years.
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO Thread Lift inserts threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) under the skin at various strategic locations. This instantly lifts and tightens the sagging tissues in the area. Then the PDF thread, made of the same material as absorbable surgical sutures, begins to be absorbed by the body in a process known as hydrolysis. This stimulates the body to produce new collagen around the threads. As the threads are absorbed, eventually turning to water, the new collagen remains, firming the skin for from six months to two years.
How is a PDO Thread Lift done?
A PDO Thread Lift is minimally invasive. After applying a local topical numbing agent, Dr. Berger inserts the PDO threads by tiny cannulas into different layers of the skin. There are different types of threads — they are divided into floating, non-barbed, and barbed — to be used depending on the degree of suspension needed in the area. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards, eliminating sagging. A PDO Thread Lift at Allure Skin & Laser takes 30 minutes or less.
Who is a good candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?
A good candidate for a PDO Thread Lift has mild facial sagging on the neck, jowls, cheeks, and around the brows. The effects are similar to those of a facelift, but are not as dramatic. Of course, there is no need for an extensive recovery with a PDO lift. This procedure has immediate lifting, coupled with residual firming and lifting as new collagen is produced as the threads are absorbed by the body.
What areas can be treated with a PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO Thread Lift is effective for these areas of the face:
- Undereye areas
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Naso jugal folds
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Jaw line
The PDO lift can also be used on the upper arms, thighs, and abdomen.
What kind of results can I expect with a PDO Thread Lift?
The threads provide immediate lifting as they lodge in the skin and lift sagging areas. That’s the first step. For the first week, the treated areas will look a little tighter than they will end up, but they will settle into a natural look.
From there, the threads initiate the body to form collagen and fibrous connective tissue around the threads. This tightens, firms, and volumizes the treatment areas. In about nine months, the threads will have completely dissolved. If a second PDO lift is performed at this time, the results can last up to three years.
Is a PDO Thread Lift a safe procedure?
The thread used for PDO lifts has been used in surgery for decades. These are absorbable sutures. Allergic reactions are exceedingly rare, and the material has been very successful.
Still, there is potential for some side effects. Bruising, swelling, tenderness, and slight asymmetry are possible. Sometimes the threads can be visible on the skin surface. Temporary skin dimpling can occur. These problems usually resolve over the following weeks. Remember that the body eventually absorbs the PDO thread.
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Is there recovery after a PDO Thread Lift?
Most patients can return to normal activities the next day. There can be some mild swelling and bruising, but this can be covered with makeup. Strenuous exercise needs to wait for two weeks so as not to overly stress the threads.
Is there anything I need to consider before or after my PDO lift?
You should stop use of any supplements 1-2 days before and after your procedure. Limit alcohol consumption. As mentioned above, avoid any overly strenuous exercise for two weeks after your procedure. Also, since the threads are placed throughout the facial skin, don’t schedule any dental procedures for two weeks after your procedure.
For the first week after treatment, it is a good idea to sleep on your back. This keeps pressure off the facial tissues as they settle and accept the threads.