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PDO Thread Lifts: Everything You Need To Know

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

There’s a new skin care treatment in town – PDO threads. Let’s define a thread lift first. A thread lift is a less invasive procedure that makes use of a dissolvable suture to tighten and lift the skin. Now, Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts use a biodegradable absorbable polyester suture.

While present in your skin, PDO threads trigger cells in the body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen which tightens and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The threads are placed in the mid to deep dermis tissue in a specific layout or pattern to induce collagen by increasing fibroblast activity. As the threads are absorbed, your collagen replaces thread. And as the healing process continues over the next few months following treatment, your body will continue to lay a collagen network at the treatment site. After the threads have dissolved, this new collagen network helps to keep the skin lifted and tight.

How long does the procedure take?

The treatment time depends on the size of the area being treated. It usually takes 30 minutes for a small area, and 70 minutes for a larger one.

How long does it last?

The skin will look noticeably firmer, lifted, plump, and smooth within six months after treatment, and the results can last between 1 to 2 years.

Is the procedure painful?

A local anesthetic is administered to ensure your comfort, but you can expect a little bit of pain when the doctor is putting in your microbeads. No worries, the pain will only be minimal!

What should I do after the procedure?

Your skill will feel irritated and tender after the procedure, so you would have to remind yourself to not touch, rub, or scratch the area. If you aren’t careful, the threads can fall off before the three-month mark. You may also experience some swelling and bruising for the first 24 to 48 hours, but you can go back to your daily routine right away with no problem.

Restore Your Youth

If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin without undergoing surgery, PDO thread lifts might just be the solution. Want to learn more? Contact us today!

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